Macron challenged “inward-looking nationalist selfishness”

French President Emmanuel Macron challenged “inward-looking nationalist selfishness” amid populist sentiment in the bloc and pushed for a more united and reinvigorated Europe, Euronews reports. “Nationalism will lead Europe into the abyss. We see authoritarianism rising all around us,” he said during his speech at the European Parliament. “The response should not be authoritarian democracy but the authority of democracy.”