Slowdown in French growth risks causing political trouble for president.
- Zachary Young
PARIS — After the surge, the sputter.
Last year, as Emmanuel Macron swept to power pledging business-friendly policies, France’s economy zoomed ahead to post growth of 2.2 percent.
Budget Minister Gérald Darmanin has backed away from the government’s earlier projection of 2 percent growth for the year.
He told parliament earlier this month the…