New ambitions for the European Union after the French presidential election?

June 07, 2017


From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Presented by

Dr. Laurent Estachy
Professor in international finance
KEDGE Business School



Though new elected French presidents used to celebrate to the sound of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, Mr Macron, appeared at a victory rally to the sound of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the European Union’s official anthem. Beyond the strong symbolic significance of this choice, the election of Mr Macron, a liberal centrist committed to a less austerity-driven Eurozone and refusing to re-impose internal borders with EU partners, is an event of continent-wide importance. It was also a rebuff to those who believed the Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump election in the US would have a domino effect. 

The presentation will deal with the French-German will to re-instill ambition in the European project. Indeed, as Mr Macron explained: “the euro is incomplete and cannot not last without major reforms”... In this new European context and regarding the EU-China relationships, it should be noticed that Germany and France are already backing moves towards making EU policies somewhat more restrictive: Brussels being looking now into protecting investments in strategic sectors at an EU level …





Dr. Laurent Estachy
Professor in international finance
KEDGE Business School 

PhD in macroeconomics and international Finance, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA) - HEC Executive MBA.

His research focuses on the far reaching interactions between geopolitics and global capital markets.

Prior to being a full-time professor, he was vice-president of Rabobank Paris Branch and had more than 15 years banking experience.



Date: Wednesday 7th of June 2017
Time: from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: CCI France Chine Shanghai



CCI France Chine's Members: free of charges

CCI France Chine's non-Members: RMB 250

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