On Geopolitics

France Gets Its Chance to Lead Europe

Adriano Bosoni
Senior Europe Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 27, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Paris' Eiffel Tower is seen at night.

Paris' Eiffel Tower is seen at night. French President Emmanuel Macron's government stands poised for a leading role in Europe, but it won't have it all its own way.

(NOPPAWAT CHAROENSINPHON/Getty Images)

In May 2017, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France; two-and-a-half years on, he has the opportunity to become the effective leader of the European Union. Indeed, France stands on the cusp of a greater role in the bloc as other movers and shakers deal with their own issues: Germany,...

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