French President Emmanuel Macron presided over a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, taking questions from MEPs about what future EU policy priorities should be. Brian Hayes, a Fine Gael MEP representing Dublin, welcomed Macron's pro-European vision. But he warned that this vision should not be driven only by France and Germany following Brexit, a sentiment echoed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Hayes also said Ireland should be comfortable with Macron's vision of a two-speed Europe, even though it will remain in the slower speed for some areas.
"...which is harmful to us"