Projections see centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen facing off on 7 May.
Who are Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron?

The far-right female National Front leader will go head-to-head with the 39-year-old favourite to win the presidency.
What do the voters of Marseille think about the race to choose the next French president?

Russia-linked fake news floods French social media

One in four of French social media users are sharing links to anti-EU fake news that promote candidates such as Le Pen, amid marked Russian influence, a new study says.

Debate: The mood in France before the elections

Just a few days before the first round of the presidential elections in France the outcome appears more open than ever. The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has dropped in the opinion polls, while the leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon has gained support. That brings the number of candidates who could reach the second round up to four: Macron, le Pen, Fillon and Mélenchon. The press examines the mood in France shortly before the elections.
Support for Germany’s opposition Greens has fallen to its lowest level in almost 15 years, a Forsa poll showed on Wednesday (19 April), dimming prospects for a left-leaning coalition snatching power from Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.

Network quality vital for Europe’s move to ‘Gigabit Society’

While capacity and speed will always be important, European companies need networks that are exceptionally reliable and adaptable to launch new technologies across Europe, writes Richard Swinford.

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

The Labour leader says the general election is about “the establishment versus the people”.

Le Pen takes aim at EU flag

The National Front’s presidential candidate has made a symbolic scapegoat of the European flag during her campaign. Yet, the flag is not an official symbol under EU law. EURACTIV France reports.

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