France’s Macron to out­line his vi­sion for Eu­rope

The Philippine Star - - WORLD -

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron is ex­pected to out­line his vi­sion for the fu­ture of Eu­rope as he ad­dresses the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment.

In his speech to Euro­pean law­mak­ers yes­ter­day in Strasbourg, Macron will launch a drive to seek Euro­pean cit­i­zens’ opin­ions on the Euro­pean Union’s fu­ture.

Macron said in a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view Sun­day: “It is now that Eu­rope’s fate is be­ing de­cided.”

Macron wants the EU to “move for­ward with those who want to move for­ward, and those who will not fol­low will have to ac­cept to stay on the mar­gins of Eu­rope.”

He is also ex­pected to push for deep re­forms of the 19-na­tion eu­ro­zone.

France and Ger­many aim to agree on pro­pos­als for EU re­forms by June. Macron will meet with Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel in Ber­lin on Thurs­day.

French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron es­corts Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau as he leaves the El­y­see Palace in Paris on Mon­day. Trudeau is on a two-day of­fi­cial visit to France.

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