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Emmanuel Macron news and analysis from The Nation
January 18, 2023
France’s Pension Reform Battle Will Be Decided in the Streets
Macron is trying to push through cuts to the retirement system, looking to generate savings on the backs of the working class.
October 19, 2022
Amid Inflation and Corporate Windfalls, French Workers Are Rising Up
The increasing cost of living and the government’s heavy-handed response to a strike at oil refineries is pushing people into the streets, and the discontent isn’t going away.
June 30, 2022
France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics
Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition would rather look for allies on the far right than on the left.
April 19, 2022
The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron
How the French president stumbled into a legitimacy crisis.
April 15, 2022
“He Just Shat All over Us”: Why Macron’s “Republican Front” Is Fraying
Macron aims to rally voters against far-right Marine Le Pen, but alienated parts of the coalition he needs to win may sit on the sidelines.
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December 31, 2019
France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights
In the face of Macron’s intensified repression, the
are marching in the streets and organizing in the workplace.
December 17, 2019
France’s Pension Battle Heats Up
France’s largest union confederation has finally thrown its support to the latest round of strikes. Union president Laurent Berger explains why.
December 6, 2019
Don’t Mess With French Pensions
Emmanuel Macron’s latest bugbear: a million angry French citizens striking against his proposed pension reforms.
November 1, 2019
The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics
As extremist ideas enter the mainstream, “clash of civilizations” rhetoric is crowding out more nuanced approaches to the very real problem of terrorism.
July 11, 2019
Can Iran’s Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
White House bullying and sanctions have succeeded in uniting an otherwise divided Iranian public behind the government.