In Barcelona, Emmanuel Macron’s half-parenthesis
Emmanuel Macron at the Franco-Spanish summit in Barcelona, January 19, 2023. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP STORY –…
STORY – This Franco-Spanish summit offered the president a quasi-diplomatic bubble, with an agenda far removed from pension reform.
Emmanuel Macron will have seen and heard demonstrators, this Thursday. They came because the President of the Republic was there, they shouted, booed and whistled the procession as it passed and gradually fell silent as the cars drove away. Simply, the demonstrators were not worried about their pensions and did not protest in the language of Molière.
Those are Catalan separatistsannoyed that the Spanish government is organizing an event in Barcelona, as if on conquered ground, who have launched “In, india, independence!” addressed to Macron, the president of the government, Pedro Sanchez, and even the part considered too moderate of secessionism. A few thousand people gathered in front of the Montjuic fountain, below and more than 500 meters from the National Art Museum of Catalonia, where the XXVII Franco-Spanish summit was held.
Another moment connected the Head of State to French news. Asked at a press conference about his interpretation…