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Consolidation means less equipment, less networks, and less jobs.
– Emmanuel Macron
I am from the Left, but I am happy to work with people from the Right.
To create greater convergence, we need more intergration.
What matters to me is to find rational solutions for those that are facing difficulties so that France preserves jobs and its ability to innovate.
I don’t want a tailor-made approach where the British have the best of two worlds. That will be too big an incentive for others to leave and kill the European idea, which is based on shared responsibilities.
We are implementing an in-depth reform on labor market, not to reduce rights for workers but to provide more visibility and more efficiency to investors and employers because it’s the key for job creation.
We should not replicate the situation where one country is in a situation to hijack the rest of Europe because they organize a referendum.
The status quo leads to self-destruction.
Europe’s younger generation has only experienced austerity.
I come all wreathed in a reputation the press has made for me. Judge me on my actions. That’s all that counts.
A Left that does nothing achieves nothing.
To avoid the trap of Europe fragmenting on the economy, security, and identity, we have to return to the original promises of the European project: peace, prosperity and freedom. We should have a real, adult, democratic debate about the Europe we want.
Leaving the E.U. would mean the ‘Guernseyfication’ of the U.K., which would then be a little country on the world scale. It would isolate itself and become a trading post and arbitration place at Europe’s border.
I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people’s fears because it hasn’t built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.
I don’t have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me.
The refugee crisis is a challenge for the whole of Europe, and Europe – it’s a very fair point to say it’s not just a security issue. It’s also an economic issue.
Honesty compels me to say that I am not a socialist. But so what?
We’re not isolated from the world. The world knocks on our door.