Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation for the first time since the protests began nearly 4 weeks ago. He has declared that the country is in a state of “economic emergency.” “Today, we are forced to admit [it]. Today, I am announcing an economic emergency in our country,” The president then announced that the “minimal wages will be … increased by €100 ($113) per month” starting in May 2019. He also pledged to cancel taxes on overtime labor and introduce special tax exemptions for people earning less than €2,000 ($2,270) per month.
Macron also effectively blamed his predecessors for the poor state of affairs in France. “For 13 minutes, Macron distributed money without announcing any economic [reforms],” one person wrote on Twitter, calling such approach “irresponsible.” Others insisted that a “reform of the institutions” and more public control over the government expenses is what is in fact needed. - RT
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