Monday, 1 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'

The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC that the EU must reform or face the prospect of "Frexit".

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron made the comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen held rallies in the last week of campaigning.

French voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide between the two.

At a rally in a suburb of Paris, Ms Le Pen has meanwhile accused Mr Macron of being merely more of the same.

Ms Le Pen has capitalised on anti-EU feeling, and has promised a referendum on France's membership.
France is braced for mass May Day rallies. Five big unions have urged their members not to vote for Le Pen, though three have stopped short of backing Macron.

BBC    News.