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France : purchasing power of the contra-climate

It was the sixth Protest Saturday in a row, and the tendency is for several weeks, the same: France's yellow West movement, whose origin was in Protest against

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France : purchasing power of the contra-climate

It was the sixth Protest Saturday in a row, and the tendency is for several weeks, the same: France's yellow West movement, whose origin was in Protest against a controversial environmental tax, recorded less demand on the road. According to the police, from the Saturday midday 800 yellow the West, demonstrated in Paris. Last weekend, the number of "gilets jaunes", which were passed in the capital on the road was down to 2200.

nearly two weeks Ago, state chief Emmanuel Macron announced a series of measures intended to contribute to an improvement in purchasing power. The lack of purchasing power is perceived by many French people as a Problem. Include Macrons measures-the catalogue, which was approved last week by the national Assembly and the Senate, among other things, an additional monthly payment of 100 Euro for wage-earners and tax breaks for retirees. Before the planned Eco-tax on Diesel and petrol had been suspended for the coming year.

Because of the billion-dollar social welfare acts is in breach of France in the coming year is likely to be against the EU deficit rules. For the coming year a deficit of 3.2 percent of economic output in the French budget. According to the so-called Maastricht criteria, the debt must be below three percent of gross domestic product. Because of the infringement, the EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger called an excessive deficit procedure against France.

The number of deaths are to be deplored in the environment of the yellow West-motion, rose, meanwhile, late on Friday evening on ten. In most of these cases, it was because of the road blockades, the "gilets jaunes" to accidents. On Friday night a 36-ascended-Year-old to the South of Perpignan near the Spanish border with his car on a stationary Truck.

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To his support for the call for an improvement in the purchasing power, turned to Macron meanwhile, the initiators of an Online Petition calling for cheaper fuel prices. Last may, the 33-year-old Priscillia Ludosky had started the Petition has now been signed by 1.2 million people. Ludosky is one of the leading figures of the yellow West. On the platform Macron wrote: "you were hit by the rise in fuel prices and hard and have decided to respond by signing this Petition. I've heard your message. I answer you directly: you're right.“ According to Macron, the fight against climate change is "necessary", but the environment is likely to be political and social issues are not played off against each other. Similarly, the state had expressed to the chief already nearly two weeks ago, in announcing his measures to calm the yellow West-conflict.

1.4 million signatures for climate protection

Meanwhile, power in France, a further Petition. Within a few days of an Online Petition by four non-governmental organizations to climate protection were recorded 1.4 million signatures. The organisations, Greenpeace, Oxfam, and "La Fondation pour la Nature et l'homme" and "Notre Affaire à Tous" not enough had collected after the end of the UN climate change conference in the Polish city of Katowice, in a complaint against the French state, alleged that the government in Paris to take to reduce greenhouse gases. France's former Minister for the environment, Nicolas Hulot, who resigned last August from his office of Minister, referred to the large response to the Online Petition of the non-governmental organizations as a "strong Signal", the now concrete steps have to follow.

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Susanne Ehlerding Nora Marie Zaremba

not considering government organizations, after the expiry of a Two-month period, a lawsuit before the administrative court in Paris to submit. Such a course of action against a government would be a first in the French history.

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