Macron, Emmanuel

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July 6, 2022

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frederic Macron (fr. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron; born December 21, 1977, Amiens, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France) is a French statesman and political figure. Acting President of France, Supreme Commander of the French Armed Forces and Prince of Andorra since May 14, 2017. French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (August 26, 2014 - August 30, 2016). Deputy Secretary General of the President of France (May 15, 2012 - July 15, 2014). Founder and Chairman of the Forward, Republic! (2016-2017). At the end of December 2019, the British newspaper Financial Times included Macron in its published list of 50 people who "defined the face of the decade."

Biography

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the family of Jean-Michel Macron (born 1950), professor of neurology at the University of Picardy, and physician Francoise Macron-Nogues. He studied at the University of Paris X - Nanterre, the Institute of Political Studies and the National School of Administration. From 1999 to 2001 assistant to the philosopher Paul Ricœur. Macron worked as an inspector at the Economy Ministry from 2004 to 2008. Since 2007, he has served as Deputy Rapporteur for the Commission for the Improvement of French Growth, chaired by Jacques Attali. He was an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque, earning him the moniker of the financial Mozart.

Political activity

He was a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Deputy Secretary General under President Hollande. He resigned on July 15, 2014, and was appointed Minister of Economy on August 26. Macron's main achievement in power is the adoption of "a law for economic growth, activity and equal chances." The "Macron Law", as it is referred to, was adopted on August 6, 2015. It provides for the liberalization of certain sectors of the economy, including the opening of shops on Sundays, the opening of the bus sector to competition, etc. The years of Macron's ministerial activity were marked by active mergers and acquisitions of state-owned companies (among them Alstom and Technip). On April 6, 2016, he created the Forward! (subsequently reorganized into the Republic Forward Party!), which he declared "neither right nor left." November 16, 2016 Ma