STRASBOURG – The European model, with respect for minorities and the individual and the freedom of expression is unique in the world. The EU must not let it paralyze by anti-European or authoritarian developments in member states. That said the French president Emmanuel Macron in the European Parliament, which, according to him, the engine behind European compromises.
To the first speech of the strong Europagezinde Macron was in the parliament eagerly awaited. The president defended with fire and flame of liberal democracy and called it the best weapon against growing nationalism in Europe.
Macron called for more debate about the European values in the run-up to the European elections in 2019. He said that France is willing to contribute more to the European budget, provided the money is more efficiently spent.
According to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, presented the speech that “the real France back.”