Emmanuel Macron threatens a Frexit if the EU fails to reform: ‘Its dysfunction is unsustainable.’
In a rediscovered interview, EMMANUEL MACRON said that the EU must reform or face the danger of Frexit, and that the “dysfunction of the EU is no longer viable.”
Known for being pro-EU Since taking office in May 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron has had a strained relationship with the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. He got into a fight with Boris Johnson in September after a spat between London and Paris over a military deal between the UK, the US, and Australia. Australia backed out of a $37 billion (£27 billion) deal with France and joined the Aukus pact with the United States and the United Kingdom to supply it with nuclear-powered submarines.
As a result, the French defense minister canceled talks with her British counterpart, and France’s diplomats in Washington and Canberra were summoned.
Mr Johnson and Mr Macron agreed to “continue working closely together throughout the world” after conversations on September 24, according to Downing Street.
Mr. Macron and Mr. Johnson have already spat on Brexit, with Mr. Macron claiming in December last year that the UK’s vote to leave the EU was based on “many lies and false promises.”
However, during his presidential campaign in 2017, Mr. Macron acknowledged that Europe needed to reform or Frexit would be a definite option.
“I am a pro-European,” Mr Macron told the BBC.
“I championed the European idea, European policies, and so on throughout this election because I feel they are incredibly crucial for the French people and our country’s place in globalisation.”
“At the same time, we must confront the reality, listen to our people, and acknowledge that they are tremendously furious and frustrated today, and that the EU’s dysfunction is no longer sustainable.”
“As a result, I believe that my task, beginning the next day, will be to change the European Union and the European project in depth.”
“The question is that practically half of this country is upset with the European idea and dissatisfied with what we agreed ten years ago and in recent years,” he continued.
“As a result, we must reform Europe; we require a new European Union in order to defend our people and restrict globalization.”
Mr. Macron went on to say that he. “Brinkwire News Summary.”