In Historic Speech, Macron Makes "Radical" Appeal For United Europe, Calls For "Military Intervention Force"

Tyler Durden's picture

Just two days after the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won a larger-than-expected 13% of the vote in Germany’s federal elections over the weekend - dealing a staggering defeat to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat-led coalition which suffered its worst electoral showing since 1949 – French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a lesson in contrasts when he gave what the Financial Times described as “the most integrationist speech by a French leader since the creation of the euro.”

Speaking to students at the Sorbonne in Paris, Macron said that "the challenge is vital: the sea walls behind which Europe has thrived have gone,” adding that “we need to trace the only path ensuring our future; it is the refoundation of a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.

In other words, a United States of Europe.

The dissonance between Macron’s words, and the expression of defiance by German voters, who elevated a right-wing party to Parliament for the first time since World War II, is remarkable considering the unprecedented showing of France’s own nationalist party, the Marine Le Pen-led National Front, in parliamentary elections earlier this year, according to the Financial Times.

Put another way, while voters on the continent are expressing serious reservations about further integration, Macron is proposing that the EU develop a joint “military intervention force”, a shared military budget, and a common budget funded by aggregated tax receipts and supervised by a single finance minister, along the lines of what last week's "State of the Union" speech by Jean-Claude Juncker proposed.

“Among the French president’s numerous proposals were the creation of a “military intervention force” and a common military budget by 2020, a European agency to deal with counter-terrorism intelligence and another to drive “radical innovation” in the economy.

Macron also proposed reviving talks about a financial-transaction tax and a stronger carbon-tax mechanism, while also proposing that every student in France learn to speak at least two foreign EU languages. 

In his wide-ranging address, Mr Macron said he wanted to revive talks on the introduction of a financial transaction tax to fund development aid to Africa, sought to introduce a carbon-pricing mechanism and outlined a plan for each youngster to speak at least two foreign EU languages by 2024.

In what was perhaps Macron’s boldest proposal, he pushed for the adoption of pan-European lists of candidates during the next EU parliamentary election, slated for 2019.

He also broke a French taboo by proposing an overhaul of the common agriculture policy and pushed for pan-European lists of candidates for 2019 European parliamentary elections.


However, Mr Macron was more restrained on the question of bolstering the eurozone, which had been billed as the centrepiece of his speech, in spite of a disappointing election result for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the historic breakthrough of the rightwing Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party.

And while Macron has, in the past, expressed support for a shared eurozone budget – a policy goal that is vehemently opposed by politicians in Germany, the eurozone’s largest constituent economy – he stopped short of calling for one in Tuesday’s speech.

He did take an implicit swipe at critics in Berlin who have opposed the idea of a significant eurozone budget because it would imply more risk sharing and fiscal transfers, he added: “I have no red lines, I only have horizons.”


But he stopped short of laying out specific demand on the eurozone, only reiterating his wish for a common budget funded by corporate tax receipts and supervised by a finance minister.

As the FT notes, Merkel and Macron share a diplomatic relationship, and the German Chancellor has said she would consider “small budget” and a common fund to help weaker economies carry out tough reforms, although in light of the post-election reality in which Merkel will have to share power with vehemently anti-integrationist parties, this now looks like a pipe dream.

As for his own constituents, Macron promised the French people that painful budget cuts to public spending, and more business-friendly labor and welfare laws would be offset by more aid from the EU, which of course is the whole point behind this pinnacle in "globalist" thought: while all can share in the growth, other European nations can also jointly fund France's chronic deficits while also sharing sovereignty, an idea which has zero chance of passing now or for the foreseeable future.

Watch the full speech below:


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Mike Masr's picture

Fuck the EU and fuck NATO!

Shadow1275's picture

Death to the Leftist Globalist Elite Traitors!

IH8OBAMA's picture

Macron is on the wrong track.  I think Europe will have to be hit by Russia or Iran before the people totally wake up to the error of their ways.

NoDebt's picture

This is what happens 2 days after the words "Germany" and "nationalism" appear in the same sentence for the first time in 70 years.  Europe completely SHITS itself.


BullyBearish's picture

a red shielder...this is what he's there for...CFR1.0

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, because when the Titanic hits the iceberg, the correct response is to gun the engines full speed to find the next bigger one before the ship sinks.

evoila's picture

The people are naturally conservative. Go figure. 


These idiots running the show, or pretending, are absolutely bonkers. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

The EU, if the capital markets don't kill it off -- will go full authoritarian. 

John Kerry-Heinz's picture

Macron has obviously huffed one too many Amyl Nitrate poppers, just prior to MOM belting on the strap-on and giving him the what for.


Slack Jack's picture

Macron Calls For "Military Intervention Force"

Hitler Calls For "Military Intervention Force"?

How real wars are fought,....

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

Manthong's picture


All the better to crush French labor protesters and Catalonian secessionists……

SWRichmond's picture

the sea walls behind which Europe has thrived have gone,

They haven't "gone", they were breached by Soros-funded NGO's.

wildbad's picture

and more taxes...go figure..and both socialists to boot

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Haus, it's an unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy that dictates policy from Brussels, and the member states have no choice but to comply. Frankly, it's already a "full authoritarian" communist state, a small untouchable elite running an empire strictly for its own benefit, under color of "democracy".

Even the post-Stalin Soviet Union was better than the EU. You got the sense that Kruschev (or Brezhnev, or Andropov, or any of the others) actually cared about the Russian people. The lousy sacks of shit who run the EU have nothing but hatred and contempt for their own people, as they open the gates to Muslim invaders and do nothing as these filthy saracens murder, rape, and terrorize the population.

Mementoil's picture

The only reason Macron and his likes want a European army is to ensure the steady flow of rapefugees, and to crush any opposition from countries such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech republic to the EU's immigration policy. In other words, this army will be used to fight against the indigenous people of Europe.

847328_3527's picture

If the AfD is "right wing" then Macron must be "left wing."

imo, AfD seems pro-German citizen and Macron is anti-citizen.



hongdo's picture

Who do you think he intends to recruit into his new army? 

post turtle saver's picture

"service guarantees citizenship"

BarkingCat's picture

The Hungarians could send in their girl scouts and the French, upon seeing little girls in uniform, would instantly surrender.

Ouagadoudou's picture

No debt, u r as fine as u ever been. So who's to fall next ? Macron, Gold or Bitcoin ?
No SP for sure. It will rise when all it's components are down. What a beautiful thing of mathematics.
One guy of ZH said we are going hyperinflation if IBM does not drop. Well, it is. Bucket down, get long a place to live, coins, gold and BTC.
Gommant be a fuckin ride to preserve one's health

HardAssets's picture

Yep, though it's over - they still can't let go of their 'new world order' delusions. It ain't gonna happen.

oDumbo's picture

Great idea Macron!  Let's get the new EU army to the shores of Italy post haste!  Those regugees aren't going to rush off the floaties and head for N. Europe without a coordinated EU effort!  A new EU army should really speed up the process.  Lifetime pensions and odumbocare for the first 1 million new EU army recruits!  Things are really coming together now, thanks Macron!

The Alarmist's picture

Great, an EU army composed largely of France and Germany. First thing they will do is march on Russia ... second is to surrender.

Jacobra's picture

I laughed. This was a perfect comment.

847328_3527's picture

I have friends who served in both the German army and the German portion of the Swiss army and they all hate the French segments but they say it is very mutual. They don't even speak to each other.

HardAssets's picture

The NWO was conceived by 'genuises' (in their dreams) to be carried out by idiots.
But we common folk ain't buying it.

fockewulf190's picture

It's all bullshit when you have Dragi printing 60 billion euros a month out of thin air (who knows what the real number is behind the curtain) just to keep this shitshow from utterly imploding. One month without the fiscal heroin and it all collapses. This Macron dude is supposedly the second most powerful national figurehead within the EU and he dares not mention a word about the most serious problem facing the's living beyond it's means and is heading towards an impending bankruptcy.

This head in the fucking sand phenomenon is happening everywhere...the US, most of the EU, Japan, China, and many others. There is no way in hell the leaders of these countries cannot know what is truly going on. They are all committing financial genocide.

I said it before and I'll say it again. It's like they know a giant asteroid is on the way and their just keeping everyone passive and dumb until it hits. Either that or they come out and play the alien card. It doesn't make any fucking sense otherwise.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

We will see other Hungarian and Czechoslovakian revolutions crushed by the Soviet this time, coming from the West/Bruxeles not East/Moscow. What a turn of history ..

peddling-fiction's picture

Our goals and reasoning are very different, but your service to us, has been and will continue to be very useful.

If only people knew, what really is going on. We will continue to keep this between us.

BarkingCat's picture

The Soviets had men to send to crush those rebellions.

The EU has what, EUnuchs?

Unknown Poster's picture

Nothing says "sovereign" like ceding control of your borders. Just more nonsense.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Nothing says "stupid" like handing over your finances to someone who is not even from France. What exactly did they want to do with agriculture? Let's mess with the food supply! We'll have those fancy French chefs serving chicken Mcnuggets in no time.

lincolnsteffens's picture

The only thing Sovereign that Macron has in mind is a Sovereign Government protected from the democratic opinion poll AKA voting by the subjects of the Sovereign government.

What it amounts to is you have a right to vote  expressing  your opinion and delegate your power of attorney to your representative who knows better than you how to run your life.

chubbar's picture

The people of the EU have already witnessed how the little titheads in Brussels intend to govern a US of Europe and are having none of that shit. The trend is away from globalism and towards smaller sovereign states that are more reflective of the populace therein. Macron and the rest of those assholes are completely out of their minds to think that the people can't see what complete liars and power hungry whores they are.

NoDebt's picture

Oh, they can see it.  They just don't think anyone can stop them.  

OverTheHedge's picture

The UK was the main brake on this sort of nonsense. Now that Brexit is in the bag, statists are manoeuvring to create their empires. Integrated budget, EU bonds, EU military, and EU taxes. Perfect. Can't think why the UK left.

Lots of money will change hands, lots of new bureaucrats will have shiny new jobs and pensions, and the great unwashed masses will be poorer. Probably there won't be any transfer payments for poorer sections (i.e. not Germany), so eventually the thing will erupt into revolt and civil war, but that might be generations away.

Here's hoping that the current peripheral politicians are marginally more nationalist than the core idiots, or we are all doomed. Well, all Europeans, anyway. The rest of you have your own worries.

illuminatus's picture

And yet, time after time, everyone just goes along with the next piece of sovereignty that is take away by the oligarchy. Just like in the USA. We are all pussies now.

Rapunzal's picture

Moar WAR for the bankers, what to expect from a banker.

Crazy Or Not's picture

This is the flag of Europe....

Now take another look at the Macron picture. Distress, Coincidence or what?

tokerhead's picture

"We need a One-World Government, Bitchz!" -- Macron

ThirdWorldNut's picture

Somewhere Ghordius is having orgasms.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

If an EU military is as organized as the rest of the EU bureaucracy, terrorists will have nothing to worry about.

booboo's picture

Break out the vagina helmets and military fatigues with pockets on the back so noterrorist can say they shot a Euro Soldier in the back.

gatorengineer's picture

Capital of the EU will be in Ankara anything else would be racist.  And I believe that the terrorists are already running the show.

daedon's picture

It's not for the terrorists, it's to keep the tax slaves in their place.

Grandad Grumps's picture

The charisma of a dead carp.