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Macron Says Europe Is Giving Way to Nationalism Again

  • New French government to work to counter extremism: Macron
  • French leader says the ‘innocent times are over’ for Europe
Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel MacronPhotographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe must work to counter the “troubled times” ahead as it faces a new wave of extremism. 

“The world is fracturing, new disorders are appearing and Europe is tipping almost everywhere toward extremes and again is giving way to nationalism,” Macron said in a television announcement on Tuesday evening, only his second since he took office in May 2017. “Those who do not see what is going on around us are sleepwalking. Not me.”