As the year 2020 draws to a close, with crises accumulating in France and Europe, the French President, in one of his longest interviews, outlined the main elements of his new doctrine on international affairs with Le Grand Continent.
“It is vital that our Europe finds the ways and the means to decide for itself to rely on itself, not to depend on others in every area, technological, health, geopolitics, and to be able to cooperate with whomever it chooses,” he said.
Macron added that although the US was Europe’s historical ally, cherishing similar principles, “our values are not quite the same. We have an attachment to social democracy, to more equality. Our reactions are not quite the same”.
What is the Macron Doctrine ? What does the « Paris Consensus » he proposes to replace the « Washington Consensus » exactly entail ?
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