Macron blinks as protests force tax freeze
In addition to concerns about its potential impact on French finances, the tax retreat raises questions about a set of reforms the French president has planned for next year
In addition to concerns about its potential impact on French finances, the retreat raises questions about a set of reforms Macron has planned for next year, which involve sure-to-be-unpopular changes to unemployment insurance and a unification of France’s retirement systems. Members of the grassroots group, dubbed the Yellow Vests, have already said the measures announced on Tuesday are not enough to end the protests.
In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister...
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