'We Don't Want Macron's Budget' German MEP Says French Leader's Plan Will FRACTURE The EU
- Macron (wink wink): “That’s the plan for the collapse of the EU and the unveiling of the 10 nations federation, United States of Europe. Order Out of Chaos!”
- ‘We Don’t Want Macron’s Budget’ German MEP Says French Leader’s Plan Will FRACTURE The EU
by ALIX CULBERTSON, http://www.express.co.uk/
A LEADING German MEP has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s Eurozone budget plan and said it would further split the European Union (EU).
Reinhard Bütikofer, spokesman for the German Green Party in the EU, said the French president’s plans ostracise member states who do not use the Euro. Last month Mr Macron proposed a shared budget for the 19 eurozone countries as well as a finance minister, budget and parliament for the currency.
The French leader had been seen as the man to bring France and Germany closer together during at time of instability in the EU due to Brexit. However, German officials have said they are still waiting for concrete ideas from Paris about strengthening the union and they are losing patience with Emmanuel Macron, whose approval ratings have plummeted at home and across the EU.
Mr Bütikofer is the latest to speak out against the Frenchman’s proposals, saying he agreed the EU needs a larger budget but said it should not be limited to the eurozone. He said EU countries outside the eurozone need to contribute to ensure bloc-wide benefits. The German MEP, who specialises in defence and foreign affairs, today, said: “We do not want Macron’s Eurozone budget.