Alain Juppé is a popular French politician of the center-right party UMP. He served as prime minister under Jacques Chirac’s government in the 1990s, and is now the mayor of Bordeaux.
In the brief interview below, Mr. Juppé describes with dismay the political consensus that now governs Europe, with the Left and Right in Germany collaborating on mass immigration and the appeasement of Turkey.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|0:00||France has lost all influence! Look at what happened during the migrant crisis!|
|0:04||Mrs. Merkel meets Mr. Erdogan, she makes an agreement with him.|
|0:08||In this agreement there are two things that we shouldn’t have accepted:|
|0:11||the abolition of visas between Turkey and the European Union under certain conditions,|
|0:15||and secondly the reopening of membership negotiations with Turkey.|
|0:19||France should have said “no”. She didn’t say it. Because our reputation is extremely weak right now.|
|0:23||I was in Brussels a few months ago and I saw very well what was going on.|
|0:27||In the European Parliament France doesn’t have a say any more. How is it possible?|
|0:30||All happens between the German MEPs from the right, the EPP (European Popular Party)|
|0:33||and the German MEPs from the left, the socialists: they make an agreement and we don’t have a say anymore.