French President Emmanuel held meetings on Friday with leaders of Spain, Estonia, and the Netherlands. Following a working lunch with the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Macron said in a joint news conference that he welcomed the “good deal” reached between Greece and its creditors to avoid a fresh financial crisis.
“It was an agreement reached between finance ministers, and it was necessary, and that’s why I’m delighted about the role that France was able to play in bringing it about,” Macron said.
“It was important to have this agreement at this stage, to have the necessary finance and to accompany Greece in the reforms it has just carried out which were difficult reforms.”
The week before a planned summit of EU leaders, and the start of Brexit talks, Macron also received the Estonian prime minister, whose country will preside over the work of EU member states for six months from July.
The French president said his meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister helped define their countries’ “common goals” for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
“Along with PM Mark Rutte, We have seen to what extent people doubt Europe. It is up to us to regain confidence and remake Europe.” EM https://t.co/AHi2HNWAFL— MacronInEnglish (@MacronInEnglish) June 16, 2017