Six Months of Macron: What is France’s Position on the World Stage?
Dominique Moïsi, Senior Counselor, Institut Montaigne in Paris; Founder, The French Institute for International Relations (IFRI)
Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House
In the immediate aftermath of President Emmanuel Macron's election, France appeared to many French and European liberals to be a beacon of hope in the midst of a troubled past year for international liberal democracy. Yet six months on, polls reveal Macron to be less popular than both Nicholas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande at this stage of their respective presidencies and questions are being asked about his prospects for bringing about meaningful change.
Dominique Moïsi will discuss the future of both Emmanuel Macron’s and France’s place on the world stage. Has Macron’s political project been too focussed on his personality over real substance? What effect will his focus on labour market deregulation and fiscal austerity have on both his and France’s future? And how has his presidency changed France’s role on the global stage?
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