‘Insecure’ France is the reason I didn’t get top EU job, says US economist

‘Macron has taken the view that the country on the front of my passport would determine my judgment,’ says Fiona Scott-Morton – BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

The American economist who turned down a top Brussels job after a backlash led by Emmanuel Macron has hit out at France’s “insecure” and xenophobic comments about her appointment.

Fiona Scott-Morton said it was “totally wrong” for Mr Macron to assume that “the country on the front of my passport” would influence her approach to

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