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EU has to stand against authoritarian trends in members, says France's Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, has called on the European Union to renew its commitment to democracy, evaluating that «there seems to be a European civil war» between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Tuesday, April 18, in a passionate speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Macron stated: «I don’t want to belong to a generation of sleepwalkers that has forgotten its own past. (..) I want to belong to a generation that will defend European sovereignty because we fought to obtain it».

National conservative populists have dominated in recent parliamentary elections in states like Hungary and Italy on an anti-immigrant platform amid the continuing EU migrant crisis.

The French President also proposed to set up a new European fund to help communities that accept migrants and noted France would be willing to pay more into the EU budget to fill the financial gap to be created by the departure of the UK.


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  1. Leo Sharansky says:

    “Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, has called on the European Union to renew its commitment to democracy, evaluating that «there seems to be a European civil war» between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism”.

    Bravo, Mr President! The free world should not tolerate Kremlin’s allies and supporters in Hungary, Italy and other countries.

    Liberal democracy is the only right teaching.

    • Voice from the outside says:

      First Russia, then all the rest. And Russia is already starting to crumble…

      • Leo Sharansky says:

        The closer the end of the regime, the more active the trolls.

        But their pathetic screams only make us laugh.

        • The Voice says:

          Your comment proves two things: you’re a troll and you’re from Russia.

          As to what I have said, haven’t you heard that Rusal has begged for the state support? Even if RT or Sputnik don’t say this, there are other media. This is the beginning. And a good beginning is half the battle.

          “One by one your minions fall. We come for you, Putin”. Bet you can’t say where this is from, leo-the-troll.

  2. To stupid Leo says:

    If you have nothing worthwhile to say, you’d better shut up.

    • Leo Sharansky says:

      A troll will decide what I should do? Lol.

      • To stupid Leo says:

        Bla-bla-bla. Yada-yada-yada. Same crap from the same Kremlin troll. Nothing new. But it’s difficult to devise something with an empty head, I guess. Just repeat that Putin is Tsar and Putin is God.

        • Leo Sharansky says:

          “But it’s difficult to devise something with an empty head”

          I agree. That’s why I am amazed that you can formulate sentences, write and even try to insult me.

          But your trolling cannot insult me, young man.

          • Rhyme says:

            Putin’s, Putin’s falling down, falling down,
            Falling down.
            Putin’s, Putin’s falling down,
            My fair lady.

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