Macron calls for new body to unite Europe’s democracies




Global Report

Emmanuel Macron called for a new political organisation to unite democracies on the European continent, as he warned that Ukraine would probably not join the EU for several decades. Speaking two days after being sworn in for a second term as French president, Macron proposed “a European political community … a new European organisation [that] would enable democratic European nations who adhere to our values to find a new space for political cooperation”. Being part of this organisation would not exclude a country from joining the EU, he said.