The rise of Emmanuel Macron's party has shattered the accepted wisdom.
1975, 2011 and 2014 all prey on the minds of some of the campaign's key players.
We must show Islamophobes that there is no clash of civilizations; just a clash of moral values between decent human beings and mass-murdering lunatics.
As the French president calls on the European Union to support his country's airstrikes, the possibility of a Nato coalition against Isis is more likely than ever.
The French President cracks down and police make arrests across France as a manhunt continues, following terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
Europe's commitment to free movement is being contested.
François Hollande, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and others on the atrocities.
France has declared a national state of emergency after a series of shootings and explosions - the deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings.
The agreements made at the Malta summit reveal that European leaders have decided that it is prudent to live with African leaders, no matter how unsavoury some of them might be.
Former soldier Rob Lawrie's instinctive act of humanity in Calais contradicts the shameful logic of deterrence and the xenophobia and outright racism that often drives it.
A year on, Luxembourg's tax arrangements remain shrouded in mystery, says Molly Scott Cato.
The Zombie PM