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French budget squeeze has only just begun

France’s mid-February emergency budget cuts to keep its deficit-reduction plans on track are unlikely to be the last, leaving the government struggling to strike a balance between financial imperatives and…

What are the French protesting?

Last week saw France in the grip of another wave of mass protests which swept across the country following the killing of 19-year-old Algerian-French teenager Nahel. The boy was a…

French elections

As expected, center-right French President Emmanuel Macron won the second term by defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the runoff of the 2022 presidential elections on March 24. Macron…

French fury

The recent scrapping of a lucrative deal by the Australian government has infuriated France besides driving a wedge between Nato allies, prompting the French government to recall its ambassadors from…