Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

19 May, 2017, 18:23 | Author: Valerie Burke
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath on the unknown Soldier's tomb on May 14, 2017.

The Kremlin says the leaders of Russian Federation and France have discussed possible cooperation on worldwide issues, including the fight against terrorism.

French President Emmanuel Macron chaired the first meeting of a cross-partisan government on Thursday, uniting right-wingers, left-wingers, old hands and new faces in a team whose first goal is to win parliamentary elections in June. The statement added that the have voiced readiness to develop "traditionally friendly" economic, politic. "It's not about controlling".

Castaner said he and the president are committed to letting journalists do their jobs. "I hear your concerns and will relay them".

"To limit the number of journalists at an event doesn't mean you get to pick who is allowed to cover the president's trips". "That's an illegitimate interference of political power".

France is ranked 39th in the 2017 world press freedom index by the group.

"We have agreed that we want to develop a road map, a road map for the EU's medium term perspective, projects that cannot be created overnight", Merkel told reporters Monday during a joint press conference with Macron in Berlin. However, in no case the Elysee Palace may choose those of us, who have a right or do not have a right to cover trips overseas regardless the agenda (defense, diplomacy, economy, education or social issues).

It said none of Macron's predecessors at the Elysée had singled out reporters to accompany them on trips and said it was not up to the president or his staff to decide on "the internal functioning of the media organizations, their coverage choices and their approach".

He said the press will be allowed to attend the end of future Cabinet meetings and question the ministers in the Elysee courtyard starting next week.

Second in command after the centre-right Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, is long-time Partie Socialist member and Lyon mayor Gerard Collomb, who supported Mr. Macron's presidency.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, the previous defense minister, stays on in the new government as foreign minister and Europe minister.

Centrist Sylvie Goulard, a Member of the European Parliament, was given defence, while another centrist, leader of the Modem party and three-time presidential candidate, Francois Bayrou, has been appointed Justice Minister.

The party led the conservative Republicans and the far-right National Front, both on 20 percent, the far-left France Unbowed party on 14 percent and the Socialist Party on 11 percent, the poll for Les Echos newspaper and Radio Classique found.

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