French President Emmanuel Macron called for a strong, sovereign, and united Europe on Thursday, ahead of France’s six-month rotating EU presidency, which starts on January 1, 2022.
Macron encapsulated his priorities for France’s presidency of the EU with the motto: “Recovery, power, belonging”.
France’s aim was ”to move towards a Europe that is powerful in the world, fully sovereign, free in its choices and in charge of its own destiny”, Macron said at a news conference in Paris.
France takes on the rotating six-month presidency as Belarus stands accused of engineering a refugee crisis by flying migrants in from the Middle East and pushing them to attempt to illegally cross its borders into the EU states of Poland and Lithuania.
”I would say that we must move from a Europe of cooperation within our borders to a Europe that is powerful in the world, fully sovereign, free in its choices and master of its destiny,” said Macron. Läs artikel