14 May 2017

Macron Victory Promises Franco-German Revival

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has defeated far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen in a landslide. His decisive victory has raised hopes in Berlin that Germany and France can kick-start their stalled partnership.

In Berlin, Mr. Macron’s clear victory raises hopes that Germany and France can rekindle their post-war partnership, known as the Engine of Europe, which has stalled in recent years as support for outgoing French President François Hollande collapsed, leaving him unable to lead decisively in Europe.