Macron slams 'illiberal' slide of nationalism in EU countries

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In a loudly applauded speech before the European Parliament on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron warned against the spread of nationalist politics among some EU member states, slamming 'a fascination with the illiberal' and insisting that democracy 'is a word with meaning, which emerged from the battles of the past'.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that "there seems to be a European civil war" between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism, reports BBC News.