Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

Macron has proposed cuts to France's heavy burden of state spending and wants to loosen the rigid labour laws that many believe push up joblessness and hobble investment Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election
Mae Harvey | 09 May, 2017, 00:17

He believes that France should embrace the European Union and not fear globalization, vowing unpopular overhauls of.

Investors will be hoping Macron's planned reforms will stimulate growth and employment in France, which has in recent years lagged behind Germany and the United Kingdom. They also argue that the currency has benefited some member nations, notably Germany, while hampering others and driving up unemployment.

The election of a French president who championed European unity could also strengthen the EU's hand in its complex divorce proceedings with Britain.

Late previous year, investors were looking anxiously ahead at a series of elections that could have turned the tide.

Her tally was nearly double the score that her father Jean-Marie, the last far-right candidate to make the presidential runoff, achieved in 2002, when he was trounced by the conservative Jacques Chirac.

Centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte prevailed over populist right leader Geert Wilders.

His election also represents a long-awaited generational change in French politics that have been dominated by the same faces for years.

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The relief is obvious.

The pound euro exchange rate is now hovering at around €1.184, up from the low of €1.177 GBP/EUR initially struck in reaction to the French Presidential election result.

"If Mr Macron should stumble, it is altogether unclear what solution might keep Ms Le Pen at bay in 2022", the influential paper wrote.

Macron, a former economy minister, formed his own political movement, En Marche!

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron is laying the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for his political movement and an appearance Monday with the man whose job he assumes. It holds its own elections next month. "France is one of our closest allies, and we look forward to working with the new president on a wide range of shared priorities", British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.

"Macron is a politician who has never in his career dealt with [foreign policy] issues.so you can expect lots of predictability on the Macron team", Martin Michelot, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, told RFE/RL, ticking off a list of EU points of emphasis vis-à-vis security and Russian Federation, whose invasion of Ukraine and continuing support of separatists there prompted Western sanctions: "the same strong position on Russian Federation, the importance of respecting the Minsk agreements, on not recognizing the illegal annexation of Crimea", and a strong commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

The latest sign of Macron's commitment?

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