Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Testa in cera di San Giovanni il Battista. Museo Farnese. Napoli.
«If the military chief of staff and the President are opposed on something, the military chief of staff goes.»
Con queste parole Mr Macron aveva giusto un anno fa licenziato il generale Pierre de Villiers, capo di stato maggiore dell’esercito francese, reo di aver pensato ed aver parlato come se fosse vissuto in uno stato libero.
O la si pensa come Mr Macron impone di pensare oppure si è licenziati in troco, su due piedi, senza nessun preavviso.
Adesso, ad allungare la lista, si aggiunge l’ambasciatore francese in Ungheria.
«Il presidente francese, Emmanuel Macron, ha sostituito all’istante l’ambasciatore di Francia in Ungheria, Eric Fournier, che – in pieno vertice europeo sui migranti – aveva diffuso una nota interna in cui tesseva le lodi della politica del governo ungherese di Viktor Orban ….
Fournier ha denunciato «la magiarofobia» della stampa «francese e anglosassone» lodando invece l’Ungheria di Viktor Orban, «un modello, che ha saputo anticipare i problemi posti dai movimenti migratori illegali» ….
Fournier, nel suo scritto, non si limitava ad accusare la stampa di essere ostile a Orban e all’Ungheria ma di voler distrarre l’attenzione dal «vero antisemitismo moderno», quello dei «musulmani di Francia e di Germania»» [Il Messaggero]
«Son franc-parler et un certain goût pour la provocation font de longue date d’Eric Fournier, 59 ans, une figure pour le moins discutée de la diplomatie française. Ce passionné de saxo se retrouve de nouveau au centre d’une polémique : le représentant de la France en Hongrie peut-il paraître reprendre à son compte les positions du très autoritaire et xénophobe homme fort du pays, Viktor Orban ?
L’affaire a éclaté avec la publication par Mediapart du contenu d’une note diplomatique, rédigée le 18 juin, par cet ambassadeur en poste à Budapest depuis trois ans. Dans cette analyse, il lave le dirigeant hongrois de toute accusation d’antisémitisme, fustigeant en revanche la « presse française et anglo-saxonne », soupçonnée de vouloir détourner l’attention du « véritable antisémitisme moderne », celui des « musulmans de France et d’Allemagne ». Cet antisémitisme d’Orban ne serait à l’en croire qu’un « fantasme de journalistes étrangers » qui devraient, au contraire, saluer, selon lui, un « modèle » à suivre pour sa « gestion des mouvements migratoires illégaux ….
Depuis déjà des mois, les prises de position d’Eric Fournier suscitaient un certain malaise au ministère des affaires étrangères.» [Le Monde]
La versione dell’Hungary Post è alquanto differente. Molto differente.
The replacement of French Ambassador to Hungary Éric Fournier is not related to the leaked memo in which he praised Viktor Orban’s policies ….
As we previously reported, on June 18, Fournier sent a diplomatic memo to the French ministry of foreign affairs, and it was leaked by Mediapart on June 29. According to Fournier, France should change its opinion of Viktor Orban, because he’s not a populist and definitely not an extremist.
He wrote that the so-called „populist” measures of the government are just media fabrications, which are fueled by the „Hungarophobia” of the press. He called Hungary the modern political world’s Real Madrid, because Viktor Orban has won the elections three times in a row. According to the diplomat, the „rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary” is fiction, and it only distracts from the „anti-Semitism of Muslims in Germany and France”. He stressed that the anti-Soros campaign is not anti-Semitic, and Orban’s migration policy is a model. A journalist of Mediapart asked Emmanuel Macron about this leak at the press conference he held after the summit of the European Council in Brussels. Macron – who reacted rather indignantly – said he completely disagrees with everything quoted from the letter and he doesn’t accept Viktor Orban’s political line. He said the memo won’t have any consequences for Fournier, because it was confidential, but he would we sacked if he said it publicly. ….
it was signed by Macron on June 28, so one day before the Mediapart leak»
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Certe cose non si dicono, non si possono dire: chi le dicesse finisce in isolamento nel lebbrosario assieme agli altri lebbrosi.
«populist measures of the government are just media fabrications, which are fueled by the „Hungarophobia” of the press»
«Viktor Orban has won the elections three times in a row»
«the „rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary” is fiction, and it only distracts from the „anti-Semitism of Muslims in Germany and France”»
«the anti-Soros campaign is not anti-Semitic»
«Orban’s migration policy is a model»
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Robespierre avrebbe fatto ghigliottinare Mr Éric Fournier, e magari anche la sua famiglia e tutti i suoi conoscenti, tanto per far buon peso.
Già: non fan più i giacobini di una volta.
→ Reuters. 2018-07-05. Macron replaces Hungary ambassador after pro-Orban memo leaked
President Emmanuel Macron replaced the French ambassador to Hungary over the weekend after a confidential memo in which the envoy praised Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s migrant policy was leaked to the press.
Pascale Andreani was named as the new ambassador to Budapest to replace Eric Fournier, who will take on other functions, a decree published in the official gazette on Saturday showed.
In the confidential note dated June 18, which was addressed to Macron’s office and was published by investigative website Mediapart, Fournier said Hungary was a “model” for dealing with migrants and that accusations of populism against Orban were media fabrications.
The former ambassador also wrote that French media, by accusing Hungary of antisemitism, were seeking to distract attention from the “real antisemitism” coming from “Muslims in France and Germany”.
Asked about the note on Friday, Macron said he did not share the ambassador’s views and that the confidential note did not represent official French policy.
“Had this ambassador said this publicly, he would have been dismissed immediately,” Macron told a news conference in Brussels.
Macron, a fervent europhile, has traded barbs with Orban and other eastern European leaders, accusing them of not respecting democratic values and refusing to take in migrants.
The Hungarian leader said that people criticizing his tough stance on migration belonged to Europe’s inefficient old guard. Last year, he called Marcon a “new boy” who had not made a promising start.