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The President of the Republic mentioned "the need for revival in response to the crisis", the need for "power" and the need to assume the feeling of European belonging.
"Revival, power, belonging." Emmanuel Macron described, Monday, December 6, the three axes of, during a debate for the 25 years of the Jacques Delors Institute, before his press conference . After quoting "the need for a recovery in response to the crisis", the head of state has defended longly "the need to assume this Europe and always saying it".
The French President pointed out that this sense of European belonging "was etiped" in France as in other EU countries. "No one ignores the public debate in our country right now," he continued in front of the members of the institute gathered at the Odéon-Theater of Europe, "when things become difficult, it is said to be said. is the fault of Europe ".
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As for the need for "power", it called to consolidate "a Europe which could make its own choices, military, technological, cultural, values ". "We have provincial debates, where the real subjects are what we want to become in relation to the Chinese model, the American model."
The vaccination of Europeans is the best example of the effectiveness of Europe, he hammered. "Be nationalist, you Hungarian, be Polish or French nationalists, you would not be vaccinated, or imperfectly. Maybe you would have had your Russian friends to give you the [vaccine] Sputnik who is still not homologated by the WHO? Good luck! ", Has he ironized. "You are vaccinated with the best vaccines in the world than because you are European."
, on the other hand, "Europe that explains to people what should be the words to say or not to say is not a Europe to which I totally adhere, it's a bit anything," has -T he launched. This is an allusion to a draft instructions for European officials recommending them to ban expressions as "Christmas period" or "ladies and gentlemen" in favor of neutral terms. The Commission has given up after a beginning of controversy.
Emmanuel Macron in Hungary: Europe Online .
© AFP - Attila Kisbeneek The French President Emmanuel Macron and the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban give a press conference in Budapest on December 13, 2021. The French President is In Hungary, the only country of the European Union that it has not visited yet since the beginning of its five-year. He also participates in a meeting of the Visegrád Group, which includes four Central European countries and meets the Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.