Macron in Saudi Arabia: Devastating especially in the style
The French President visits the Saudi crown prince. And comes to the man who should have commissioned the murder of Jamal Khashoggi according to CIA, thereby too close. © Bandar ALJALOUD / AP Hand on the arm: France's President Emmanuel Macron visited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. devastating especially in the style often sanctifies the purpose the means in diplomacy. To achieve change, democratically elected head of state can not scrut in to talk to authoritarian rulers.
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He first talked about Europe and nothing but from Europe. An hour during. The time of a layout in which the Head of State has exposed his vision of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFEU) which will begin on January 1, for a period of six months. From the outset, Emmanuel Macron detailed his ambitions:
"If he had to summarize the goal of this presidency, I would say that we must go from a Europe of cooperation inside our borders to a Europe powerful in the world, fully sovereign.
Anxious to display a determined and voluntarist face, the president discussed a reform of the Schengen area to better protect the EU's borders, the reindustrialization of the Old Continent, the necessary quest for technological independence , the establishment of a carbon tax, the creation of a support fund for investigative journalism ... Europhile convinced, Emmanuel Macron finally said that a more social and "human" Europe finally said.
Murder of Khashoggi: Uncertainty on the identity of the suspect stopped at Roissy
© Johnny Green Jamal Khashoggi, December 6, 2004. The Jamal Khashoggi case rebounded in France. Three years after the assassination of Saudi journalist in Istanbul, a man was arrested on Tuesday morning at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle's Parisian airport as he was about to take a flight to Riyadh. Aged 33, the individual, who presented a passport on behalf of Khalid Alotaibi, was in the judicial detention.
Schengen, Strategic Sovereignty, Africa, Maastricht: Macron Priorities for the EU
But the Chairman knew it: Journalists present at the press conference were not going to be confined to this Brussels news. Upon the introduction of the questions and answers session, he glides:
"I will not affect myself on national policy issues but, of course, if there are any, I will not dwell.
and the national subjects have not been late. The second question first focused on the funny cumulative functions, which will soon be President of the EU Council and at the same time candidate for his re-election in France. "We did not choose the timetable," he justified. And if one French president is elected next April? "All the political forces of our country do not share our European agenda. Maybe the policy will change, but France will remain France. Between Europe and the campaign, will it find the time to govern France? He promises him:
Lead 1-The situation Ukraine-Russia is "unstable", says Macron
Ukraine-crisis / France-Macron (Lead 1): Lead 1-The situation Ukraine-Russia is "unstable", says Macron (updated with details , context) Paris, December 9 (Reuters) - The situation between Ukraine and Russia is "unstable", said Thursday French President Emmanuel Macron, indicating that he was going to talk next week with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodimir Zelenski and with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
"The mandate of the French and the French, I will practice until the last quarter of an hour. »
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" An Invitation to Party "
Every new question about its very likely re-election race, He uses the same method. He begins by saying that he can not speak, before answering in a very detailed way. Valérie Pécresse wants to "stop uncontrolled immigration" by changing the constitution?
"I will not pronounce myself on these campaign topics, but I will not propose constitutional change on the migratory rules. Do not make it a totem. I am a pragmatic.
A shot on Eric Zemmour, here:
"It does not belong to the President of the Republic to qualify or disqualify a candidate for the presidential election. It is up to the sovereign people to choose. I will say only one thing: our country is an old country made of fighting, victories, defeats, which reinforce our values. Respect France is to respect each French.
Presidential 2022: Valérie Pécresse wants to fight with Emmanuel Macron
© AFP - Bertrand Guay Valérie Pécresse, candidate the Republicans to the French presidential election of 2022, during a meeting in Paris, December 11, 2022. after his appointment As a Republicans candidate, Valérie Pécresse launched his campaign on the occasion of a public meeting at the mutuality in Paris, on Saturday 11 December.
A tape on Jean-Luc Mélenchon, by that:
"Entering the European Union? Good luck for vaccines! I am proud to be European when I look at the health crisis. Say "I love Europe but the treaties are no longer applicable to us", it does not hold long.
then came the tour of a reporter to ask the last question. Two last questions, in reality. One on the closing of discos due to COVID. The other, especially, as to whether he was going to finally formalize his new candidacy for the Presidency of the Republic. Amused, as if he was waiting for this moment, the President did not pray to deliver a last number of Actors Studio:
"I understood in recent days that this question was sometimes obsessive, but it is the First time we combine clipcae and candidacy. I will obviously not answer this question, but it's normal that you put it. I see an invitation to the party. I take it even like a mark of affection, a hidden desire, almost a call.
and add "more seriously": "My role is to continue to act at the service of our people, to preserve our unit. "The promises do not engage only those who receive them," said Jacques Chirac in his time. Another candidate for his re-election.
Mea Culpa de Macron: "It was overwrought, a little fake", Tackle Yannick Jadot .
© Europe 1 Guest on the plateau of "Punchline" on Europe 1, the ecologist candidate in the presidential Yannick Jadot returned to the Interview of President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday night on TF1. For him, the mea culpa from the head of state over his statements that were able to hurt the French was "overwhelmed" and a little "fake". An yannick jadot annoyed by the game of "comedian" of Emmanuel Macron .