France’s Macron says U.S. policy driven by private sector interests
Written by MagaFirstNews on May 16, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech at the VivaTech startups and innovation fair, in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS
May 16, 2019
PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the private sector had excessive influence on U.S. policy and he reiterated his wish to see Europe offer a middle way between China’s state-controlled economy and the United States’s laissez-faire model.
“The United States are a formidable continent but they have a model which is completely steered by big private sector players and which is no longer subject to democratic checks and balances,” Macron said at the end of a question and answer session at a tech summit in Paris.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Richard Lough and Gareth Jones)