the President of France, Macron has reached a big step on the "yellow vests". He announced, comprehensive financial facilities and apologized. Some of this is not enough.
He gave his Best. The otherwise so self-conscious French President, acted in his television speech, calm and clear, but in him was a certain amount of tension. The view is clear in the camera and addressed the viewer directly in the eye, looking, said Emmanuel Macron quite self-critical:
understanding of anger and Anger
"It is the abuses of the last 40 years, just high. Without a doubt, we have not managed it in one and a half years of government, to react adequately and quickly. I take my share of the responsibility. And I know that some of them, I hurt with my remarks."
Macron expressed understanding for the anger and the Anger of the many "yellow Westerners", the block for four weeks, streets in the whole country. The violent riots, the excesses of violence of the past two Saturdays, however, he described as unacceptable. "No anger, justifies it, a police officer, to attack, to loot shops and damage public buildings", made by the President.
According to its by many of the protesters demanded apology Macron came to the core of his speech. He made a big step on the yellow West, to handle parts of their demands for tax cuts and wage increases. He provided them with the basis for a Dialog:
"We want a France where everyone can live worthy of his work. The minimum wage should increase from 2019 to 100 euros a month without the employer having to pay more. The Overtime should be rewarded from 2019, again tax-free. And I call on all employers to pay their employee premiums for the employee tax-free."
in addition, Macron, announced for pensioners who have less than 2000 euros per month, the increase in the social security suspend. The core of the demands of the yellow West, to be met starting in January of 2019.
Only about how the President will Finance these measures, he lost not a word. The first estimates that there are approximately 15 billion euros.
President Macron announces relief
issues of the day at 22:15, 10.12.2018, Sabine Rau, of ARD, Paris
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