“Europe is me”, title in french Der Spiegel the day after Emmanuel Macron’s speech in Strasbourg on May 9. The German magazine returns to the reform ideas launched by the French president on the day of the closing of the Conference on the future of Europe. The Head of State spoke in particular of a generalization of qualified majority voting and the creation of different membership statutes to make the European Union more inclusive for its neighbours.
An initiative that could well turn out to be a “stroke of genius”, estimates the weekly. In the mind of the Head of State in any case, explains the Spiegelhe has found a way to offer the prospect of association both to candidates for membership who will have to wait for decades yet – like Ukraine – and to those who have left the EU – like the United Kingdom , without naming him – and also to propose a response to the demands for consolidation of the European Union.