The incumbent seems a sure winter in the second round on November 24.
The new election has failed to change substantially the political deadlock in place since the vote in April.
The presidents of the Visegrad Four Central European states have been the most high-profile foreign guests of the event.
Merkel deems Macron's words "drastic" and a "sweeping attack" on the Alliance.
Germany would reach the 2% of GDP defense spending threshold by 2031, instead of 2024, she projects.
Franco-Germany seems like the only candidate capable of filling the Western leadership gap opened up by Trump and Brexit.
Western Europe has overwhelming reasons, both geopolitical and civilizational, to prioritize Eastern Europe above other regions.
Bulgaria Hopes Macron Will ‘Pay Back’ for ‘African Migrants’ Comment with Eurozone, Schengen Backing
Borisov has declared Macron's words have been misinterpreted but Bulgaria is to protest them nonetheless.
Saxony is a stronghold of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
Nationalist politicians in Sofia have connected the controversy with "unlearned lessons" from the end of World War I.
‘Far-Right’ MEPs Stir Controversy in India with First Foreign Visit in Kashmir since Autonomy Revoking
Indian opposition politicans have complained that even Indian MPs have been banned from visiting Kashmir while far-right MEPs have been