‘France is back’ and could become gateway to Europe for tech firms – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on tech leaders to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe. Speaking in Paris on Thursday, partly in English, in front of leaders of the tech industry, Macron said: “It’s because France is changing like crazy that we can say that France is back and you could choose France,” AP reports. He said his labor changes have boosted investment in the country over the past year. However, the changes, aimed at giving employers more flexibility to hire and fire, have prompted a series of strikes and street protests against what unions see as weakening workers’ rights.