Battered Europe Gets Reprieve with Macron Victory

The rumors of the EU’s death were greatly exaggerated.  In spite of man’s musings, God will direct everyone and every thing in accordance with His plans (Proverbs 16:9). The EU will continue to exist, though not in its current form, until prophecy regarding it comes about.

Macron urged the French to embrace rather than reject globalization. And he vowed to work with Germany to relaunch the European Union, a project long seen as a guarantor of peace and prosperity but one which is now struggling to find its “raison d’etre” after years of crisis.

Macron’s victory represents a reprieve for Europe and the liberal democratic values for which it has stood for more than half a century.

The nightmare scenarios that were whispered about in European capitals in early 2017 have not materialized. Europe has been given another chance. Those are the main messages from Macron’s victory and they were reflected in the reactions from Europe on Sunday.

“Hurrah Macron President! There is hope for Europe!” Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman called it a victory for a “strong united Europe” and for German-French friendship.