The annual celebration of Bastille Day in Paris this year was not just a demonstration of France, but military cooperation between Europeans continues.
Flags of the 10 countries of the European Initiative for Intervention, a joint military pact established last year, are leading the military parade on Sunday on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Macron stressed the importance of France's commitment to enhancing European security.
"Never before the end of World War II, Europe was so much needed." Building a Europe of Defense in connection with the Atlantic Alliance … is a priority This is the theme of this parade "He said
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" Working together and strengthening our ability to One of the challenges that the European Initiative for Intervention, along with others key European projects he wants to consider, added Macron
The biggest fan of the crowd on the display looked like a man who fired in the air of a boarding device – the invention of French former jet champion Frankie Zapata
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Attending European leaders were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rut and Portuguese President Marcello Rebello de Souza.
Street tensions remain high in Paris after months of demonstrations by protesters against the Macron anti-yellow jacket that want more help for French workers.
On Sunday, television images showed police had caught one of the leaders, Eric Drewett, standing on the parade sidelines and accompanying him.
from July 4. Later, Macron will host a lunch at the Elysée Palace with other European leaders, including Merkel.
The Bastille Day marks the storming of the prison in Bastille in 1789 by the key events of the French Revolution. The day has become a national holiday in France.
The European Initiative for Intervention is a 10-member coalition of European soldiers ready to respond to crises. The initiative led by France, which includes Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, started last year, according to Reuters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. 19659028]