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What would Emmanuel Macron as France's leader mean for Europe? - The Guardian

A presidential win could offer a last chance for liberal reform of Europe but may prove bad news for Britain's Brexit trade hopes. Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Tue 2 May 2017 02.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 25 May 2017 06.49 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron's campaign team bans Russian news outlets from events - The Guardian

Russia accuses French presidential candidate of discrimination after spokesman confirmed Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel were denied access. Reuters. Thu 27 Apr 2017 15.22 EDT Last modified on Thu 27 Apr 2017 17.03 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France's Macron - New York Times

The campaign of the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by what appear to be the same Russian operatives responsible for hacks of Democratic campaign officials before last year's American presidential election, ...and more »

In and out: Emmanuel Macron's anti-populist populism - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

Emmanuel Macron has cultivated an image as a political outsider, but some of his critics accuse him of being more closely integrated with the French establishment than he claims. Fabio Bordignon characterises Macron's candidacy as 'anti-populist ...and more »

Is There a Case for Le Pen? - New York Times

EVERY surge of right-wing populism confronts voters with a different dilemma. In the Brexit referendum, the risk was the policy, not the politicians. Voting to leave the European Union was not a vote to make Nigel Farage prime minister; it was a vote ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron could fight off French populism. But it won't be with his ideas. - Washington Post

PARIS — They call him the “radical centrist.” This is the way Emmanuel Macron, the photogenic, 39-year-old independent candidate poised to win the French presidency next weekend, is often described in the French and foreign press. But even Macron's ...and more »

All the ways Emmanuel Macron could still lose the French election - Quartz

Pollsters, and even a few confidantes in his inner circle, are already declaring Emmanuel Macron the next president of France. In their reckoning, extreme right candidate Marine Le Pen, an anti-immigrant Europhobe who bashes globalization, has no ...and more »

French election will be a choice between embracing migrants' rights and closing borders - The Conversation AU

The French presidential election has highlighted once more the country's deeply entrenched traditional left-right political cleavages – and their increasing tension between globalism and the national interest. In the first round of voting in late April ...and more »

Can Emmanuel Macron solve France's economic riddle? - The Guardian

If the radical centrist frontrunner blames France's problems solely on the lack of supply-side reform he is setting himself up to fail. Sun 30 Apr 2017 06.23 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 20.05 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

Across Europe the populist revolt is not in retreat. It's on pause -

Yesterday's conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions – the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today's conventional wisdom (post-first-round ...and more »