A form of European civil war reappearing, says Macron

President Macron  in a speech before the European Parliament
President Macron laid out his vision for Europe’s future in a speech before the European Parliament

President Macron called for a European ‘Renaissance’ when he gave his first major speech to the European parliament in a three-hour debate in Strasbourg.

He said we must get more people interested in the EU and bring its nations together beyond such divides as east/west, north/south or small and large, in “a context of divisions, and sometimes of doubts at the heart of Europe, a context where Brexit continues to be discussed”.

It was not only in the UK, but in a number of other states, he said, that such “doubts” were being expressed. “A form of European civil war is reappearing, where our differences, sometimes our national selfishness, seem more important ...

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