Emmanuel Macron’s environmental tightrope

Politico (EU) | Jun 29, 2020 at 6:32 PM
  • It’s 2018 all over again for Emmanuel Macron as, yet again, much of his presidency is riding on whether he can reconcile environmental and economic imperatives.
  • And that delicate balance was clearly on Macron’s mind on Monday as he met with 150 people randomly selected to make environmental policy recommendations as part of a citizens’ convention, set up as a direct response to the Yellow Jackets protests.
  • Macron has been sending strong signals that he plans to move toward more environmentally-friendly economic policies with greater social welfare and less dependence on foreign production.