Macron to be Greek ‘friend,’ Moscovici says


Europe’s Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici believes that Emmanuel Macron, who was expected to be elected French president on Sunday night, will be a strong ally for Greece.

“I have no doubt that with Macron as president, Greece will continue to have a friend in France, its president and government. This is why these elections are important for Greeks,” Moscovici told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

“I know Emmanuel Macron very well,” added the EU commissioner. “We worked together when he was economy minister… to find positive positions for Greece.”

Moscovici said being Greece’s ally meant “encouraging reform efforts” but also showing solidarity.