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Pauline Bock is a New Statesman contributing writer based in Brussels. She writes about Brexit, the EU, France and the Macron presidency.
Protesters in both countries fight for vastly different causes, yet have been faced with similar experiences of police’s tear gas, grenades and rubber bullet guns.
The scale of discontent against the French president means even the summer provides no respite.
Social groups who rarely cross paths are rediscovering the true meaning of fraternity.
With Johnson in office, the only certainty for EU citizens is how uncertain their future is.
Environment minister François de Rugy's lavish taxpayer-funded lifestyle exemplifies the gap between the elite and the French people.
Ursula von der Leyen and her fellow nominees are determined to preserve the red lines set by Brussels.
There are multiple legal and political obstacles to a successful return by the former French president.
The €1.6bn scheme for teenagers has been denounced as authoritarian and wasteful.
The term “conservative”, long taboo in France, has gained a growing audience among a new generation of right-wing activists.
The president’s evisceration of his socialist and conservative rivals is creating the conditions for the far right to thrive.