Keyword: World Economic Forum

Emmanuel Macron, the Spin King

French President Emmanuel Macron. © Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron. © Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron has enjoyed a headline-grabbing week of appearances, from hosting international CEOs in the sumptuous surrounds of the Palace of Versailles, to being feted by the world elite at the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland, before touching down in rural France to woo the country’s agricultural sector. The packed agenda was the latest example of the young president’s skill in occupying the media agenda and promoting double-pronged policies that have anesthetised public opinion, argues Mediapart editor François Bonnet, along with political and economic correspondents Romaric Godin, Manuel Jardinaud and Ellen Salvi, in this joint analysis of Macron's impressive mastership of the art of spin.

'France is back' declares upbeat Macron at Davos forum

'France is back, France is back at the core of Europe', declared French President Emmanuel Macron during an hour-long speech before a packed assembly of world political and business leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum, when he positioned France as a champion of commercial innovation and pro-economic globilisation.

France bottoms global table of gender equality

A study by the World Economic Forum ranking countries by their degree of estimated gender equality places France among the very worst.