Macron steps into a leadership vacuum in Europe, and on some toes

Press quote (The New York Times)
01 November 2019

“The French think that they can act unilaterally without talking to everyone and get away with it, because they have a dynamic young leader with power and no one else does,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, a research institute. 

The rejection of Ms. Goulard, herself a former European legislator, “is a reminder to Macron not to get too above himself,’’ he said.