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Who's who - so far - in the Macron administration

While the ministers who will make up newly-invested French President Emmanuel Macron's government have yet to be announced, the nomination of Edouard Philippe as his prime minister on Monday follows the unveiling of a small team of a key inner circle.

'Europe isn't working' admit young Brussels bureaucrats as they call for greater union

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In a rare move, a group of young public servants and diplomats based in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels has launched a passionate plea for a more constructive and far-reaching debate about the fate of Europe. Members of the group, called Euro2030, want to remain anonymous to avoid embarrassing the institutions its members work for. But with under two weeks to go before European elections, this new generation of officials at the very heart of the EU has become frustrated both by the tone of the current debate on Europe and by the failures of the EU itself. The group's analysis of Europe's faults and its proposed solutions are at loggerheads with the orthodox view of Brussels institutions. Above all, the young bureaucrats admit that the EU dream is not working – and that European integration “runs the risk” of losing the support of the continent's people. Ludovic Lamant reports.