European Economics

European Economics Focus

13 April, 2017

How will the French economy fare after the election?

France’s presidential election puts the country, and arguably the entire European Union, at a historic crossroads. The more likely path is one of liberal reforms that could boost growth and strengthen European cooperation. But a lurch towards protectionism and nationalism cannot be ruled out. This would consign France to years of weak growth and threaten the European project.

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