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World Council of the European Union: Emmanuel Macron will hold Thursday a press conference on the French Presidency

08:03  06 december  2021
08:03  06 december  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The Head of State will expose at 4 pm to the Elysee "the great European priorities that France will wear during the presidency" of 6 months beginning January 1

Les drapeaux de l'UE et de la France à l'Elysée devant Emmanuel Macron. © Nicolas Messyasz The flags of the EU and France at the Elysee in front of Emmanuel Macron. Agenda - The Head of State will expose at 4 pm to the Elysee "the great European priorities that France will wear during the presidency" of 6 months beginning on January 1, on January 1, France will take for six months The head of the Council of the European Union

. This approach approachantly, Emmanuel Macron will hold a press conference on Thursday to present the priorities of this Presidency. At the same time, Prime Minister Jean Castex must bring together the presidents of parliamentary groups of the European Parliament and his President David Sassoli. The Head of State, which will be explained at 4 pm in the Elysee, "will present the great European priorities that France will bring during the Presidency," said Sunday the Presidency, in a context of debate concerning the reception migrants or the EU place in the world. This rotating presidency of the EU Council, which brings together the 27 member countries but does not govern the

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The 2017 French presidential election was held on 23 April and 7 May 2017. As no candidate won a majority in the first round, a runoff was held between the top two candidates, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! (EM) and Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), which Macron won by a decisive margin.

Emmanuel Macron sold himself as both right and left politically and as someone who would fundamentally change a technocratic French government system. A former economy minister in the Socialist Party, he garnered support from all over the political spectrum when he In what’s likely to be good timing for Macron , France will hold the European Council presidency during the first six months of 2022, including in April when the presidential election will happen. A big success for Macron in 2020 was the European stimulus plan, championed by him and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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, will allow France to animate the debates by setting the agenda of meetings. Presidential and Legislative During the Presidency Emmanuel Macron, which comes into a convinced European, has already expressed several times the importance it attached to this semi-annual presidency, which will coincide with the campaigns for the

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. April 24 Then for legislation planned in June in France. Its objectives are to "strengthen European sovereignty", in particular by military autonomy, to reform the Schengen agreements, to advance the "climate package" with the carbon tax or to rebuild "a treaty of peace and Friendship with Africa "under the umbrella of the EU. A defense summit is planned in particular during the first three months of the Presidency, during which the most important appointments will be organized before the presidential election. Emmanuel Macron should also give Thursday the list of cities in which several events of the French Presidency will be organized and unveiling the emblem, according to the Elysée.

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