Emmanuel Macron: Expert discusses 'very low' approval rate
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President of Generation Frexit, a campaign dedicated to removing France from the European Union in the same way as Brexit, Charles-Henris Gallois warned French President Emmanuel Macron his popularity is dwindling. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Gallois insisted the cause of this was France following the EU’s pushes for reform. He also argued another contributing factor was the countries’ failures in handling the COVID-19 crisis.
Mr Gallois said: “The main issue we are having in France is that we are part of the European Union.
“We are part of some projects like the Recovery France project that will money for France 80 billion euros to only receive 40 billion euros.
“That is not the only thing because there are links to reforms that will be imposed to the French.
“It will have to do with some very unpopular reforms such as the pension one and the employment one.
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“Emmanuel Macron will face bigger issues for this.
“There is also the COVID-19 crisis to consider as the political landscape is paralysed.
“Macron may be dealing with a very low approval rate because you don’t have so much opposition in France which is very difficult for the situation.”
Mr Gallois also predicted the Frexit movement would grow as the French people’s frustrations grew.
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Regarding the handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Mr Gallois claimed citizens were getting fed up of the EU.
He said: “I think if you look at the polls on this specific subject.
“When you look at the details you can see that the French want to get back more of their sovereignty.
“If you look at the Covid-19 crisis, it is a sovereignty issue also.
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“Why is it a sovereignty issue? Because with the European Union ideology they didn’t want to close the borders when you had to at the beginning.
“If they had done this there would be much fewer cases, it was crazy not to do it.
“Regarding the hospitals, the European Union is constantly asking countries to reduce their health spending so we lost some things that would have been very useful during such a crisis.”
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