WHAT’S THE ISSUE?
France will vote to elect a new president in April. Current president, Emmanuel Macron's second-round opponent from 2017, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen, has already launched her campaign. And there are many others who could also take France forward. So, to discuss the country's political outlook for 2022 and beyond, The Agenda’s Stephen Cole is joined by Jacques Reland, Senior Research Fellow with the Global Policy Institute.
MEET THE EXPERT:
Jacques Reland specialises mainly on French and European economic and social policies, ranging from welfare and immigration to macro-economic and fiscal policy. He has also a keen interest in French party politics, French and European foreign and defence policy and in Franco-British relations.
From 1988 to 2005, he was the senior French Economic Analyst for Oxford Analytica and produced over 200 reports on French activity, employment trends and social, economic and labour legislation. Has also written on the French welfare system and on French and European monetary policy and he has published chapters and articles on French corporate governance, the French welfare system, French European and monetary policy and on EMU. He co-edited the book “Britain and Euroland” with Professor Haseler in 2000.
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