Macron’s ambitions for the EU presidency are ‘in jeopardy,’ according to a close ally.


Macron’s ambitions for the EU presidency are ‘in jeopardy,’ according to a close ally.

Because of the Omicron wave, EMMANUEL MACRON’s grand plans to advance his EU agenda during France’s six-month presidency of the Council of the EU may be “at risk” of failing.

With the advancement of new policies in defense, security, climate change, and fiscal matters, the French President hopes for a more integrated EU.

However, as Omicron spreads across the EU, Mr Macron’s grand plans may be jeopardized, according to an Elysée Palace official.

“The important thing to remember in this difficult sanitary situation is that we have adopted a health doctrine,” they told Politico.

“We’re on the defensive.”

Countries in Europe have been debating whether or not to use mandates to force citizens to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccination became mandatory in Italy on Wednesday for people over 50, with teachers and public health workers already required to receive the vaccine.

In the last 24 hours, France recorded more than 332,000 new COVID-19 cases, as well as 246 COVID deaths in hospitals.

After a tumultuous debate sparked by Macron’s comments that he wanted to “piss off” the unvaccinated, the French parliament approved Mr Macron’s plans for a vaccine pass to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant on Thursday.

Macron told the newspaper Le Parisien earlier this week that he wanted to make the lives of those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine so difficult that they would end up getting vaccinated.

Macron’s coarse language, which came just three months before a presidential election, was widely interpreted as a calculated political move, tapping into growing public outrage over the unvaccinated.

According to government data, more than 90% of children over the age of 12 have received at least two doses.

After Macron’s comments were published on Wednesday, Health Minister Olivier Veran said a record number of people had their first shot since October 1.

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After an all-night session, lawmakers in the lower house passed draft legislation, including the vaccine bill, shortly after 5 a.m.

Many of those who voted against the bill were from the extremes of the right and left.

Prior to a final vote in the National Assembly, the bill will be sent to the Senate.

People in France have had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for several months.

“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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