Why on earth are Merkel and Macron slamming the door to the EU shut for Europeans between the Aegean and Adriatic?
Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.
Is it all downhill for President Macron from here on out? The early political fortunes of two other major Western reform politicians – Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton – should provide comfort.
Macron has two advantages over Matteo Renzi: A solid majority in parliament and the ability to give protesters some fiscal concessions.
A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining France, the presidency of Emmanuel Macron and the Yellow Vest protests.
France’s current political fight is over the country’s ability to accept evolutionary – rather than revolutionary — change.
Previous rebellions in France were against the markets and globalization. The Yellow Vest rebellion is against a change in our way of life.
Germany’s SPD has long seen Macron as a beacon of hope. But his stance on migration policy will greatly frustrate them – and rob Angela Merkel of her European cover.