In his new year address has lobbied French President Macron understand the need for his reforms. He called the French to unity, warned you but also to realism.
the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has the citizens of the country called after the mass protests of the "yellow vests" for the unity. Needed a return to be "on the cohesion and efforts of each individual," said Macron, in his new year's address. "We can do better and we must do better."French will patience prove
At the same time he warned the French not to turn a blind eye "to the reality": the reform results could not be directly felt, and he shared the impatience of the citizens. But that could not mean to dispense with this: "We can't work less and earn more, cut taxes and spending increase, is nothing to our habits change and at the same time, a purer air to breathe."
The new 2019 is a crucial one for him. Nothing was built on lies, stressed Macron. He appealed to the citizens to maintain their confidence and hope: "hope in ourselves as a people, in our common future, in our European dream."understanding and criticism for the "yellow West"
show the anger of The "yellow West" that "we have not resigned," said the President with a view to the for weeks, ongoing protests. At the same time, he condemned the violence in the demonstrations. Some foresee, "to speak in the name of the people (...) and were only "the voice of a hate-filled crowd," said Macron.
Also in Paris, yellow in the West, protested "" again.New protests on new year's eve
Also on the last day of the year, thousands of "yellow West"protesters in Paris and other cities went on the road. Across the country of 150,000 police officers were deployed, 12,000 in Paris.
the movement of The "yellow West" had been directed originally against high fuel prices and the planned Eco-tax on Diesel. Later, a General displeasure with Macrons reform policy, and the decline to interfere in the Protest at the end of purchasing power. The multi-billion dollar concessions from the government, providing for, among other things, more money for minimum wage earners and relief for pensioners and workers who reject the protesters as inadequate.