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Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Emmanuel Macron’s plan to rebuild US-Europe relations

For French President Emmanuel Macron, "the number-one priority in relations with the new US administration” is clear: to boost “results-oriented multilateralism.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China European Union

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Transcript: President Macron on his vision for Europe and the future of transatlantic relations

At the launch of the new Atlantic Council Europe Center, French President Emannuel Macron talked about how with a new administration in the United States, this is an opportunity to re-invigorate the transatlantic community to tackle common challenges. This moment is an opportunity to reshape the Alliance with a more responsible global Europe at its core.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Shamshur in Zerkalo Nedeli: How coronavirus has impacted French politics

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus France

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

France: Lost in translation?

French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be feuding with the press again—but not in France, this time, but with the American media. The dust-up concerns the separation of church and state and comes as Macron, leader of one of the United States’ closest allies, prepares to launch a major new initiative in France’s fight against religious extremism.

New Atlanticist by Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

France Media

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Sovereign solidarity: France, the US, and alliances in a post-COVID world

What allies does the United States need to compete in the emerging post-COVID geostrategic environment? And how can the United States best engage its allies to advance its national interests in this new environment? These are questions of major importance to a new US administration within a competitive geopolitical environment.

Report by Jeffrey Lightfoot, Olivier-Rémy Bel

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Duclos in Institut Montaigne: Trump or Biden: Rebuilding the Transatlantic Relationship

In the News

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Macron’s plan for Lebanon needs independent figures

Emmanuel Macron must use his leverage to create space for new voices that are not inclined to perpetuate the same corrupt system if he is serious about facilitating a new political contract for Lebanon.

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

France Lebanon

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Europe after COVID

A few weeks after the groundbreaking budget agreement adopted by the European Council on July 21, it would be tempting to say that COVID-19 changed everything in the European Union, in line with the oft-repeated principle: “It takes a crisis for Europe to act.” Like all clichés, there is some truth in this statement.

Feature by Clément Beaune

Coronavirus European Union