It is all smiles and in the green surroundings of the garden of the Elysée, which Emmanuel Macron, has given his endorsement to 146 proposals of the ‘Convention’ for the climate. Two days later, the chorus is no longer quite the same.
Taking the floor before the head of the State, the citizens of the convention, however, had already warned :
The president of the Republic has already released three ” jokers “, to use her own words, removing a package of proposals to a 4% tax on the dividends (which would have been used for the financing of measures), the speed is limited to 110 km/h on the highways and the modification of the preamble of the constitution.
A schedule presented
For the rest, and while the citizens were urged to stay “true to your commitment to pass the measures without a filter,” Emmanuel Macron has announced a schedule. Some of the measures will be, he says, incorporated into the recovery Plan and submitted to the parliament by the end of the summer. The proposals that fall within the regulatory scope will be considered at the defense Council ecological end of July.
A draft of the specific law will be finally presented at the end of the summer, for the “measures to complement and refine” – understand here to change. The bill is expected to include proposals that rely on local authorities, after a meeting of the government with associations of elected officials.
The case begins to get complicated when one passes to the european level. International trade agreements and the request for a moratorium on the AACC (the free trade treaty with Canada) ? “We continue to evaluate “. The introduction of a carbon tax at the borders ? “The discussions of the next few weeks will be decisive “…
As for the referendum, it would not, finally, only on the addition of a paragraph on climate in the first article of the constitution. As for the crime of ecocide, also called for in the Constitution, it is, according to Emmanuel Macron deal ” to register in the international law “. Needless to say returned to the calenders Greek. Optionally, a second referendum could be organized on some points – it is not known which – if parliament does not advance fast enough.
In the aftermath of the municipal elections that are a culmination of the Green in many of the towns and cities, it had been a delicate matter for the president, not to get enthusiastic about the proposals of the Convention. But as pointed out in the spokesman of Europe Ecology the Greens Julien Bayou :
The flats of Bruno Le Maire
The citizens who have worked hard for nine months and have had to feel the wind turned as early as Tuesday, the day after their reception at the Elysée. This is Bruno Le Maire, the minister of the Economy, which has shown to be reluctant on several proposals.
Among them, the prohibition of the advertising of products the most pollutants – and therefore, among other things, of cars like the SUV. The minister puts his flat in the name of consumer information.
Bruno Le Maire, has also put his veto on the proposal for a reduction in VAT on train tickets to 5.5 %, ” the expenditure is very heavy for the State “, while taking over, however, the idea of the development of the railway lines.
As to the minister of Ecology Elizabeth Terminal, it has not made a decision on the proposals on the same day in the emission 4 Truths, but was careful to note that ” when you take strong measures, and I am convinced that for a successful ecological transition should be strong measures, it is necessary to ensure the support of the French “.
Still it would be necessary that the French in question are fully informed on the why and the content of the various proposals…