France and Germany fear being crowded out by China and the United States. Smaller EU countries fear being crowded out by France and Germany.
Angela Merkel’s designated successor embraces some of the French president’s proposals but warns against overreach.
There is no point in watering down his proposals for EU reform. Euroskeptics will oppose them anyway.
Proposals for protecting the European market are uncontroversial. Harmonizing asylum laws and wages could be difficult.
Three months after the Yellow Vests rocked France, the president has regained the initiative.
Conservatives in France and Spain have mimicked the Austrian’s lurch to the right without his success.
Reactionary populism is less a coherent policy platform than a cry for attention.
The tax increases are small. The violent reaction is really about Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel agree, but there are still obstacles to giving the eurozone a budget of its own.
The president is changing France — and fast. No wonder he is making enemies.