20/02/2019

English

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Ulla Terkelsen and Eszter Petronella Soós will
comment on the political situation in France which includes several months
of rioting throughout the country by the Yellow Vests
The Republic of France is in a challenging position:
• Unemployment is over 9% yet economic growth is under 1%
• France maintains one of the highest tax rates in the OECD at 45 percent
• Public spending is at 57% yet approximately 14% of the population lives in poverty.
What are the options available to President Macron, who came into office on a surge of good will but who now has sunk to 24% approval rating in the latest polls? 

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