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Brussels, my beauty, I will join you soon
As soon as Paris betrays me
And I feel his love is gray, and then
She suspects me of being with you at night
I admit it’s true
Every night in my head
It’s Veterans Day
Of a war yet to be fought
Brussels, wait for me, I’m coming
Soon I’ll be floating
These few words fromAlain Bashung are suitable for Emmanuel Macron, when he comes to the Belgian capital on Thursday, June 23 – as if to heal the wound of his French disappointments. A European Council is waiting, with its indispensable and usually boring expected. If he no longer has a French majority, he will stay for a few more days until 1er July, “President of the European Union”. Finally, to be precise, it is France that chairs the Council of the European Union. A semester responsibility, mainly honorary. Less good for the story of the communicators, but that’s the way it is. After Brussels, there is Madrid and the NATO summit. Then the G7 arrives at Elmau Castle in Bavaria. Zelensky should invite himself to these various events by video conference. Habit well established now. Some even think they know he can move to the G7 in personam†
For which results? Emmanuel Macron managed to get Russians and Ukrainians to agree on at least one point. Challenge! The two peoples have fun with a new verb through their respective televisions: ” Macronize. Its meaning? Talking for nothing. Show concern about a situation, but do nothing. Not very flattering. We know this slight presidential bias in France well.
Floating, what does Macron’s second five-year term look like?
The televised speech he gave on Wednesday, June 22, was of the same kind. Very clever who knows how to extract the content of the marrow. Exactly, we thought we understood that an ultimatum had been given to the opposition. Such as, “I’m going abroad, but between now and my return, it’s in your best interest to agree!” Bad choice. The next day his ministers rushed to deny what he had indeed said the day before. Coded and draft message† Consequence of the departure of Clément Léonarduzzi, former presidential communications pilot, now at Publicis? We should consider recalling it.
In the palaces of the Republic, even the floating seems to float today. how will it be this second five year old by Emmanuel Macron? Some are already imagining that the president would limit himself to the role of super secretary of state, a bit like Chirac in the end. Others are convinced that he will succeed in mobilizing the less fierce opposition – that of the center left and that of the center right – to his panache. To rule again, almost as before†
Britain tough on Macron
And elsewhere in Europe? We see the presidential defeat as a defeat. the economist, a famous London weekly that sets the tone for global financial conversations, looks very disappointed: “Will Emmanuel Macron be able to do anything in his second term? ” De Telegramemphasizes for its part: the strange ambiguity of the French situation “Just a few weeks after his re-election, Emmanuel Macron is indeed in office, but not necessarily in power. †
The conservative daily then repeats the famous maxim: France is definitely ungovernable† Emmanuel Macron believed the adage to lie. It seems he failed. These elections are a serious setback for the French president. If he has great ambitions to lead Europe, he will first have to show that he can lead France. ” De Time for his part, designates the sole winner of the vote: Marine Le Pen. The “Leader of the National Rally”, in their view, is profiting from Macron’s mistakes. The BBC, for its part, is calling for a “chased and weakened” president.
Across the Rhine we are surprised by the hexagonal trials
No majority? Nothing special in Germany, where with the exception of Konrad Adenauer, all chancellors had to deal with partner parties. In the land of compromises and pragmatic negotiations, French mores seem bizarre. Achieving almost 40% of the seats, seen from Germany, is already huge! The voting system is certainly not the same.
the Suddeutsche Zeitung final title: ” Lost. ” And in French in the text. The word “limp”, which is often quoted in France, is cheerfully taken up. sober Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung comically baptizes his editorial: “In the land of the clearance movement. And continues with scratching: “The problem of the current policy is not only a poverty of the projects but also the fact that the dégagism is not always unjustified. Bild, a popular daily newspaper and by far the most widely read publication in Germany, evokes “a lesson for Macron”. The gossip magazine with Berlin sauce has been alarmed by the push of Mélenchon, described as “hater of Germany” (reputation he has since Bismarck Herring† That said, for Corriere della Sera, the leader of the left is “a Third World dreamer passionate about Latin America”. Hardly better!
Elsewhere and finally
peel mellThe evening of Brussels titles “Nightmare on the Élysée”, and is amused to see France † learn the art of compromise the Belgian way † “. From Buenos Aires, Clarin does not in side: “Macron has lost the game. † El Pais analysis: “The French are sending a signal to Macron: they want to set limits on his power. “A defeat in world view.