Talking Europe

French election: How could a Macron or Le Pen presidency affect the EU?

France will soon have a new president. It will either be a man who is unapologetically pro-European and wants more integration of the bloc, or a woman who says she wants to free France from the shackles of globalisation and the bullying of Brussels. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round run-off on May 7. Our panel of guests discuss what impact a Macron or Le Pen presidency could have on the EU.


Would a win for Marine Le Pen automatically lead to a Frexit and the end of the EU? Would Macron manage to carry out any of the reforms he says the EU needs?

A programme presented by Eve Irvine

Produced by Isabelle Romero, Anais Guérard and Sadia Mandjo

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