Donald Tusk claims anti-European forces meddled in Brexit vote

'Brexit is the symbol of Europe's crisis': Macron outlines vision for EU's future

Donald Tusk claims anti-European forces meddled in Brexit vote

Britain's Guardian newspaper, which was one of the 28 publications that carried Macron's "roadmap to European renewal", noted that the French president also said the post-Brexit UK will be able to deepen its future relationship with the bloc, suggesting: "In this new Europe, the UK, I am sure, will find its true place".

Tusk, speaking to reporters after talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, echoed French President Emmanuel Macron's warnings about foreign meddling and backed his call for a European Renaissance. "On a European renaissance, France and the Commission are on the same wavelength".

The modern EU began as a simple trade deal among six European nations, but over the years it has evolved to its present Big Government behemoth.

In his letter, Macron again called for more integration and the creation of more European Union institutions to protect and defend Europe, its borders, citizens and workers. Britons heard all of these arguments Macron is now making, but in the end, a majority of the voters simply did not believe the supposed benefits of European Union membership were worth the loss of their national sovereignty.

Among the reforms proposed by Mr Macron were a "rethink" of the Schengen area of free movement, and a creation of a common border force and European asylum office.

If so, this would continue a worrying trend for politicians like Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel who have seen their parties lose voters amid a backlash against their immigration policies and economic reforms.

Representatives from other right-wing political parties across the EU are set to discuss the matter in a meeting of the European people's Party on March 20. "Our first freedom is democratic freedom: the freedom to choose our leaders as foreign powers seek to influence our votes at every election", he said.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said he particularly hoped for "a Europe that protects liberty and democracy", according to the agency Belga. He continues, "Substantial progress has been made in the last two years, but we need to set a clear course: a treaty on defence and security should define our fundamental obligations in association with NATO and our European allies: increased defence spending, a truly operational mutual defence clause, and the European Security Council with the United Kingdom on board to prepare our collective decisions".

While EU proponents always tout the economics of EU membership, Macron himself said, "Europe is not just a market".

An EU-wide minimum wage "appropriate to each country".

The French opposition criticized Macron's tribune on Tuesday.

France last month saw its most serious diplomatic dispute with Italy since World War II.

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