Macron calls for ‘European sovereignty’ in face of authoritarianism

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a new “European sovereignty” in the face of increasing authoritarianism in some EU countries, in his first speech to the European Parliament.

Outlining his vision of a reformed post-Brexit EU, Macron warned that there was a “sort of European civil war”, adding that “there is a fascination with the illiberal and it’s growing all the time.”