Pascal Lamy and Alain Lamassoure in FT on Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel

Our president emeritus, Pascal Lamy and Alain Lamassoure, European MP, commented Angela Merkel’s political difficulties and their impact on Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. According to the former,  “Macron has surely known about Merkel’s departure for some time. The bad news for him came when she started drowning so early on in her last term in office.” For Alain Lamassoure,  “for Europe this is not good news, this risk is that for the rest of the German parliamentary term we have a Germany that is more or less paralysed.”

|   01/11/2018               |   Financial Times             |   Lamy Pascal   |   Lamassoure Alain             |   Law and institutions

For Emmanuel Macron, she was the indispensable partner. So Angela Merkel’s decision to stand down now as CDU party leader and as chancellor in 2021 has forced the French president to rapidly reassess prospects for a critical relationship with Berlin.