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France's President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference with President of the European Council and President of the European Commission at The European Council Building in Brussels on June 24, 2022. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
France's President Emmanuel Macron gives... […]

Move over, Jupiter: France’s parliament takes centre stage

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.
The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz (C) is flanked by the Greens co-leader Annalena Baerbock and FDP leader Christian Lindner, following exploratory coalition talks in Berlin. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate fo... […]

Germany’s likely next coalition sketches out its plans

The three parties likely to form Germany's next government have outlined plans for Europe's biggest economy in an initial coalition agreement, touching on issues such as the minimum wage, taxes and climate protection