'Dark horse' set to become next EU chief and help Macron's dream Brexiteers will HATE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Dark horse' set to become next EU chief and help Macron's dream Brexiteers will HATE

French journalist Florentin Collomp told Sky News that Emmanuel Macron’s disappointing results at the European elections leave his dream of a reformed and more united European Union in “tatters”. The French President will find himself scarce of allies in the newly formed European Parliament as German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be too busy to keep her own party alliances together to be able to help him. And as the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission term fast approaches, the French President will have to look at the best person to support as Mr Juncker’s replacement against the German Manfred Weber with whom he does not share the same vision for the EU.

Mr Collomp claimed the French President could attempt to build a centrist consensus behind Belgian candidate Guy Verhofstadt but admitted it would not be sustainable for very long.

But the Figaro reporter argued the one candidate that could save President Macron’s dream could be EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier who would receive the support of both the EPP and the French party.

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