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Tour de Force – Will Macron Lead the Way to Another Europe?

Berlin European Dialogue on July 4, 2017, at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 173/2017 from Jun 28, 2017

The results of the French presidential election in June 2017 are the subject of the 7th Berlin European Dialogue on July 4, 2017, at Freie Universität Berlin. In a panel discussion, experts will explain why electoral behavior in France has changed fundamentally, what the prospects are for the various political parties, and how Germany and the European Union can work with President Emmanuel Macron.

The pro-European social liberal Emmanuel Macron clearly won the French presidential elections. The right-wing populist Front National, however, was able to win more votes than ever before. Moreover, for the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic, no representative of the traditional parties was represented in the run-off election. Macron will be able to tackle his planned reformed policy with a large majority of the parliament. Some of his plans for reform are being criticized in Germany, for example, parts of his finance policy.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Miriam Hartlapp from the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. The panelists will be:

  • Pascal Thibaut, Germany correspondent for Radio France International
  • Emmanuel Droit, Director, Centre Marc Bloch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Felix Lennart Hake, President, German-French Youth Committee
  • the Ambassador of France to Germany (invited)

The panel discussion is being held in the Berlin European Dialogue series organized jointly by the United Nations and European Union Documentation Center at Freie Universität Berlin, the European Information Center Berlin (sponsor: Deutsche Gesellschaft e. V.), and the Europa-Union Berlin e. V.

Further Information

Time and Location

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall A, Garystraße, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem; subway station (U3, Freie Universität /Thielplatz)


United Nations and European Union Documentation Center, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-52399, Email: uneu-dok@ub.fu-berlin.de