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French president Emmanuel Macron (l) with EU Council president Charles Michel in Paris in January (Photo: consilium.eu)

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France pushes 'European way of life' amid Macron re-election bid

France has doubled down on EU action against Islamist radicalisation, in a test of European appetite for French president Emmanuel Macron's domestic politics.

"Jihadist terrorism remains the most widespread and deadly phenomenon within the member states of the European Union," the French EU presidency said in proposals on "Countering Radicalisation", which were sent to EU states on 1 February and seen by EU...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

French president Emmanuel Macron (l) with EU Council president Charles Michel in Paris in January (Photo: consilium.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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