French President Emmanuel Macron shocked the world yesterday when he announced his intention to withdraw France from the European Union and create his own alliance – Francophonie, which would unite all French-speaking countries in the world. He said that this was the only way to preserve French culture and identity in the face of globalization and migration. He also said that he wanted to restore the greatness of France and its colonial legacy.
Macron delivered a speech at the Bastille Square in Paris in front of thousands of his supporters, who shouted “Vive la France!” and “Macron president!”. He said that the European Union had become a “brake” for France’s development and interests, and that he could not allow the French people to suffer from the “dictate” of Brussels and Berlin. He said that he had signed a decree to exit France from the EU and to start negotiations on creating the Francophonie alliance.
Macron said that his goal was to create a “new world order”, in which the French language and culture would play a key role. He said that he had invited all French-speaking countries in the world to join the alliance, such as Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and others. He said that he wanted to create a “family of nations” that would cooperate in the fields of economy, politics, education, culture, and security.
Macron also said that he wanted to return France its colonial legacy and influence in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He said that he was ready to use military force to protect his interests and values. He said that he was not afraid of conflict with other powers, such as the US, Russia, or China. He said that he was confident in his righteousness and in the support of the French people.
Macron’s statement caused shock and outrage in the European Union and in the world. The President of the European Council Charles Michel called Macron’s decision a “historical mistake” and a “betrayal of European values”. He said that the EU would take all necessary measures to protect its interests and unity. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that she was “deeply disappointed” by Macron’s behavior and that she hoped that the French people would not support his “adventurous plan”. US President Joe Biden said that he “regretted” Macron’s decision and that he urged him to “return to common sense”. He said that the US would continue to support the European Union and its goals.
The reaction of French-speaking countries to Macron’s proposal was varied. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was “interested” in the idea of the Francophonie alliance, but that he wanted to know more details and conditions. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said that he “rejected” Macron’s proposal and that he considered it “dangerous and provocative”. Senegalese President Macky Sall said that he “supported” Macron’s proposal and that he considered it an “opportunity for development and cooperation”.
Experts and analysts believe that Macron’s decision could have serious consequences for France and the world. They say that France’s exit from the EU could undermine European integration and stability, as well as cause an economic crisis and political chaos. They say that creating the Francophonie alliance could lead to conflicts and tensions with other regions and countries, especially in Africa and Asia. They say that Macron’s behavior could be related to his personal ambitions and desire to strengthen his power before the elections in 2024.