in The aftermath of his visit to Strasbourg, Emmanuel Macron began his long journey of the centenary of the end of the Great War on Monday Lorraine. There will pay tribute to the hairy and will support the recovery of the region hit by de-industrialisation. This long movement, called “roaming memorial” by the Élysée, has started Sunday evening in the cathedral of Strasbourg, where the head of the State has been reunited with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier for a concert celebrating the franco-German reconciliation.
It is the longer travel in the province of Emmanuel Macron since his arrival to power a year ago and a half. He will also have a strong political connotation and social at a time when the president seeks to re-establish the link with the French, now has a clear majority disapprove of its policy, according to polls.
“Do not forget these hero”
At 10 a.m., Emmanuel Macron is expected in front of the monument of the battle of Morhange (Moselle), his first appointment with the emblematic places of the First world War before Verdun or the Somme. It will be the first president of the Republic to go in this small town in the middle of fields and woods where the French army suffered its first defeats of the war, in August 1914, “a tragedy,” according to the head of the State. During a military ceremony, he will pay tribute to some 40 000 poilus who have died, including 27 000 in the single day of 22 August, in attempting to storm a ridge line well defended by the Germans.
after A century and ten years after the disappearance of the last fighting French of 14-18, the president wants to honor ” these men and women who have held the country, who went to the front, who were at the time soldiers and men like the others “. “It is very, very important in a country like ours not to forget these heroes,” he said in an interview to the newspapers of the group Ebra.
on Tuesday, he is expected to give a speech at the site of the battle of the Éparges (Meuse), “a choice of the heart” as one of his favorite authors, Maurice Genevoix, was seriously injured during the Great War. “This is one of the only times when I will make a short speech. I will announce my project memory for Genevoix, ” explained the president, who will then visit the site of Verdun with high school students.
Choose France Is Great
As this will be the case throughout this week, Emmanuel Macron will devote the afternoon of Monday, the current problems of a region that has ” not lived the wars “, but also ” de-industrialization and the blows of globalization “, as he explained to Ouest-France. He will meet with investors participating in the salon Choose France Is Great at Pont-à-Mousson (Meurthe-et-Moselle), which will be attended by six ministers, including Muriel Pénicaud (Work) and Nathalie Loiseau (european Affairs).
For example, he will visit a biotechnology company Novasep, Pompey, who has recently announced an investment of € 17 million for a development unit of bio-molecules for innovative treatments. “More recently, these regions, like other territories, are paid to the transformations of globalization, but they retain considerable advantages “, considers the president.
During this week, Emmanuel Macron will also increase the “lunch the republican” during which he will discuss freely, without the presence of the media, with elected members from whom the executive has launched a major charm offensive aimed after months of tension.
The end of the week will take on a more international dimension, after a tribute to “the black Army” of the skirmishers african in the presence of his malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on Wednesday in Reims. Emmanuel Macron will be in the company of the British Theresa May in the Sum, German chancellor Angela Merkel in Compiegne, site of the signing of the armistice, and then a sixty heads of State and government, including Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin, for the ceremony on November 11 at the Arc de Triomphe. A good part of them will be followed by a Forum of peace, in which Emmanuel Macron will take over the defense of multilateralism.
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