Michel Barnier

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French election polls: who is leading the race to be the next president of France?
Emmanuel Macron and the far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen look set to be joined by numerous other candidates in the French presidential election. We look at the latest polling, and introduce some of the most likely candidates

Seán Clarke and Angelique Chrisafis

06, Dec, 2021 @8:24 AM

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‘The right is back’: Gaullists pick female candidate Valérie Pécresse to take on Macron
Former minister is surprise winner of Les Républicains’ nomination, beating high-profile names such as Michel Barnier

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Dec, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Michel Barnier in French election spotlight as lurch to right pays off
Mild-mannered former centrist has become a surprise favourite to win Les Républicains’ nomination

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

18, Nov, 2021 @3:32 PM

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Macron and the ‘French Trump’ trap Gaullism’s heirs in a political vice
With just months to go before presidential polls, the centre-right Les Républicains, under pressure from both flanks, are scrambling for a suitable candidate

Kim Willsher in Paris

17, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brexit: DUP says EU plans for NI protocol ‘long way short of being basis of sustainable solution’ – as it happened
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes acknowledgement that ‘NI protocol has not worked’ but says new proposals still fall short

Andrew Sparrow

13, Oct, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Bold, haughty, hyper: will Macron throw it all away as France fights for its future?
The presidential election is his to lose. But the divisive forces of the far-right are on the march in a struggle that will resonate across Europe

Simon Tisdall

03, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Michel Barnier: why is the EU’s former Brexit chief negotiator sounding like a Eurosceptic?
Tough controls on immigration, a restricted role for European courts, a new politics of patriotism: why is the EU’s former Brexit chief negotiator, now running for the French presidency, sounding more and more like a Eurosceptic?

Julian Coman

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My Secret Brexit Diary by Michel Barnier review – a British roasting
The EU’s chief negotiator found his UK counterparts bizarrely unfocused during the long haul to fix a Brexit deal – and believes they still don’t know what they’ve done

Jonathan Powell

25, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Michel Barnier joins long list of leaders vying to unite French centre-right
Analysis: Les Républicains face complex battle to find 2022 presidential candidate to rival Macron and Marine Le Pen

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

27, Aug, 2021 @2:50 PM

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On immigration, Michel Barnier has joined the race to the bottom | Kenan Malik
The former EU Brexit negotiator joins many other European politicians with his rhetoric

Kenan Malik

16, May, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Relegation’s too good for Boris Johnson and his team of Brexit fantasists | William Keegan
England’s football clubs may be of Champions League quality, but the current political debacle reveals our politicians are not

William Keegan

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tory quarrels determined UK’s post-Brexit future, says Barnier
Revealed: EU chief negotiator’s diaries, The Great Illusion, give blow-by-blow account of moves behind UK’s departure

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

05, May, 2021 @8:15 AM

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