Emmanuel Macron didn't just make the case for European unity – he spelled out the way to achieve it and offered a timeline. France's 39-year-old president chose its oldest institution of higher learning, the Sorbonne, as the backdrop for his big pitch for a reinforced eurozone complete with its own budget, finance minister and even parliament. Is it a bold call that will set the post-Brexit agenda, or a hasty case of youthful exuberance that will go down like a lead balloon east of the Rhine?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS and Christopher DAVIS.
Member, German Green Party
Former MEP, Free Democratic Party in Bavaria
French MP, LREM
Head of political intelligence, Opencitiz Consultancy