If anyone doubted that French President Emmanuel Macron is now Europe’s diplomatic leader, French politics should settle the issue. Now the French president is trying to galvanise the EU and he is having significant impact on the global stage.

With Angela Merkel’s grip on power weakening in Germany, is Emmanuel Macron now the European Union’s leading political powerhouse?
Macron by contrast is a decisive leader who revels in ambition — the most self-confident French president since François Mitterrand. His solid political position at home, where he is backed by a strong government headed by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and an absolute majority in parliament, frees him to act in foreign policy.

Has he usurped Angela Merkel as the EU’s most powerful political force?

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