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All in favour of EU flag-flying in France

Connexion readers give their feedback on mairies being made to fly the EU flag

As France is part of the EU it is argued it makes sense for them to fly the flag Pic: sylv1rob1 / Shutterstock

The Connexion asked online for views on the push to obligate French mairies to fly the EU flag [Editor’s note: MPs approved the idea but limited it to mairies with at least 1,500 residents, meaning 70% will be exempt]. 

Read more: MPs vote to water down law to make all French mairies fly EU flag

We think EU visibility is very important. 

When we lived in the UK there was little physical evidence of the huge support communities received from European funding, unlike our experiences in Ireland. 

Would Brexit have happened if people had been more aware? 

Connexion readers Trish Wicksted and Gill Palmer, by email 

France is part of the EU and the EU is not only a common market, it is also a political project. 

Consequently, flying both the French and European flags everywhere, including city and town halls, is logical. 

Connexion reader Jean-Claude Guedon, Canada

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