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France’s Macron Slams Temptation Of ‘Illiberal Democracy’ In Europe


French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech before a debate on the Future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech before a debate on the Future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
April 17, 2018
STRASBOURG (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged Europeans to defend their model of liberal democracy in the face of rising autocratic regimes around the world and “illiberal democracies” inside the European Union.
“In the face of authoritarianism, the response is not authoritarian democracy but the authority of democracy,” Macron told the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in a thinly veiled reference to governments in Poland and Hungary.

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