PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron will host other major European leaders this month for talks on migration, the economy and defense -- part of a broader diplomatic offensive by the French president.
His popularity waning at home, Macron will hold talks with Germany's Angela Merkel, Spain's Mariano Rajoy and Italy's Paolo Gentiloni on Aug 28, a French official said on Tuesday.
Sources in the three other countries confirmed the meeting.
Macron is also due to meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on August 31.
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He will also visit Austria, Romania and Bulgaria from August 23-25, when he will press for better protection for French workers from what they see as unfair labor competition from the EU's poorer states.
Since a landslide presidential election victory in May and a successful parliamentary campaign in June, Macron's popularity ratings have started to slide, impacted by tough debates in parliament over labor reform and a public ethics law, a standoff with the military and cuts to housing assistance.
A YouGov poll published at the start of August showed 36 percent of voters held a favorable view of the 39-year-old, a fall of 7 points on the previous month and matching the downward trend seen in other surveys.
(Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by John Stonestreet)