When the presidential candidate pulled out of an important photo opportunity, everyone thought he was quitting the race.
The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
Just a month after moving into the Élysée Palace, the new president will face the country's parliamentary elections.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
The former PM stands accused of employing his wife for years without bothering to mention it to voters.
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. Will its leaders step up?
There's a large field of hopefuls for the first round, but they all need to be able to take on Marine Le Pen.
He's only Mr Nobody to people who haven't being paying attention.
He's the surprise winner of the republican nomination, but Fillon is in a strong position to attack the weaknesses of the far right.
The former president has lost out to his own prime minister in the first round of the Republican primary.