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in an interview with the American channel CBS Sunday, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, conceded "errors" in particular for "underestimate the impact on the middle class" of the ecological transition measures of 2018 which had leads to the crisis of the yellow vests. "It is necessary to accompany people," he said.
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"It is necessary to accompany people" so that they can adapt to the"all the more convinced that I have made mistakes before" , estimated Sunday in an interview at the American CBS chain, regretting having committed "l error "underestimate the impact on the middle class" in 2018. In allusion to the movement of "yellow vests" in 2018, the French president, who answered the questions in English from the Elysee, came back On the need for "largely transforming our economy, increasing the price of carbon" but "achievable" for the population.
"if you go to the White House or the Palace of the Elysée to say: now, it will take you adapt and pay more expensive , I can assure you that you increase social inequalities. I myself made a mistake in 2018, when we underestimated the effects of this type of measure on the middle class, "A-T -he says. "We need to agree to invest in these transitions for several years" and "change the economic models and behavior of investors to finance green investments and penalize those who do not follow this movement."
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"However, for this revolution to take place, we must help the average classes and modest homes to follow us," he insisted. "I can tell you in all humility that I am all the more convinced that I myself made mistakes before," he repeated. It also wished China to go further in its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas - Beijing aims at carbon neutrality in 2060 - before an international climate summit on 22 and 23 April initiated by US President Joe Biden . With Angela Merkel, the Head of State has repeated it to Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday.Macron regrets the "naivety" Westerners against Russia
asked about the activity of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border, he explained to be ready to "sanction" Russia in case of attack but regretted "the failure of credibility "and the" naivety "of Westerners. "The invasion of Ukraine a few years ago has not signed the failure of diplomacy, but the failure of our collective credibility vis-à-vis Russia. When we place red lines, We must ensure that they are respected on one side and on the other, and we must be clarity and firm. It is actually the failure of a naive approach vis-à- Screws of Russia, "he launched.
Since his arrival in power, President Joe Biden has adopted a very firm tone towards Moscow. He announced on Thursday a series of severe financial sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of ten Russian diplomats, while renewing his proposal with a summit with Vladimir Putin. "We must punish any unacceptable behavior. We did it after the events in Ukraine" (the annexation of Crimea, NDLR), commented Emmanuel Macron. "In my opinion, sanctions are in no case sufficient, but they are one of the instruments at our disposal."
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