Български Русский English
Russian senator says Macron’s Frexit idea is attempt to attract voters
Monday, 01 May 2017 07:47

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s statement that France could leave the EU is an attempt to bring voters on his side, Russian senator Franz Klintsevich told reporters on May 1.

"Certainly, the EU has problems and they are very serious. But in this case, by admitting the possibility of France’s exit from the EU if it fails to carry out reforms, Emmanuel Macron tries to attract some voters of his rival in the presidential race Marine Le Pen, who calls for immediate split with the EU," said Klintsevich, who is the first deputy chairman of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house) Defense Committee.

According to Klintsevich, this is common practice. "An away match is a rather widespread voting technology, and here leader of the En Marche movement (Macron) is not unique," the senator said. Earlier in the day, Macron, who is French presidential frontrunner, said that the EU may face the prospect of Frexit if the bloc fails to carry out reforms.

Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff for the French presidency on May 7.

Source: tass.com

Putin: Turkey supports terrorism and stabs Russia in the back

article thumbnail

Vladimir Putin has commented on the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber aircraft that was shot down above Syria by the Turkish Air Force. Putin said said that the Russian plane was shot down by Turkish fighter aircraft. Putin described the actions of the Turkish authorities as a "stab in the back" f [ ... ]


Putin describes the smell in Russia's relations with the West

article thumbnail

"You know, it's very difficult to have a dialogue with the incumbent US administration. There's almost no dialogue at all. What does it look like? The US administration sets forth its requirements and then insists we should meet them. This is no dialogue, this is some kind of dictate. And that is w [ ... ]


Too much politics in sports designed to undermine Russia's World Cup 2018

article thumbnail

How much politics is there in the story about the prohibition for Russian athletes to participate in the Summer Olympics in connection with the alleged use of doping drugs? Interestingly, the biggest scandal in the history of WADA was connected with too many positive samples at the World Athletic C [ ... ]


source:
 http://rbth.com/news/2017/05/01/russian-senator-says-macrons-frexit-idea-is-attempt-to-attract-voters_754166

 

Advertisement