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Macron Lobbies French Businesses to Help Rebuild Ukraine

  • Macron gathers 700 France-based companies for reconstruction
  • Earlier, international donors pledged €1 billion of aid
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron is pushing French companies to take an active role in Ukraine’s reconstruction effort after international donors he convened pledged €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in emergency aid to help Ukrainians through the winter. 

Before the war started in February, “France was already an economic partner for Ukraine,” Macron said in Paris. “The war won’t put that into question — quite the contrary.”