Five months after the beginning of the “yellow West”protests plans to the state chief Emmanuel Macron (41) new facilities for the French.

According to French media, a reduction in income tax relief for persons with low pensions or support for single mothers are in the conversation. Macron was until immediately prior to the televised speech in the evening (20: 00) no details leakage. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had already provided tax cuts for the citizens in view.

the Protest of The “yellow West” was sparked in November, the increase in the fuel prices, then Macrons reform policy came to the attention of the demonstrators. Now the expectations of the President are high.

Macron had launched in January a “National debate” as a response to the protests of the “yellow vests”. The social liberal head of state that was almost two years ago, out of Nothing to Power, travelled to the regions, to mayors or to debate parish councils. Citizens were on the Internet, at meetings, or in complaint books. Around 1.5 million people according to official figures in the debate.

Macron had promised at the beginning of the debate that concrete results will follow. The President is now under pressure, because he has awakened high expectations of his actions. According to observers, Macron needs to convince now. According to a recent survey, 85 percent of French people want the President gives to the Concerns of citizens more attention. You can also expect a change in the economic and social policy (82 percent).

a Few weeks before the European elections in may, Macron is also domestic pressure. Because the party of his right-wing populist Erzrivalin Marine Le Pen, the party in government La République en Marche (LREM) is after the polls close on the heels of.

Macron leaves it in the European and foreign policy meanwhile, the conflicts arrive – according to observers, also with regard to the European elections in just six weeks. In the Brexit-tug-of-war he appeared as hardliners, and in Brussels, the map of Chaos-Brexits to last on the table. Prior to the talks, the EU and the USA on the settlement of the trade dispute, he is demonstrative on the blockage rate of English-French Concord there is little to see.

In the case of the “yellow West”protests, it was come in the past few months, in Paris and other cities to serious riots. Representatives of the protest movement are calling for, in part, the resignation of the President. Last weekend, around 31,000 people protested after the authorities all over the country.

On Wednesday, Macron wants to explain at a press conference in the Élyséepalast his new measures in more detail. It is the first media meeting since his arrival almost two years ago. “We have decided to transform the tantrums in solutions,” according to a Credo of Macrons.

As a reaction to the “yellow West”-actions Macron had already announced in December a bunch of the emergency measures. So it recipients gave more money for minimum Wage. The measures proposed, together with around ten billion euros. France is also in the current year, not the Maastricht budget Deficit limit of three percent of economic output to comply with. The protests couldn’t stop Macron with his actions at the time, however.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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