The new French cabinet has a fair sex ratio. Out of 22 ministers, 11 are female. This ratio is much higher than in other European countries. Sylvie Goulard holds the important portfolio of the defense ministry.
Few countries have more women in politics than Rwanda. They make up 60 percent of the lawmakers, 50 percent of the cabinet and half of the supreme court judges. But how much influence does this translate into?
Italy's deputy prime minister has refused to apologize for meeting with anti-Macron protesters. France accused Italy of spreading the "nationalist leprosy" that is trying to destroy Europe.
Germany's Christian conservative parties have presented their joint vision for Europe ahead of May's election. While the CDU and CSU are against a European Finance Ministry, they do want a "European FBI."
After some ministerial resignations, French President Emmanuel Macron has new names to join his prime minister in the Cabinet. The political balance of the group remains pretty much as it was.
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