France is bracing for Tuesday's nationwide strike as millions of public sector workers threaten to close down public transport, schools, the post office and other institutions in protest of the ambitious reform programs of President Emmanuel Macron.
In a speech to Germany's parliament, French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a new Franco-German alliance to equip Europe for future challenges. His visit came on Germany's annual war remembrance day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't offer any new ideas during her long-awaited keynote speech at the European Parliament. The signal she sent was loud and clear, says DW's Bernd Riegert: Wait for my successor.
A woman taking part in protests against rising fuel prices in France has died after being hit by a car. The incident took place as activists angered by the government's tax hikes blocked motorways across the country.
Appointing a few new ministers won't be enough to improve French President Emmanuel Macron's sinking approval ratings. He needs to change his style of leadership, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
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