Emmanuel Macron on French Election Results

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The idea is to create hotspots in Libya to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We'll go to them.feedback

Committed with @GlblCtzn, @ClaraLionelFdn and @rihanna to #FundEducation. 264M children are out of school : let's take up this challenge!feedback

The cause of peace has made great progress today.feedback

This process is essential for the whole of Europe, because if we don't succeed, the terror risk and the migratory consequences that such a failure would produce, would have direct consequences for our countries.feedback

There's probably nothing softer on earth than Trump's hand. He's never done a day of hard work in his life. It must feel like a little mink bag full of Jell-O.feedback

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

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

It is not dignified to hold certain debates in the public arena. I am your boss. If the military chief of staff and the president are opposed on something, the military chief of staff goes.feedback

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

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

Donald Trump listened to me, he understood the meaning of my approach, including the link between global warming and terrorism. He told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months, . We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord. It is important to maintain the dialogue so that the US can eventually reintegrate the field of action against global warming and play the game of multilateralism. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord, let's see what happens.feedback

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

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

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

Everything should be done so that negotiations restart.feedback

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

And that is why I wish to thank them, thank the United States for the choice it made 100 years ago. Nothing will ever separate us.feedback

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

Trump listened to me. Our countries are friends, so we should be too.feedback

The 14th of July 1789 was a day of fighting for freedom in France. But little by little over the years, it has become a day for partying and we have almost forgotten the reason for this fight. The attack on the 14th of July 2016 brutally reminded us of the price of our freedom.feedback

This rage, I know, many of you still carry it in the pit of your stomach, Everything will be done in order for the republic, the state and public authorities to regain your trust … We'll respond by a fight without mercy outside and inside our borders against terrorism, everywhere. My determination is total.feedback

I disagree with the way the Paris agreement and its importance is being interpreted [by the US]. We talked about this disagreement, as we should among leaders. Should this get in the way of the discussions on all other subjects? Definitely not, under no circumstances. We share common views and goals on many other subjects.feedback

On climate, we know our disagreements. I respect the decision of President Trump, but I remain attached to the Paris Agreement. We have expressed them and shared them several times and I think it is important to be able to continue to see how to move forward on this subject. Does this have to hamper, prevent the discussions we have on all the other subjects? Definitely not, in no case.feedback

July 14 in Nice will never be the same, and it will never, in a certain way, be the same in France.feedback

Nothing will ever separate us. Everything will be done for the Republic to regain your trust.feedback

All of us have a direct relationship with Russia. It is a necessity to work together. Tonight's dinner will be between friends.feedback

On the Iraq-Syria situation, we have agreed to continue working together, in particular on the building of a roadmap for the post-war period. We have asked our diplomats to work in that direction, so in the next few weeks a concrete initiative can be taken and managed by the P5 [the five permanent members of United Nations Security Council(UNSC)].feedback

Should that have an impact on the discussions we're having on all other topics? No, absolutely not. I respect the wish to preserve jobs, I think that's compatible with the Paris accord. There is no sudden and unexpected change today, otherwise we would have announced it, but there is the shared intention to continue discussing these issues.feedback

What I like is the sense of duty, the sense of discretion that has taken our army to where it is today. And what I sometimes find hard to tolerate in certain sectors, I tolerate it even less when it comes to our military.feedback

The French people have shown their impatience with a political world made up of sterile quarrels and hollow ambitions in which we have lived up until now. One last question, for an American journalist.feedback

Today there are too many European standards and qualifications and sometimes there is competition among Europeans internationally. I can confirm this is a deep revolution, but we are not afraid when they are carried out peacefully, in a structured way and over time.feedback

He "will do everything to convince the cities, the states, American entrepreneurs to follow us. Americans will be a part of the Paris agreement, whether the government wants to or not.feedback

Here we know what our disagreements are – we have expressed them on a number of occasions – but I think it is important that we can continue to talk about it. Should it have an impact on discussions we're having on all the other topics? Absolutely not.feedback

I think it's always important not to interfere in others' domestic life.feedback

What our two countries share is stronger (than our differences), given our peoples and our histories and our values as well. So yes, there is a disagreement, like I said to President Trump, and then I said it publicly, because there is nothing to hide. That being said, it does not prevent us from co-operating in many fields.feedback

Olympic values are our values. They are threatened, called into question by many today, so it's the best moment to defend them. I decided from the very beginning of my mandate to back this project and give the maximum to promote this candidature.feedback

I am here to convey a message that the French people are ready. I would not be here if they were not ready.feedback

Paris is the first place for equity exchanges, first place for (the) asset management industry and Paris is the first (place) in intercontinental Europe for the banking industry.feedback

We lost three times, we don't want to lose a fourth one. I'm here to convey the message that there's a strong unity to back this candidacy.feedback

He's willing to steal ideas from both the left and the right to solve France's most challenging problems.feedback

Ultimately people will have to push back against Russian state activity and show that it's unacceptable. It doesn't have to be by cyber retaliation, but it may be that is necessary at some time in the future. It may be sanctions and other measures, just to put down some red lines and say that this behaviour is unacceptable.feedback

Mosul liberated from Isil: France pays homage to all those, who alongside our troops, contributed to this victory.feedback

As president of the republic, I will do everything to ensure that we make the necessary arrangements to meet the requirements of this contract but, more broadly, to accompany you in this strategic partnership.feedback

I will not concede anything in the direction of those who are pushing against multilateralism. We need better coordination, more coordination. We need those organizations that were created out of the Second World War. Otherwise, we will be moving back toward narrow-minded nationalism.feedback

On Dec. 12, two years after the Paris (climate) agreement, I will therefore convene a summit to take further action on climate, notably on the financial front.feedback

Our world has never been so divided. Centripetal forces have never been so powerful. Our common goods have never been so threatened.feedback

He is making a mistake for the future of his country and his people, and a mistake for the future of the planet.feedback

You brought into our lives that light that burned within you and which nobody could ever take away.feedback

These people are nothing. They are terrorists, thugs and assassins. And we will put all of our energies into eradicating them.feedback

It's about nothing less than reweaving, between French citizens and the republic, the relationship that has dissolved under the mechanical exercise of power. From efficiency, representativity and responsibility, I want the emergence of a contractual republic. The French people have shown their impatience with a political world made up of sterile quarrels and hollow ambitions in which we have lived up until now. I believe firmly in Europe. But I don't find the scepticism unjustified.feedback

The French people are not driven by patient curiosity, but by an uncompromising demand. It is a profound transformation that they expect. I want all these deep reforms that our institutions seriously need to be done within a year. These reforms will go to Parliament but, if necessary, I will put them to voters in a referendum.feedback

I want all of those deep reforms that our institutions seriously need to be done within a year.feedback

It is up to the president to outline the meaning of the five-year term…it's up to the prime minister to flesh it out.feedback

A smaller parliament, but strengthened in its means, is a parliament where work becomes more fluid, where parliamentarians can surround themselves with more trained and more numerous collaborators. It's a parliament that works better.feedback

I call on your to remain confident. We will succeed because we are fully committed because wherever live, wherever we are, we all share the same responsibility. Make our planet great again.feedback

The last 10 years have been cruel for Europe. We have managed crises but we have lost our way. I believe firmly in Europe. But I don't find the scepticism unjustified. The building of Europe has been weakened by the spread of bureaucracy and by the growing scepticism that comes from that.feedback

And it is within each one of us that we must shut it up, day after day.feedback

Certainly, we've got to recognize the essential role of public service, and of our civil servants. But protecting the weakest doesn't mean transforming them into helpless minors. Every French person has a responsibility and a role to play in the conquests to come.feedback

May her example inspire our fellow countrymen, who will find in her the best of France.feedback

May her example inspire our fellow citizens, as the best of what France can achieve.feedback

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

The relationship with the United States is a long-term one and it is deep. I believe we must continue an intense dialogue with the United States because of these ties which are historic and enduring.feedback

The United States has announced it wants to withdraw from the Paris accord while we are facing the challenge of migration, while the fight against terrorism is a challenge affecting all our societies and where free trade is challenged by several countries. Today, we must defend those things that are common to us all.feedback

I call on them: Come and work here with us – to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. I can assure you, France will not give up the fight.feedback

In terms of the fight against terrorism, he has the same drive for efficiency that I do. I don't share some of his choices, above all on the climate issue.feedback

We already have two international [human rights] pacts ... The idea is to create a third, for a third generation of rights – environmental rights.feedback

As Jacques Delors said, for Europe, we need a vision and a screwdriver. Unfortunately, we currently have a lot of screwdrivers but we are still lacking a vision.feedback

On the basis of this draft proposal, I pledge to act ...so that the work initiated continues, so that we reach a text, convince our partners, place these efforts under the aegis of the U.N ... and from September have the basis of a world environment pact.feedback

And now we deliver together to make the planet great again. Thank you.feedback

At the Visegrad meeting this morning we established which issues we disagree on and where we will continue to talk to better understand each other's constraints. There are issues where I'd like to advance together, the posted workers directive being one... I believe we need a profound reform of the balance. I will do it with respect for our partners.feedback

The partnership between France and Germany is the necessary condition for Europe to go forward. But it's not the only condition.feedback

What's important is that we create successes. The risk is that in a few years, that doesn't happen. But that risk is really null.feedback

The conclusions that were adopted a few moments ago in defense are up to the job. We must consider the historic nature of this.feedback

The door is open until the moment you walk through it. It's not up to me to say it's closed. But from the moment things are engaged with a timescale and an objective, it's very hard to go back, we can't lie to ourselves. What did Brexit play on? On workers from eastern Europe who came to take British jobs. The defenders of the European Union lost because the British lower middle classes said: 'Stop!feedback

The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar al-Assad is a prerequisite for everything. Because no one has introduced me to his legitimate successor. My line is clear: one, a total fight against terrorist groups. They are our enemies... We need the cooperation of everyone to eradicate them, particularly Russia. Two: stability in Syria, because I don't want a failed state.feedback

Europe is not a supermarket. We have to promote a Europe that goes toward greater economic and social wellbeing. Europe isn't a supermarket. Europe is a common destiny. It is weakened when it accepts its principles being rejected. The countries in Europe that don't respect the rules should have to face the political consequences. And that's not just an east-west debate. Everything is linked. You can't say you want to lead an effective fight against terror and not do something about climate change.feedback

Because democracy was born in Europe. The US likes freedom as much as we do, but it doesn't have our love for justice. Europe is the only place in the world where individual freedoms, the spirit of democracy and social justice are so closely joined. So the question now is: Will Europe succeed in defending the deep values it brought to the world for decades, or will it be wiped out by the rise in illiberal democracies and authoritarian regimes?feedback

France is not a country that you reform, it's a country that you transform, a country of revolution. So as long as it's possible not to reform, France doesn't do it. This time, people saw they were at the edge of a precipice and they reacted.feedback

I respect Vladimir Putin. I had an constructive exchange with him. We have real disagreements, on Ukraine in particular, but he has seen my position. I talked to him at length face to face about international issues as wells as defending NGOs and liberties in his country.feedback

The question is to know how to restore the dynamic and bring people on board. It's not just about pressing policy onto countries or people; you have to be able to bring them along with you, make them dream.feedback

That's why I have asked the government to engage the fundamental reforms which are essential for France. Our credibility, our efficiency, our strength is on the line.feedback

I will speak to everyone with respect but I won't compromise on European principles – on solidarity or democratic values. If Europe were to accept that, it would mean it's weak and had already ceased to exist.feedback

Fears are still there and what divides societies is still there. There are no magic solutions, it's a combat for every day.feedback

We have to promote a Europe that goes towards greater economic and social wellbeing. Let's not get this wrong. The great defenders of this ultra economically-liberal and unbalanced Europe – the UK – came crashing down on this. What did Brexit play on? On workers from eastern Europe who came to take British jobs. The defenders of the European Union lost because the British lower middle classes said: 'Stop!' He said "extremes feed off imbalances like this" and the European Union couldn't remain shut up in summits and offices and "let things crumble.feedback

Anyone who thinks the fight against climate change is mere whim by middle-class liberals is deeply wrong.feedback

Democracy isn't built from the outside without the people. France didn't take part in the Iraq war and that was right. And France was wrong to take part in the war in Libya in the way it did. What was the result of those interventions? Failed states where terrorist groups prospered. I don't want that in Syria. Three: I have red lines on chemical weapons and humanitarian corridors. I said it very clearly to Vladimir Putin. I will be uncompromising on that. So the use of chemical weapons will be met with a response, and even if France acts alone.feedback

My election, and my majority in parliament are not the end of something: they are a challenging beginning. It's the start of a French renaissance, and I hope a European one.feedback

Everywhere in our societies, the lower middle classes have started to doubt. We have to create a Europe that protects with a real defence policy and common security.feedback

When you look at the planet today, what do you see? A rise in illiberal democracies, and extremes in Europe, a reappearance of authoritarian regimes that question the vitality of democracy, and the US in part withdrawing from the world. That context is worsened by a rise in uncertainty and troubles – crises are growing in the Middle East and the Gulf, inequalities are growing everywhere in the world.feedback

National egotisms are slow poisons that bring about the weakening of democracies and a collective inability to rise up to our historic challenge. I know the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is conscious of that.feedback

Yes. When you fix red-lines, if you don't know how to make sure they are respected, you're choosing to be weak. That's not my choice. If chemical weapons are used on the ground and we know how to find out their provencance, France will launch strikes to destroy the chemical weapons stocks.feedback

I want the discussions that have just started to be perfectly coordinated at a European level. I do not want bilateral discussions, because the interests of the EU must be preserved in the short, medium and long term.feedback

I want our cooperation to evolve. We absolutely must avoid creating new flashpoint migrant camps.feedback

I want France to attract new entrepreneurs, new researchers, and be the nation for innovation and start-ups.feedback

I must tell you that I'm astonished to hear some commentators pretend or hope that we won't be able to have a majority.feedback

I want France to be a startup nation. A nation that thinks and moves like a startup. Entrepreneur is the new France.feedback

When an entrepreneur has too much success, he gets stigmatized and, in general, he gets taxed. This is over! I'm proud of you. Everywhere, women and men want to innovate. France is in the middle of becoming a nation of startups.feedback

We will drive through these transformation without delay. You do not wait, because your competitors do not wait.feedback

I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you.feedback

The bet of the future for us is to carry on educating our talents, taking our students to the highest levels of academic success. We must defend our educational model, we must help our students go further.feedback

I will ensure that we create a most attractive and creative environment, I will ensue that the state and government acts a platform and not a constraint. Entrepreneur is the new France.feedback

We have decided to go further on a concrete plan to reinforce the obligation of social media companies to remove content that promotes hate and terrorism online. Current measures are not enough. The door of course is still open as long as Brexit negotiations have not been concluded, but a sovereign decision to leave the EU has been taken and I respect that decision.feedback

Of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished. We need to be clear and organised and once it (the Brexit process) has started we need to be collectively clear that it's more difficult to reverse course.feedback

Of course the door remains open, always open until the Brexit negotiations come to an end. That being said a sovereign decision was taken by the British people and that is to come out of the European Union and I very much respect the decisions taken by the people, be it by the French people or the British people. As a matter of fact in this case it's not for me to say whether or not this decision should be questioned - the decision to leave the European Union - but until the negotiations come to an end, of course there is always the possibility to re-open the door.feedback

The decision [to exit the EU] has been taken by the sovereign British people. I do respect that.feedback

I won't let anything stand in my way. Our civilization is at stake.feedback

That absence, is the figure of the king.feedback

I am a warrior. I am a fighter. I have a willingness to act that is consuming me.feedback

That's what the country wants and that's what it deserves.feedback

As for me, I will be constantly vigilant on these issues, which are in keeping with our values.feedback

We received confirmation of the new toll this morning. There are three deaths and eight injuries on the French side.feedback

As far as French nationals are concerned, there have indeed been three fatalities and eight wounded. We are paying a heavy price in these attacks.feedback

It's a heavy price that we have paid in these attacks.feedback

In the face of this new tragedy, France is more than ever at Britain's side. My thoughts go out to the victims and their loved ones.feedback

France is more than ever at the side of the UK. In the face of this tragedy, the France is more than ever at the side of the United Kingdom. My thoughts go to the victims and their loved ones.feedback

They will find in France a second homeland. I call on them. Come and work here with us, work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. I can assure you, France will not give up the fight.feedback

You made us all dream during those six months with your images, your tweets. Since you left, a lot of things have happened ….feedback

This decision can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet. On the contrary. We in Germany, Europe and the world will combine our forces more resolutely than ever to address and successfully tackle challenges for humanity such as climate change.feedback

Tonight I wish to tell the United States, France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation. I know your history, our common history. We can make our planet great again.feedback

I tell you firmly tonight: We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord. There is no way, . France believes in you (the U.S.), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B. France will put forward a concrete action plan to increase its attractiveness for researchers and companies in the ecological transition sector and will take initiatives notably in Europe and Africa on this subject. Tonight the United States has turned its back on the world, but France will not turn its back on Americans.feedback

I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake, both for the U.S. and for our planet. I reaffirm clearly that the Paris agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations. Because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again. France will put forward a concrete action plan to increase its attractiveness for researchers and companies in the ecological transition sector and will take initiatives notably in Europe and Africa on this subject.feedback

Climate change is one of the major issues of our time. It is already changing our daily lives but it is global. Everyone is impacted and if we do nothing our children will know a world of migrations, of wars of shortage, a dangerous world, it is not the future we want for ourselves, it is not the future we want for our children, it is not the future we want for our world. I reaffirm clearly that the Paris Agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations.feedback

Climate change is one of the major issues of our time. It is already changing our daily lives but it is global. I reaffirm clearly that the Paris Agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations. To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland.feedback

I tell you firmly tonight: We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord. There is no way. France believes in you (the U.S.), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B. Make the Planet Great Again. France will put forward a concrete action plan to increase its attractiveness for researchers and companies in the ecological transition sector and will take initiatives notably in Europe and Africa on this subject.feedback

Donald Trump, the President of Turkey or the President of Russia are of a mindset of power relations, which doesn't bother me. I don't let anything go. That's how one makes oneself respected.feedback

I have always had an exemplary relationship with foreign journalists, but they have to be journalists. Russia Today and Sputnik were agents of influence and propaganda that spread falsehoods about me and my campaign.feedback

A very clear red line exists on our side - that is the use of chemical weapons by whomever. Failed states in the region are a threat to our democracies, and we have seen each time they have enabled terrorist groups to advance.feedback

It's indispensable to talk to Russia because there are a number of international subjects that will not be resolved without a tough dialogue with them. I will be demanding in my exchanges with Russia.feedback

It is essential to discuss with all parties present, in fact with all stakeholders in the Syrian conflict including the representatives of Mr. Bashir al-Assad.feedback

It was serious that these foreign press organs – under whatever influence there may have been, I don't know – interfered by reporting serious falsehoods in a democratic campaign. I will give no ground at all to that.feedback

When I say things once, I don't usually repeat myself. During the campaign, Russia Today and Sputnik were agents of influence which on several occasions spread fake news about me personally and my campaign. They behaved like organs of influence, of propaganda and of lying propaganda. Our absolute priority is the fight against terrorism and the eradication of terrorist groups and Daesh in particular.feedback

I want us to organize a democratic transition but also preserve a Syrian state.feedback

When press outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists, they are organs of influence. Russia Today and Sputnik were organs of influence during this campaign, which, on several occasions produced untruths about me and my campaign. I will not give an inch on this. Russia Today and Sputnik ... behaved as organs of influence, of propaganda, of lying propaganda. Big things are built over time. It was an exchange that was extremely frank, direct, with a lot of things that were said. We have disagreements, but at least we talked about them.feedback

We were very shocked, because ... we know how this can hurt the people of your country, but more generally for Europe. Because they attack our young, and very young people. I said at the G-7 table that I don't regard it as a collective victory that on Syria ... not one of us was capable of being around the table. You have Russia, Iran and Turkey. That is a defeat. So we must talk to Russia to change the framework for getting out of the military crisis in Syria and to build a much more collective and integrated inclusive political solution.feedback

The use of chemical weapons by anyone will be the object of reprisals and immediate retaliation on the part of France. When press organs sow defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists. They are organs of influence. Russia Today and Sputnik have been organs of influence during this campaign, which on many occasions produced untruths about me and my campaign and so I determined that they had no place, I confirm it, in my headquarters. As for me, I will be constantly vigilant on these issues, which are in keeping with our values.feedback

Donald Trump, the Turkish president or the Russian president see things in terms of power relationships, which doesn't bother me. I don't believe in diplomacy through public criticism but in my bilateral dialogues I don't let anything pass. That is how you get respect.feedback

The debate during this G7 allowed us to advance, very clearly, in the struggle against terrorism. France has been hit in the last few years by terrorism as I will remind you the United Kingdom and Egypt in these past few days. The discussion was extremely rich on this subject and it allowed for the first time to sign a document resulting in a common commitment to fight terrorism on various fronts.feedback

It is essential for international equilibrium and the reputation of America that it remains engaged with the Paris treaty. The G7 had shown issues such as climate change are not side issues that can be left to others. Trump was a good listener, a pragmatic guy and open to debate.feedback

I respect the fact he placed under review the Paris agreement. My wish is that there should be no rushed decision from the United States of America. It was a very good, pragmatic and warm meeting. We don't want the US to pull out.feedback

Alongside this France that reforms, that transforms, that overhauls, we need a Europe that protects. When someone works in one country, for the same job, he must be paid the same salary.feedback

Our British friends have, a few days ago, gone through what our two countries have gone through over the last few months, with the terrorist threat in Manchester. Beyond solidarity, it's obviously European cooperation that we need to reinforce, in the field of intelligence, information sharing, the protection of our common borders.feedback

We have to work together, we have to be more ambitious.feedback

We discussed all subjects with President Trump. We had a long discussion, which was very frank. In the center of the discussion was pragamtism. We don't necessarily interpret things in the same way, but we were able to speak very frankly. It's not for me to make any physiologic comments. I met an effective and open partner. Europe has to be more ambitious, in the euro area in particular.feedback

We have an extremely large agenda to discuss: the fight against terrorism, the economy, [and] climate and energy. The occasion of the NATO summit also allows us to have a first meeting, and I am very happy to be able to change many things together.feedback

I actually think that we did not hear the warnings sounded by Italy early enough. My wish is that we can move forward with real reform of the right to asylum in order to better protect the countries that are the most subjected to this migration pressure and to clarify our common rules.feedback

France has been determined to remain at your side and offer security, not only in Mali but in the Sahel region. We will continue to commit our forces and we will remain committed to a political and diplomatic roadmap, which I'm especially dedicated to.feedback

You cannot have a European Union which argues over every single decimal place on the issue of budgets with each country, and which, when you have an EU member which acts like Poland or Hungary on issues linked to universities and learning, or refugees, or fundamental values, decides to do nothing.feedback

I want to repeat here how important the European project is to me, and my will to work with the European institutions. I count on President Tusk and his leadership to go even further in this work of re-shaping and setting in motion again a European ambition.feedback

We will take all our responsibilities to provide, every time it's needed, a relevant response to big contemporary crises.feedback

In the past, the subject of treaty change was a French taboo. It will no longer be the case. All these will have an impact on our citizens. We need more pragmatism, less bureaucracy and a Europe that protects our citizens. I have never defended [the idea of] Eurobonds or the mutualization of existing debt in the euro zone. What I know is that we have investments to make [in Europe], and so we have to work on investment mechanisms for the future.feedback

The French agenda will be an agenda of reform in the coming months, in economic, social and educational terms. Not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it. I will always be a frank, direct and constructive partner, because I think the success of our two countries is deeply linked, and that the whole success of Europe depends on that.feedback

For us there are no such taboos. I will reform not because Europe asks for it, but because France needs it. I am not in favour of collectivising debts of the past. It leads to an irresponsible politics.feedback

The challenge is not for me to bring together the left or bring together the right. The challenge is to bring together France.feedback

I will convince our compatriots that France's power is not in decline, but that we are at the dawn of an extraordinary renaissance because we have all the qualities which will make ... the great powers of the 21st century. France is strong only if she is prosperous. The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny. We will need a more efficient Europe, a more democratic Europe, a more political Europe because it's the instrument of our power and our sovereignty, I will work on that.feedback

I reassure you that not for a single second did I think that everything changed as if by magic on May 7. This will be slow work, demanding, but indispensable. It will be up to me to convince the French that our country, which seems threatened by the sometimes contrary winds of the world, carries in its heart all the resources to be a nation of the first rank. The division and fractures in our society must be overcome. I know that the French expect much from me. Nothing will make me stop defending the higher interests of France and from working to reconcile the French.feedback

The world and Europe needs France more than ever. They need a strong France that is sure of its destiny. A France that upholds freedom and solidarity. I am convinced that the power of France is not in decline, as we are at the dawn of an extraordinary rebirth. Nothing will affect only a part of the population. We are united, we are all neighbors.feedback

The division and fractures in our society must be overcome. I know that the French expect much from me. Nothing will make me stop defending the higher interests of France and for working to reconcile the French. The world and Europe need more than ever France, and a strong France, which speaks out loudly for freedom and solidarity.feedback

You are the new faces of French politics ... it's the first promise kept.feedback

The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny. I will not reverse course on any of the commitments taken in front of the French people. From this very evening I will be at work. Long live the republic and long live France.feedback

It's the British who will lose the most. The British are making a serious mistake over the long term.feedback

We, being responsible people, are open to discussions. I am not closing any doors.feedback

To those who have voted for me to bar the National Front, I know it's not a blank cheque. I am aware of our disagreements. To those who voted for Le Pen, they have expressed anger and disarray. I will do everything so that they no longer have any reasons to vote for the extremes.feedback

There are those who want to stop us, who are ready to do anything.feedback

No religion is a problem in France today…If the state should be neutral, which is at the heart of secularism, we have a duty to let everybody practice their religion with dignity.feedback

If I had been 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have thought for a single second that I couldn't be legitimately together. It's because she is 20 years older than me that lots of people say, This relationship can't be tenable. It says a lot about the misogyny in France. There is a big problem with the presentation of society and how they see the place of a woman.feedback

When you're elected president of the Republic, you live with someone, you give your days and nights, you give your public life and your private life. So the person who lives with you must have a role and be recognised in that role. If I had been 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have thought for a single second that I couldn't be [an intimate partner]. It's because she is 20 years older than me that lots of people say, This [relationship] can't be tenable, it can't be possible.feedback

There is no easy solution to the migrant crisis. If there was one, it would have been found.feedback

The day this relationship unravels, migrants will no longer be in Calais.feedback

I want to put the Le Touquet border deal back on the table. It must be renegotiated, especially the parts that deal with the fate of isolated child migrants.feedback

I'm sorry, Madame Le Pen; France deserves better than you. What class!feedback

I know the divisions in our nation, which have led some to vote for the extremes. I respect them. I know the anger, the anxiety, the doubts that very many of you have also expressed. It's my responsibility to hear them. I will work to recreate the link between Europe and its peoples, between Europe and citizens.feedback

This [parliamentary] majority for change is what the country wants and what it deserves.feedback

We need to do away with this political class, which is all too often made of men over 50 who never had a proper job. Being president of the Republic is not about loving politics, it's about taking care of the French.feedback

Thank you for fighting with courage and perseverance for so many months. You've won. France has won.feedback

This majority for change is what I expect from you in six weeks. I'll need you again, and again.feedback

Over the next five years, which are just getting underway, my responsibility will be to calm fears, to bring us renewal with optimism, to rediscover our capacity to overcome which captures the essence of France better than anything.feedback

What we've done, for so many months, has no precedent, no equivalent. Everyone told us it was impossible, but they didn't know France.feedback

France has won! Everyone said it was impossible. But they do not know France! I will do everything in the five years to come so there is no more reason to vote for the extremes. I know the divisions in our nation that led some to extreme votes. I respect them. I know that this is not a blank check. I know about our disagreements. I will respect them.feedback

What nourishes the National Front will be even more virulent.feedback

My responsibility will be to unite all the women and men ready to take on the tremendous challenges which are waiting for us, and to act. I will fight with all my power against the divisions that undermine us, and which are tearing us apart.feedback

A new chapter in our long history has opened this evening. I would like it to be one of hope and of confidence rediscovered.feedback

Madame Le Pen speaks for no one. Madame Le Pen exploits anger and hatred. I'm not going to lament our democracy. In the second round, you choose the candidate who perhaps was not your first choice.feedback

We will reduce the corporate tax rate to the European average of 25%.feedback

I have always wanted to return to public life. So when I spent nearly four years in the private sector and because I have some foresight, I made sure I had no conflict of interest and no practices of this kind at all, because I always said to myself that I wouldn't know how to explain it to our fellow citizens. So I've never had such an account.feedback

There's one thing I'm embarrassed about. Not only am I a new candidate but there are no open judicial cases against me.feedback

The trap they're setting for us, the one that you're proposing, is civil war. What the terrorists expect is division among ourselves. What the terrorists expect is heinous speech.feedback

I'm not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don't have to run for office again, but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about.feedback

I've never had an account in any tax haven. Le Pen is behind this. She has an internet army mobilizing.feedback

Your strategy is simply to say a lot of lies and say everything that is wrong in the country. But you are not proposing anything.feedback

You are the heiress of a name, of a political party, of a system that has prospered for years and years on the back of French people's anger. 40 years of Le Pens. For 40 years in this country, we have had Le Pens as candidates in the presidential election. In the face of the spirit of defeat, I carry a spirit of French conquest. France has always succeeded in the world, its language is spoken on every continent…. That's what gives its strength; it radiates everywhere.feedback

Who has been manipulating deep fear from the start? It is you. Who is playing with the fears of our fellow citizens on terrorism etc? It is you! Deep fear, the high priestess of fear, she is opposite me!feedback

The Contract for Difference has already been accepted by the European Commission, so therefore this mechanism does not pose a problem from a legal point of view.feedback

What you are proposing is snake oil. You are telling lies.feedback

Your project consists of telling the French people, This person is horrible.' It's to cast dirt. It's to lead a campaign of lies and falsifications. Your project lives off fear and lies. That's what sustains you. That's what sustained your father for decades. That's what nourished the extreme right and that is what created you. You are its parasite.feedback

What you are proposing is snake oil. I will lead a fight against Islamist terrorism at every level. But what they are wanting, the trap they are holding out for us, is the one that you offer - civil war. Your strategy is simply to tell a lot of lies and just to say what isn't going right in the country.feedback

I want to get down to hand to hand combat, to get to the bottom of issues to show that her ideas are false solutions. I will not go for insults or shortcuts…I listened to Ms Le Pen yesterday; that's all she does.feedback

I am not going to employ invective. I am not going to use cliches or insults. I'll use hand-to-hand fighting to demonstrate that her ideas represent false solutions.feedback

We all know who Le Pen's allies are: the regimes of (Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor) Orban, Kaczynski, Putin. These aren't regimes with an open and free democracy. Every day they break many democratic freedoms. I want a massive increase in anti-dumping taxes when we face attacks from outside (the EU).feedback

You know the friends and allies of Mrs. Le Pen. These are the regimes of Orban, Kaczynski and Putin. They are not open and free democracies. Every day, freedoms and rules are violated there along with our principles.feedback

Don't boo her, fight her! Go and convince (others), make her lose next Sunday.feedback

Did you hear what the leader of the extreme right said a few weeks ago about the Vel d'Hiv roundup? The roots are well and truly alive and established. I won't forget anything and I'll fight until the very last second, not only against her programme, but against her idea of democracy and what constitutes the French Republic. My views are not the same.feedback

I am fully aware that on May 7, I'm doing more than promoting a political project – I'm fighting for the Republic and for a free democracy.feedback

I do not propose to reform France; I propose to transform it at its deepest level.feedback

I will not forget anything and I will fight to the last second, not only against her project, but against the idea she has of democracy and the nation.feedback

I'm a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea and European policies because I believe it's extremely important for French people and for the place of our country in globalization.feedback

Yes, there is anger. Yes, this anger has found an outlet in the National Front vote, but under no circumstances does the National Front offer any answers to the causes of this anger.feedback

I'm a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea and European policies because I believe it's extremely important for French people and for the place of our country in globalisation. But at the same time we have to face the situation, to listen to our people, and to listen to the fact that they are extremely angry today, impatient and the dysfunction of the EU is no more sustainable. So I do consider that my mandate, the day after, will be at the same time to reform in depth the European Union and our European project.feedback

And I don't want to do so. Because the day after, we will have a Frexit or we will have [Ms Le Pen's] National Front (FN) again.feedback

I will fight up until the very last second not only against her programme but also her idea of what constitutes democracy and the French Republic. Some did it in the past but I won't do it. These changes are essential to prevent the National Front from becoming stronger in five years' time.feedback

But at the same time we have to face the situation, to listen to our people, and to listen to the fact that they are extremely angry today, impatient and the dysfunction of the EU is no more sustainable. So I do consider that my mandate, the day after, will be at the same time to reform in depth the European Union and our European project. And I don't want to do so, because the day after, we will have a Frexit or we will have (Ms Le Pen's) Front National(FN) again.feedback

Today we have a double duty: the duty of remembrance and the duty of making sure this does not happen again, by refusing the moral weakness that can tempt some; the relativism that can tempt others; and the negationism, in which some have taken refuge.feedback

There is a reactionary, nationalist, anti-European right-wing that has structured itself and which, today, is an important political force. Facing it is a progressive bloc that I represent, and which defends France.feedback

We have a duty today to their memory. Does she want us to no longer commemorate? Madame Le Pen and her people can complain, but I will not back down.feedback

I do not want my generation to be the one responsible for Greece exiting Europe.feedback

The question is not whether Mr. X or Y is going to be prime minister, what matters is her project. That's what a presidential election is all about – a project that's brought before the people. Madame Le Pen's project is a dangerous one for the country and for French rurality because it's about closing borders, and ultimately shrinking.feedback

For those who want to spread the rumor that I'm deceitful, that I have hidden lives … not only is it unpleasant for Brigitte, but I promise that as from morning to night she shares my whole life with me.feedback

It must be renegotiated. There is no easy solution to the migrant crisis. If there was one, it would have been found. I want to put the Le Touquet border deal back on the table. It must be renegotiated, especially the parts that deal with the fate of isolated child migrants. The day this relationship unravels migrants will no longer be in Calais.feedback

Rural areas need an open, conquering France. Our agriculture needs Europe and openness. I will give them 18 months to finish these deployments, be it fiber optic or 3G/4G. If at the end of these 18 months, they have not fulfilled their responsibility, the state will substitute itself in their place to do this, within the framework of the investment plan I've decided.feedback

Every Friday, for several months, we spent several hours working on a play together. Once the play was written, we decided to produce it together. We chatted about everything. The writing became an excuse. I felt that we had always known each other.feedback

To forget ... is to take the risk of repeating history and these errors.feedback

In the next three months after I am elected, there will be a decision on Poland. You cannot have a European Union which argues over every single decimal place on the issue of budgets with each country, and which, when you have an EU member which acts like Poland or Hungary on issues linked to universities and learning, or refugees, or fundamental values, decides to do nothing.feedback

When the rights and values of the European Union are not respected, I want sanctions to be taken. You cannot have a country that plays on the fiscal and social gaps in the European Union and which is infringing European principles.feedback

Have a nice trip. Leaving Europe as she proposes is the end of French fishing.feedback

I won't lie to you. There is no miracle recipe.feedback

Madame Le Pen has gone fishing. Have a nice trip! Think about it.feedback

Madame Le Pen is using the situation for political ends, stirring up crowds on a parking lot. If she's elected, this company will close. Madame Le Pen does not understand how this country works.feedback

Faced with this threat, facing those who hate the Republic and create disorder and hatred, choose a camp. I need your vote. Your vote is not a blank check. If you don't speak to employees' representatives and engage in direct democracy, using invective or false promises, you don't solve any of the country's problems. The closure of borders is a promise made of lies.feedback

Mrs Le Pen is using this situation to her political advantage, because what she does is stir up political activists in a parking lot. I want everyone who lives and works in this region to know: if she's elected, this factory will shut down. And I can name dozens more in this case. That's what makes us different, in our method and in substance.feedback

Some have woken up with a hangover because Le Pen is there. I haven't. Nothing is won ... I have never considered one minute that it was won. My battle is to defeat Marine Le Pen. When I hear Madame Le Pen's slogans, her tones and her gestures, I see a lot more brutality on her side than mine. The brutal project, the project of hate and rejection is not on my side.feedback

Whatever you do, I will marry you! She helped me believe in my political destiny.feedback

It takes the whole Europe breakup risk off the table, and what that means is you don't have to worry about a financial crisis, a global recession, and that's positive for equities around the world.feedback

We will protect individuals but we must be a land of freedom for innovation and creation, because that's in our DNA.feedback

Nationalism is war. I know it. I come from a region that is full of graveyards. The trap you are falling into, Madame Le Pen, with your provocations, is to divide society. It's truly barbarous and it's part of a past that we need to confront by apologising to those against whom we committed these acts.feedback

She's been in the political system for 30 years. She inherited her father's party and we will undoubtedly have Le Pens running for the next 20 years, because after we had the father, we have the daughter and we will doubtless have the niece. So she is in a truly bad position to be talking about the elites and the people.feedback

I want to be the president of patriots in the face of a threat from nationalists. From today I want to build a majority for a government and for a new transformation. It will be made up of new faces and new talent in which every man and woman can have a place.feedback

The challenge from tonight is not to go and vote against whoever it might be; the challenge is to decide to break completely with a system that has been incapable of dealing with our country's problems for more than 30 years. They're taking the French for idiots. The French are consistent. That's why, six weeks later, they will give us a majority to govern and legislate.feedback

Extremism can only bring misfortune and division to France. We are clearly turning a page of French political life.feedback

This is a historic moment for France. We are clearly turning a page in French political life. The French people have expressed their desire for renewal.feedback

My dear fellow citizens, there are not many Frances, there is only one. France, ours. France of patriots in a Europe that protects and that we will have to renew. The task will be immense. I'm ready, by your side. The fight to be worthy to lead our country begins tonight, and we will win it. Long live the Republic, long live France.feedback

In one year we have changed the face of French political life.feedback

If you haven't understood that it's my pleasure tonight to invite out my secretaries, my security guards, then you haven't understood anything about life.feedback

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. I don't want a tailormade approach where the British have the best of two worlds. That will be too big an incentive for others to leave and kill the European idea, which is based on shared responsibilities. The best trade agreement for Britain ... is called membership of the EU.feedback

In a year we have changed the face of French politics. The French people have expressed themselves. It is an honour and a responsibility. We are clearly turning a page of French political life.feedback

We're turning a page in French political history. We can't respond with the same men and the same ideas.feedback

The power of the momentum behind me will be the key to my ability to lead and govern.feedback

I want to be the president of all the people of France. The challenge is to open a new page in our political life and to take action so that everyone is able to find his or her place in France and in Europe.feedback

I've seen the emptiness of our political system from the inside...I reject this system.feedback

I think we must once and for all have a spirit of responsibility at this extreme time and not give in to panic and not allow it to be exploited, which some might try to do.feedback

They want France to be afraid; they want to disrupt the democratic process; they want the French to yield to unreasonableness and division. Our challenge is to protect the French, not to give up who we are, to stay unified and build a future.feedback

No one knows. What our attackers want is death, symbolism, to sow panic (and) to disturb a democratic process. She won't be able to protect our citizens.feedback

We must not yield to fear today. This is what our assailants are waiting for, and it's their trap.feedback

What our attackers want is death, symbolism, to sow panic (and) to disturb a democratic process, which is the presidential election. I think we must one and all have a spirit of responsibility at this extreme time and not give in to panic and not allow it to be exploited, which some might try to do. I've heard Madame Le Pen saying again recently that with her in charge, certain attacks would have been avoided. There's no such thing as zero risk. Anyone who pretends (otherwise) is both irresponsible and deceitful.feedback

Don't yield to fear, don't yield to division and intimidation. Our generation must rise to this challenge. Our moral challenge, today and for the years to come is, on the one hand, to not divide us, but it's also to prepare our future. What they want is a collapse in morality, what they want is to watch us fall into ruin. I will not give in to this, do not play with fear.feedback

In such circumstances, the role of the president of the Republic as the army chief and guardian of our institutions is to protect the French. I am ready. What our attackers want is death, symbolism, to sow panic (and) to disturb a democratic process, which is the presidential election. No one knows. She won't be able to protect our citizens.feedback

We must not give way to panic, nor in any way allow any attempt to manipulate these events. The terrorists want to destabilise the country … at a time when the French are deciding on their future. She won't be able to protect our citizens.feedback

A vigorous offensive will be taken to fight Islamic radicalisation, especially on the internet.feedback

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