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Emmanuel Macron
Is this agreement enough? No. It is not, given the evolution of the regional situation and increasing pressure that Iran is exerting on the region, and given increased activity by Iran on the ballistic level since the accord. I don't think this Iran deal, this nuclear deal with Iran, is (the be-all and end-all) of everything to do with Iran. If President Trump considers it is not sufficient, I do agree with that.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about French election 2017 is Emmanuel Macron: “Is this agreement enough? No. It is not, given the evolution of the regional situation and increasing pressure that Iran is exerting on the region, and given increased activity by Iran on the ballistic level since the accord. I don't think this Iran deal, this nuclear deal with Iran, is (the be-all and end-all) of everything to do with Iran. If President Trump considers it is not sufficient, I do agree with that.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Emmanuel Macron and all the other people that have spoken about French election 2017. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Emmanuel Macron

Let's be honest, the tensions are on the rise, look at the activities of Hezbollah and Iran's pressure on Syria. We need a clear framework to be able to reassure regional countries and the United States.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The process in Geneva has stopped and there is only the Astana process which will lead to tensions between the participants because it is a process that is a mechanical partition of Syria.feedback

Nicolas Lebourg

Marine Le Pen has been having a hard time accepting that the National Front is at the right of the political spectrum.feedback

Nicolas Lebourg

But those same right-wing voters in France are closer to the identity politics of Marine Le Pen, so she might want the party to go this way.feedback

Florian Philippot

I saw how things were developing negatively these past weeks, that maybe I wouldn't have a place in the project (of Marine Le Pen for a renewal of the party) and thus they needed a pretext.feedback

Brigitte Macron

I have never told anyone for whom I vote, and will never tell anyone. The ballot box is the ballot box! Love is part of my life and my balance. I do believe you don't build something great and you don't behave properly if you are not balanced as a strong couple. I've been with my wife for a decade now, and she is part of me.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France. And people do not know what great warriors they are in France, but when you see that and you see all the victories, it was a tremendous thing. And, to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July Fourth in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue, if I have your approval. I don't know. We're gonna have to try and top it, but we had a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a beautiful thing to see.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I will not budge on the Paris accord terms. I deplore the U.S. decision, and I continue dialogue with President Trump because I am convinced that in the end he will see that it is in the interest of Americans to be a part of the Paris climate pact.feedback

Donald J. Trump

T was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen. It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France. And people don't know what great warriors they are in France, but when you see that and you see all the victories, it was a tremendous thing. And to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I am attached to a strict approach to Brexit: I respect the British vote but the worst thing would be a sort of weak EU vis-a-vis the British.feedback

Mike Lee

The election of Emmanuel Macron was good news for our bid.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Pylons have been knocked down. The damage is unprecedented.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We will be extremely vigilant on this subject given what has happened, which is unacceptable.feedback

Philippe Martinez

The president should listen to the people, understand them, rather than cause divisions.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I am fully determined and I won't cede any ground, not to slackers, nor cynics, nor hardliners. We cannot move forward if we don't tell it like it is.feedback

Philippe Martinez

Who is the president referring to when he says he won't give an inch to slackers? To the millions without a job or in a vulnerable position?feedback

Klaus Regling

I sometimes hear that people on the continent want to penalize the U.K. That's also not true. There are clear interests on both sides and I think the remaining EU members do not want to compromise on their core principles. President Macron has mentioned the European Monetary Fund probably more often than the German government. So on that point I see probably a pretty easy consensus emerging soon.feedback

Alain Cure

If Macron passes the reforms, then he will have more powers to pass further reforms.feedback

Kenny Jacobs

Enough is enough. If the French Government is serious about changing France, they should start by tackling these air traffic control unions, and together with the European Commission, should take immediate action to prevent thousands of European consumers from having their travel plans disrupted by a tiny group of ATC unions going on strike once again. They cannot stand idly by as more disruption and travel misery is inflicted upon Europe's consumers and airlines.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The presence of the IMF was a symptom of the lack of trust between European states, between European institutions and the member states.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

We expect ratification of the agreement by Greece's parliament by the end of the year to start work.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Today in Europe, sovereignty and democracy are under threat. We must not be scared, of this extreme ambition.feedback

Alexis Tsipras

Investors are realizing that, after many years of recession, trust is returning.feedback

Michael Fuchs

(Merkel) wants to work together with (French President Emmanuel) Macron but also with all others in Europe who want to safeguard the European idea because at the moment we do have a problem with Brexit. We don't want to have another example of Brexit … So we have to work on Europe (and) Angela Merkel is the right person to do so.feedback

Zadie Smith

I explained it to her in these terms: you are wasting time. Your brother is not going to waste any time doing this. Every day of his life he will put a shirt on, he's out the door and he doesn't give a shit if you waste an hour and a half doing your make-up.feedback

Graham Secker - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

People's expectations were already elevated, and the (earnings) data didn't lead people to raise their numbers any further. Europe looked tactically really quite overbought after the French election so you've already priced in quite a lot.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The reform of the labour market is a reform of profound transformation.feedback

Philippe Martinez

All studies show that there is no relationship between collective rights and the fight against unemployment.feedback

Édouard Philippe

Of course, we know that labour laws are not the primary cause of unemployment in France. But we also know that if we want to move forward on the question of employment, we have to deal with all aspects, all causes of unemployment together.feedback

Édouard Philippe

France is a state governed by the rule of law, with social protections, and this will remain so because it is in our nature and our history. But we also have to take into account our situation and the state our country finds itself in, and one thing that characterises today's France is decades of mass unemployment.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We are the only major economy in the European Union that has not defeated mass unemployment for more than three decades. I'm going to have to live for months with the impatience of the people. I'm going to have to think about changing tack, explain where we're going and what kind of France we want to build. I need to act profoundly, without giving in on anything. The French will be ready to believe again when the results are there.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

My wish isn't for this to be easy, but for it to be effective. The reform of the labor market is a reform of deep transformation.feedback

Nathalie Loiseau

Of course when you come and say 'Well we have to spend less money and we have to balance our budget,' this is not the most popular moment in your political mandate but the sooner the better.feedback

Pierre Gattaz

We have to do that (labor reform). I hope Emmanuel Macron will not fail to do that. With these reforms people will have the willingness to engage in more investment, in more jobs.feedback

Laurent Berger - Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail

We are disappointed and we have made that disappointment known to the prime minister … Our one aim is to improve the situation of workers … a company is not a proprietorial but a collective entity in which the voice of the worker must be heard. We will not be in the streets on 12 September, we will find our own way of being heard.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The principal victims of our impotence of the past 30 years faced with mass unemployment are the young and the less qualified.feedback

Édouard Philippe

Despite the urgency of the situation we have listened to and respected and discussed [the reforms] with the unions and employers' organisations.feedback

Jean-Claude Mailly - Force Ouvrière

I think that we did our job as pragmatic unionists, which is to say that we discuss things point by point, and then in the end we will position ourselves on what is O.K. and what isn't O.K. And I am sure that there will be some of both.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

This is a revamp that we need. Brexit should not take up all our energy.feedback

Angela Merkel

LOOK BEYOND OUR OWN BACKYARD. Europe has not yet done its homework. We will only be able to live in prosperity and security if we look beyond our own backyard and take into account the economic development of our neighbourhood. I would like to have better ties with Turkey but we have to look at reality... This is a very complicated phase in our relations. ...The rule of law in Poland - that's a serious issue because the requirements for cooperation within the European Union are the principles of the rule of law.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

The new French leader was seen as being key to the EU, but instead he has been scapegoating it in order to deflect criticism away from himself. When he came to office, Emmanuel Macron was claimed as the poster child for European political liberalism, saving the day against the forces of extremism and populism. “Europe’s saviour?” was a common headline.feedback

Rumen Radev

It is important that changes are made in a way that unites rather than divides Europe.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Poland is not defining Europe's future today and nor will it define the Europe of tomorrow.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

In no way will the decision by a country that has decided to isolate itself in the workings of Europe jeopardize the finding of an ambitious compromise.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Poland today is not a country that can show Europe the way, it's a country that has decided to go against European interests in many areas. The country is placing itself on the margins of Europe's future history. I think the Polish prime minister has once again made a strategic error. The Polish people deserve better than this. The prime minister will have a tough time explaining why it is good to pay Polish people bad wages in Poland and elsewhere in Europe.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Polish people deserve better. Europe is a region created on the basis of values, a relationship with democracy and public freedoms which Poland is today in conflict with. I am convinced that the Polish people deserve better than this, and I think the prime minister and her government will find it quite difficult to explain why it's good for the Polish people to pay Polish workers badly in Poland or the rest of Europe.feedback

Witold Waszczykowski

Consequently, instead of compelling the French economy to compete with other countries' economies, President Macron has devised a way to limit our ability to operate in the common European market.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The reality is that France is the only European economic power that hasn't won the war against mass unemployment.feedback

Philippe Theveniaud

There are people who believed in Macron because he was presented as a new product. The mask has fallen: Macron is continuity of the policies we have known for years.feedback

Raquel Garrido

Good luck Brigitte Macron and one question: what does she think about the fact that MP's other halves have been blacklisted from the National Assembly?feedback

Brigitte Macron

Like all of those before me, I will take on my public role, but the French people will know the resources at my disposal. We'll post my meetings and my commitments on the presidency website, so that the French people know exactly what I'm doing. What's important is that it is clear.feedback

Brigitte Macron

With Emmanuel, I am very used to extraordinary things happening to me and I always wonder what the next adventure will be. And this has lasted 20 years. When I read things about us as a couple, I always feel like I'm reading someone else's story. But our story is so simple.feedback

Brigitte Macron

The evening of the second election round. Many believed that after the first round we thought it was already won. Wrong. We never thought that. Especially since I'm not for anticipation, for me, a thing exists only when it arrives, not before.feedback

Brigitte Macron

When I read things about our couple, I always have the feeling I'm reading someone else's. Yet our story is so simple. With Emmanuel, I've truly gotten used to the extraordinary things that happen to me that I always wonder what will be the next adventure. And it has been going on for twenty years.feedback

David Davis

The simple truth is we want to come out of this better but they (the Europeans) want to come out of it better too. There was a terror early on that we would be the first of many countries breaking off. After the victory of (President) Macron in France, that terror is reduced. They are no longer quite so afraid so the punishment battalion side is now reducing.feedback

James Thompson

Since the Le Pen defeat, concerns about that have collapsed. Of the eight top risk categories…populism is basically at the bottom.feedback

Philippe Besson

She is much more of a non-conformist than her husband and often makes self-deprecating jokes.feedback

David Lees

He campaigned on the idea of trying to slim down the French state, trying to ultimately make it more competitive. These things are going to prove unpopular because they will mean a big shakeup of the way France does business.feedback

David Lees

I don't think he won because of his program–in fact, in many ways he probably won in spite of his program. He is trying to do things which disrupt that status quo, and that will in turn make him even more unpopular.feedback

Christophe Castaner

Brigitte Macron has a role and responsibilities. We are looking to be transparent and to outline the means she has at her disposal. She receives more than 200 letters a day... and keeps a link with the French public with the greatest discretion. No modification of the constitution, no new funding, no salary for Brigitte Macron. Stop the hypocrisy!feedback

Christophe Castaner

We are not talking about a job; we're just talking about her status. A job is remunerated. The wife of the president of the republic receives no remuneration and will receive no remuneration for her action, even though she is continually present at her husband's side. This is just a question of transparency.feedback

Gerard Grunberg

The problem with a very presidentialized system is that the president takes everything on his shoulders, and he pays the price. Discontent fixes itself very quickly on the president. It's even more for Macron because he's had this image of being the providential man. So that at the first disappointment, it all shrinks very quickly. He's sufficiently overturned the system that there is not much in front of him. Within the system, the position of Macron is very strong. There is no leader on the right or the left. So you have got to put all this in perspective.feedback

Moustafa Bayoumi

US Muslims are now more tolerant than many Christian groups. If you listened to Trump, Le Pen and Anne Marie Waters, you’d believe that was impossible. Here’s something you may not have thought likely. A majority of American Muslims now believes that it’s fine to be gay. The latest Pew Research Centre survey, published on 26 July, tells us that most think homosexuality “should be accepted by society”. The poll further shows how dramatically acceptance has risen, nearly doubling from 27% to 52% since 2007 (among millennial Muslims, it’s 60%). Muslims may lag behind the general public, for whom the corresponding figure on this issue is 63%, but they poll at exactly the same percentage as Protestants and far above white evangelical Christians, a mere 34% of whom believe that homosexuality should be tolerated.feedback

Thierry Paul Valette

There is no reason why the wife of the head of state should be given a budget out of public funds. At present, Brigitte Macron has two or three assistants as well as two secretaries and two security staff, and that's enough.feedback

Thierry Paul Valette

It's for the French people and no other to decide who represents them. However, more than 65% are against the creation of a special status for Brigitte Macron.feedback

Thierry Paul Valette

That said, at a time when French public life is being moralised, at a time when a decree banning MPs from employing members of their family is being voted … we cannot decently approve of an initiative giving President Macron's wife a specific status.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I would like a defined framework and I will ask for the subject to be worked on. The person living with you should be able to have a role and be recognised for that role.feedback

Pierre Kuchly

Obviously, I hesitate to hire. If you want to separate from someone, it's complicated.feedback

Catherine Guerniou

There is a discouragement, for sure, on the hiring of new people. The ceilings are a barrier. We felt that it was someone who really knew the Code du Travail.feedback

Catherine Guerniou

We are in permanent fear of facing a Code du Travail that is more and more complex, of always having one more obligation.feedback

Pierre Kuchly

You've got to be able to let people go without creating problems.feedback

Muriel Penicaud

Most efficiently fulfills the specific needs of workers and companies, in the construction of the best compromise, closest to the ground.feedback

Gilbert Cette

This will make the French labor market more flexible, and allow companies to adapt.feedback

Gilbert Cette

The actors themselves would work out the agreements. They become the authors.feedback

Marco Elser

I am convinced there's going to be an accord before the September 27 meeting between Macron and (Italian Prime Minister Paolo) Gentilioni. The solution is going to be a majority stake of the company is going to go to Fincantieri but there's going to be some very significant provisions to guarantee employment, which is really at the heart of Macron's political agenda.feedback

Marco Elser

It's ironic this thing would happen because when Hollande was president he approved the sale of STX to Fincantieri.feedback

Famke Krumbmüller

Even if it is temporary, it's part of the French way of doing things. Macron says he's going to do things differently, but he also has to work with existing institutions and the culture, and that won't just go away in a few months.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We're an industrial power. We must guarantee the preservation of jobs.feedback

Famke Krumbmüller

Macron is picking his fights right now in French public opinion, and dropping the tool of nationalization is not one of them, given what he has to do in terms of cutting budgets and implementing labor market reforms. Not nationalizing STX would have been too expensive for him in terms of popularity.feedback

Patrick Artus - Natixis

In five years, the French state's presence will be much lower than today.feedback

Patrick Artus - Natixis

It looks bad for France's image right now. But I don't think his mission is to increase the activism of the state.feedback

Bruno Le Maire

This isn't 1981 and I'm not following in anybody's footsteps. It's temporary. If there's no deal (with Italy), we will stick with the current situation and look for other potential buyers. But that's not what we want.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Yeah, I think we get along very well and I think that's a good thing, that's not a bad thing. People said, Oh they shouldn't get along.' Well, who are the people that are saying that? I think we get along very, very well. We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn't make sense not to have some kind of a relationship.feedback

Trevor Noah

Macron wasn't holding your hands because he liked it, he was just trying to keep them off his wife.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

This increase in the budget, in a year where no other budget except the army's will see an increase, is unprecedented, and I want to you to understand how important this is.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was fairly surprising. He [President Emmanuel Macron] called me and said, I'd love to have you there and honor you in France,' having to do with Bastille Day. Plus, it's the 100th year of the First World War. That's big. And I said yes. I mean, I have a great relationship with him. He's a great guy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was one of the most beautiful parades I've ever seen, and in fact we should do one here down Pennsylvania Avenue.feedback

Jyrki Katainen - European Commission

As former prime minister of Finland I can only say that the faster you make all the reforms you plan to do, the better, because the rest of the election term is the time you're starting bearing fruit of all those reforms. We've already seen in many countries negative examples where leaders have not been bold enough to do reforms which they're planning to do early enough and then they start losing credibility and also the fruits of the reforms come later. Maybe if I could say something, move forward as quickly as possible.feedback

Jyrki Katainen - European Commission

Because of Brexit, because of (the) Marine Le Pen type of phenomena, because of rule of law problems in Poland, because of (President Donald) Trump, because of fake news, because of all these things around we have seen a wakeup call.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I am your boss. For me it is undignified to wash dirty linen in public..I am your leader..I'm under no pressure to comment.feedback

Bill Emmott

They are the explanation for Trump, for Brexit, for Le Pen.feedback

Pierre de Villiers

I won't let myself be fucked like that. I may be stupid, but I know when I am being had. I have made commitments, I am your boss.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I have made commitments, I am your boss. If the [Armed Forces] chief of staff has an issue with the President of the Republic, the chief of staff will be changed.feedback

Pierre de Villiers

Our armies have been under great pressure for several years … with 30,000 troops in operational roles, day and night. I no longer consider myself in a position to ensure the durability of the military model that I believe in, to guarantee the protection of France and the French.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I know how to honour the commitments I make to our citizens. It is the chief of the defence staff who will change his position.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Macron said there is a new anti-Semitism that is expressed in anti-Zionism, that is delegitimizing the one and only Jewish state. In many ways, Hungary is at the forefront of the states that are opposed to this anti-Jewish policy and I welcome it and I express the appreciation of my government and the people, many people in Israel for this.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I'd like a parallel process with the Arab countries, at the same time as the process with the Palestinians. I am against. It is not a good initiative.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

It will be difficult to push forward quickly with the American initiative. I'm not sure that Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) can deliver on his commitments, for internal political reasons.feedback

Joseph Nye

Under normal circumstances, soft power is a relatively stable asset. But these are not normal times. The results of this year's Soft Power 30 reflect the changing balance of global influence. Europe has regained its confidence and Asian soft power is on the rise. At the same time, President Trump's drive to put 'America First' continues to undermine US soft power.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

It is convenient to see the Vichy regime as born of nothingness, returned to nothingness . Yes, it's convenient, but it is false. We cannot build pride upon a lie.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Admittedly Vichy was not all of the French, but it was the government and the administration of France. I call for a resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in the framework of the search for a solution of two states, Israel and Palestine, living in recognized, secure borders with Jerusalem as the capital.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I share Israeli concerns on the arming of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. We seek Lebanon's stability with due regard to all minorities.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Everything should be done so that negotiations restart.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I have come here to bow my head in memory of our slain brothers and sisters slaughtered slowly because they were Jews. I have come here to mourn with you the victims.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I reject the tone of those who pretend today that Vichy was not France. Vichy was definitely not all French people it was the government and the administration of France.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I think France isn't responsible for the Vel d'Hiv. I think that, in general, if there are people responsible, it is those who were in power at the time. It is not France. We have taught our children that they had every reason to criticise France, to see only the darkest historical episodes perhaps. I want them to be proud of being French once more.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I assured him of our vigilance, in particular over the strict implementation of the accord… in all its provisions. We will never surrender to the messages of hate; we will not surrender to anti-Zionism because it is a reinvention of anti-Semitism.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We share the same desire for a peaceful Middle East. Recently we have witnessed a rise of extremist forces that seek to destroy not only the Jews but of course the Jewish state as well [and] well beyond that. ...Your struggle is our struggle. The zealots of militant Islam, who seek to destroy you, seek to destroy us as well. We must stand against them together.feedback