Appearing during last year’s French presidential election as a timid establishment grey man, Macron has surprised in the months since then with his bold, even confrontational, approach to topics such as further immigration to France (he is against it).
New York Times:
President Emmanuel Macron met with French journalists this week in what is an annual tradition by French presidents to extend a New Year’s greeting. Instead, Mr. Macron seized the occasion to lecture them.
You need a set of rules, he told the assembled press corps, some principles, an ethics code. And besides, you give too much weight to off-record quotes when it’s the official word that counts.
The scolding was audacious. But that is Mr. Macron’s style these days. For now, he is the undisputed master of French politics and his absolute self-confidence — critics say, arrogance — is undaunted, when it comes to French journalism, its labor code, migration or almost anything else.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
France immigration infowar
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.