‘We have lost our way’: Macron says weakened Europe needs new generation of leaders

Henry Samuel

Europe has “lost its way” and requires a “new generation of leaders” to revive it, Emmanuel Macron warned  Monday  in a state-of-the-union-style address at the Palace of Versailles.

In a 90-minute speech to both houses of parliament, the French president said: “The last 10 years have been cruel for Europe. We have managed crises but we have lost our way.”

Critics described the gathering at the palace of Louis XIV, which is said to have cost up to euros 600,000, as...

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