Interviewed by Léa Salamé and Gilles Birch, the President of the Republic was broadly in line with the traditional response of July 14. He was able to return in more detail on the main measures which are expected to accompany the recovery plan. Originally planned on 45 minutes, the interview was stretched in the final 1: 20.
First ask him about the outbreak of coronavirus, Emmanuel Macron was keen to emphasize the efforts that are accepted by all the French, bringing to the fore the caregivers, profession already celebrated a few hours earlier during the traditional parade. “The epidemic leaves a little ” he conceded, while reassuring. France is ready to the arrival of a second wave, since the authorities have taken awareness of gaps and weaknesses, identified a few weeks ago. The Head of State said that all the light would be made on the failings of the State and the errors committed. Responding to calls for several days by some physicians, Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to work to make the mask mandatory in enclosed public places from the 1st of August next.
The president has said to understand why a part of the population was hostile :
The reshuffle, a new stage in the quinquennium
On the other hand, after having paid tribute to his former prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, it was pointed out that this new period of 600 days, it was ” a policy page that turns , “explaining the reshuffle and the appointment of Jean Castex. Léa Salamé has questioned the president on the wrath of the associations after the appointment of Gérald Darmanin, who is accused of rape. Emmanuel Macron has recalled that the fight against violence against women was a red wire for its action. On the other hand, it stated that it did not want to “violate the fundamental principles ” and not to yield to the pressure of public opinion or of social networks.
Mobilization full for reentry and recovery
The president has reassured the French and the French on the back-to-school :
Adaptations will be made depending on the evolution of the situation, but Emmanuel Macron has taken to assert that all teachers will be ” well protected “.
The chair then confirmed that the estimates provided for between 800,000 and 1 million unemployed in more by the spring of 2021. 30 billion euros will be devoted to the training and financing of vocational training. The young people will be particularly accompanied with a support system of exceptional exemptions from social security charges up to 1.6 SMIC. A plan of 300,000 contracts of insertion should complement this support to the employment of young people.
When asked by journalists about the Pension Reform, the president of the Republic has confirmed : “I believe that this reform is right. It is perhaps necessary to give him a little more time and continue to work together “;
The recovery of the economy will also move by even greater efforts to finance energy-efficient renovation work, in particular for poorer households. But the president of the Republic wants to go even further by combining these efforts, the public order :
“I want you embark on a major programme of renovation of our schools and our Ephads for energy savings “;
Questioned on the environmental question, Emmanuel Macron has confirmed to want to register as soon as possible the ecological transition in the Constitution.
Ambitions to imagine the France of tomorrow
Léa Salamé has then asked the Head of State to know if he was already a candidate for his own succession, a question that remained unanswered at this time.
To achieve all these ambitions, the Head of State said that there would be no increase in the tax pressure, neither on the household nor on the companies. He conceded, however, that the next step of the removal of the property tax may be offset by several years, even if this statement remains in the conditional.