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Macron loyalist Stéphane Séjourné named French foreign minister

Macron loyalist Stéphane Séjourné named French foreign minister

Stéphane Séjourné, at the second Saint-Denis meeting, November 17, 2023. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP Emmanuel Macron’s long-time loyalist was appointed minister of foreign affairs on Thursday, January 11. Stéphane Séjourné, secretary general of the president’s Renaissance party and leader of the liberal Renew group in the European Parliament, replaced diplomat Catherine Colonna, who held the post since the French president’s re-election, in 2022. At 38, he is the youngest head of diplomacy in the Fifth Republic. Macron initially proposed the position to European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, who declined. Séjourné has been working alongside the president for almost 10 years: after working for the Socialist president of the Paris region Jean-Paul Huchon, he joined Macron at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance at the end of 2014 to become his adviser in charge of relations with elected representatives. Since then, he has never left his side. Read more Article réservé à nos abonnés France’s new PM Gabriel Attal: The spectacular rise of a Macron stalwart Séjourné caught the political bug at a …

More layoffs at Twitter, and loyalist Esther Crawford isn’t spared

More layoffs at Twitter, and loyalist Esther Crawford isn’t spared

Twitter has laid off at least another 50 employees, according to a report from The Information and posts on social media from former workers. And apparently not even Elon Musk loyalist Esther Crawford, the chief executive of Twitter payments who oversaw the company’s Twitter Blue verification subscription, was spared, according to Platformer’s Zoë Schiffer. Alex Heath of The Verge also confirmed that Crawford and most of the remaining product team were laid off this weekend, leading many to speculate that Musk is cleaning house to redecorate with a new regime. Recall that Crawford had been swept up by Musk’s hardcore takeover of Twitter last year, even boasting on the platform about sleeping at the office to handle round-the-clock demands from her new boss.   The layoffs came this weekend after Twitter employees realized they had been cut off from using Slack. While it later came out that Twitter hadn’t paid its Slack bill on time, that’s not why the platform went down. The Platformer reported that someone at Twitter manually shut off access. Many employees …