Several presidential candidates criticized fiercely on December 9 the words of Emmanuel Macron made during the press conference on the French presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron held a press conference on December 9 at the Elysee Palace, a speech dedicated to the French presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). In this regard, many political figures, including several presidential candidates, scratched the words of the Head of State.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who took part in a conference on geopolitics in Paris on December 9, judged that with his “unimaginative” speech, Emmanuel Macron “stunted” the French presidency of the EU. In a series of messages Posted on Twitter, the presidential candidate judged that the French President’s speech was “flat” and “routine”.
Euro-liberal without imagination, #Macron stunted the French presidency of the European Union but recovered 400 free events for his campaign.
– Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon) December 9, 2021
Reacting to Emmanuel Macron’s comments on France 2, Yannick Jadot, considered that the presidential speech was nothing other than “blah-blah”. The presidential candidate EELV was particularly critical of the lack of presidential ambition in terms of reindustrialisation. “The reality is that France is fighting the idea of” Made In Europe ” […], the idea that public procurement would favor European companies in the areas of health, energy [et] military, ”he said, pointing to the“ chasm ”between Emmanuel Macron’s words and the reality on the ground.
The right in order of battle against Emmanuel Macron
As for Valérie Pécresse, the latter felt that the French presidency of the EU would inevitably interfere with the presidential campaign and “weaken” France’s position in Europe. Indeed, for the LR presidential candidate, the government cannot guarantee its European partners that its commitments will be kept after the presidential election. Responding to questions from BFMTV, the president of the Ile-de-France region thinks on the contrary that “the interest of the French would have been that Emmanuel Macron did not take this French presidency of the Council of the European Union in the middle of the presidential campaign” .
Marine Le Pen is of the opinion that the Head of State “sacrifices the interests of the French on the altar of a” European sovereignty “which nobody wants”. In another tweet, the RN presidential candidate announces that if she is elected, she will tackle the task of building a “Europe of nations” putting an end to “migratory subversion” and based on “economic patriotism”.
On Twitter, Eric Zemmour estimated that through his words, Emmanuel Macron was ready “to sacrifice the interests of France in the name of Europe”.
Emmanuel Macron is ready to sacrifice the interests of France in the name of Europe.# Élysée2022
– Eric Zemmour (@ZemmourEric) December 9, 2021
Another presidential candidate, Florian Philippot, for whom the notion of “sovereign Europe” put forward by the president only hides an “assumed program of destruction of France” as well as “the eradication of national sovereignty” “. For the leader of the Patriots, via his words, Emmanuel Macron is guilty of “an act of high treason which should lead him to jail.”
Macron no longer has “sovereign Europe” in his mouth. Much more than an element of language, it is an assumed program of destruction of France!
It is the eradication of national sovereignty. It is therefore an act of high treason which should lead him to jail!
– Florian Philippot (@f_philippot) December 9, 2021