France's Macron Invited To First US State Visit Of Trump's Presidency

France's Macron Invited To First US State Visit Of Trump's Presidency

The EU should embark on a 10-year plan to become a major power that will act differently than the US and China, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum.

US President Donald Trump has invited French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit - the first world leader to be extended the offer during Trump's presidency.

France only produces around 1 percent of its energy from coal-fired stations, as the country is 99 percent dependent on hydrocarbon imports.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States is not starting a trade war but trying to level the playing field of global commerce and fend off Chinese protectionism, including a "direct threat" in high-tech goods.

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Expanding his theme, Macron regretted the lack of fiscal harmonisation in the with Ireland notably attracting foreign firms through ultra-competitive corporation tax.

Macron also expressed concern over the "race to the bottom" between countries competing for corporations and the jobs they create through ever-lower corporate tax rates. France also plans to ban the sale of diesel and petrol engine cars by 2040.

Whether silken or green, it will still be a bumpy road ahead to keep warming within the 2°C targeted by the Paris agreement.

While a date for the visit has not yet been officially set and the White House has not made an announcement, sources say that could come as soon as this week, while Trump attends the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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He kicked off his address with a joke related to climate change at the expense of President Trump, who arrives in this Alpine resort Thursday morning.

Trump and Macron have managed to stay on friendly terms despite disagreeing on some key issues, most notably the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

The last state dinner of President Bill Clinton was the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000.

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