President Emmanuel Macron Has Heralded A Franco-germany Alliance Which He Says Will Lead Europe And Stop The World “descending Into Chaos.”
Mr Macron visited Germany on Sunday to commemorate both the end of World War One and Germany’s Day of Mourning for victims of dictatorship and war, the Frenchman meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel afterwards to discuss the EU army and how to counter the growing strength of eurosceptics in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019.
Addressing the German Bundestag, Macron made clear who he believed to be the founders of the bloc of 27 nations (minus Britain, which will be leaving the EU in March), regarding others as “partners” who have since joined the Franco-German axis.
“We have turned the Franco-German couple into the heart of the United Europe to which other partners have gradually joined who had in the past been our allies or adversaries,” he said.
“France has always been on Germany’s side,” said the progressive president of the French Republic, explaining in the ambitious speech of his vision for the European Union that “the new Franco-German responsibility is to build a modern, effective, sovereign, democratic Europe,” which seeks to “regulate fair trade, protect the environment, and provide a good balance between individual freedom and collective solidarity.”- READ MORE