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# Emmanuel Macron

Last month
November 2023
Emmanuel Macron says melting glaciers are ‘an unprecedented challenge for humanity’
The French leader was spaking at the anuual Paris Peace Forum.
'How many Palestinians have to be killed?' Pleas for end to Israeli bombardment at Paris conference
Varadkar told reporters: ‘We saw the strength of the EU when we came together on Ukraine, we haven’t come together in the same way.’
Failure to observe humanitarian law 'can’t be inconsequential', Varadkar tells conference on Gaza
The Palestinian Prime Minister is also in attendance and said: ‘How many Palestinians have to be killed before the war stops?’
October 2023
Macron vows to enshrine rights to abortion in French constitution by next year
The French president said it will make the rights “irreversible”.
Explainer: Here is what we know about the Israeli hostage situation in Gaza
US President Joe Biden has said discussions about a Gaza ceasefire can only take place if Hamas frees all hostages.
Hamas says at least 140 killed in overnight strikes as French President Macron arrives in Israel
More than 5,000 people, most of them women and children, have died during Israel’s attacks on Gaza, according to numbers given by the Hamas-run health ministry.
Macron to discuss creation of Palestinian state on Israel visit
Macron will also urge “a halt of the colonisation” of the West Bank as a result of Israeli settlements.
France deploys 7,000 soldiers to bolster security after teacher's murder as Louvre evacuated
A total of eight people were in police custody as of yesterday, a police source said.
French government plans bill to tackle surging numbers of bedbug cases
In recent weeks, French citizens have reported seeing the creatures in locations including trains and cinemas.
This year
Macron says ambassador to Niger 'literally held hostage', living off 'military rations'
Niger’s military leaders told the ambassador he had to leave the country after they overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum.
Macron urges New Caledonia separatists to accept string of votes to stay part of France
New Caledonia held three referendums in the past five years over its ties with France – all rejecting independence.
A young man has died after falling from roof during protests in France
The man crashed through the roof of a supermarket.
Macron wants 'strong' sanctions after child suffering from cancer attacked at Ligue 1 game
The boy had been invited to watch the game in a hospitality box and meet the Marseille players.
France's Macron says he has heard the anger over pension reform but insists change is needed
The French president is trying to repair the damage done to his public image by forcing the pension plan through parliament last month.
France's Macron signs controversial pension reform bill into law despite protests
Unions have called for a “tidal wave” of protests to oppose the plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French court approves parts of Macron’s unpopular plan to raise retirement age to 64
It paves the way for Macron to implement the unpopular changes that have sparked months of protests and strikes.
Emmanuel Macron insists France won't be US 'vassal' on Taiwan
Macron said France still backed the ‘status quo’ on Taiwan.
'We haven't given up yet': Pension protests continue across France after talks end in deadlock
Protesters attacked one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s favourite restaurants today.
'I can count on you to bring Russia to its senses', Macron tells Xi Jinping in China
Western pressure is mounting on China to take a more active role in the peace process in Ukraine.
New violent clashes rock France in protest against construction of water reservoirs
It’s the latest in a series of violent standoffs as social tensions erupt nationwide.
French protests made Charles' visit to Palace of Versailles impossible, says ex-Paris diplomat
Sylvie Bermann said plans for a banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would ‘not have given a good image’.
Violence erupts as thousands protest across France over Macron pension reform
The country’s interior minister said 123 members of the security forces had been injured and at least 80 people arrested.
French government narrowly survives no-confidence votes amid anger over pension reform
Emmanuel Macron’s widely disliked campaign pledge to raise the retirement age was passed last week without a vote.
Police clash with protesters in Paris as Macron forces through pension reform without vote
The move amounted to an admission that the French government lacked a majority to hike the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French and UK leaders try to overcome Brexit tensions at first high-level summit in five years
Emmanuel Macron and Rishi Sunak met today in Paris to discuss Ukraine and migration.
Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes in eastern and southern Ukraine
Russian forces launched 71 cruise missiles, 35 S-300 missiles and seven Shahed drones since last night.
Last year
Macron and Musk meet for ‘honest discussion’ amid Twitter hate speech concerns
The French leader criticised the billionaire the day prior over Twitter’s relaxation of content moderation policies.
Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron vow united front against Russia during historic state visit
The pair said the West must hold fast against Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
New 'sail and rail' ticket to allow young people to travel to France next summer, says Taoiseach
Ahead of the visit, the Taoiseach said he was looking forward to his meeting with Macron.
Taoiseach says that stabilisation of EU gas market will benefit Ireland
Talks in Brussels on Thursday dragged well into the night
Protesters march in Paris to demonstrate against cost-of-living crisis
Marchers took to the streets to demand better pay and windfall taxes on energy companies.
Taoiseach and 43 other European leaders meet in Prague Castle in face of Russia's war
The inaugural summit of the ‘European Political Community’ is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron (and the Irish govt) hit back at Liz Truss after she suggests France is no UK ally
Liz Truss said that the “jury’s out” on whether or not Macron was a friend of the UK.
Macron seeks to calm security and budget concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics
France’s reputation as a reliable host of sporting events took a battering following the chaos that marred this year’s Champions League final in Paris.
North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.
French parliament names pro-Macron centrist as house speaker in election fallout
Yael Braun-Pivet is the first woman to hold the post.
Macron falls short of parliamentary majority as left and far-right make gains
Macron’s Ensemble coalition lost dozens of seats but still remains the largest party.
Macron battles French left in tight parliament election
Polling projections show that Macron’s party will be the largest, but may fall short of an overall majority.
French election projections see Macron’s centrists keep a majority
More than 6,000 candidates were running for 577 seats in France’s National Assembly in a first round of elections yeterday.
French elections: Record-low turnout expected as Macron seeks parliament majority
Voting takes place over two rounds, with one taking place today while the second takes place on 19 June.