Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the European Parliament Heckled and Heavily Criticised

ER Editor: Curiously, this account of Macron’s ridiculed presence and heckled speech says nothing about anyone criticizing the absolute tyranny that he has been busily imposing on his own people.

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Emmanuel Macron’s speech to the European Parliament heckled and heavily criticised

FRANCE SOIR

On 1 January 2022, France took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for a period of six months. Today, Emmanuel Macron went to Strasbourg to give his inaugural speech to MEPs. He made a strong impression, to say the least.

The French president was booed as soon as he arrived

“Climate, climate, Macron guilty!” shouted environmental activists as Emmanuel Macron walked alongside Roberta Metsola, the new president of the Parliament.

Translation: Emmanuel Macron booed as he arrives at the European Parliament

ER: You don’t need French to appreciate this video!

Yannick Jadot, the EELV candidate, took the offensive, calling Emmanuel Macron the “president of climate inaction”. “It is not enough to proclaim oneself pro-European to serve Europe,” he added. A few minutes later, the French president said in his speech that it was necessary to “move from intentions to actions”. With only three months to go before the presidential election, this is ambitious.

A remarkable speech…

Emmanuel Macron had thirty minutes to present his vision of Europe to his audience. What he said in a few words:

“Democracy: give the European Parliament a right of legislative initiative;
Climate: legislate against imported deforestation / apply a carbon tax at borders;
Employment: reduce gender inequality / guarantee a minimum wage / invest in digital technology;
Security: reforming the Schengen area / developing a “rapid reaction force” to protect external borders / creating a “new security order” in Europe with NATO to counter Russia;
International relations: EU-Africa summit in February / being “firm” with the UK.

“Our generations have to re-found our Europe. We have to give ourselves the means to make Europe a power for the future, for balance”, he ended by declaring.

…and criticised

Criticism was rife after the speech. Jordan Bardella, MEP and president of the Rassemblement National (ER: Marine Le Pen’s party), sent a clear message that he shared on the networks: “Mr Macron, your Europe has become Washington’s backyard, Beijing’s prey, Erdogan’s doormat and Africa’s hotel. All that will remain of your mandate is cynicism and contempt: for France as for Europe, it is vital that it remains unique.”

For their part, MEPs Manuel Bompard and Manon Aubry, both from La France Insoumise, distinguished themselves with speeches that were as short as they were forceful:

Translation: President of sovereignty, climate and freedom? Mr #Macron, nobody is fooled by your promises. Fortunately, in 3 months, the French can rid Europe of them. Let’s count on them to allow you, in turn, to take a holiday in Ibiza!

Not everyone stayed until the end

Some time later, when he was supposed to answer MEPs’ questions at a press conference, Emmanuel Macron preferred to continue with the statements, refusing the questions. The reaction of the journalists present was immediate: they left the room.

Translation: Macron’s coronation as Emperor of Europe got off to a good start as European journalists left the room to protest against his decision to limit himself to a 4-minute monologue instead of answering their questions as planned…

The French president was counting on capitalising on this six-month presidency, with a view to his probable re-election bid: this decried performance illustrates his positions and postures, and the strong criticisms they arouse. Will he keep this horizon for the election, or will he descend into the French arena for his presidential campaign?

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5 Comments on Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the European Parliament Heckled and Heavily Criticised

  1. Giant hold up (600 million euros) : The workers at EDF are sounding the alarm :

    Électricité à bas prix : le CSE d’EDF déclenche un droit d’alerte économique (Boursorama.com)
    https://www.crashdebug.fr/electricite-a-bas-prix-le-cse-d-edf-declenche-un-droit-d-alerte-economique-boursorama-com
    Publication : 20 janvier 2022

    Comme on l’a vu, le prix de gros de l’électricité a pris +800% à niveau européen, car eux calculent à partir du Gaz et du Charbon, alors que nous, grâce à EDF et à ce que NOUS avons investi au cour des années, notre production d’électricité est majoritairement nucléaire…
    « La Commission Européenne impose la mise en concurrence d’EDF… qui DOIT DONC AUGMENTER LES TARIFS DE SON ÉLECTRICITÉ POUR QUE SES CONCURRENTS PUISSENT ÊTRE COMPÉTITIFS ! Dans la chronique éco, Henri Sterdyniak dévoile les dessous d’une hausse injustifiable qui va coûter 600 millions d’euros aux Français » :

    L’INCROYABLE ARNAQUE DE LA HAUSSE DU PRIX DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ (480p)
    https://ok.ru/video/3668081511086

    Le CSE Central d’EDF a déclenché une procédure de droit d’alerte économique “suite aux annonces gouvernementales” mettant à contribution le groupe pour contenir la facture d’électricité des ménages et des entreprises, a-t-il annoncé jeudi, faisant valoir sa farouche opposition à ces mesures susceptibles de nuire à la santé financière de l’énergéticien.
    Inscrit dans le code du Travail, ce droit d’alerte est prévu lorsque les COMITÉS SOCIAUX ET ÉCONOMIQUES ont “connaissance de faits de nature à affecter de manière préoccupante la situation économique de l’entreprise”, rappelle le CSE d’EDF, qui entend ainsi faire valoir ses “préoccupations” et pouvoir “poser officiellement des questions à la direction du groupe concernant les impacts de ces mesures”.
    “En fonction des réponses” de la direction le 4 février prochain, date à laquelle cette réunion doit avoir lieu, “le comité peut confirmer son droit d’alerte et commander une expertise”, souligne-t-il dans un communiqué.

    Le 13 janvier, en pleine flambée des cours de l’énergie et dans un contexte de haute inflation, le gouvernement avait annoncé qu’il allait contraindre EDF à vendre davantage d’électricité à bas prix à ses concurrents pour protéger le pouvoir d’achat des Français.
    EDF va ainsi vendre à un prix réduit jusqu’à 40% de sa production électrique en 2022, au lieu de vendre au prix fort du marché, et perdre environ 8 milliards sur son excédent brut d’exploitation 2022, selon le groupe.
    Dans un message interne aux cadres d’EDF, le PDG Jean-Bernard Lévy a, lui-même, vivement critiqué ces mesures gouvernementales, décrivant “un véritable choc”, tandis que les quatre organisations syndicales représentatives du groupe ont appelé à une journée de grève le 26 janvier.
    “Dans le contexte actuel de flambée des prix de l’électricité, le ministre de l’Economie Bruno Le Maire et la ministre de l’Ecologie Barbara Pompili proposent de mettre EDF dans un gouffre financier, au profit de la sacro-sainte concurrence”, estime le comité, qui dénonce une “extorsion encadrée de sa production au profit de ses concurrents.”

    “Si, comme il l’a déclaré hier, EDF est bien +au service de l’intérêt général+, le ministre, lui, est au service de ses concurrents privés et de la commission européenne. Nous dénonçons cette imposture qui consiste à prétendre sauver le pouvoir d’achat des Français, tout en détruisant leur patrimoine public”, déclare le secrétaire du CSES Philippe Page Le Mérour (CGT).
    Interrogé mercredi par plusieurs élus au Sénat sur ce dossier, le ministre de l’Économie Bruno Le Maire a jugé “normal qu’une entreprise publique comme EDF participe au soutien des Français, des ménages et des entreprises quand les prix de l’électricité flambent”.

    Source : Boursorama.com

  2. Macron candidat de la Grande Réinitialisation et le pacte de liquidation
    https://reseauinternational.net/macron-candidat-de-la-grande-reinitialisation-et-le-pacte-de-liquidation/
    16 décembre 2021(transmis chez OD par Knopfler)
    par Marc Gabriel Draghi

    Un rattrapage des prix de l’électricité en 2023 à l’étude
    information fournie par Reuters•20/01/2022 à 10:55
    https://www.boursorama.com/patrimoine/actualites/un-rattrapage-des-prix-de-l-electricite-en-2023-a-l-etude-57373d2d141f45d9875f4ec1458d9893

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