• French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he takes part in the Act-A videoconference meeting with the African Union board at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on 3 March 2021. Picture: Yoan Valat/AFP

    Macron worries about 'racialised' French society

    Movements against racism over the last year such as Black Lives Matter, which resonated in France after arriving from the US, have led to fears among some critics that the country is importing American racial and identity politics sometimes labelled as "woke culture."

  • FILE: French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his formal inauguration ceremony as French President in the Salle des Fetes of the Elysee presidential Palace on 14 May 2017 in Paris. Picture: AFP.

    Macron and Le Pen face new test in French regional vote

    The first-round results marked a boost for the traditional right-wing The Republicans as well as the Socialist Party, who have been squeezed after the centrist Macron surged into power in 2017 with his brand-new Republic on the Move party.

  • A picture taken on 16 December 2020 shows French President Emmanuel Macron addressing the press upon the arrival of Portuguese Prime minister for a working lunch at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. Picture: AFP.

    Macron plays down EU refusal on Putin talks

    Analysts said Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel had been impressed by the results of a summit between US President Joseph Biden and Putin in Geneva on June 16, and did not want the EU to be sidelined on Russia policy.