Monday, June 5

The EU breathes a sigh of relief at the victory of Emmanuel Macron

The leaders of the main institutions of the European Union (EU) have transferred this Sunday their congratulations to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, for his victory in the second round of the presidential elections.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has highlighted the “excellent cooperation” that they have maintained so far with the leader, who occupies the rotating presidency of the EU this semester. “Dear Emmanuel Macron, I congratulate you on his re-election as President of the Republic. I look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation. Together, we will move France and Europe forward,” Von der Leyen wrote on Twitter.

A congratulatory message was also sent by the President of the European Council, Charles Michael, who highlighted the French president’s commitment to the EU. “Many congratulations, dear Emmanuel Macron. In these turbulent times, we need a solid Europe and a France fully committed to a more sovereign and more strategic European Union. We can count on France for five more years,” Michel also posted on the social network.

Leader Messages

Other world leaders have congratulated Macron on an electoral result that has especially reassured pro-European leaders such as the Spanish Pedro Sánchez. “Citizens have chosen a France committed to a free, strong and fair EU. Democracy wins. Europe wins,” the Prime Minister stressed in two messages, one in Spanish and the other in French.

Meanwhile, the Italian Prime Minister, mario draghi, stressed that Macron’s victory is “splendid news for all of Europe”. “Italy and France are committed, side by side, together with all the other partners, in building a stronger, more cohesive, fairer European Union, capable of being a protagonist in overcoming the great challenges of our time, starting for the war in Ukraine”, he pointed out.

The Portuguese Prime Minister, for his part, has congratulated Macron and has expressed that he faces “with great enthusiasm” the prospect of “continuing to work together”. “The French people have once again demonstrated their commitment to the European project (…). It is essential to count on France in the defense of the multilateralismthe security and the fight against climate change and committed to building a humanist, fair, green and prosperous Europe”, Antonio Costa highlighted.

For Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, the French have made “a strong choice” this Sunday. “They have opted for the certainties and values ​​of the Enlightenment (…). We need a Europe strong and united. We will be there “, he has promised.” My warm congratulations to Emmanuel Macron, who has just been re-elected President of the French Republic. I look forward to continuing our extensive and constructive cooperation within the EU and NATO and further strengthening the excellent relationship between our countries,” said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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Macron has also been congratulated by the Lithuanian president, Gitanas Nauseda; the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin; the president of Estonia, Alar Karis; the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, or the Greek Prime Minister, Kiriakos Mitsotakis.

Already outside the EU, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has highlighted the importance of the alliance with France. “I look forward to continuing to work together on issues that matter to our two countries and to the world,” she added.

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