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Emmanuel Macron modified the French flag three years ago and no one noticed

Emmanuel Macron modified the French flag three years ago and no one noticed

Emmanuel Macron has changed the blue color of the French flag used in his interventions to return to the color that was used before 1976 (Image: Reuters)

french president, Emmanuel Macron changed the blue color of the French flag that was used in his interventions to return to the color that was used before 1976, On Monday, the Elysee confirmed this fine adjustment Implemented three years ago.

At the suggestion of the President’s Liberal Adviser, Dark blue began to be used again first in his speeches from the end of 2018, then spread to the flags of the Elysee and other French presidential buildings.

As confirmed by presidential advisers, the final change took place in the presidential building in July last year, but No one seems to have noticed yet.

The change has already been implemented at the Elysee Palace
The change has already been implemented at the Elysee Palace

Macron chose the “tricolor flags that adorn the Elysee Palace.” Dark blue that evokes the imagination of the “heroes who fought during the French Revolution, As well as in both World War I and World War II, the Presidency indicated.

This change ends 45 years of light blue use, It was adopted in 1976 by then-President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to coincide with the European flag which his successors will continue to use until 2018.

Behind this initiative is the director of Elysee operations, Arnaud Juliens, as indicated in his book “Elysée Seri(Eliso Seri) by Elliot Blondi and Paul Larrotoro, published September 15, 2021.

In 2018, the current president He already added to the presidential emblem the cross of Lorraine, which was used by General Charles de Gaulle of Free France during its war against the occupation of Nazi Germany.

The French Embassy in Tel Aviv in the color matching the European Union flag (Image: Reuters)
The French Embassy in Tel Aviv in the color matching the European Union flag (Image: Reuters)

As mentioned WatchmanAnd This dark blue, considered “more elegant‘, part of a more divisive theory: that the darker blue, now markedly different from the blue of the European Union flag, He pointed out that there is a gap between France and Europe.

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The flag of the European Union isMarianne PlowThe color was declared the official color of the Virgin Mary in the fifth century. The French flag, which was regularly placed next to her, was changed to match in the 1970s when the late Valéry Giscard d’Estaing Europhile, was at the Elysee, and when it was decided to lighten the color of the French flag for aesthetic reasons to avoid “Clash of the Blues”.

However, presidential advisers denied the theory that the change had the origin of “opposition to the color blue using the European flag”. “There is no ‘blue war,’ this is nonsense,” they added.

political reporter for Europe 1That was said by Luis de Raguñel The Elysee Palace is divided between those who consider the new flag ugly, and others related to seeing their childhood flag before the Giscard years.

The blues between the EU flag and France is different now (Image: Reuters)
The blues between the EU flag and France is different now (Image: Reuters)

“Emmanuel Macron’s entourage has no desire to give the image of a president touching the deepest symbols of the country, although Deep down, as you can imagine, there is a meaning behind it all“, books.

France will take over the European Union’s rotating presidency in January, and Macron also faces a presidential election in January April Next year.

(With information from AFP)

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