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President Macron’s Balancing Act

Lecture at the Princeton Committee of FPRI - 26 octobre, 2017
Seminar and conference
Hajnalka Vincze

Overview of the various aspects of French President Emmanuel Macron's policies. From domestic policy, economic, social and integration issues, to Macron's first steps on the world stage, with a particular emphasis on his European priorities. Lecture at the Princeton Committee of FPRI*. 


1. Old-New Presidential Style

(Jupiter and the "slackers")

2. Transforming France

(political landscape; liberalization-protection; the French assimilation model and Islam)

3. Foreign Policy under President Macron

(Gaullo-Mitterrandism; principled dialogue with all; lyricism)

4. Re-founding Europe

(all-time French priorities: protective, autonomous, multispeed Europe)



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* In 2012, FPRI established a Princeton Committee to bring experts and policymakers in foreign affairs together with individuals who seek a deeper understanding of the complex issues confronting us today. The format for these briefings, to be held in Princeton, is an intimate, salon-like setting in which participants may interact and exchange views with experts to a degree and depth not attainable in public forums. The Princeton Committee is directed by John R. Haines, trustee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


france, ue

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