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Without citing President Macron directly, the BBC summarizes some of the reasons that play a role: But France worries a 12-week extension could encourage more UK indecisiveness or a general election which may prove inconclusive on Brexit. President Emmanuel Macron favours a short, sharp Brexit delay; encouraging MPs and the UK government to concentrate on ...


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According to Luxemburg Times, Marcon only wants to grant an extension until Nov 30. French President Emmanuel Macron wants to grant a delay until 30 November, or even sooner, to put pressure on the House of Commons to back Boris Johnson's deal. Other EU governments see that as too much of a gamble because it could lead to a no-deal Brexit. They are pushing ...


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Dissuasion to Frexit My 2 cents point of view as a French citizen, Macron wants to make an example of what will happen when a country leaves EU. The next election in France will be in 2022, any candidates pro Frexit will have weakened arguments after the debacle of Brexit. By 2022, we will have more hindsight of Brexit consequences. Le Pen Quote from ...


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I am mostly speculating, but one possible reason is the following: Kovesi is politically close to those circles in Romania which claim themselves to be pro-EU and pro-Western. She had a strong support for example from Dacian Ciolos, the fraction leader of Renew Europe, who has a french wife and especially strong political connections to France. Western ...


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This article (in French) gives another possible reason: the independence of the European Commission has increased under Jean-Claude Juncker's presidency and this does not please big European countries like France and Germany. The secretary-general of the Commission, Martin Selmayr, was close to Juncker and instrumental in that independence. Ursula von ...


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