French president Macron set to meet European Union leader Tusk

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The Foreign Ministry portfolio does not usually officially include Europe.

Collomb has spearheaded several major projects to revitalise Lyon since becoming mayor in 2001.

When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Le Drian says he expects France to play a crucial role in a "complex, fragile, unstable global situation".

Speaking to TF1TV, The Republicans conservative party member made clear his political condition and was also honored to contribute to the presidency of the centre-liberal Emmanuel Macron, who wanted to unite the wills of the right and left parties for French economic boost.

Macron, a former economy minister in outgoing President Francois Hollande's Socialist government before he split off to form his independent Republic on the Move (REM) party, has pledged to draw figures from across the political spectrum.

Environmentalist Nicolas Hulot, takes charge of ecology, and publisher Francoise Nyssen became culture minister.

Despite her crushing defeat to Macron, Le Pen is counting on her record high voter count - more than 10.6 million - to propel her party into parliament, as well as bidding to take in "electoral orphans" unsatisfied by Macron and feeling betrayed by the mainstream right, Bay said.

Muriel Penicaud, the new labor minister, previously worked for food corporation Danone and French telecommunications group Orange.

On his second full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has met with the United Nations secretary-general for talks on global issues such as peace and security. The MEP was among the first politicians to support Macron when he set up his political movement En Marche, or On the Move.

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled on Wednesday a diverse cabinet line-up of 11 men and 11 women as was promised during his campaign.

Berlusconi who is known for making diplomatic gaffes during his years in power, joked on Monday (15 May) that Macron was a "39-year-old lad, with good work experience under him and most of all with a good-looking mum who has carried him under her arm when he was still a child".

The armed forces will now be led by Sylvie Goulard, the most senior woman in the government.

"He's very serious and well-liked but doesn't know that much about foreign affairs".

This item has been corrected to show that Goulard is 52 years old, not 59.

The two were expected to have lunch at the Élysée Palace before Macron announces his cabinet appointments.

Macron wants European militaries to join efforts and for eurozone countries to share a budget and tax rules.

  • Leroy Wright