That was the question four panelists, including myself, had to answer last week at the annual Free Market Roadshow. Although one speaker believed adamantly that all would be well, the other panelists hedged their bets. Including me.
Following yesterday's vote, Emmanuel Macron, who describes himself as liberal and centrist, came first (23,86%) and will face off against the runner-up, Marine Le Pen (21,43%) of the far right. This is the first time in the Fifth Republic that the candidates of France’s established parties (the Socialists and Republicans) have not reached the run-off, AmCham France comments.
The Trump Administration has issued a new Executive Order on government procurement and H1-8 visas, which will place stricter conditions on qualifications for foreign workers and review the effectiveness of "Buy American" provisions in public procurement.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU’s) Democracy Index 2016 measures the state of democracy by rating electoral processes and pluralism, the state of civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture in more than 160 countries worldwide. The Czech Republic ranks 31st.