More and more disagreements can be noticed in the European
Union, including among member states, so compromises should be
found and the democratic model should not be abandoned, French
President Emmanuel Macron said at a news conference on Friday after
the EU summit in Brussels, Trend reports citing TASS .
'The leaders of the countries can see that rifts are deepening,
sometimes strongly, as was noticeable in our country. But
compromises must be made to convince everyone and to keep a
constructive majority,' Macron said.
The French president pointed out that the fact that the ruling
party had lost a majority in National Assembly (the lower house of
France's parliament) would not be something new for the
When asked about the problem of strong leadership in the EU,
Macron said that of the 27 EU member states, about twenty have a
coalition government, and that is a normal situation.
'I believe that there is leadership in Europe, but all of us
have to be vigilant and should not contrast leadership with the
limitations imposed by democracy. Otherwise, it might be possible
to cite to the countries with stronger leadership, but they are not
as democratic as we are,' the president said.
'I will not be contrasting the political troubles within our
countries amid the challenges our continent faces with the
effectiveness of leadership in Europe. I think they enhance each
other,' he added.
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