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.
A year after winning over 66 percent of French voters, Macron's support has fallen to just 29 percent, according to a new poll. The president's policies are now seen by some as favoring big business and the rich.
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.
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.
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