Posts tagged as Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron continues his visit to Latvia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron continued his two-day visit to Latvia September 30 with a busy day scheduled. First on the running order ws a press conference with Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, which can be viewed below. The pair had been due to discuss “topical issues of the European Union and external relations.” Speaking in French initially, Kariņš talked up the opportunities for “many synergies” between French and Latvian businesses in the…

‘We will act’. French president in Vilnius promises help in Belarus crisis

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is ready to help with mediation to resolve the crisis in Belarus. The French leader, who met with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius earlier on Tuesday, told the reporters that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) could take part in the negotiations. “We will act,” Macron told the reporters, asked about his meeting with Tikhanovskaya. “I have a…

French president meets with Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius, promises support

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron, currently on an official visit to Lithuania, met with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius on Tuesday. The former candidate in the Belarusian presidential elections arrived at the meeting with the French leader at approximately 08:30. Prior to the meeting, Tikhanovskaya’s spokeswoman said they will focus on discussing the possibility to hold new elections in Belarus. “It is very important that the European countries do…

Watch: Trump & Macron meet during D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron joined the thousands of people gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery to honour D-Day veterans and remember the thousands who died in the seaborne invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. You can watch footage of a meeting between the pair in the video player, above. Addressing the crowd, Trump said: “Today we remember those who fell and we…

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Monday, December 10, 2018

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, breaking a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an array of national and local officials as he tries to get a handle on the ballooning and radicalizing…

French President seeks to calm protests, but defiant in fight against fossil fuels

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has made a speech seeking to calm nationwide mass protests, but has insisted the policy to raise taxes on fossil fuels is the right way forward. French news agency AFP reported that addressing lawmakers in Paris on Tuesday, November 27, Macron stated«What I’ve taken from these last few days is that we shouldn’t change course, because it is the right one and necessary». Admitting he has…

Emmanuel Macron calls for unified Europe in Bundestag address

Monday, November 19, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron told German lawmakers on Sunday that it was up to France and Germany to build a modern, efficient, democratic Europe fit for the future. In a speech to the Bundestag to mark Germany’s Day of Mourning for those killed in war, Macron said that Germany and France had overcome 200 years of “merciless wars” to make a “lasting peace” and “cement a bedrock of cooperation in all fields.” Acknowledging that Europe…

Trump’s attack on Macron lacked ‘common decency’, France says

Thursday, November 15, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s tweets mocking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were inappropriate and showed a lack of “common decency”, France says. On Tuesday, Mr Trump attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader’s ratings. “We were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, referring to the 2015 Paris attacks. It follows Mr Trump’s awkward Armistice Day…

France calls for new, closer EU cooperation with Russia

Friday, August 31, 2018

President Emmanuel Macron of France, who is advocating European defence cooperation alongside NATO, has envisaged more up-to-date, closer relations between the European Union and Russia. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported that Macron stated on Thursday, August 30 during a visit to Finland, that the EU’s relations with Russia needed to be «brought up to date», but without «forgetting the last few years». «On matters like cybersecurity, defense, strategic relationships, we…

Macron says Brexit cannot divide EU, criticises Trump’s isolationism

Monday, August 27, 2018

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said preserving European Union unity was more important than forging a close relationship with post-Brexit Britain, and hit out at what he called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “aggressive” isolationism. As pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May to agree terms for Britain’s divorce from the EU and the shape of their future trade relationship, Macron showed no sign of breaking ranks with other EU capitals.…