New Pact for Europe - National Report - FRANCE


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This is the sixth in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project. According to the French NPE Reflection Group, France did have a leading role in Europe, but today its position seems to be weakened. As one of the founding members, it delivered many heavy-weight politicians who were instrumental in the European integration process. However, lack of political leadership, and the failure, in recent years, of the Franco-German tandem, together with the debt crisis, the migration crisis and the lack of transparency, created the impression the EU is a dysfunctional organisation. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, the report presents a set of conclusions on how to counter this perception, and address the key challenges the Union and its member states are facing at the moment:

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