French President Emmanuel Macron speaks before the European Parliament on April 17, 2018 in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.
Macron addressed the European Parliament for the first time in a bid to shore up support for his ambitious plans for post-Brexit reforms of the EU. French leader wants big changes in the face of growing scepticism about the European project, but there has been a marked lack of enthusiasm from Berlin to Budapest. Macron's speech to MEPs in the eastern French city of Strasbourg is part of a charm offensive ahead of European Parliament elections in May 2019, the first after Britain's departure.
 / AFP PHOTO / Frederick FLORIN
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks before the European Parliament in Strasbourg.Frederick Florin / AFP

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