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Macron says there is EU 'consensus' for new reforms
September 29, 2017 / 9:30 AM / 23 days ago

Macron says there is EU 'consensus' for new reforms

TALLINN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday European Union leaders agreed during a summit dinner that they should push ahead more quickly with reforms of the bloc.

French President Emmanuel Macron waves to supporters during in Lyon, France, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Macron used the dinner in Tallinn to expound a vision of faster, deeper EU integration which he laid out in a speech on Tuesday. He told reporters the meeting had been “fruitful”.

“Last night’s discussions showed there’s a common realization of a need for a leap forward in Europe,” he said.

“Today we’re all convinced Europe must move ahead faster and stronger, for more sovereignty, more unity and more democracy.”

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald

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