Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel Macron hold joint news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 23. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERLIN, April 19  (Reuters):  The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, […]

EU is a haven from world’s dangers, Macron tells Europeans

EU is a haven from world’s dangers, Macron tells Europeans

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to deliver a speech before a debate on the Future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Files   STRASBOURG, April 17 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the […]

Macron, Modi take boat ride across Ganga

Macron, Modi take boat ride across Ganga

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi receiving the President of the French Republic,  Emmanuel Macron, on his arrival, at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on March 12, 2018. (PIB Photo)   Varanasi, March 12 (IANS) French President Emanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a boat ride on the Ganga here on Monday, animatedly talking on the […]

Macron: Trump will bring US back into climate deal

Macron: Trump will bring US back into climate deal

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) talks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they attend the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane De Sakutin/Pool   Paris, December 12 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes US President Donald Trump will bring Washington back into the Paris deal on combating climate […]

Macron’s presence key to successful Paris bid for 2024 Games: mayor

Macron’s presence key to successful Paris bid for 2024 Games: mayor

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s presence at an International Olympic Committee meeting this week will be key to what will hopefully be a successful Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, city Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Monday.   Macron, 39, who won election in May as France’s youngest leader since […]

Trumpexit could be good news for India as Modi meets Macron

By Rajendra Shende IANS Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted 24 times within two hours as news, on June 1, came from across the Atlantic. US President Trump declared that he has broken away from the Paris Climate Agreement. That “breaking news” sent frenzied tremors across the globe. But Macron was “calme, prudent et reflechi” […]

Make our planet great again: Macron to Trump

Make our planet great again: Macron to Trump

Paris, June 2 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has offered his own version of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with a call to “make our planet great again” following his American counterpart’s move to pull the US out of the historic Paris climate accord.   “I call on you to remain confident,” Macron said in a […]

Macron offers Britain’s May support in fight against terrorism

Macron offers Britain’s May support in fight against terrorism

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron offered to help British Prime Minister Theresa May marshal support in the fight against terrorism on Friday, days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester.   May, in Italy for her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister last year, was set to […]

Macron to extend state of emergency in France

Macron to extend state of emergency in France

Paris, May 24 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will ask parliament to extend the state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group, till November, the media reported on Wednesday.   The new President said in a statement that he will ask lawmakers to prolong the measure from July 15, […]

Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet

Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet

Paris, May 17 (IANS) French President Macron on Wednesday unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 new ministerial posts taken by women.   Macron, 39, earlier delayed announcing the ministers due to last-minute negotiations and checks that none had tax issues, The Telegraph reported.   After naming conservative […]

France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

PARIS, May 15 (AP) — On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.   Appointing Philippe to the top job in his […]