France is a founding member of the European Union and one of the strongest economies in the bloc. It is one of the world's wealthiest nations.
France is situated largely in western Europe, but also comprises several overseas regions and territories. Its capital is Paris. France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and also belongs to NATO, the World Trade Organization and the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. This is a collection of DW's latest content on France.
Spain is the latest major arrival point for migrants fleeing poverty in Africa, with newcomers tripling in 2018. Hoping for a new life in Europe, many will make a beeline for France and Germany. Those that stay in Spain, however, can find they remain on the bottom rung of society, even after many years, and despite their status being legalized. Nik Martin reports.
Just a month ago, French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled an €8 billion plan to lift millions out of poverty - to help him shed his image as the “president of the rich”. But a new report from France's Observatoire des Inégalités, a private organisation researching poverty, says France's growing population of poor people mean Macron's grand plan might not be enough.