Workers at Airports Have Had It

Across Europe, airport and other transport employees are striking, disrupting summer travel plans to demand better staffing and pay.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

Redesign Around Notre-Dame to Keep Tourists Moving and Lower Temperatures

Plans call for more trees around the famed Paris cathedral, which is being rebuilt after a devastating 2019 fire, and for a cooling system in front of the building.

#architecture, #churches-buildings, #france, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #landscaping, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation, #seine-river-france

In France, YouTubers Deliver Political News to Young Audiences

YouTubers in the country are finding success by delivering political content to an audience that tends to shun traditional media.

#france, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #youth, #youtube-com

France’s Far Right Surges Into Parliament, and Further Into the Mainstream

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally now has a place of power in the political establishment and a chance to prove itself in the eyes of voters.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

Fears of Gridlock in France After Macron Is Left With Fragmented Parliament

President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority in the lower house. Opposition groups have threatened to block his domestic agenda and even to bring down his cabinet.

#elections, #france, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

Opposition Surge Weakens Macron’s Absolute Majority in French Parliament

For the first time in 20 years, a newly-elected French president failed to win an absolute majority in Parliament, forcing President Macron to deal with a defiant left and a resurgent far-right.

#elections, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france

It’s Macron vs. the Left in a Fierce Battle for France’s Parliament

President Emmanuel Macron’s supporters and an alliance of left-wing parties came in neck and neck in the first round of voting. Now they are in a bruising face-off for control of the lower house of Parliament.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

French Nuclear Power Crisis Frustrates Europe’s Push to Quit Russian Energy

France typically exports electricity, but now it risks blackouts and a need for imported power because of problems at the state nuclear operator.

#alstom, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #rosatom, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

In France’s Elections, Something Extraordinary Is Happening

A left-wing coalition is shaking up the country’s politics.

#elections, #europe, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nupes-nouvelle-union-populaire-ecologique-et-sociale

Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #italy, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

What to Know About France’s Parliamentary Elections

President Emmanuel Macron is looking to secure a strong majority to help him pass bills during his second term, but a reinvigorated alliance of left-wing parties hopes to thwart him.

#elections, #france, #la-republique-en-marche, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government

Newly United, French Left Hopes to Counter President in Upcoming Vote

Left-wing parties have joined forces ahead of France’s two-stage parliamentary elections, hoping to revive their fortunes and put a break on President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda.

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As Battles Rage, Ukraine Rejects Macron Plea Not to ‘Humiliate’ Russia

Amid reports of battlefield gains by Ukraine, an official angrily rejected Mr. Macron’s advice, saying it “can only humiliate France.”

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #france, #izium-ukraine, #kuleba-dmytro, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom

Two centuries ago, Haitians revolted against their French masters and declared independence. But this freedom came at a price.

#audio-neutral-informative, #credit-and-debt, #france, #haiti

For 2 Graffiti Artists, New York’s Subway Was Irresistible and Deadly

Armed with cans of spray paint, two men traveled from France to seek out the form’s gritty roots in a quest that ended tragically on the tracks.

#brooklyn-nyc, #france, #graffiti, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

France’s Tennis Frustration Is the Color of Red Clay

The red clay of Roland Garros is the biggest star of the French Open. So why isn’t there more of it in France, and more French Open champions from the country?

#clay, #france, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #paris-france, #tennis

As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #france, #georgia-georgian-republic, #great-britain, #hungary, #italy, #kosovo, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moldova, #montenegro, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #serbia, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

France’s New Prime Minister Overcame Tragedy in Her Youth

Élisabeth Borne’s father, a World War II resistance member and a Holocaust survivor, killed himself when she was 11, an experience she has rarely discussed in detail.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #borne-elisabeth, #concentration-camps, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

France’s Ransom

The Times reveals how Haiti became the poorest country in the Americas.

#colonization, #france, #haiti, #internal-storyline-no, #reparations

Aristide Demanded French Pay Reparations to Haiti. He Ended Up in Exile.

A firebrand Haitian president tried to hold France to account for its years of exploitation. He soon found himself ousted from power.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #colonization, #france, #haiti, #reparations, #slavery-historical

Invade Haiti, Wall Street Urged. The U.S. Obliged.

The long occupation of Haiti began with a drumbeat from the bank that became Citigroup, decades of diplomatic correspondence and other records show.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #citigroup-inc, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #farnham-roger-l, #france, #haiti, #national-city-bank, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How a French Bank Captured Haiti

It helped finance the Eiffel Tower as it drained millions from Haiti. The bank, C.I.C., won’t talk about it, but The Times tracked how much its investors made — and what Haiti lost.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #credit-industriel-et-commercial, #france, #haiti, #national-bank-of-haiti

How Much Haiti’s Freedom Cost: Takeaways From a Times Series

How did the modern world’s most successful slave revolt give birth to a desperately poor nation? Here is a summary of what a team of New York Times correspondents found out.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #bonaparte-napoleon, #charles-x-king-of-france, #citigroup-inc, #colonization, #corruption-institutional, #credit-and-debt, #duvalier-francois, #france, #haiti, #piketty-thomas, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers

In 1791, enslaved Haitians ousted the French and founded a nation. But France made generations of Haitians pay for their freedom. How much it cost them was a mystery, until now.

#coffee, #colonization, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #france, #haiti, #poverty, #slavery-historical

Taking Aim at Left-Leaning Voters, Macron Names Élisabeth Borne as Prime Minister

Élisabeth Borne, the minister of labor who previously was in charge of the environment, will be the second woman to hold the post in France.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #europe, #france, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government

Emmanuel Macron Inaugurated for a 2nd Term as France President

“Rarely has our world and our country confronted such a combination of challenges,” Mr. Macron said, promising to govern France more inclusively.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Two Europes Confront Each Other Over the Glory, or Shame, of War

On Monday, Vladimir Putin will mark Russia’s Victory Day by extolling the virtues of force. France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, will honor a very different anniversary.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moscow-russia, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #red-army-soviet-union, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-europe, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Are Traditional Political Parties Dead in France?

Presidents, prime ministers, Parliament — France’s mainstream left and right-wing parties used to have it all. In the first round of April’s presidential elections, they got less than 7 percent of the vote.

#aix-en-provence-france, #avignon-france, #elections, #fillon-francois, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #la-republique-en-marche, #le-pen-marine, #les-republicains-france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #national-rally-france, #pecresse-valerie, #politics-and-government, #sarkozy-nicolas, #socialist-party-france

The Unsettling Warning in France’s Election

A record number of abstentions, and a strictly binary choice for voters — many of whom said they were picking the lesser of two evils — are trouble signs even within a mature democracy.

#constitutions, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #european-union, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #putin-vladimir-v, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

French Lessons for the Biden Administration

Macron’s victory is a reminder to Democrats to find the center on immigration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #democratic-party, #elections, #foreign-workers, #france, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

Convincing Victory Disguises Challenges for France’s Macron

France’s runoff election was marked by a record level of abstention, and many cast a ballot only to keep the far right from power — a testament to a growing disillusionment.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roye-france, #voting-and-voters, #yellow-vests-movement

Nuclear Power Could Help Europe Cut Ties to Russia, but Not for Years

The projects, which some European countries are pushing to end their reliance on Russia’s energy, face delays in coming online.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #belgium, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #france, #nuclear-energy, #putin-vladimir-v, #scholz-olaf-1958

Macron Won, but France Is Still in Trouble

Emmanuel Macron won, but the far right isn’t going anywhere.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

Emmanuel Macron Tries to Reinvent Himself After Re-election

France seems in search of a kinder, gentler, greener President Macron. He says he will listen.

#elections, #european-union, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

#elections, #european-union, #france, #hungary, #jansa-janez, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #slovenia, #trump-donald-j

Emmanuel Macron Defeats Marine Le Pen for Second Term as French President

The result was a relief to allies in Europe and Washington wary of a far-right challenger who was hostile to the European Union and NATO.

#elections, #europe, #european-union, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

Inside Le Pen Territory as France Votes in a Runoff Election

Whatever happens in the runoff election on Sunday, France has changed, and the winner may face a turbulent season.

#discrimination, #elections, #france, #french-presidential-election-2022, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

Who Will France’s Muslims Choose for President?

In Sunday’s decisive runoff election, they have a distasteful choice between Macron and Le Pen. They won’t necessarily back Macron.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-state-relations

France’s Big Decision

This weekend, French voters will choose between two presidential candidates with profoundly different visions of the future.

#audio-neutral-informative, #elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist

As elections approach Sunday, the far-right candidate is linked to the Russian president by a web of financial ties and a history of support that has hardly dimmed despite the war in Ukraine.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #marine-le-pen, #mediapart, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

What Marine Le Pen Has Already Won

The French election has shown the vigor and entrenchment of the far right.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977

US Braces for Potential French Election Shockwave

An upset victory by the right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential election on Sunday could scramble President Biden’s foreign policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Pivotal French Election Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

#debates-political, #europe, #european-union, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslim-veiling, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #yellow-vests-movement

Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Tough but Inconclusive Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

#debates-political, #europe, #european-union, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslim-veiling, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #yellow-vests-movement

Ukrainians Far From Home Struggle to Protect Family With Dementia

Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced since the war started. Many elderly or disabled people have been unable or unwilling to leave their homes.

#australia, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #france, #medicine-and-health, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

How Hated Is Macron? It Could Decide the French Election.

Given the choice between a president they suspect of despising ordinary people and a far-right candidate they detest, many French voters may stay home.

#amiens-france, #argenteuil-france, #avignon-france, #elections, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #voting-and-voters

France’s Marine Le Pen Is as Dangerous as Ever

As a French Muslim citizen, I fear for my country.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #elections, #france, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #muslims-and-islam, #national-rally-france

Drawn and Caricatured: French Cartoonists on the Campaign Trail

Cartoonists play a high-profile role in France’s political discourse, and they have been busy drawing the presidential candidates as the race approaches its end.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comedy-and-humor, #elections, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #pecresse-valerie, #politics-and-government, #zemmour-eric

The Female Soccer Players Challenging France’s Hijab Ban

France’s soccer federation forbids hijab-wearing women from competing in soccer games, even though FIFA allows them. A collective of Muslim players is fighting what it considers a discriminatory rule.

#discrimination, #federation-francaise-de-football, #france, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #soccer