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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
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NEW Aug 22 2017
Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen and Donald J. Trump, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about French Election Results. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 406 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 1068 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Emmanuel Macron is: “[Standing] alongside all those who are fighting against racism and xenophobia. [It is] our joint fight, both yesterday and today. #Charlottesville.”.
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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

Jerôme Fourquet

There's a complicated rapport between this country and the monarchy. For the French, to give power to a spouse goes back to monarchal power: The French elect a man, not a family. The notion of a couple reminds them too much of the monarchy and the royal couple. So the woman is present 'in the photo.feedback

Jérome Fourquet

We've got a conjunction of discontent. The drop is serious. It's a warning signal. The causes of this discontent are deep. It is touching on some important elements in Macron's agenda.feedback

François Patriat

He went up very high, and now he is back to normal. The French are coming back down to the nitty-gritty.feedback

Jérome Fourquet

This was one of Macron's signature issues. And then it was announced that this cut would only happen slowly. People said, well, it was just a campaign promise after all.feedback

Jérome Fourquet

The risk is that an excess of Hollywood-style communication produces an opposite result to the one intended.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

Emmanuel Macron

Part of the solution to reducing migratory pressure on Europe is to reduce the very high population growth in many African countries.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Most of those who are, dreadfully, called migrants today, are not all men and women demanding asylum, coming from countries where their lives are in danger. There are many, more and more, who come from peaceful countries, and are following the economic migration routes, who are financing the smugglers, the bandits, even terrorists, and in those cases we need to be strict, tough even, rigorous, with those coming by those routes. We can't welcome everybody.feedback

Natacha Bouchart

I can't accept the putting in place of facilities which will once again facilitate the creation of encampments and slums.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

When you have countries where there are still seven to eight children per woman, you can decide to spend million of euros, nothing will be stabilized.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

Emmanuel Macron

That was her freedom ... always rebellious against the established order. (She had) a spark in her eye that defied reverence and was an invitation to insolence, to liberty, to this whirlpool of life that she loved so much. And that she made us love.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The first battle is to house everybody in a dignified manner. By the end of the year, I want no more women and men in the streets, in the woods, lost. It's a question of dignity, a question of humanity, but also of efficiency. Everywhere where the emergency housing is built to welcome them, I want administrative steps for their cases to be examined.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We could say about Jeanne Moreau that a part of cinema legend is gone. But her whole work was precisely about never freezing her art into a mythology, and never locking herself into the respectable status of the 'great actress.' She had in her eye a sparkle that deflected deference and inspired insolence, freedom, the turbulence of life that she liked so much and that she will long make us like.feedback

Guillaume Poupard

The attack was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.feedback

Michael Bochenek - Human Rights Watch

There's nowhere else that I can think of where I've encountered to this extent the use of pepper spray on people who were sleeping and especially on sleeping children.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

Emmanuel Macron

For those who are persecuted, for freedom fighters … they must be welcomed on our territory. Letting them wander from border to border, that is not what France is about. No country can take in all the economic migrants. I want emergency shelters everywhere. I don't want women and men in the street.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Judith Sunderland

It carries the risk of human rights abuses and loss of dignity for the people involved.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Bruno Le Maire

The aim is not to nationalise St-Nazaire, but we have to temporarily.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Jean-Luc Mélenchon

We've had the sans-culottes, now we have the sans-cravates (without ties).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

Donald J. Trump

You're in such good shape. While I was there I said hello to Putin. It was not a long conversation, but it was, you know could be 15 minutes. Just talked about things. Actually, it was very interesting, we talked about adoption...Interesting because it was a part of the conversation that Don had in the meeting.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

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

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

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

Vincent Desportes

It's clear today that the executive cannot bear a situation where its top public servants have a view of things that is different from the political view put together by the Elysee. It's not Erdoganism [a reference to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan], but it's not far off.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

Pierre de Villiers

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. Watch out for blind trust... Because no one is without shortcomings, no one deserves to be blindly followed.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

Marine Le Pen

I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who were in power at the time. This is not France.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Yeah, I mean, something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord. We'll see what happens. But we will talk about that over the coming period of time. And if it happens, that will be wonderful. And if it doesn't, that will be okay, too. But we'll see what happens.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

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

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

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

Tony Blair

The Macron victory changes the political dynamics of Europe. The members of the eurozone will integrate economic decision-making. Inevitably, therefore, Europe will comprise an inner and outer circle.feedback

Laurence Tubiana

He is saying, I am listening to you and I am ready to continue the conversation.' What is the nature of the conversation is not known.feedback

Vidar Helgesen

Until further advice or interpretation is given from Washington, I wouldn't see this as differing from that slight opening he gave when announcing withdrawal.feedback

Barry Gardiner

Yes, something could happen'! The American president could come to his senses and realize that he has just thrown away the opportunity for the U.S.A. to lead the technological revolution that is about to usher in a zero-carbon economy.feedback

Nick Mabey - E3g

This is very much Trump being wooed by Macron, who seems to be very good at handling Trump as a person. He wanted to say something more mollifying than just repeating his previous statement. I think Trump has this desire to be liked. Part of this was just that.feedback

Bas Eickhout

It seems that Macron sees it as his personal task to get Trump back on board. Clearly that would be a great achievement. But as long as the Paris objectives are put upfront, it seems to be difficult to get Trump back on board, and these objectives are not negotiable.feedback

Donald J. Trump

America and France will never be defeated or divided.feedback

Spencer Boyer

President Macron was highly skilled at putting President Trump at ease and avoiding any land mines that would have derailed the show of unity. Macron was especially adept at sidestepping questions about U.S. political controversies, which Trump clearly appreciated.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Donald Trump Jr.

If it happens that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't that will be OK, too.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

And all of a sudden you will have no bullets fired in Syria.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord. We'll see what happens. We will talk about that in the coming period of time.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was a great honor to represent the United States at the magnificent #BastilleDay parade. Congratulations President @EmmanuelMacron! Great conversations with President @EmmanuelMacron and his representatives on trade, military and security.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Donald J. Trump

This is a wonderful national celebration. We look very much forward to it. Spectacular. Great evening with President @EmmanuelMacron & Mrs. Macron. Went to Eiffel Tower for dinner. Relationship with France stronger than ever. Most people would have taken that meeting. It's called opposition research. Politics is not the nicest business in the world.feedback

Donald J. Trump

When the French people rose up and stormed the Bastille, it changed the course of human history. Our two nations are forever joined together by the spirit of revolution and the fight for freedom. France is America's first and oldest ally. A lot of people don't know that. Ever since General Lafayette joined the American fight for independence, our fates and fortunes have been tied unequivocally together. It was a longtime ago but we are together, and I think together, perhaps, more so than ever. The relationship is very good.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Donald J. Trump

The friendship between our two nations, and ourselves I might add, is unbreakable. Our occasional disagreements are nothing compared to the immortal bonds of culture, destiny and liberty that unite us.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Angela Merkel

We did not paper over these differences, but nevertheless contact, the ability to speak is of course important. Putin preferred Clinton at the White House.feedback

Emilie Bromley

I left the city, and I'm living in the Canary Islands now. Honestly, I feel weird about it. In the Canary Islands it is a regular day, but for me it is not. My body is still on alert each time that I'm hearing the noise of fireworks. I will prefer to not celebrate this year.feedback

Chris Ulrich

Again, this is an awkward moment. The hand-tap is part of his way of establishing both support and dominance. It can be perceived as he is offering support to the touch, and, at the same time, the perception of dominance. When awkward handshakes occur with Abe, May and Macron, you get in the way of the larger message, and that is where the danger lies. Rather than focusing on the message, the perception of a botched handshake causes both leaders unnecessary issues.feedback

François Heisbourg - The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Donald Trump doesn't like weakness, people who tend to fawn and flatter . This is probably where Macron was effective -the white knuckle handshake certainly grabbed Trump's attention. Theresa May was seen as rushing to Washington more ore less desperate to get Trump's attention. That has not been the Macron style.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Trevor Noah

So, the new conspiracy theory is that Putin actually wanted Hillary to win. And that's why he colluded with Trump Jr? There is no problem President Trump can't blame on Hillary. He'll be in bed, like, I can't believe Hillary couldn't get it up tonight. Lock her up.'.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Then Trump held a joint press conference with newly elected French president and somehow-hotter Justin Trudeau Emmanuel Macron. Trump invoked America's long history with France.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Today Trump met France's first lady Brigitte Macron, and of course he treated her like any other woman – by objectifying her.feedback

Trevor Noah

After a week-long tirade on Twitter, President Trump last night finally decided to speak with words to an actual human being about the rumors of Russian collusion. I say human being, but it was actually conservative pastor and Jeff Sessions' troll cousin Pat Robertson. Well, I'm sold. For the record, Vladimir Putin wasn't just a master KGB agent for 16 years and one of the Soviet Union's top spies in Berlin. But Trump knew he could break Putin by simply asking him the same question twice. That was his plan?feedback

Stephen Colbert

Donald Trump is in France right now, and I feel je ne sais quoi, if you know what I mean. I don't, because I don't speak French. I don't blame Donald Trump for skipping town – the man has had a really rough week. His son admitted to colluding with Russia. His healthcare plan is looking dead in the water. And his press secretary still has his head stuck in that honey pot. So Trump is now in Paris, and he's going to be so disappointed once he learns that oui oui doesn't mean what he thinks it does.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Nope, just you. We know. Gave us the Statue of Liberty, too. Remember that part?feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Mary Dejevsky

The French president showed elegance and discretion with Trump, as he has with Putin. His diplomatic skill shows up Theresa May’s ineptitude• Mary Dejevsky is a writer and broadcaster. Within hours of Air Force One touching down in Paris there was fresh confirmation that no foreign visit by this US president comes without its risks. Betraying what the kindest interpretation would describe as an old-fashioned eye for the ladies – let’s face it, he is 71 – Donald Trump had strayed from the conventional introductions to compliment his host’s wife, Brigitte, on her figure. He then turned to her husband, the president of France, to remark: “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful, isn’t she beautiful?”.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Donald J. Trump

Something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord… we'll see. Let's see what we can do in respect to the Paris deal. If we can do something about, then it would be great. Even if we could not do much about it, it would be okay.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Patrick Weil

They both want a monopoly on public attention and are attracted by constant media coverage. And there is a similar kind of narcissism in their attraction to power. Both show a will to govern against the Parliament and against the press – without any separation or balance of power.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Donald J. Trump

Today we face new threats from rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them. We also face grave threats from terrorist organisations. We renew our resolve to stand united against these enemies of humanity and to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks and ideological support. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords lets see what happens, but we will talk about that over the coming period of time and if it happens that will be wonderful and if it doesn't that'll be OK too.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Nicolas Tenzer

Macron's idea is to boost the US and the EU's pressure on Russia to broaden the scope of the discussions on Syria's fate. If Macron wants to have true commitment of the international community on Syria, obviously the US must be on board.feedback

Spencer Boyer

The overall atmosphere will be probably be more important than a detailed set of policy proposals.feedback

Richard Maher - European University Institute

Macron wants to remind Trump of the vital US role in Europe [and] this year marks the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War I.feedback

Spencer Boyer

What Trump wants is a counter-narrative against the story of his unpopularity abroad, especially in Europe. It's an opportunity to show that this narrative–that he would say is painted by fake news and opponents in the US and around the world–is not true. He'll undoubtedly soak up the full pageantry on display, of a military parade with French and American troops marching down the Champs-Élysées.feedback

Nicolas Tenzer

There is a secret hope from Macron and other European leaders Trump could revisit his position.feedback

Spencer Boyer

Macron has been much more critical of Russian interference and more skeptical of Russian aims than president Trump. It will be interesting to see how the president responds.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Paris isn't Paris any longer. You're going to have a very, very peaceful and beautiful Paris and I'm coming back.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My son is a wonderful young man. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer. From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord. We'll see what happens. The friendship between our two nations and ourselves is unbreakable.feedback

Angela Merkel

Europe alone cannot win the war on terrorism. We also had to name clear differences, for instance regrettably the difference on whether we need the Paris climate accord or not. We did not paper over these differences, but nevertheless contact, the ability to speak is of course important. We all agree that we need close cooperation on security questions with the United States of America, despite all differences of opinion.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Paris isn't Paris any longer. You have a great leader now, you have a great president. You're going to have a very, very peaceful and beautiful Paris, and I'm coming back.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Christophe Castaner

What Emmanuel Macron wants to do is bring Trump back into the circle so that the United States, which remains the world's number one power, is not excluded.feedback

Édouard Philippe

The fact that each EU country has different tax rates is a permanent invitation to groups to locate in places where they pay the least tax. In a well-functioning union, we would ideally have similar tax systems, if not identical at least better harmonized than today.feedback

Philippe Roger

I think Macron understands very well that with Mr Trump you have to be present – see him and talk to him face to face … Ambassadors don't exist for Trump … The only thing is to be in the same room and to talk.feedback

Laurence Nardon

Macron's team tried to establish respect in the first phase and now Macron is trying to become the best buddy in the second phase. It strikes me really as quite clever. It's probably a very smart approach to deal with a bully.feedback

Philippe Roger

He had to show the French domestic audience he knew how to say no to America.feedback

Laurence Nardon

I would say that Bastille Day is the French equivalent of a sword dance. Because he is a very impulsive person it might set the stage for a more positive dialogue.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Thomas Gomart

There is a Russian sword of Damocles over Mr. Trump's head and it's been there since he took office. At the same time, Emmanuel Macron during his campaign and at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin was critical of Russian interference.feedback

Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer

It's for France a unique opportunity to show French military power . . . and that's very important for Trump.feedback

Denis Lacorne

In the Trump-Macron relationship, opposites attract. Macron has positions much closer to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He's a pluralist. He's got a world vision that's exactly the opposite of Trump's. I think with Macron there is a capacity to decide and react very quickly.feedback

Nicolas Tenzer

One has the impression that Trump has been a little bit seduced by Macron.feedback

Delphine Allès

Beyond their fundamental disagreements there may be a convergence in their will to present themselves as pragmatists, as deal makers.feedback

Édouard Philippe

We commit to a resolute approach with determination and consistency in order to boost the financial attractiveness of the Paris financial centre.feedback

Erik Jones

They have completely contrasting messages, where Trump has argued for 'America first,' Emmanuel Macron is arguing for a kind of cosmopolitan globalist vision of France and of Europe. That is going to create very sharp contrast when the two meet in France.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Christina Hamilton - Western Union

Now I think we're starting to see with the election of Macron and some others who are more pro-migration, or at least pro-movement of people and goods, some of that (impact) is starting to temper a little bit. We are a business that is in 200 countries and so all of these macro trends do impact us and we watch them very carefully, because that's our customer base.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Emmanuel Macron

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

Kartik Raj - Amnesty International

There's a degree of sanitization around the language, which gives you a sense of how they are trying to normalize emergency practices. Something that used to be a search without a warrant is cast as a visit.feedback

Rim-Sarah Alouane

People feel safe when this kind of measure is taken. But by institutionalizing the state of emergency, not only are you putting civil liberties at stake, you are not addressing the root of terrorism at all. It gives you the illusion of of security, but that's it. It's extremely worrying for a country that is known for human rights. It speaks volumes about the culture of fear we have.feedback

Nicolas Krameyer

We see from the state of emergency that ... the basis for these kinds of measures [is] very weak and wouldn't [meet] the burden of proof.feedback

Jeff Rathke

Macron doesn't have the same constraints as (Germany's) Angela Merkel, who is entering an election campaign in which her opponents would love to make it a campaign about Donald Trump.feedback

Benjamin Haddad

Both of these men were elected as outsiders and neither of them is really tied to their own national political establishments. That may actually work to their advantage.feedback

Christophe Castaner

Sometimes Trump makes decisions we don't like, such as on climate, but we can deal with it in two ways: we can say, We are not going to talk to you,' or we can offer you our hand to bring you back into the circle. Macron is symbolically offering Trump his hand.feedback

Julie Owono

CFA zone countries have to deposit 50% of their currency reserves into a so-called operations account managed by the French treasury.feedback

Laura Seay

It is RICH for a French president to criticise Africa this way. France's colonial theory was called the 'mission civilisatrice', which purported to bring all the benefits of Frenchness to the continent. Part of the 'mission' was the institutionalisation of Catholicism as the official religion of French colonial territories in Africa.feedback

Laura Seay

We see all kinds of effects of the 'mission civilisatrice' in Francophone Africa today, like the church's teaching against contraceptive use, which most African adherents take very seriously. Do women in Francophone Africa want to give birth to far more children than they can reasonably feed, clothe, and educate? I doubt most do.feedback

Nicolas Sarkozy

The tragedy of Africa is that the African has not fully entered into history ... They have never really launched themselves into the future. The African peasant only knew the eternal renewal of time, marked by the endless repetition of the same gestures and the same words.feedback

Ben Caspit

The name Macron kept being mentioned by Gabbay supporters who arrived to hear his victory speech. The very same disgust with the political establishment, with the long-term politicians who control the establishment, that same thirst for something new, for someone less worn out, less well-known–propelled Avi Gabbay to the Labour Party leadership. Gabbai is the new Macron.feedback

Avi Gabbay

We will replace him. We will bring in the 30 [Knesset] seats necessary to replace him. The campaign to replace Netanyahu begins today. We must create sources of income for the weak segments of the population and improve the public system that gives services to citizens. You put your hope in a new leader and here I am before you. Today a new path begins. The path begins now. The path leads to a new government. This path is for everyone. This path is for all the citizens of Israel.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Gary Cohn

Look, there's a debate on climate. So the president clearly believes in the environment. You know, Macron and the president have somewhat different views on how to achieve the end goal, but I think the end goal is the same. And they were debating how to achieve the end goal.feedback

Ross McInnes - Safran

Paris like London is a large world city. We can offer financial services companies but other business a very good home. We have the ecosystem, we have the educational system, in other words we have the schools, we have the real estate but we also have everything which major financial institutions need - high quality regulators, customers are in Paris, our financial system is sophisticated. We are the only other European city to offer a credible alternative to all the attractive features which London has offered hitherto to the financial community.feedback

Ross McInnes - Safran

His election victory has been confirmed by a significant parliamentary victory which gives the president and his government the power but above all the legitimacy to enact some of the reforms which France and Europe need. It's important for our companies, it's also important for our suppliers, it's important for our subcontractors.feedback

Robert Hannigan - Government Communications Headquarters

Yes, there is a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyberspace coming from Russia, from state activity. President Macron and Angela Merkel have called this out recently – attacks on major democratic institutions right through major organised cyber-criminal groups, many of which are based in Russia. Starting to talk about it is good - calling it out. Improving our defences is obviously really important. But ultimately people will have to push back against Russian state activity and show that it's unacceptable.feedback

Christophe Castaner

There's also a strong political dimension. Emmanuel Macron wants to try to prevent the president of the United States being isolated. He (Trump) sometimes takes decisions that we disagree with, on climate change for example. But we can do things: either you say 'we're not speaking because you haven't been nice' or we can reach out to him to keep him in the circle.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

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

Robert Hannigan - Government Communications Headquarters

Legislation is a blunt last resort because frankly extremism is very difficult to define in law and you could spend all your time in court arguing about whether a particular video crosses the line or not.feedback

Robert Hannigan - Government Communications Headquarters

Encryption is overwhelmingly a good thing. It keeps us all safe and secure… the challenge for governments is how do you stop the abuse of that encryption by a tiny minority of people who want to do bad things, like terrorists and criminals. You can't un-invent end-to-end encryption. You can't just do away with it, you can't just legislate it away. The best you can do with end-to-end encryption is work with the companies in a cooperative way to find ways around it frankly.