Banking on Macron

COMMENT

Europe has very high expectations of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency in France, because the bloc is in desperate need of a counterbalance to Germany’s hegemony.

But, in order for France to play a leading role in Europe, to become a policy leader, it needs to implement bold reforms that will improve its economy and make it more competitive.

A powerful, reformed France is in Greece’s immediate best interests, so everyone in Athens should be keeping their fingers crossed and hoping the “Macron experiment” works.

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