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Macron Champions EU as Nationalist Currents Evoke `Civil War'

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French President Emmanuel Macron gave an unabashed defense of the European Union in its political heart, urging the bloc to reject nationalism, deepen integration and promote free trade in the face of U.S. protectionism.
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French president urges EU reform to fight rising nationalism

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STRASBOURG, France - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged the European Union to reform itself in order to offer better protection for its citizens in a world troubled by wars and authoritarian regimes.
The 40-year-old leader, who wants to play a key leadership role in the EU, outlined his vision for Europe's future in a speech at the Strasbourg-based European Parliament.
Macron said democracy is the “best chance” for the EU to fight against rising nationalism on the continent.
“Faced with authoritarianism, the answer is not democratic authoritarianism but the authority of...
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The Latest: Juncker says EU not just a Franco-German club

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The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament : 11.10 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Union is not just a...
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The Latest: Juncker says EU not just a Franco-German club

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STRASBOURG, France - The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the European Parliament :
11.10 a.m.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Union is not just a club led by France and Germany, addressing amid concerns that the EU's traditional driving countries dominate the bloc.
Juncker told French President Emmanuel Macron and EU lawmakers Tuesday that “Europe is not only Franco-German. We are 28” member nations.
Juncker said Macron's arrival in power in France has “given new hope” to the world's biggest trading bloc. But he recalled that...
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