The quietness of European leaders in the face of recent unrests, points out that they are seriously worried about the future of the European Union. At any rate, defining the relevance between current protests in France and present and future changes in the united Europe has become one of the foremost concerns of political analysts of the European and international affairs. Some European politicians are thinking that the France protests are just infrastructural and skin-deep. On the other hand, the kind of slogans that the yellow vests are using against the capitalist system, and the spread of protests to other parts of Europe, indicate that this spectacle can’t be considered as a fleeting, infrastructural and trivial crisis. On the contrary, it’s clear that the unending protests in France have a fundamental and deep nature. It’s not without a reason that in spite of Macron’s bowing down before the yellow vests protests almost for three times, the demonstrations are still continuing in France. It is to be noted here that in the first days of their presence in the streets of Paris and other cities, the yellow vests were simply a protesting population with some fixed demand. But in a short time they turned into a symbol of structural change in France and even the symbol of change in the European Union. Had the protest of the yellow vests been only at the surface level, it would have stopped by the early departure of Macron from his previous positions. Also, the use of yellow vests as a symbol signifies that the current protests target the ruling system in France. Another important aspect here is about the addresses of yellow vests protests. These addressees can’t be limited to the French authorities alone. Even at the domestic level, the addresses of the protestors are not just Macron and his administration, but other parties and groups, both socialist and conservative are included. In recent decades, particularly after the formation of EU, these political parties were incapable of digesting the people’s demands. Hence, the yellow vests protest cannot be limited to a simple protest against a right-wing or left-wing party. And at a greater level, the addressees of French protesters are the men in power in the united Europe; those who, since 2007 and through setting austerity policies, have made it hard for the French and European citizens, and thus prepared the ground for incessant protests. Today, we see that protests have begun in France, which is considered the second largest economic power in the Eurozone and is one of the leaders of the European Union. But the rallies didn’t stop in France and other countries were involved. The crises will affect all the EU states.
In recent decades, particularly after the formation of EU, these political parties were incapable of digesting the people’s demands. Hence, the yellow vests protest cannot be limited to a simple protest against a right-wing or left-wing party.