Three weeks after the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, the composition of the government has finally been unveiled. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Friday described her government as “parity and balanced”. She also took the opportunity to emphasize her social fiber and highlight her government’s priorities.
The composition of the new government was unveiled on Friday. A “parity and balanced” government according to the words of Elisabeth Borne. Place now to the files which await the ministers. In the economic sector, there are many priority issues. There is in particular the question of purchasing power, the central theme of the presidential campaign, and the reform of pensions.
Setting up a food check
Emmanuel Macron had promised that one of his first measures would be to set up a food check to help the poorest households. A bill on purchasing power should be presented in the wake of the legislative elections in early July. This text will include the establishment of the food check but also the extension of the tariff shield until the end of the year or the abolition of the audiovisual license fee.
Another major and sensitive subject: the famous pension reform. It was to be carried out during the first five-year term, but the Covid-19 crisis decided otherwise. It is therefore a burning issue that should occupy Elisabeth Borne the day after the second round of the legislative elections.
Energy and ecological planning will also be an important topic. This is one of President Emmanuel Macron’s promises with the revival of nuclear power as Europe tries to break away from Russian gas and oil imports. For this, Elisabeth Borne will rely on two ministers: Agnès Panier-Runacher, in charge of Energy Transition and Amélie de Montchalin who has been entrusted with the Ministry of Ecology.