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Emmanuel Macron's official portrait is a symbolic celebration of centrism - Quartz

With a two-word tweet, French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled his official portrait yesterday. Taken in his office at the Élysée Palace 46 days after being sworn into office, the 39-year-old centrist's striking portrait is a masterclass in soft ...and more »

Deficit warning gives Emmanuel Macron first reality check - Financial Times

President Emmanuel Macron's new government will have to slash spending if it is to meet its EU budget deficit limits this year, France's public spending watchdog has warned. The Cour des Comptes said the deficit target of 2.8 per cent of gross domestic ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron Raises the Presidential Portrait Stakes - New York Times

For anyone who has ever doubted the extent to which politicians consider their image, the official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron of France that was released on Thursday should put any lingering questions permanently to rest. Or rather, a video ...and more »

My thoughts are 'too complex' for journalists, says Emmanuel Macron - Telegraph.co.uk

Emmanuel Macron has sparked anger and mockery for dispensing with the French president's traditional Bastille Day television interview because his thoughts are “too complex” for such a forum. An Elysée official told Le Monde newspaper that the 39-year ...and more »

Macron's 'complex thoughts' too much for Bastille Day press conference - FRANCE 24

French President Emmanuel Macron will not continue the tradition of the Bastille Day news conference – on the grounds that his “complex thoughts” are not suited to journalists' questions. Bastille Day is France's key national holiday. On July 14, the ...and more »

Trump and Macron, friends or foes on Bastille Day? - CNN

David A. Andelman, a contributor to CNN and columnist for USA Today, is the author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." He formerly served as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and Paris correspondent for CBS ...and more »

A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron - TechCrunch

On Thursday evening, the world's biggest startup campus officially opened. Around 3,000 people are going to work in this huge building. TechCrunch walked around the building with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and other officials. “We called ...and more »

The French president's official photo features two smartphones - The Verge

French president Emmanuel Macron today released his official photo, which features the newly elected head of state standing in front of his desk. The photo is perfectly centered, with Macron framed by French and EU flags in front of an open window, but ...and more »

French Puzzle Over Macron as Their New President Gathers Up Power - New York Times

PARIS — Is he Machiavelli, Bonaparte or de Gaulle? Emmanuel Macron wrote a thesis about the first, is often compared to the second and frequently cites the third. That parlor game playing out in the French media, as France tries to figure out its new ...and more »

French President Emmanuel Macron's Official Portrait Launched an Excellent Photoshop Battle - TIME

So France's President Emmanuel Macron was just trying to take his official portrait like a serious politician. Tall order Macron. The picture, posted Thursday, inevitably launched the internet's latest Photoshop battle, offering endless entertainment ...and more »