France

From Macron’s teacher to France’s first lady

Source:CNN The relationship between French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneuxhas captivated the world. There is nothing cliche about their story, which began when a 15-year-old Macron took part in a school play directed by Trogneux, 24 years his senior. Trogneux went from being Macron’s teacher to his […]

The euro survives its biggest political test

Source: CNN France has chosen the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron to be its next president, ending a tumultuous campaign that had undermined the euro and raised real doubts over its continued survival. Macron captured an estimated 65% of the vote on Sunday, easily defeating the far right populist Marine Le Pen, […]

Le Pen Aide Is Fired Over Holocaust Comments

Source: The New York Times By BENOÎT MORENNE The French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaking this month in Arcis-sur-Aube, near Troyes, France. She has temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front. CreditKamil Zihnioglu/Associated Press PARIS — The interim leader that Marine Le Pen chose to run […]

The French Election and Europe’s Future

JOSCHKA FISCHER Joschka Fischer was German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2005, a term marked by Germany’s strong support for NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999, followed by its opposition to the war in Iraq. Fischer entered electoral politics after participating in the anti-establishment protest… READ MORE   APR 29, […]