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CNN (April 26)

2018/ 04/ 28 by jd in Global News

“It looked like a Mission Impossible…. For Emmanuel Macron, capturing Trump’s heart risked turning the rest of the world’s stomachs.” But somehow he did it. He even addressed a joint session of Congress, giving “a masterful performance” while “tackling a nearly impossible mission. No wonder the entire Congress gave him a lengthy standing ovation.”

 

The Independent (April 8)

2018/ 04/ 10 by jd in Global News

“As the international swooning over the young, vigorous and cool French President Emmanuel Macron continues almost unabated, a dissident voice has piped up that will play well for this (so far) very lucky politician.” Very few French are likely to side with Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan president, who called Macron a wimp and a hit man, and also alleged he was destroying France.

 

The Economist (September 30)

2017/ 10/ 01 by jd in Global News

“Who leads Europe? At the start of this year, the answer was obvious. Angela Merkel…. This week, it all looks very different.” Post election, Germany’s leader stands greatly reduced. In contrast, “France’s President Emmanuel Macron is bursting with ambition.”  Whether he will be able to “restore France to centre-stage in the EU after a decade in the chorus depends not just on his plans for Europe, but also on his success at home, reforming a country long seen as unreformable.”

 

The Guardian (May 7)

2017/ 05/ 08 by jd in Global News

“Like someone who has narrowly escaped a heart attack, Europe can raise a glass and give thanks for the victory of Emmanuel Macron. But the glass is less than half full, and if Europe doesn’t change its ways it will only have postponed the fateful day.”

 

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