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Though the official rollout has now been postponed, Macron's latest project remains central to his presidency and to his conception of power.Dosse recently published a book about Macron and Ricoeur titled Le Philosophe et le President.Similarly, Macron's vision for Europe seems to reconcile the irreconcilable: his plan is both to preserve member states' sovereignty and deepen EU integration.Macron also hopes to reconcile opposite ideas with respect to the euro.Beyond these areas, Macron wants to boost innovation in the digital sphere, by establishing a European version of the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. When Macron looks at the EU political stage, he sees stale cartel parties that are just as ripe for disruption as France's mainstream parties were in 2017 .At any rate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will insist on a conservative candidate for the Commission presidency, so Macron might try to use that as a bargaining chip for concessions on other issues.Much remains to be seen, but it is already clear that Macron has brought a new kind of thinking to European politics.
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