Macron hosts Georgian counterpart Salome Zurabishvili for talks

Georgia’s newly-elected President Salome Zurabishvili arrives at the Elysée Palace for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. The former French diplomat has said her election is a step forward for women and a move closer to Europe. IMAGES

Macron asks French youth to participate in National Debate

French President Emmanuel Macron calls on France’s youth to take part in the Great National Debate, his bid to face the fierce criticism he has endured in “yellow vest” protests. IMAGES

French unions protest in central Paris

Protesters and police clash on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, as hundreds of ‘yellow vests’ join CGT union protesters to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. IMAGES

Macron recognises Guaido as “acting president” of Venezuela (2)

France on Monday joined a handful of other European countries in recognising Venezuela’s opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader after President Nicolas Maduro rejected their ultimatum to organise new presidential elections. IMAGES of a post written in French taken from the Twitter account of French President Emmanuel Macron (with English translation)

France’s Macron meets with party leaders in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with party leaders in Paris as part of the Great National Debate, part of his government’s response to anger expressed by the “yellow vest” protest movement. IMAGES

Macron calls for ‘solidarity’ with migrants stranded off Italy

French President Emmanuel Macron says there is a need for “solidarity” with the 47 migrants stranded off Italy’s coast. SOUNBDITE

Brexit deal ‘best possible’ and ‘not renegotiable’: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron says the Brexit deal is the “best agreement possible and is not renegotiable” during a summit in Cyprus, as Britain’s prime minister pushes to reopen talks with Brussels. SOUNBDITE