Keyword: Sylvie Goulard

Why Thierry Breton - Macron's new pick for EU post - is epitome of French capitalism

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Thierry Breton with Emmanuel Macron, who was then economy minister, in 2016. © Reuters Thierry Breton with Emmanuel Macron, who was then economy minister, in 2016. © Reuters

After his first choice for EU Commissioner was rejected by MEPs, President Emmanuel Macron has nominated the veteran businessman and former government minister Thierry Breton as France's new candidate for the key Brussels post. But just how suitable is he? By flitting between business and politics, the former finance and economy minister has become a bridge between two worlds where collusion, cliquiness and conflicts of interest shamelessly run riot, argues Mediapart's Marine Orange.

Macron seething as MEPs reject France's EU commission candidate

Members of the European Parliament have voted overwhelmingly to reject France's candidate for a top post at the European Commission amid doubts over the probity of Sylvie Goulard, implicated in an investigation into ghost jobs at the parliament and her links with a US think-tank, prompting Emmanuel Macron to denounce 'petty' political manoeuvring.

French EU Commission candidate gets grilling from MEPs

MEPs asked Sylvie Goulard, candidate for Internal Market portfolio, more questions about her personal integrity than her expertise for new post.

France nominates Sylvie Goulard as EU commissioner

The deputy governor at French central bank may face scrutiny over alleged misuse of EU funds by her party during her time in EU Parliament.

Macron appoints new faces to senior roles after four ministers resign

MoDem leader François Bayrou among four ministers to have quit in 48 hours as new French president appears to turn back on centrist allies.

French defence minister resigns over inquiry into misuse of funds

Sylvie Goulard, who is second minister to go in 24 hours, steps down over allegations her MoDem party misused European funds.

New French defence minister urges more EU cooperation

Sylvie Goulard, who this weekend made her first public appearance with a visit to troops on security patrols in Paris, said on Saturday she wants to increase joint European defence projects and that 'to achieve this effort, work with Germany will be decisive'.

MEP cries foul at attempt to curb French commissioner's powers

Leaked memo says former finance minister Pierre Moscovici's powers in EU Commission will be shared with Latvian hardliner.