The Macron victory is a victory for peace and prosperity in the EU – Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, tonight welcomed the convincing victory of Emmanuel Macron as the new President of France.
“Its a beacon of hope against the narrow nationalism of Trump and Brexit. It’s a beacon of hope for a new Europe in the post Brexit world.”
“The politics of the French populists have been roundly defeated as they have in other EU Member States. This year, 2017 is a new year of hope for Europe. In Austria and in the Netherlands the populists have shown that they are now on the retreat – they have no solutions. They have nothing to offer but fear and recrimination.”
“The election of Macron must focus minds within Europe about what we need to do. We need to provide hope and prosperity to a generation of Europeans who want the EU to do much more. The election of Macron brings with it a chance for a fresh start for the EU. It’s an election for peace and prosperity – an election for the future of Europe.”
“The renewal of France is inextricably linked to the renewal of Europe. We need to work together both as an EU Parliament and as a new French presidency.”