Pauline Bock is a New Statesman contributing writer based in Brussels. She writes about Brexit, the EU, France and the Macron presidency.
Rather than appease protesters with social change, the French government has demonised them as criminals to justify repressive tactics.
European divisions over the length and purpose of any Article 50 extension bode ill for Britain as it confronts the Brexit crisis.
The French president has proposed an EU-wide programme without a European platform to implement it.
The French president has repeatedly failed to live up to his green promises.
At 26, Édouard Louis is a literary sensation for his bruisingly honest accounts of poverty and violence. He’s also a social crusader who has joined the gilets jaunes to upend the French status quo.
At 26, the French author is a literary sensation for his bruisingly honest accounts of society’s inequalities.
The movement must address the ugly ideology within its ranks.
By losing his temper and recalling an ambassador, the French president has descended to the level of his opponents.
“What they are doing to the right to protest today, they will do to the freedom of the press tomorrow.”
A video of pacifist protester Jérôme Rodrigues being blinded in one eye has come to symbolise the state’s intolerance of dissent.