Mr Macron was sworn-in as president a week after his victory over the National Front's Marine le Pen, with 66% of the vote in the run-off poll. Macron's direct predecessor Francois Hollande, a self-styled "Normal President", meanwhile came under fire for paying almost 10,000 euros a month to his hairdresser. Some media have dubbed the pair "Merkron" - a reference to the "Merkozy" moniker used for Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, France's conservative leader from 2007-12.
"He has a very good relationship with Merkel", the source said.
He said he will implement a reform agenda at home "not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it". He also wants common standards for dealing with refugees and migrants through a European asylum agency.
Philippe is the mayor of the Normandy port of Le Havre, a trained lawyer and an author of political thrillers.
Philippe's nomination also expresses Macron's strategy to go beyond the traditional right vs left divide, and to split the centre-right Republicans party - to which Philippe belongs - ahead of next month's legislative elections.
According to Devecchio, Philippe's appointment would allow the right to rethink and readjust their policies in the long term, however, this decision might cost Macron some of his left-wing supporters.
The Greens, who supported a far-left candidate for the presidency, decried "Macron's liberal intentions" in a press release and reaffirmed their plea to the president for the creation of an Environment Ministry in the French government.
Both have also worked briefly in the private sector: Philippe in a law firm and then as a lobbyist for state nuclear group Areva, while Macron was once an investment banker.
Despite her crushing defeat to Macron, Le Pen is counting on her record high voter count more than 10.6 million to propel her party into parliament, as well as bidding to take in "electoral orphans" unsatisfied by Macron and feeling betrayed by the mainstream right, Bay said.
That should give a welcome burst of energy to the much-maligned European Union and efforts to fix it, even if Macron and Merkel won't necessarily agree on how.
She held out the possibility of deep reform to the 19-nation eurozone if it is deemed necessary, saying she's prepared to talk about changes to the European Union treaties - a cumbersome and politically risky process.
"We have been designated the leading opposition force in this second round, that shows a re-composition of political life", she said.
"There will be no arm-wrestling", she said.
Germany, which as Europe's strongest economy has borne the brunt of bailouts for weaker eurozone members, is not thrilled by this idea. One of Macron's close aides said on Sunday this was the kind of tough choice that would have to be made in Macron's inner circle now that the battle for the Elysee was won.
His close association with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would attract the support of conservatives across Iran. He is now facing five rivals, but some could withdraw in favor of more prominent candidates.
It was Noah's fourth consecutive year at the top of the list of male names, and Emma's third on the female side. Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.
Several users who have had early access to the JioFiber Preview Offer have tweeted about the service in the past. Once 100 GB are consumed, users would be able to access broadband Internet at 1 Mbps speed, for unlimited usage.
On Afghanistan, Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if worldwide support is sustained". President Donald Trump has promised to cut excess spending as he tries to clean up the budget and decrease the deficit.
The SMS and E-Mail gateways will be activated at the time of results release. - Submit your name, roll number and date of birth. Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah has kept a close watch over the MPBSE Result 2017 declaration.
He said the find is still in a preliminary stage, and more mummies are expected to be discovered in the area. The mummies have been elaborately preserved and are thought to have been officials and priests.
It wasn't an easy task for Dusty "The Wildman" Crum, an orchid grower by day and a champion python hunter in his spare time. Crum and his crew also captured 78 eggs, so they definitely helped cut down on the growing snake population.
Truth is that no one is safe and the wait to know if your favorite TV show will continue or not can be a long and tedious one. Despite rumours that this season would be its last, it seems as though New Girl is being pushed on for one final season .
Doctors Without Borders said at least 21 people were wounded but access to the area is needed to determine the full toll. Preliminary information reported that displaced civilians sought refuge at a mosque, a Catholic church and a hospital.
Less than one percent of refugees succeed in their efforts, leaving around 11,000 now in limbo and constant fear of deportation. The group includes a Sri Lankan couple with two children, a Sri Lankan man and a Filipino mother and daughter.
According to Ma'an documentation, the Palestinian was the 22nd to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of the year. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement that Israel expected Jordan to condemn the attack.
Seth Rollins , Samoa Joe, Finn Balor , Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns will square off on June 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office . Since WWE re-split its roster into Raw and Smackdown brands last summer, perhaps no image ha...
The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said. The White House, in a statement, said that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long".
Reading's game plan had worked out perfectly: stifle Fulham's free flowing style of play, sit back, and hit them on the counter. The Royals may now be favourites to progress to Wembley after escaping back to Berkshire with a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage .
But he scored 13 points in the third quarter and 10 more to close out the fourth to finish with 26 points with eight assists. The victor will tip off the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday in Cleveland. "So it's a not a satisfied season to me".
As Verstappen and Raikkonen came back out onto the track, Felipe Massa had to take evasive action and hit Fernando Alonso. If Valtteri had not touched Kimi, we all would have had enough room to get through that corner.
He added, "I got a chance to play for a first class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports". There are no words that can express the love the city of NY and Yankee fans had, and continue to have, for "The Captain".
Police say Wright's conduct on Highway 45 left Kustoff and his aide Marianne Dunavant "in fear of being forced off the roadway". Investigators were able to track her down because she posted about the incident on her Facebook page.
In Class 12 Science exam, out of a total of 1, 41,370 registered candidates, only 1, and 38,252 appeared for the same. Most of the schools are affiliated to GUJARAT and the Class 12th examinations are conducted by the Board every year.
Haideri's political party, the pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, has hundreds of Islamic Sunni seminaries throughout Baluchistan. The blast occurred in the town of Mastung, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Quetta.