A national strike begins in France over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plan.
French President Emmanuel Macron tells Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Morrison had broken the trust between the two countries and that it was up to Canberra to repair those ties with "tangible actions". France had criticized its allies after Australia opted for nuclear-powered submarines to be built with U.S. and British technology instead of a $A90 billion French diesel-electric submarine program. Macron also urged Australia to stop mining coal.
President Emmanuel Macron announces a €30 billion plan to re-industrialize France, in order to address what he called "a kind of growth deficit" and make France reclaim its title as a "global leader in innovation and research".
President Emmanuel Macron announces that French teenagers aged 12 to 18 years old will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning from June 15 as the country reaches milestone of 50% of the adult population vaccinated with a first dose.
President Emmanuel Macron announces that the country will began to ease its strict lockdown measures beginning November 28, allowing shops to reopen with strict hygiene measures. If health conditions in the country continue to improve, France will lift its lockdown on December 15, allowing cinemas, theatres, and museums to reopen.
President Emmanuel Macron announces a crackdown on "Islamist separatism" in Muslim communities in France, saying a bill tackling Islamist separatism would be sent to parliament early next year. Among the measures, will include a ban on foreign imams, restrictions on home schooling, and the creation of an "Institute of Islamology" to tackle Islamic fundamentalism.