Macron tears into EU states for “national selfishness”

Apr 17, 2018, 7:32 AM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron described the situation as “European civil war."
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In an impassioned speech to the EU parliament in Strasbourg, French President Emmanuel Macron criticized what he called selfish nationalism and egotism in Europe.

Macron expressed concern over a growing “fascination with the illiberal,” and situation of a “European civil war,” which is marked by divisions and doubt in the EU, writes Express.

Macron seeks to re-engage voters with the EU through a series of debates at a time right-wing leaders such as Hungary's Viktor Orban, are sweeping elections on anti-migrant, anti-EU rhetoric, notes the BBC.