French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2018

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire, 49, demands that eurozone reform be pushed forward quickly. Otherwise, he fears, Europe won't be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S. put his affection for President Donald Trump on full display. The trip was good for the Macron brand and it didn't hurt Trump either. But are there any benefits for the rest of the world? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2018

Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Horses, Handshakes and Hugs: Macron Leads France Back into Diplomatic Limelight

Horses, Handshakes and Hugs: Macron Leads France Back into Diplomatic Limelight

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2018

His seemingly never-ending handshake with Donald Trump may have attracted the most attention. But beyond the headlines, French President Emmanuel Macron is changing his country's role in the world. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]


What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 26, 2017

Emmanuel Macron represents an opportunity for Europe, one the Germans would be wise to take advantage of. It is doubtful, though, whether Angela Merkel will be able to act on the French president's bold vision. An Essay by Jürgen Habermas more... Comment ]

Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 13, 2017

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, French President Emmanuel Macron talks about his first months in office, elaborates on his plans for Europe and discusses his developing relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg in Paris more... Comment ]


France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron hope to reinvigorate the Franco-German partnership. Yet even as military cooperation moves forward, the two countries are still far apart on eurozone reforms. By Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Frenemy in the Making? Merkel Views Macron with Skepticism and Hope

Frenemy in the Making? Merkel Views Macron with Skepticism and Hope

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2017

Emmanuel Macron's victory in France has galvanized Germany's Social Democrats. But Merkel, too, is hopeful that the new French president will mark an improvement in Berlin-Paris relations. There are, however, plenty of potential conflicts looming. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, René Pfister, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


The Magician: Can Macron's Charisma Heal France and Europe?

The Magician: Can Macron's Charisma Heal France and Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2017

Emmanuel Macron's election is nothing short of a political upheaval in France. As the youngest president in the country's history, he has set himself the task of reunifying a divided country. Can his project of political renewal succeed? And can he help save Europe? By Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]

Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'We All Wish Macron Success'

Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'We All Wish Macron Success'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2017

In an interview, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a member of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats, says he believes the reform proposals of French president-elect Emmanuel Macron are currently unrealistic. But he also says he wants to see greater investment in Europe. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]