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Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

Macron calls for acts in conflict zones to stem refugee flows

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has urged more acts in the conflict zones to handle the refugees crisis better and stem flows of asylum seekers that have prompted Europe’s worst migration crisis. “Protecting … means taking action as close as possible to the conflict zones by first providing financial support to UNHCR in the countries…

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Ready to mediate to end Iraq, Kurds crisis: Macron

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday offered mediation to help ending the political crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, urging both parts to start talks soon. “France has always been extremely sensitive and concerned about Kurds’ situation, but we want the stability of Iraq, the territorial integrity of Iraq and a strong state in Iraq,”…

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Trump says Paris accord ‘badly negotiated’

  New York: US President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron here that he believed the Paris climate agreement was “badly negotiated” and was unfair to Washington. On Monday, Trump talked about the consequence of the Paris deal for American workers, industries and the economy, said Brian Hook, director of policy at the US…

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Merkel backs Macron’s labour reform in France

  Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed the French government in its plans to reform the labour market, the media reported. Speaking at a joint press conference in Berlin along with France’s Prime Minister on Friday, Merkel said that President Emmanuel Macron had vowed to carry out the reform during his election campaign, and he was…

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French President to visit hurricane Irma-hit territories

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday would visit French Caribbean islands, which were struck by hurricane Irma last week, his office announced Monday. Macron is expected to fly to Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy “to show his solidarity with the inhabitants of the disaster areas,” Xinhua quoted a statement as saying. Earlier on…

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France proposes donor conference to aid refugees

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed the convening of an international donor conference focused on refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon needs help to cope with the influx of 1.2 million refugees, most of them from Syria, Emmanuel Macron said on Friday after a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Efe news reported. Accommodating that…

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Macron under fire over wife’s ‘First Lady’ role

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has come under fire over plans to give his wife official status as “First Lady” of the country, the media reported. Macron, who took office in May, is facing accusations of hypocrisy after he was previously outspoken in his determination to rid the French political system of nepotism, reports CNN.…

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Macron expects Trump to reverse decision on Paris accord

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron said he hoped his American counterpart Donald Trump would reverse his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord. “Donald Trump listened to me, he understood the meaning of my approach, including the link between global warming and terrorism. He told me that he would try to find…

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Macron’s party wins majority in parliamentary polls

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party scored a decisive victory after the second round of parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry announced. With 97 per cent of the votes counted by Sunday night, Macron’s La Republique En Marche (LREM) party won 300 seats in the 577 National Assembly. Its political ally, the Mouvement Democrate (MoDem)…

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Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Brussels. “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published on Sunday. “It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics,…

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