Keyword: G7 summit

Macron wants Belarus opposition to attend next G7 summit

Proposal comes against a background of international outrage over Belarus's diversion of a Ryanair flight on Sunday and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board. 

Macron's big fail at G7 summit: no change on key global issues

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Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Biarritz, August 26th 2019. © Reuters Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Biarritz, August 26th 2019. © Reuters

In 2018 President Emmanuel Macron experienced a catastrophic period in domestic politics after the summer break. In 2019 the French head of state has tried to hit the ground running by placing himself firmly at the centre of the international stage. His hosting of the G7 summit in Biarritz in south-west France was greeted with unanimous approval by the French press which hailed it a success. Yet as Mediapart's Ellen Salvi reports, nothing in the substance of the issues tackled at the international gathering has changed.

Macron's knockout win at G7 summit in Biarritz – the snuffing out of protests

A protest involving portraits of President Emmanuel Macron held at Bayonne near the G7 summit on August 25th 2019. © Yann Levy / Hans Lucas A protest involving portraits of President Emmanuel Macron held at Bayonne near the G7 summit on August 25th 2019. © Yann Levy / Hans Lucas

The main 'counter summit' to the recent G7 gathering took place miles away from the French resort of Biarritz, towns were locked down, and some protestors were banned from the area. The result was low-key, small-scale opposition to the meeting of international leaders, representing an undeniable success for the French presidency. Christophe Gueugneau and Elisa Perrigueur report.

Macron deploys personal touch to ease G7 Trump-era tensions

French president attempted to engineer progress at leaders' gathering in Biarritz despite deep divisions over issues.

Iranian minister meets with Macron on sidelines of G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that talks between Iran and France were "parallel" but not officially part of the G7 Summit. 

Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort

More than 13,000 police have arrived in the town in south-west France and the authorities say any unrest will not be tolerated.

French 'yellow vests' join anti-G7 activists' alternative summit

Members of France's 'yellow vest' social protest movement have joined up with a counter-G7 summit of about 50 anti-globalisation and environmental NGOs being held a short distance from the world leaders' meeting in Biarritz, in south-west France.

Tensions mount as Biarritz placed in lockdown for G7 summit

The town of Biarritz in south-west France is already the scene of unprecedented security measures ahead of the G7 summit to be held there next weekend, with some locals complaining that its summer season economy is being hit, while the authorities, fearing violent protests, have ordered that a counter-summit organsied by leftwing groups should be held 30 kilometres away in Hendaye, on the Spanish border.