On October 18, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation with Roland Lescure, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the French parliament and representative for the French living in North America. The discussion focused on the transatlantic economic relationship and future growth prospects for the French and European economy.
Lescure made brief opening remarks about recent reform actions taken by Macron’s government and outlined France’s prospects for leading the charge for change in Europe. The discussion covered a wide variety of topics including international and regional trade, the role of the euro, the EU’s capital markets union, and the future of climate change policy. Benjamin Haddad, Director of the Future Europe Initiative introduced Mr. Lescure and the roundtable was moderated by Bart Oosterveld, C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Growth and Finance and Director of the Global Business & Economics Program.