French voters go to the polls on Sunday, May 7, to choose former banker Emmanuel Macron or right wing nationalist Marine Le Pen for President. Across the European Union the result is seen as pivotal.
Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content dealing with the French election.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced he will step down and run for mayor of Lyon in 2020. President Emmanuel Macron has already seen two cabinet members walk out in the past three weeks.
Riots in Chemnitz — Irish exodus from the Catholic Church — EU leaders face-off over migration — Heroes save Jews on a Greek island — Northern Ireland sets a new record without a government — Turkey's disappeared and the "Saturday mothers" who want answered about their missing loved ones — Fiaker horse and carriage owners in Vienna under threat from animal rights activists
French President Emmanuel Macron escalated a war of words with the nationalist leaders of Italy and Hungary during the week. Macron said they were correct to see him as their "main opponent" on migration. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Brussels bureau chief, Max Hofmann, and starts by asking him if Matteo Salvini is a hero, as Viktor Orban has suggested.