Italian election winner Giorgia Meloni may at first glance have much in common with the ultra-conservative governments in Poland and Hungary, but experts say any alliance could soon run into limits
Matteo Salvini was once the poster boy of Italy's far-right but the popularity of Giorgia Meloni has reduced him to a junior -- and potentially disruptive -- partner in their election coalition
By design, France is usually governed by a president vested with extraordinary powers. But after the recent election, Emmanuel Macron now finds himself at the mercy of a newly influential parliament.
Emmanuel Macron's loss of his overall majority risks further weakening European leadership, with France's leader set to be distracted by domestic troubles even while retaining control over foreign policy
France votes Sunday in parliamentary elections with allies of President Emmanuel Macron seeking to retain a majority in the face of an increasingly competitive challenge from a new left-wing coalition
The live televised presidential debate on Wednesday between President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen is set to be a crucial moment in a tight race for the Elysee
France has always been proud of its countryside. But as the Earth warms, farmers face a battle for water. Episode 5 of AFP's election podcast heads to the Marais Poitevin wetland
France has no place for religion in public life. It is the law and has been since 1905. Episode 4 of AFP's election podcast travels to the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies where a debate about how to talk about Islam sparked fierce reaction