A New Start for Europe? - A talk with French Ambassador Philippe Etienne

November 20, 2019

Pictures by Eileen Barroso at Columbia University


On November 18, the European Institute, along with the Maison Francaise, Alliance, and the French Department at Columbia University held a talk by Philippe Etienne, French Ambassador to the United States. Philippe Etienne has been the French Ambassador to the United States since June. Before coming to the US, he was the diplomatic adviser to President Macron. Previously, he served as the French Ambassador to Germany and as the Permanent Representative of France to the European Union. During the talk, Ambassador Etienne presented the French perspective on the European Union as outlined in President Macron's speech at the Sorbonne in 2017, which called for, "the rebuilding of a sovereign, united, and democratic Europe." Ambassador Etienne also discussed with the audience current developments in the European Union in the context of a new EU Commission in Brussels.



Link to the picture gallery of the event: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJwgVHd

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