Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicEmmanuel Macron

Topic: Emmanuel Macron

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right

If Macron loses control of the National Assembly in June, he may be forced into an uneasy co-habitation that will limit his policy options. He knows that.

Is France our ‘new Russia’ – What Macron’s re-election means for India

PM Modi once said France and India were made for each other. Not just because Paris has the odd habit of doing something really different and getting away with it.

Emmanuel Macron’s re-election a triumph for European centrists

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Macron winning second term in France is politically & historically significant. Here’s why

One of only 4 presidents to be re-elected since 1958, Macron's win triggered angry protests in Paris & Lyon. Macron's majority over far-Right rival Marine Le Pen was halved.

Emmanuel Macron’s win is an opportunity for France and the EU

Macron has become the first French president to win re-election since 2002, though with a narrower lead. The French have voted for a France at the heart, not the fringes, of Europe.

PM Modi congratulates Macron on reelection, says looking forward to deepen India-France ties

The second five-year term for the 44-year-old centrist spared France and Europe the seismic upheaval of having far-right populist Marine Le Pen at the helm.

Emmanuel Macron wins second term as French President with over 58% votes

Macron’s far-right rival Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the votes in an election that witnessed France’s highest abstention rate in 50 years, according to Ipsos polling institute's estimate.

NATO finally comes to Ukraine’s aid with response force debut, members send arms, ammunition

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NATO has activated its response force. Germany, France and others are sending missiles and other weapons systems amid escalation.

PM Modi meets several world leaders at G 20 summit, including US President Joe Biden

Prime Minister Modi also met French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

PM Modi meets French President Macron on sidelines of G20, discusses bilateral issues

Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his meeting with Macron.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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