On Monday, June 25 the AAPA met with the French minister of economics and finance, Bruno Le Maire. Le Maire received the organization in his offices at the Ministry of Finance. The Minister gave a broad overview of French president Macron’s plans for France and Europe. Le Maire said Europe must impose itself as a counterweight, between China and the US. « We have European values that are different and unique, » he said.

Le Maire took questions for a full hour. We discussed European sanctions on American imports and the mounting trade war, Macron’s reform plans for France and the current international climate tinged with populism.

-Eleanor Beardsley