Macron hopes Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe | World Defense

Macron hopes Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe

Khafee

Professional
Joined
Nov 17, 2017
Messages
6,757
Reactions
6,103 263
Macron hopes Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe
May 7, 2019




During a meeting with CE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he hopes that Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe despite its disagreements with the other members of the organization, reported in Le Figaro.

“I hope Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe,” said Macron as he welcomed Jagland to the Elysée Palace.

France will take over the presidency of the Council of Europe in mid-May.

Previously, it was reported in the media that German diplomats and deputies are openly taking active steps in the Council of Europe to take the sanctions pressure off Russia. They plan to realize this goal by the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

 

Lieutenant

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 25, 2014
Messages
1,619
Reactions
1,679 14
Putin has put Russia back on the world stage once again. He is demanding recognition by Europe and the US. Macron is being pragmatic here trying to maintain the situation not to lose Russia while not upsetting the US, between hammer and anvil in other words.
 

Top