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Macron nella fossa dei serpenti. – Bloomberg

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-04-15.

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Francia. Il Senato arrostisce Mr Macron a fuoco lento.

Germania ripudia in toto il progetto europeo di Macron

Macron. Tasso di esecrazione arrivato al 74%.

Francia come Venezuela, Soudan, Haïti e Zimbabwe. L’Onu condanna Macron.

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«Le gouvernement français, devant l’exigence formulée par l’Onu d’ouvrir une enquête sur «l’usage excessif de la force», s’est dit «étonné» de se retrouver sur une liste entre le Venezuela et Haïti et a donné sa vision de la situation.»

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«No matter how charming the French are — in France, it’s always and above all about French interests» [AKK]

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Il problema è semplicissimo

«Emmanuel Macron portrays himself as the great proponent of European Union integration. But his electioneering is opening rifts with his EU allies.»

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«In the past 48 hours, the French president has taken divisive positions on Brexit, trade talks with the U.S. and the explosive situation in Libya. On all those issues, Macron has found himself opposed by the rest of the EU.»

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«That means speaking out against a potential trade deal with the U.S., even as the EU moves toward negotiations. It means fighting the rest of the EU to limit the amount over extra time given to the U.K. to complete Brexit»

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«It even meant watering EU criticism of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar»

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«That might not resonate much with voters, but it’s another sign of the new fighting spirit in France»

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«EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Macron of hijacking the Brexit talks to serve his own domestic political purposes»

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Tra quaranta giorni circa ci saranno le elezioni e le manfrine elettorali dovrebbero terminare.

Però gli equilibri sono stati rotti, e la gente ha memoria buona. Mr Macron si sta isolando con le sue mani.

«No matter how charming the French are — in France, it’s always and above all about French interests» [AKK]

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Bloomberg. 2019-04-12. Macron Picks a Fights With Friends and Rivals

Emmanuel Macron portrays himself as the great proponent of European Union integration. But his electioneering is opening rifts with his EU allies.

In the past 48 hours, the French president has taken divisive positions on Brexit, trade talks with the U.S. and the explosive situation in Libya. On all those issues, Macron has found himself opposed by the rest of the EU.

The 41-year-old leader is gearing up for the European parliamentary elections at the end of May, his first major electoral test since winning power in 2017. With only a narrow lead in polls over the nationalist group led by Marine Le Pen, Macron is on the look out for any opportunity to show French voters he will fight for their interests.

That means speaking out against a potential trade deal with the U.S., even as the EU moves toward negotiations. It means fighting the rest of the EU to limit the amount over extra time given to the U.K. to complete Brexit.

It even meant watering EU criticism of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, a French ally, despite the fact he ignored French calls to halt his offensive against Tripoli. That might not resonate much with voters, but it’s another sign of the new fighting spirit in France.

In Brussels, on Wednesday, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Macron of hijacking the Brexit talks to serve his own domestic political purposes. “I assume this role but I think it’s for the common good,” Macron told reporters as he left the meeting.

Macron’s courtship of voters will continue next week with the results of his 10-week debate with citizens across the country on how to tackle France’s problems. The president is due to set out his conclusions from the process, designed to take the heat out of the Yellow Vest protests which have been roiling the country for almost six months.

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