Emmanuel Macron announces new measures to relieve tensions in France

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Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday this week that, next year, minimum wage will raise €100 (or $114) in France, as well as a series of concessions to ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators.

No taxes on overtime pay, encouraging employers to pay tax-free year-end bonuses or, the one announced last week, stepping back from the increase on fuel taxes.

Emmanuel Macron, during an address to the nation wanted to ask for forgiveness declaring “I know I have hurt some of you with my words.”

After calling the nation to unite for the future he agreed that the anger was “legitimate” but the violence was “unacceptable”.

 

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