OE: Germany welcomes President Macron with caution

12 May 2017 12:07 PM

The victory of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French Presidential election has been welcomed in Germany with a sense of cautious relief.  Think tank Open Europe provides an overview of key reactions from politicians and media.

Emmanuel Macron has put forward ambitious suggestions for EU reform & closer economic integration, including the creation of pan-European bonds, the establishment of a European finance ministry, and the introduction of EU-wide unemployment insurance policies.  The signs from Germany, however, so far indicate that his vision will likely be met with caution & scepticism, not least because both countries are in the middle of an election period.

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