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Macron Poised To Release Package Aimed At Quelling Yellow Vest Unrest

WorldNews Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Macron Poised To Release Package Aimed At Quelling Yellow Vest UnrestFrench President Emmanuel Macron is slated to announce a package of measures that could include lower taxes and abolish France’s elite Ecole Nationale d’Administration to quell unrest, Reuters reported Wednesday. Following five months of street protests over planned diesel tax hikes, the outrage grew into a broader backlash against inequality and a political elite perceived as losing touch with the common person, the report said. On Saturday, protesters clashed with police for the 23rd straight week, Reuters reported. The long-awaited response by Macron is the result of a three-month long national debate in which the French president discussed issues from high taxes to local democracy weekly...
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Macron offers tax cuts in bid to quell 'yellow vest' unrest 01:30

At the first major news conference of his presidency, President Emmanuel Macron pledged tax cuts as he outlined his response to months of anti-government protests that have challenged his authority. Lauren Anthony reports.

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