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This May brings a new chance for France and Europe. It is fragile but we should use it.

Added 5/22/2017
Catholic Weekly Attachment - Christian and Europe - 22. 5. 2017
We celebrate the end of World War II on 8 May and on 9 May we commemorate Europe Day as a moment when the dream of a peaceful united Europe has been fulfilled. May is a month dedicated to the Queen of Peace - the Virgin Mary. And there is more. This year on the first Sunday of May, the French candidate has became a president - he was not afraid to combine his campaign with the vision of a common Europe.
Emmanuel Macron has been able to convince the voters that it is worth fighting for a better future for France as well as for European Union. Politicaly it was a brave move at a time when pre-election campaigns on the EU do not speak much about European Union.

In France, for the first time in fifty years, the presidential election did not win a candidate of strong political parties represented in Parliament. Nevertheless, Macron is far from winning. Populism still has a chance to score in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. In his winning speech, he also told to voters of far-right presidential candidates Marine Le Pen that he understand their anger and dissatisfaction, and he promised that security and social policy would be among his priorities. Whether he can unify France and restart meaningful EU integration will show the following months.