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‘Emperor’ Macron Exploiting Merkel’s Election Shock to Become Next EU Leader

  • ‘Emperor’ Macron Exploiting Merkel’s Election Shock to Become Next EU Leader
    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has abused Angela Merkel’s underwhelming election result by pushing for France to lead a European Empire, a Paris-based journalist has claimed.

    Speaking to France 24, journalist Chris Dickey said that Mr Macron is the new EU leader as he replaces Germany’s Angela Merkel, following her shock election result last month.

    Greeted by laughter from the panel, Mr Dickey, a Foreign Editor at The Daily Beast, said: “We’re sitting here searching for a word as we’re having this conversation for what the role would be for what he would assume, and the word that keeps coming to my mind is emperor. “He’s clearly looking to do this not by conquest but through the conquest of ideas – by building up the economy of France, by stabilising it so it is not seen as a burden by the Germans, but more as an equal. “But by coming forth with these visionary ideas, when in fact you have this sense of Germany kind of in an intellectual mire.” 

    Mr Dickey referenced The Economist’s cover featuring Macron in the spotlight and Merkel slumped in the shadows on the stage. Mr Dickey said: “When The Economist is doing that, as conservative as it is, and not terribly pro-French, historically it’s pretty striking.” 

    France 24 journalist Douglas Herbert also said: “There is a vacancy free right now to assume that intellectual pulpit in the leadership pulpit in Europe, and as a leader, he might be the prime candidate for that.”

    In a keynote speech at the Sorbonne University in Paris, President Macron revealed his plan for a more integrated union, which is a role that Germany has maintained for years. His plans include shared eurozone budget alongside closer links between European voters and their institutions.

    President Macron also called for a shared border police, a joint defence force and budget, plus a Europe-wide carbon tax. 

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October 3, 2017 - Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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