Macron dénonce «la lèpre» populiste en Europe LE FIGARO, 22nd June 2018. The countries of Central Europe will boycott the summit meeting on the migration crisis set for Sunday (24th June) in Brussels. One camp against another. In a virulent speech given on Thursday 21st June at Quimper [Brittany], Emmanuel Macron chose confrontation over consultation — with the populist governments now in power in the heart of Europe — in the struggle against “resurgent nationalism, and the closed borders advocated by some”, and those who “discard even [the right to] asylum”. Just a few days before a particularly tense mini-summit dedicated to migration, the Head of State appears to have wanted to kick off the campaign for next year’s European elections.