Tag: Emmanuel Macron

French President Macron urges Netanyahu not to proceed with annexation

Annexation of portions of the West Bank would “contravene international law,” French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It would also “jeopardize the possibility of a two-state solution” and a “fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said. The two men spoke on Thursday, but a summary of their comments was […]

France: Macron ousts security chief after police protests

French President Emmanuel Macron ousted his top security official Monday following protests over police brutality, as part of a government shakeup aimed at focusing on France’s post-pandemic economic recovery for the remaining two years of Macron’s term. The man named as France’s new interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, is facing a preliminary investigation into a rape […]

French President Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Iran to respect its nuclear obligations in a conversation with President Hassan Rohani, adding that this was the moment when the international community must come together to fight the coronavirus. “He (Macron) hoped that Iran would turn to the respect of its nuclear obligations, refrain from taking new measures […]

EU To Shut Borders As France, Germany Tighten Restrictions To Control Coronavirus

With the number of coronavirus cases pushing past 180,000 worldwide, the European Union proposed the closure of its external borders for 30 days in a move to contain the spread of the pandemic, while Germany and France, among the hardest-hit countries in the region, imposed new restrictions on their citizens aimed at increasing social distancing. […]

EUROPE’S DEFENSE DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT AMERICA

Last year, when French president Emmanuel Macron declared in an interview with the Economist that NATO was “brain dead,” he caused a stir throughout Europe. Official European reactions came quickly, and they were negative across the continent. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “any attempt to distance Europe from North America will not only weaken […]

Macron opens door to North Macedonia, Albania EU accession talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he would allow North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks on joining the European Union if the bloc’s executive gave them a positive review next month. Macron’s comments at the Munich Security Conference look set to end his freeze on the two Balkan countries’ progress towards EU membership […]

Macron: Brexit a ‘Historic Wake-up Call’… for MORE EU, Not Less

The French president, who is an avid supporter of the globalist-progressive European Project, made the remarks during a pre-recorded television address to the people of France, aired hours before the UK officially leaves the European Union. “This departure is a shock,” Mr Macron said in comments reported by Ouest-France. “It is a historic wake-up call […]

Abbas asks France to recognize ‘Palestine’

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday met French President Emmanuel Macron in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments in the peace process and regional affairs, the Xinhua news agency reports. During the meeting, Abbas expressed hope that France will recognize a Palestinian state. Abbas highlighted France’s role in “saving the political process from […]

Trump, NATO leaders at crossroads as alliance marks 70th anniversary

The American president will be banging the drum for more money. The French president recently called the alliance brain-dead, angering the German chancellor. The British hosts appear impatient for the whole thing to be over. And everyone is mad at the Turks. Existential crises are nothing new for NATO, but President Trump and the military […]

Merkel rages at Macron as relationship nosedives ‘I’m tired of picking up the pieces!’

In the emotive outburst, indicative of the Franco-German power struggle at the heart of the EU, Angela Merkel raged at Emmanuel Macron and said: “I understand your desire for disruptive politics, but I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we […]