But his most important achievement to date has been to change France's image as being a place that is unfriendly to business, said 50-year-old Niel, a serial entrepreneur nicknamed the "French Steve Jobs".
He said: "The less ambitious should not block the more ambitious in the room". He told participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: "The objective is very simple and straightforward - make France more competitive, more innovative, in order to finance. a fair system".
President Macron also called for the European Union, which already opened the world's first carbon trading market, to "go a little bit further and create a floor price for CO2".
In terms of trade, Macron said: "We are moving towards greater protectionism".
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of IDA Ireland has said the recent corporate tax cut in the United States will not have a bearing on the IDA's operations in securing USA foreign investment.
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McConnell and Schumer insisted they were still committed to finding an agreement that restores government funding as soon as possible.
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Macron spoke out after Trump was quoted earlier this month using profanity to describe African nations and Haiti. "All of these initiatives and reforms have a natural counterpart, which is European strategy".
Macron also said "a stronger Europe" was needed to avoid problems with people who feel they've been "forgotten and left behind". He also called for the International Monetary Fund to be given a mandate to manage emerging and unregulated financial instruments such as cryptocurrencies.
The 10-year strategy would "make Europe an actual economic, social, green, scientific and political power". "We need to renounce unbridled tax optimization", he said.
The World Economic Forum is set to be held on January 23-26, and some 70 heads of state, as well as 340 ministers, are expected to attend the event.