A strange new trend gripped Brussels on Thursday. Call it Macron-mania.
For his debut appearance in Brussels as French president, Emmanuel Macron unleashed a sort of feverish excitement not seen since Britain voted to leave the European Union or the darkest days of the Greek debt crisis.
Journalists tussled over a microphone to ask him questions. Statesman lobbied hard for a sit-down meeting, however short.
But this time the dominant emotion in Brussels was not fear or anxiety at some looming EU collapse. It was hope, at least for old Europe.
“Today the emphasis was on optimism,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that …read more
Source: European Voice