The political brief

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

In this edition: French President Emmanuel Macron warns divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe are like a "civil war". Plus, it's full steam ahead for France's railway reforms: the government's revamp of the national railway operator passes its first legislative hurdle. Meanwhile, another controversial bill, this time on immigration, is sowing the seeds of dissent in the ruling party.