AREA643,801 sq km
GDP2,045,816 milion € (2013)
INFLATION0,7% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE40 years

Macron’s lonely struggles

A champion of a European Renaissance and a politician’s rather than an accountant’s view of Europe, Macron has not managed to avoid a crisis with Italy or overcome German and Northern Europe’s distrust
Sergio Vento • Wednesday, 29 May 2019 14:37

The élite vs the burbs

The Yellow Vest protests have highlighted Macron’s frailties. He must work to revive his political programme and get the majority of those who voted for him to back it
Jean-Pierre Darnis • Monday, 22 April 2019 10:59

“Ode to Joy” or “La Marseillaise”?

As the French president’s European enthusiasm wanes, partly due to the geopolitical climate, the French nationalists take to the streets
Paola Peduzzi • Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:27

Paris overthrown

The yellow vest movement began far from urban centres but is an indication of the fractures that run through all of French society
Danilo Ceccarelli • Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:41

Emmanuel’s comeback

The Yellow Vest movement and its barricading style devoid of any coherent plan is starting to wear thin. It now resembles Italy’s Five Star Movement, but without Grillo and Casaleggio
Giuseppe Scognamiglio • Friday, 08 March 2019 14:18