Macron Envisions Citizens' Conventions Across the EU

The president of France wants citizens’ debates across the European Union, he announced symbolically while in Greece, with the Acropolis behind him. Emmanuel Macron called on Europeans to "have the courage to find again the path of democracy." His plan is to hold the debates in the first half of next year in the member states that are willing to join to consult peoples of Europe and debate on principles proposed by the governments. Macron said the aim is to elaborate on a roadmap for Europe in the next 10 or 15 years.