Six held over ‘plot’ to attack France’s President Macron

Six held over ‘plot’ to attack France’s President Macron

Six held over ‘plot’ to attack France’s President Macron

A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent's borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "real European army". President Macron is concerned Europe is not in a position to defend itself in a sovereign matter, without the aid of the United States.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America", Macron told Europe 1 radio. The European Commission holds that coordinated defense cooperation would not be a means to create an EU army.

An Ifop survey published on Sunday showed the far-right Rassemblement National party, formerly the National Front, has moved ahead of Macron's Republique En Marche party for the first time in a poll for the European elections.

"If courage is lacking in the defence of fundamental principles, worldwide order becomes fragile and this can lead, as we have already seen twice, to global war", Macron said.

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"Peace in Europe is precarious", Mr Macron warned of "authoritarian powers which are re-emerging and re-arming within the confines of Europe", a thinly veiled jab aimed at the likes of Mrs Le Pen and her Hungarian and Italian allies, Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini. "But there's a massive gap between the European defense that Emmanuel Macron dreams about and the reality of very powerful disagreements between European partners".

The alleged plot was uncovered days before US President Donald Trump and dozens of other world leaders are due in France for weekend observances marking the signing 100 years ago of the November 11 armistice that ended World War I.

In another apparent reference to Russian Federation, he insisted that "intrusion attempts in cyberspace and multiple interventions in our democracies" required a united response.

The globalist French leader's comments in an interview with Europe 1 Tuesday morning, when he likened anti-mass migration conservative movements in European Union countries to 1930s national socialism, were "utterly corny", according to Le Pen. "This anger is directed at an ultra-liberal Europe which no longer allows our middle classes to live decently". In this way, I recognise the part that marshals played in the war, and the role they played in the French victory.

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