President Macron has to reform the French labor market. It's a precarious balancing act. Hardly any other European country grants employees so many rights and the unions so much power as France.
French President Emmanuel Macron has grand plans for the EU, but he has to get eastern Europe on board. If he wants to succeed, he must address that region's concerns, writes Romanian analyst Radu Magdin.
President Macron urged leaders to reject "the law of the most powerful," in what was seen as a veiled rebuke of the US. He also stressed the need for dialogue with Iran, which Trump accused of having a "blood agenda."
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.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on Germany to stop delaying EU decisions about taxes and the eurozone budget. The people of Europe are running out of patience, he warned, while populists love EU indecision.
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