pensions, education, salaries … The summary

MACRON PROGRAM. For his second term, Emmanuel Macron has already announced that he intends to carry out the dreaded pension reform. But what about your ambitions for health, education, security, or even justice? Update your program.

Emmanuel Macron is looking for a second term. After five years at the helm of the country, the presidential candidate does not intend to stop there. Which made it official his candidacy for the presidential election on March 3, in a letter to the French, presented his program at a press conference on Thursday, March 17 from the Paris docks of Seine-Saint-Denis. In an hour-and-a-half-long speech, La République en Marche’s candidate presented the major reforms of his presidential project in three areas: measures to become an independent nation – in particular with regard to the defense and production-, reforms to create a “united society” where citizens are equal and have the same opportunities in terms of purchasing power, work, health or even school, and finally “Republican pact” that refers to security, judicial, and administrative matters.

Emmanuel Macron’s program follows three guiding threads that are the three great ambitions of candidate Emmanuel Macron: to make France an independent nation, to be a united and just society, and to respect the republican pact. Here are some of his proposals:

  • To become an independent nation, the candidate of La République en Marche is confident in France’s defense capacity and plans to strengthen the army to adapt to new challenges and new dangers. He also promises to continue increase the budget of the Ministry of Defense as he did during his first five-year term. Independence is also the ability to meet one’s own food, energy, health and other needs, improving production, agricultural and industrial policies. In terms of energy, he says that France can become the “first great nation to emerge from the independence of gas and coal” by betting on energy combination of nuclear and renewable energy. It also advocates energy saving and energy renovation of 700,000 homes a year in addition to encouraging the use of the electric car. The question inevitably leads to the weather, and at this point the candidate is pleased to have seen greenhouse gas emissions drop twice as fast as expected.
  • Emmanuel Macron focuses his efforts work and training. It wants to develop the autonomy of universities and above all accelerate research to make France attractive in this sector. Vocational training could be more numerous and more open to companies to provide quality training and ensure the rapid integration of students into the world of work. Pôle emploi is also concerned about this reform and would transform it into “France travail”, that is, the meeting of all the skills to better support job seekers. Another reform along the same lines, that of the RSA: Emmanuel Macron wants to present the payment of the RSA against the obligation to continue from 15 to 20 hours of activity allow professional integration.
  • On pension reform, Emmanuel Macron says he has changed his project since 2017 though confirms the postponement of the legal age to 65 years while specifying “taking into account long trajectories” and “the reality of trades and tasks.” He says that according to the OECD, postponing retirement goes hand in hand with a better activity rate for older people because it forces companies to adapt.
  • As for the united society, the will of the president is fight against inequalities Socially rooted, it also aims to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities, in particular children with disabilities, in school by improving the situation of companions and the AESH. She again made gender equality a goal of her program with better management of women’s health, such as her endometriosis program, and single-parent, often female, families.
  • Equality is also everyone’s relationship with school and health. Emmanuel Macron promises a “wide query “to” change the mode of operation “of the school with a new remuneration of the teaching staff, an individualized follow-up of the students and more autonomy of the centers. As for health, Emmanuel Macron promises to “mass reinforcement” in medical deserts and a new assignment of simple tasks to allow doctors to free up time: nurses and pharmacists could, for example, renew a prescription. In nursing homes, the Macron program promises to hire 50,000 caregivers and nurses.
  • The Republican Pact brings together the reforms of the security, judicial and administrative aspects. Substantial recruitment is planned with the creation of 200 gendarmerie brigades, an increase in police personnel but also the recruitment of 8,500 magistrates throughout France. The agreement would guarantee the facilitation of the procedures, the shortening of the processing times of the files and the verification of the effectiveness of the sanctions, among others. The administration would also be subject to “drastic simplification”.

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