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France's Macron to respond to yellow vest economic crisis

FILE - In this March 16, 2019 file photo, a news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the nation Monday April 15, 2019 to lay out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of national debate meant to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to the country's economy and democracy. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:26 AM

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will be laying out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of a national debate that aimed to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to France's economy and democracy.

Macron will announce a series of measures in a televised speech to the nation Monday evening and will provide further details in a news conference on Wednesday.

The French leader is expected to respond to protesters' concerns over the loss of purchasing power with possible tax cuts and measures to help retirees and single parents.

The yellow vest movement, prompted by a fuel tax hike in November, has expanded into a broader revolt against Macron's policies, which protesters see as favouring the rich and big businesses.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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