Wansquare has been publishing a series of interviews for the last four years. They ask figures from the world of economics and finance; Which event surprised them most in 2016 and how do they view 2017?
- The event that surprised me most in 2016 is the Brexit. Firstly, a political earthquake for Great Britain, but also for Europe. Beyond that, this regressive myth of isolation which seems to develop everywhere is very disturbing. It also challenges us as economic players because growth and employment are necessary to restore hope in the future. We must meet their expectations and I am pleased that the strength of the French banking industry, which is a solid base for rebounding, is getting more and more recognition.
- 2017 will be a great political year in Europe, with elections in France and Germany in particular. The leaders who will be elected will have to reinvent the European dream, and will have to make it a priority: Europe first! It will be necessary to strengthen mutual trust and a common desire to move forward, to boldly defend our interests, for example in global fora such as the Basel Committee, where Europe remains surprisingly reluctant to put our economies in order and restore Europeans pride and confidence in their collective future.