France's strikes against the railway reforms are hitting harder and may end up putting the French president’s broader reform plans in danger. But Macron is unyielding, even at the risk of losing the people’s support.
France's Senate has voted in favor of Emmanuel Macron's reform plans for state rail operator SNCF. The reforms, which sparked months of strikes, are a key victory for Macron in his battle with France's unions.
The French president has addressed a joint session of parliament in Versailles. Some right- and left-wing lawmakers boycotted the event, criticising his "monarchical" style.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting to discuss the future of the EU. Both have presented their proposals and DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
One year ago, Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential elections, advocating a reform program. Now, Macron is at a crossroads, says political scientist Emiliano Grossman.
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