# France

Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica nationalist party for the Corsican territorial election Gilles Simeoni (C) celebrates the results with supporters in Bastia on the French Mediterranean island on December 10, 2017. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica natio […]

Focus on Europe’s separatist movements as Corsican nationalists cement gains

Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have cemented gains in regional elections, underpinned by their demands for greater autonomy from Paris.
A seagull flies at the Thames in London (England) over the silhouette of the Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament). Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa/archive
A seagull flies at the Thames in London […]

Hard Brexit would be ‘fatal,’ European business leaders warn May

Many companies have already drawn contingency plans in case Britain makes an uncontrolled departure from the EU, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which also attended the meeting with May.
A worker drives a tractor through the vines of the Chateau La Pierriere, which produces Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux designation wine, on October 23, 2017, in Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, southwestern France. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach / AFP
A worker drives a tractor through the vi […]

EU weedkiller row gives French winemakers a headache

In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.
French president Emmanuel Macron walks along a corridor in the exposition halls in Hamburg, Germany, 8 July 2017. The two-day G20 summit, a meeting of the leaders of the twenty largest world economies as well as representatives of a variety of international institutions, concludes today. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa
French president Emmanuel Macron walks a […]

Macron calls on Germany to join in bold vision for stronger Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron's speech laid out his vision of a united Europe that would be innovative and take risks.