Macron Says Europe Should Reduce Dependence On US Dollar, Seek ‘Strategic Autonomy’

y Tyler Durden

Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 – 02:00 PM

As the United States combats a recent flood of countries ‘de-dollarizing‘ – trading commodities in other currencies, the last thing that was needed was French President Emanuel Macron amplifying this message.

After spending around six hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of a three-day state visit to China, Macron made extremely clear that France wants nothing to do with WWIII, emphasizing that Europe must employ "strategic autonomy," presumably led by France, to become a "third superpower," according to Politico.

While speaking with reporters aboard COTAM Unité, France’s Air Force One, the French President said that the "great risk" facing Europe right now is that it "gets caught up in crises that are not ours, which prevents it from building its strategic autonomy."

This isn’t the first time Macron has suggested reducing dependence on the US. In November, the French President called for a "single global order" while discussing the power interests of Russia and China and the threat of war.

"We are in a jungle and we have two big elephants trying to become more and more nervous," he said.

"If they become very nervous and start a war, it will be a big problem for the rest of the jungle. You need the cooperation of a lot of other animals, tigers, monkeys and so on," added Macron.

China agrees

Macron’s concept of strategic autonomy was ‘enthusiastically endorsed’ by Xi and the CCP, who have been focusing on the notion that the West is in decline while China rises, and that weakening the transatlantic relationship will accelerate this trend.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/macron-says-europe-should-reduce-dependence-us-dollar-seek-strategic-autonomy

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