What is Macron’s vision for Europe?

There is a discussion about France vetoing start of the EU accession talks with Northern Macedonia (and also Albania). French President Emmanuel Macron argues that firstly he wants to see a reform of the accession process and reform of the EU itself. But in your opinion, what kind vision does French nPresident Macron have for the EU and do you think the others are willing to follow? Read few comments. (I have asked those questions before Macron’s NATO rant).

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,: http://www.elysee.fr

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R.I.P. Jacques Chirac. What is his political legacy?

How would you assess political legacy of President Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019), what from what he had done still resonate (should resonate) in French, European politics? Read few comments.

Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019)

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Notre Dame is deeply embedded in the national and world culture and imaginary

Not a small part of a planet watched in horror how flames were consuming the Notre Dame Cathedral. Interestingly, we hear voices saying lets rebuild the Cathedral as European project. What does this loss mean for France and do you think a rebuilding could mean something for Europe? Read few comments.

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Macron visits Putin. What do both leaders want?

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. In your opinion, what does Macron expect from Putin and vice versa and are they going to get something out of this meeting? Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,: http://www.elysee.fr

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Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit: http://www.elysee.fr

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Eurozone: France-Germany agreement as a good compromise for everyone else?

Paris and Berlin would like take the big decisions on eurozone by June. But would you say that the others are on board, do you find this politically feasible? Read few comments.


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Will German-Franco engine change the EU (again)?

It seems that German-Franco engine will try to move the EU towards a deeper integration after the German elections in areas like fiscal issues, defense, others. Do you agree or do you see some real obstacles to it? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron Credit: http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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