Clement Beaune made the touch upon Twitter while selling an interview he’d given to the France 2 TV channel. Nonetheless he was rebuked by Charles-Henri Gallois who runs Technology Frexit, a gaggle campaigning for France to comply with Britain out of the EU.
Mr Beaune commented: “I’ve one remorse: there was no Europe of well being in the beginning of the disaster.
“I’m for a European Union for well being, in order that we’ve frequent choices, which permit us to react rapidly and collectively!”
France is at present underneath strict lockdown because it battles a 3rd wave of coronavirus.
In response to the Europe minister, Mr Gallois posted: “Are you going to cease taking individuals for fools?
“Quite the opposite, it’s the EU and its ideology which might be the reason for the fiasco.”
Mr Gallois listed the areas he believes Brussels failed over as “destruction of the general public hospital”, “catastrophic vaccine provide”, “deindustrialisation” and “borders”.
France is lagging considerably behind the UK on its coronavirus vaccination programme.
The nation has given at the least one jab to 16.5 % of its inhabitants, versus 48.5 % for the UK.
For the reason that pandemic started 99,000 individuals have died in France from coronavirus.
The nation has recorded 5.1 million circumstances, the best determine in Europe.
On March 31 French president Emmanuel Macron introduced a brand new nationwide lockdown that may final at the least three weeks.
Throughout this time faculties and non-essential retailers can be closed.
French residents are banned from travelling greater than 10km from their properties for non-essential causes.
Mr Macron had repeatedly rejected requires a 3rd lockdown, and the U-turn has significantly broken his reputation.
Latest polling suggests far-right Nationwide Rally chief Marine Le Pen is lagging solely barely behind Mr Macron forward of the 2022 presidential election.
Ms Le Pen has pledged to regain management of France’s borders if elected.
Talking on France Inter she mentioned: “I might go to the European Fee to elucidate to them what I think about to be non-negotiable within the space of nationwide sovereignty and particularly the management of our borders, as a result of I think about border management a matter of nationwide sovereignty.”
France is without doubt one of the EU’s most essential members and a Eurosceptic victory could be a catastrophe for the European undertaking.