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What economy for the five-year “Macron 2”?  The eco debates of May 14

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With Emmanuel Cugny to comment on economic news: Jezabel Couppey-Soubeyraneconomist, lecturer at the University of Paris 1, and Patrice Geoffron, member of the Circle of Economists; Director of the Center for Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials.

Purchasing power: fighting inflation at what cost?

On Friday, INSEE confirmed the inflation rate in France in April: prices rose by 4.8%. This is a level not seen since 1985. Among the most significant increases, there is energy in the lead (+26.5%), the waltz of labels was strong in food (+3, 8%) and services (+3%). This pressure makes purchasing power the question of entry into the new five-year period. But how can we fight inflation effectively and can we really do so?

Ecological planning, yes, but how?

A new government is expected in the coming days: it remains to be seen who will be the leader. In mid-April, during a campaign meeting in Marseille, the candidate Macron had promised to entrust his future Prime Minister with ecological planning. “This concerns all areas, all sectors, all expenses, all equipment, all investments, in short all policies“, he had argued. And now?

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