Macron will seek to replace Merkel as the de-facto leader of Europe. Will increasingly seek to reinvigorate the Union even if it ends in a more fragment (multi-speed) Europe.
Push to get a good deal with upcoming CAP negotiation, and strong wish to create sectoral European champions. European cooperation on defence and security as well as climate change issues also on the radar.
Traditional parties are expected to lose a good number of seats to Macron’s En Marche movement: how many seats it will secure and whether it will create a new group or join with ALDE. LePen’s far right Rassemblement National will keep large representation.