While protests and car-burnings are actually common in France, what’s happening now is much worse than usual and will not go away anytime soon. What observers should know is that this is not about fuel prices or Macron’s incompetence; this is about the fall of the West.
French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops on Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, fearing a recurrence of last week’s violence in Paris, officials said on Thursday.
The German tabloid Bild is the bestselling newspaper of the largest economy on the European continent, and thus one of the biggest newspapers being read daily. During the weekend, it normally runs front pages about anything the Germans are interested in, which means that today you would expect Merkel or the Bundesliga (German soccer league) to be the headline.
Unsurprisingly however, they went with the question that many European newspapers are asking today given the three straight Saturdays of rioting seen in Paris.
Mr Macron has been under pressure to defuse popular anger over planned hikes in “green taxes” on diesel and petrol which has morphed into a wider revolt against basic living costs, high taxes, and a sense of state abandonment in suburban and provincial France.
French President Emmanuel Macron referred to nationalism as a “betrayal of patriotism” in pointed Armistice Day remarks that many consider to have been specifically directed at US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies, according to several reports.
Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron have both said Europe should pay more of its defence costs, a day after the US president lambasted the idea of a European army.
Besides where would Macron get an army? It’s not like France has thousands of unemployed, violence-oriented, military aged men just sitting there waiting for an opportunity to wage
Unpopular French president Emmanuel Macron revealed this Tuesday, November the 6th in a long interview to Radio Europe 1 his ambitious plans to revive a pan European army, based on a combined EU military force: “We won’t protect Europeans if we don’t decide to have a real European army.”
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that European countries would not be allowed to pick and choose only policies that they like, but rather must share the burden of mass immigration.
Five protesters were arrested as violence broke out at the Paris demo as images emerged of French armed police officers tackling protesters, injured people and police using tear gas to control the demonstrators.
A 615-page report was recently released, written by an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron, Hakim El Karoui, who is in charge of designing the new institutions of an “Islam of France.” The report defines Islamism as an “ideology totally distinct from Islam” and also never addresses the links between Islamism and terrorism. The report also insists on the urgent need to spread “true Islam” in France and adopt the teaching of Arabic in public high schools.
Another week, another scandal for French President Macron apparently. The leader of France, desperate to get his tumbling approval rating back up, went together with his wife Brigitte to the Caribbean to visit the youngsters in the French part of Sint-Maarten, a trip some claimed was simply another vacation.
The youngsters apparently are big fans of Macron and all posed for selfies with the French president.
French politicians have reacted with anger after Emmanuel Macron asserted that “true” Frenchmen and Danes “do not exist”, and attacked the people he rules over as stubbornly resistant to change while on an official visit to Denmark.
Where in the world does he get such crazy ideas?
In a confessional book, “A President Shouldn’t Say That…”, published in 2016, a few months before the 2017 French presidential election, France’s then President François Hollande admitted that France has “a problem with Islam. No one doubts it,” he wrote. He wrote as well that France has a problem with veiled women in public and with mass immigration. Then he added: “How can one avoid a partition? Because that is still what is happening: a partition”.
The “partition” about which Hollande was talking was the partition of France — one part for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.
“A Europe of cooperation will gain from the victories of people like Orbán in Hungary, Strache in Austria and Salvini in Italy, and the growth of movements that refuse to live under the anti-democratic failure that is the European Union.”
Resistance to President Macron’s proposed bill to ban ‘fake news’ on the internet during election campaigns is gathering steam, with National Assembly lawmakers from the left, right and center uniting to reject what they say is a threat to France’s constitution.