a Higher minimum wage, reductions in social security contributions - the President of France, Macron has promised a whole bunch of relief. He expressed understanding for the anger of many citizens, condemned, but the violence.
After the week-long protests by the "yellow West" has announced that the French President Emmanuel Macron larger concessions. For example, the minimum wage is to rise by 100 Euro per month. He announced in his much-anticipated speech on the state of the Nation.
He also promised additional relief on social security contributions. Among other things, on Overtime, taxes and charges are to be incurred. "We want a France in which one can live worthy of his work." Also for pensioners, who have less than 2000 Euro monthly, will 2019 exposed to the increase of social security contributions. The wealth tax, which had abolished its government, should, however, be re-introduced. This had resulted in a large number supporters of the "yellow vests".
"yellow West" track in the town of Bouguenais, the speech Macrons.Macron condemned violence
Macron also expressed understanding for the Anger of many French people, "the morning get up early to work, in the evenings, only coming home late and at the end of the month still have to see how they make ends meet". At the same time, he criticized the nationwide broadcast of television speech "unacceptable violence" during protests against his policy and promised the rest "by all means" to restore.
The massive protests in the whole of France had begun about four weeks in several provinces and became the biggest crisis the government Macron. There were massive clashes with hundreds of arrests. Macron had harvested a lot of criticism, because he had long weighed in on the topic.