French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild the devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral within five years, and less than 48 hours since the blaze began, tycoons, companies, local authorities and individuals have stepped forward with donations totalling some €900 million. Other pledges include free transport, timber and renovation work.

Ambition Europe needs

March 26, 2019 00:25 am

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach—outlined in a commentary published simultaneously in every European Union country—were mostly positive, with even the Euroskeptic prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán and Liviu Dragnea of Romania, endorsing his agenda (for tactical reasons). But, in the chorus of approval, one notable voice was missing: Germany.