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Emmanuel Macron


The French President likes to make blunt statements that provoke public outrage. Berlin should brace for more to come.


Emmanuel Macron will need to strike a difficult balance between national self-assertion and EU integration.


Emmanuel Macron is trying to mend fences with Rome.


MEPs promised Emmanuel Macron they would take vengeance for his destruction of the Spitzenkandidat system. They’ve kept their word.


The changing of the guard in Brussels offers the French president the chance of a new beginning in Europe.


Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.

The attempt to meddle with the French presidential election of 2017 failed. Still, it’s vital to learn the right lessons. Future disinformation campaigns will be ever more sophisticated.


National leaders were unable to agree this week on who to appoint for any of the EU’s top jobs.


Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.


There’s a reason Berlin is so reticent about responding to the French president’s European reform proposals.


Reaffirming the Élysée Treaty of 1963, Macron and Merkel missed a chance to demonstrate their common strength.


The French president is struggling to overcome the deepest crisis to hit his government. He’ll have to correct course in 2019. On the streets …


The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.


First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level.  But the hurdles …


The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.


US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.