On Saturday, the two leaders had a 45-minute meeting at the G7. The two looked relaxed and Macron appeared to ask Meloni about the floods which hit the north of her country this week.
Macron said "this changes were needed to guarantee everyone's pension," after he enacted the pension law on Saturday.
Macron canoodled with Xi across China, sipped tea, spoke of world peace, and sold 160 Airbus airplanes. But nothing substantive was achieved regarding the Ukraine war, other than stale Chinese state-speak.
"We can't take the risk of seeing 175 hours of parliamentary debate come to nothing," Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne told MPs.
With the purchase of the Airbus planes, Air India has signalled continuity for its full-service arm.
Scholz flew into the French capital for a hastily scheduled working lunch to find common ground on differences shaking Europe's two powerhouses after the French leader cancelled a joint cabinet meeting.
France should, in theory, be a poster child for the kind of loose spending that has markets panicking over deficits. It emerged from Covid-19 with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 113% and a budget deficit of 7%, higher than the euro-area average, having pulled out the stops to protect jobs.
Macron and Scholz will have a working lunch at the Elysee presidential palace, during which they will discuss the situation in Ukraine.
The nearly hour-long private audience was Francis third with Macron since becoming pontiff.
The Elysee said Macron had told the Russian leader in a call that "the Russian occupation was the reason for the risks" facing the largest nuclear power plant in Europe which has been a focal point of fighting in recent weeks, raising concerns of a potential nuclear incident.
Macron, who tried tirelessly but unsuccessfully to prevent the invasion and long vaunted the importance of dialogue with Putin, has grown increasingly critical of the Russian president as the war bears on.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to Germany to attend G7 Summit, presented its leaders with various gifts displaying India’s rich art and craft, especially those related to Uttar Pradesh’s one district one product scheme.
Macron, who wants to push up the retirement age, pursue his pro-business agenda and further European Union integration, won a second term in April.
Ukraine rebuked French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday for saying it was important not to "humiliate" Russia, a position Ukrainian foreign minister Dmitro Kuleba said "can only humiliate France".
French President Emmanuel Macron said it is vital that Russia is not humiliated so that when the fighting stops in Ukraine a diplomatic solution can be found, adding that he believed Paris would play a mediating role to end the conflict.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to hold "direct serious negotiations" with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
In a short speech, Macron spoke of the need to innovate at a time of unprecedented challenges for the world and for France, and said his second term would be "new" and not merely a continuation of his first five years in office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French president Emmanuel Macron on May 4 in Paris. PM Modi arrived in France on May 4 on the final leg of his three-nation European tour, which included Germany and Denmark.
The prime minister will hold meetings, bilateral as well as multilateral, with eight world leaders from seven countries besides having an interaction with 50 global business leaders. He will also interact with thousands of members of the Indian community
From a rank outsider to France’s first president to win a second term in two decades, Macron's journey has been uncovnentional
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to begin efforts to unite a deeply divided nation after winning re-election on April 24 in a battle against rival Marine Le Pen that saw the far right come its closest yet to taking power. Centrist Macron won around 58.6 percent of the vote in the second-round run-off compared with Le Pen's 41.4 percent, according to official results from the Interior Ministry.
Opinion polls suggest that Macron has a solid lead, but analysts have cautioned that low turnout could sway the outcome in either direction.
Opinion polls in recent days gave Macron a solid and slightly growing lead as analysts said Le Pen – despite her efforts to soften her image and tone down some of her National Rally party's policies – remained unpalatable for many.
The French presidency said that if the revelations about Macron's phone being tapped were true, they would be very serious.