Skip to comments.Macron seeks to replace Britain as India's gateway to Europe
Posted on 03/08/2018 3:02:32 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he wanted France to supplant Britain as New Delhis partner of choice in Europe, as he embarked on a four-day tour of India.
Macron, a pro-business centrist who swept to power last year, has been beating the drum for France as a new, modernised startup nation on the world stage, while he pushes ahead with a wide-ranging programme of reforms at home.
He has also used Britains decision to leave the European Union to pitch France as an investment destination at the heart of the European single market.
Your historical partner in Europe was the UK, and I want France to become the new partner, Macron told India Today in an interview published on its website. I want France to become the reference partner of the 21st century.
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Wait until the Indians find out they aren’t getting macaroons.
A suggestion... Don not conduct yourself like the last Frenchman who visited India... Justin Not Ready Trudeau, Prime Minister in training. He showed up wearing a funny costume, had dinner with an convicted Indian terrorist and generally made a jackass of himself.
I am aghast that I cannot find the Monty Python song “India, Oh Calcutta” ANYWHERE!
And my Google/yahoo-fu is usually extremely strong!!
Cuz France couldnt just be for the French...
Perhaps you could create a society for France that encourages families non?
Hey India, how are those Rafale fighter jets working out for you?
Macron can’t even do what’s right by France. The idea of him being a gateway to anything but destruction, is idiotic.
>>Macron cant even do whats right by France. The idea of him being a gateway to anything but destruction, is idiotic.
His mom will keep him on course.
Heh, France is certainly ahead of GB in being a “gateway to ISLAM”.
She must hate France as much as he does then.
Britain kinda has a historical advantage here, France.
France to replace Briton as a banking capital of Europe.... ROFL, ROFL, ROFL....
They have do not have the knowledge or ability to even try!
If they make Jérôme Kerviel the Minister of Finance, it could happen.
Replace and replicate the banking infrastructure that is in Great Britain... One of the financial capitals of the world for the last 200 hundred years. What experience does Jérôme Kerviel have in maintaining global currency, insurance, stocks, bonds, etc? None. Nor do the French have the people to do it, or the capital. What infrastructure do they have in place to pull off this marvelous feat?? Nothing/Zilch/Nada.
Switzerland and Luxembourg have the infrastructure to give it a run, but it won’t happen without the people or capital to pull it off.
The Euro as a currency is probably dead in the water in the next 8 to 14 years, no government outside of the EU is adding the EU to it’s reserve baskets currently. Britain will not loose its banking status, no matter how hard the EU cries. The EU is a socialist joke that is dying for many reasons. That was before they brought in the Soros/Merkel Muslim hoard. Now it is worse!
This is not a one man or government job. Your comment is naive at best.
Macron is doing good for France in comparison to the other options (theNational Front is much more socialist) and far, far, far better than Francois Holland
You do realize that France since the French revolution has a sense of nationality akin to the American sense where people are supposed to become French? That's how the Fanconization of people in Alsace, Lorraine, Britany, Gascon, Corsica, Tahiti, French Guiana happens/happened
The French concept is that you can have Nicholas Sarkozy who is the son of a Hungarian origin father and a mixed Greek-Jewish and French-Catholic mother
Ditto for Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris who is completely Spanish OR Isild Le Besco of mixed Corsican, Algerian, etc. blood
So France is highly, highly chauvanistic -- they actively try to destroy minority languages like Corsican, Breton, Gascon, etc.
Radical Mslims are a problem in both countries, but note that in France in particular, most "Muslims" are muslim in name only -- the levels of mosque attendance are en par with church attendance -- miserable. The state is anti-religion, all religions.
This is actually very plausible as the UK is leaving the EU
Most likely companies that want to do business in the EU will move to a mix of Ireland (Dublin and Cork), France (Paris- La Defense) and Frankfurt
It makes sense for non-EU countries to have a place they can do business with the EU through.
The front-runners for the gateway to the EU have different stengths and weaknesses:
It's not about selling French goods.
The Rafale is decent for the money. The American options cost much more and there is always the kill switch that is held by the USA. And Russian stuff is not that good.
Miliarily India is going for a mix of Israeli, American, French, Russian and home-grown products