‘Unite the nation’: Jean Castex replaces Édouard Philippe as French prime minister

France has a new prime minister after President Emmanuel Macron replaced Édouard Philippe with career civil servant Jean Castex, who will be part of Macron’s ‘new course’ for the last two years of his mandate. Castex, from the centre-right of French politics, coordinated France’s successful exit from lockdown and is widely known as Monsieur Déconfinement. He … Read more ‘Unite the nation’: Jean Castex replaces Édouard Philippe as French prime minister

Watch again Jean Castex’s speech as he replaces Édouard Philippe as French Prime Minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the government strategy for the end of coronavirus lockdown measures. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more Watch again Jean Castex’s speech as he replaces Édouard Philippe as French Prime Minister

Who is Jean Castex, the rather unknown’ new French Prime Minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the government strategy for the end of coronavirus lockdown measures. “This reshuffle makes total sense, Macron wants … Read more Who is Jean Castex, the rather unknown’ new French Prime Minister

Macron names Jean Castex as new French Prime Minister, but who is he?

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the government strategy for the end of coronavirus lockdown measures, as FRANCE 24’s Nadia Massih reports from … Read more Macron names Jean Castex as new French Prime Minister, but who is he?

French PM Edouard Philippe and cabinet resign but who was he?

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe resigned this Friday, automatically triggering the resignation of the entire cabinet. Philippe will now preside over affairs of state until a new government is nominated. Rumours of his departure had been circulating for weeks and have grown stronger after the presidential party suffered a hard defeat on the last local … Read more French PM Edouard Philippe and cabinet resign but who was he?

Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy, as the country’s new prime minister. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us … Read more Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister

‘Macron is putting himself back in control’ by naming Jean Castex French Prime Minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the government strategy for the end of coronavirus lockdown measures. “This is about strategy”, Andrew Smith, professor … Read more ‘Macron is putting himself back in control’ by naming Jean Castex French Prime Minister

Jean Castex Named French Prime Minister by President Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex once served as deputy general secretary for the Élysée palace under the Nicolas Sarkozy presidency and came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the … Read more Jean Castex Named French Prime Minister by President Macron

French PM Edouard Philippe and cabinet resign, government reshuffle ‘in the next hours’

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe resigned this Friday, automatically triggering the resignation of the entire cabinet. Philippe will now preside over affairs of state until a new government is nominated. Rumours of his departure had been circulating for weeks and have grown stronger after Philippe won once again a seat as mayor of Le Havre. … Read more French PM Edouard Philippe and cabinet resign, government reshuffle ‘in the next hours’

Former French PM to appeal fraud sentence, claims political motive behind probe

François Fillon was today sentenced to five years prison, three of which are suspended, for fraud over a fake jobs scandal that cost the former French prime minister a shot at the presidency in 2017. FRANCE 24’s French politics editor Marc Perelman says while the facts are against him, the conditions under which the probe … Read more Former French PM to appeal fraud sentence, claims political motive behind probe

Former French PM Francois Fillon handed prison sentence for fraud

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has been handed a five-year prison sentence for fraud. A court in Paris found him guilty of misusing public funds and embezzlement, for setting up fake jobs for his wife and their children. His wife received more than a million dollars and has been convicted as an accomplice. – … Read more Former French PM Francois Fillon handed prison sentence for fraud

Former French PM sentenced to prison over fake jobs scandal

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon and his wife were found guilty Monday of fraud in a trial linked to the creation of fake jobs, a scandal that brought down the prime minister’s presidential ambitions. FRANCE 24 senior reporter Catherine Norris-Trent says Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which are suspended. … Read more Former French PM sentenced to prison over fake jobs scandal

France ex-PM Fillon awaits verdict over corruption case

A verdict is expected in the corruption trial of former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. He faces up to five years in jail but says the scandal is a political smear campaign. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more France ex-PM Fillon awaits verdict over corruption case

France’s lockdown easing: Informations about French overseas territories

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe is on May 28 presenting the details of phase two of France’s plan to lift its nationwide coronavirus lockdown. He gave some informations about French overseas territories. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more France’s lockdown easing: Informations about French overseas territories

Covid-19: France to scrap 100km rule in June

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on May 28 that the country would scrap the 100km travel limit and that parks, beaches, lakes and museums would be able to reopen from June 2. But clubs will remain closed until at least June 21. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Covid-19: France to scrap 100km rule in June