The list of economic reforms that French President Emmanuel Macron is resolved to implement is long. Some people feel his agenda is only serving the rich, but economist Karen Horn from Erfurt University disagrees.
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.
French President Emmanuel Macron stuck to his guns after his rivals slammed his description of the French as "Gauls who resist change." Expressing "humor about oneself" is a typically French characteristic, he quipped.
Under a new economic program, Turkey wants to cut its growth sharply and promised to curb public spending, as it seeks to avoid a full-blown economic crisis fueled by massive inflation and a plunging currency.
Marking one year since the president's inauguration, the far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) called for rallies in Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux to protest reforms. A carnival atmosphere dominated the events.
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