Jacques Chirac

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The Guardian view on France and Algeria: breaking the silence | Editorial
Editorial: President Emmanuel Macron is right to want to face up to a dark chapter in French history


09, Feb, 2021 @7:11 PM

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From the archive, 1996: France stops nuclear test programme
Twenty-five years ago, the French government announced the end of its nuclear weapons programme in the South Pacific

compiled by Richard Nelsson

27, Jan, 2021 @11:26 AM

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing obituary
Former French president who brought in socially liberal reforms but whose grand style ultimately proved offputting to voters

Kim Willsher

03, Dec, 2020 @4:45 PM

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Papers reveal Anglo-French distrust before Srebrenica massacre
Archives show British PM was warned France may have made secret deal with Bosnian Serbs

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

31, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Jacques Chirac remembered by François Hollande
The two-term French president was a fierce opponent who had panache and never gave up on what he believed in, says one of his successors at the Elysée

François Hollande

17, Dec, 2019 @9:30 AM

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'Karachi affair': six on trial in France over arms sales scandal
Scandal relates to alleged kickbacks and has been linked to bombing that killed 15

Kim Willsher in Paris

07, Oct, 2019 @1:05 PM

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Chirac delivered little and left office under a cloud. Why does France now love him? | Marion Van Renterghem
The warmth and nostalgia for Jacques Chirac since his death come from a national longing for less populist politics, writes French journalist Marion Van Renterghem

Marion Van Renterghem

01, Oct, 2019 @2:59 PM

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France mourns Jacques Chirac with funeral and ceremonies
World leaders gather to pay final respects to charismatic and popular former president

Kim Willsher in Paris

30, Sep, 2019 @1:01 PM

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World reacts to death of 'spirited, complex' Jacques Chirac
Emmanuel Macron says former president ‘protected France from hate’ and François Hollande hails him as a ‘fighter’

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

26, Sep, 2019 @5:21 PM

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Jacques Chirac obituary
Dominant force in French politics for more than 40 years who served as mayor of Paris, prime minister and president

Stephen Jessel

26, Sep, 2019 @12:02 PM

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Jacques Chirac, former French president, dies aged 86
Head of state from 1995-2007 led opposition to the Iraq war and was first president to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

26, Sep, 2019 @10:10 AM

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Why Brigitte Macron is the most loved French first lady for years
Supportive yet discreet, strong but without ambition, the president’s wife is a huge hit in a country which reveres alluring older women

Agnès Poirier

04, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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