After more than two weeks in Fort Brégançon and some bustle in Bormes-les-Mimosas is the end of the holiday for Emmanuel Macron. The president is returning to the Elysee this Tuesday and his return promises to be as busy as it is complicated.
Growth that does not get off the ground
A first budget arbitration meeting will be held this Wednesday after the Council of Ministers. The government has set an ambitious goal for 2019 to reduce spending and the government deficit. But with a disappointing growth of -1.8% instead of the expected 2% – the tax comparison seems delicate. For Serge Raffy, political editor at The Obs, the account is far from there.
"The big questions that the French ask themselves are always the same: it's the purchasing power, it's the job." The government of Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe will be judged on this issue. Only, that is, whether or not the French will be able to cope with it, but the reforms that will be introduced and that will be discussed in the coming weeks. do not give the impression that we are going in this direction ", he analyzes on BFMTV.
The poison of the Benalla affair
The head of state also brings back a vacation file that embarrassed the Elyseep Palace all summer and paralyzed the debates in the National Assembly: the Benalla case. "In short, the question is that of the link between Emmanuel Macron and the country," BFMTV Stéphane Rozès, political scientist and professor at Sciences Po and HEC asks.
"Is it still of the same nature as before the Benalla affair so that it can continue to reform? The French can find this difficult and a bit unfair, but let the president actually do it because it is a matter of the country in motion."
The program of the year is already very busy. Many reforms are on the agenda, including a number of particularly explosive, such as pensions, and expected, such as the anti-poverty plan that was postponed for the first time against the background of the World Cup and which is due to be presented in September.
Other issues on the President's agenda: the law on small and medium-sized enterprises, the agricultural and food law, which was already adopted by the Assembly after a heated debate, and the draft constitutional amendment, which was suspended because of the Benalla case.