Political developments in France
France is one of the leading players when it comes to European integration. However, following the collapse of the French party system, France has found itself in an existential crisis amidst the upheaval in the country's political landscape with the rise in the vote for Marine Le Pen's extreme-right Front National, the establishment of the La France Insoumise ('Unbowed France') movement by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the decline of the Parti Socialiste and with it the demise of French social democracy. Under President Macron, social unrest is growing. With the emergence of the gilets jaunes, or 'yellow vests', the pressure from the streets is mounting, and the left is regrouping in response to Macron's neoliberal course.