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.
Spain, France and Germany have the largest high-speed train networks after China and Japan.
The world’s largest country has 11 time zones across its hemispheric span.