During his victory speech, French president-elect Emmanuel Macron said that he would protect "Enlightenment values" for all French people. The French Republic was founded upon the principles of "liberté, égalité, fraternité" (liberty, equality, and brotherhood), stemming from the French Rebellion. Although many right-wing pundits and Le Pen supporters characterize Macron as being soft on terrorism, his speech is a sign that Macron will fight against illiberal, non-Western values such as radical Islam, which, in Europe, is emphasized on both terror and supplanting Western culture. He will promote the equality of men, women, and children, and if any group seeks to take away those values from another, Macron will act.
Oct 13, 2018
Currently the economic and numismatic situation in Greece is tremendously deplorable. The substantive amounts of refugees have culminated in the chaos that has ubiquitously existed after the bailout referendum. Unemployment has risen to 21%, one of the highest figures in Europe. The national debt of Greece places the country in second position worldwide. And regardless of the wage levels, approximately 60% of the gross pay is removed due to extreme income taxes. The prime minister has essentially no diplomatic attitude and has further contributed to the economic crisis that plagues the state. Despite of all the benefits of being a member of the EU, Greece decided to not accept the Troika help, which would possibly assist them in paying any of their debts, while Grexit almost happened. Tax evasion continues to exponentially proliferate, while social welfare is at its lowest. Myriads of people starve, education is limited and work positions have ceased to develop.