World To win the presidency in 2017, Emmanuel Macron had to reinvent himself. The insider turned outsider disrupted French politics, creating his own center-left party and promising to rescue the continent from a wave of euroskeptic populism. He beat the National Front’s Marine Le Pen—exactly the sort of nationalist who was threatening the liberal values that helped shape the European Union. But a little over a year later, Macron is facing a greater challenge. With Germany’s Angela Merkel weakened, Italy’s radical new government threatening to launch a parallel national currency and the United Kingdom drifting toward a no-deal Brexit, the 40-year-old French president finds himself outnumbered by the EU’s increasingly right-wing leaders. “It is up to us today to take our responsibilities and guarantee our own security, and thus have European sovereignty,” Macron said on August 27, adding that in the age of Donald Trump, Europe can no longer … [Read more...] about Can Emmanuel Macron Defend Europe From the White Nationalist Right All by Himself?
World International Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron took a jab at French heritage, criticizing his nation’s people for being “resistant to change” due to the fact that they are descended from Gauls. Speaking to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe during a visit to Copenhagen on Wednesday, the French leader also praised the Danish economic model, suggesting it was due to the fact that the country’s people are Lutheran. “These Lutheran [Danish] people, who have lived through the transformations of recent years, are not exactly Gauls who are resistant to change," the president said, the BBC reported. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte greet well-wishers with Queen Margrethe of Denmark after a farewell ceremony at the Royal Theater on August 29 in Copenhagen. ACQUES WITT/AFP/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron Criticizes French Heritage, Says Danish Can Change Because They’re Lutheran
Theresa May likely to seek Brexit support from Macron published: 03 Aug 2018 views: 89 Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN IN THE PAPERS – Thursday, August 3: We’ll look at British PM Theresa May\'s planned visit to France, where she is likely to seek backing from President Emmanuel Macron for her next Brexit proposal. Macron continues to face fallout from recent scandals, evinced by his recent plunge in popularity. And Zimbabwe announces the results of its presidential election, leaving the possibility of more unrest looming. http://www.france24.com/en/press-review Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en... … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron rejects Theresa May’s plea for help to rescue her Brexit plan
World Donald Trump French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europe could no longer rely on the the U.S. to look out for its security. “It is up to us to guarantee European security,” Macron said during a major speech on Monday to relaunch his diplomatic agenda, Agence France Presse reported. Speaking before an audience of 250 lawmakers, diplomats and international relations experts, the French leader explained that he wanted to “launch an exhaustive review” of security with “all Europe's partners, which includes Russia.” French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the annual ambassadors' conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on August 27 REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World Macron’s remarks … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron Hits Donald Trump: U.S. Can No Longer Be Relied On For Europe’s Security
World International Affairs French society is split over whether the government should allow migrants from the Middle East and North Africa to settle in the country, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted by the International Market Research Group (IFOP) for the French website Atlantico, revealed that around 54 percent of respondents say they do not want France to take sole responsibility for migrants stranded in charity boats at sea. Around 46 percent of respondents said that European Union member states should share the responsibility for the distribution of migrants in order to take pressure off of countries like Italy and Greece, where many migrants arrive by boat. "Sensitivity to the migrant crisis remains marked by the split between the left and LREM on one side (sympathetic French supporters 66% welcome, Socialist Party 76%, LREM 67%) against 28% for the Republicans and 8% for the National Front," the poll read. "Asked more specifically about the fate of the … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron’s Migrant Policy Isn’t Supported by Most Citizens in France, Poll Reveals