Catherine Colonna

How French foreign minister Catherine Colonna was appointed despite 'bullying' alerts

France — Investigation

Alerts concerning the new French foreign minister's behaviour were sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' dedicated 'zero tolerance' anti-bullying unit at the start of 2022, a few months before she was appointed, according to Mediapart's information. An inspection by the ministry's internal inspectorate was due to be carried out at the French embassy in London where Catherine Colonna was ambassador at the time. That review has since been postponed. Ellen Salvi reports.

Macron opts for continuity in government reshuffle

France — Link

President Emmanuel Macron retained his finance and interior ministers while appointing only the second woman to head France's foreign ministry.