The French leader is launching the second phase of his economic reforms by meeting with union leaders. This comes two days after they united to hold nationwide strikes to protest the first phase.
France's Emmanuel Macron has drawn fresh criticism for telling an aspiring gardener he could easily find work in hospitality or construction. "I can find a job by crossing the road," Macron told the young jobseeker.
Emmanuel Macron is showing the first signs of wear: Unpopular reforms, a resigned environment minister and a bodyguard embroiled in scandal. Macron is under pressure, and it's not doing his European project any good.
French Sports Minister Laura Flessel has announced that she is stepping down. Her resignation comes just a week after President Emmanuel Macron's environment minister quit his post during a fiery live radio interview.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are meeting in Marseille ahead of the upcoming EU summit later this month. DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
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