Brigitte Macron: A ‘first lady’ in all but title

In an interview with the French magazine Elle — to be published on Friday — French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte declared that her official role would “not be specified by a law, but by a transparency charter.”

Yacht owners flee French Riviera over tax changes

Rich and famous yacht owners are fleeing the French Riviera, choosing Italy and Spain over France's high taxes and irksome regulations, local officials have said in an open letter to President Macron.

French MPs in housing crisis

Some French MPs have started sleeping in their offices because of the lack of available housing in the National Assembly. The overcrowding is due to a surfeit of enthusiastic new MPs clocking in as never before.