No, it is a coherent and coordinated response. It was necessary to strengthen the voice of the France in the world. No one had seen come the revolts in the Arab countries, but since their outbreak, it appeared essential to allow the France to be more present and better heard. With Alain Juppe, the arrival of a statesman at the Quai d'Orsay, with a very good knowledge of diplomacy, responds to this need, as the voice of our country became inaudible because of the controversy.
The intermediate elections are always difficult for the majority in place, but I think that we could have a few good surprises. Presidential election, never the things only happened as one year previously believed. The best way to prepare the deadline, it is to continue to act. The international context is extremely serious in the economic and complicated diplomatically. Which, in this environment, may still criticize reforms of pensions, the determined action to defend our industry and the massive investments decided for the University and research
The President of the Republic has set priorities. The reform of the dependence of the elderly to meet a requirement of solidarity. The tax reform to meet a requirement of justice. Juries popular to meet an expectation of safety. Above all, we must continue to tell the truth to the French and not delude illusions such as the PS, which is opposed to all but recognized as indispensable reforms.
I would have preferred a longer and deeper reflection before its launch. Because it is to avoid the stigma of the religion of many millions of our compatriots. Such a debate should be centered on secularism, respect for the rights and duties of all citizens, including the practice of worship and reflection on the theme of belonging to the Republic and the national community.
No, this text is one of the pillars of our secular Republic, it allowed for a century, to overcome much of heartbreak. It is no less needed solutions to the funding of places of worship needs. The laws of the Republic do not have to be changed. But margins of manoeuvre exist at the local level: they must be preferred.
France a need for a broad reflection on its mandatory levies. But the immediate reform which will be submitted to Parliament by this summer should be a just reform. In no case should it worsen the deficits. The removal of the tax shield to identify only a relatively narrow margin of manoeuvre, of the order of EUR 700 million. Reform must, in my view, be on the threshold of entry in the tax on capital, on the flat-rate on the main residence, on the scale abatement or caps. Parliamentarians are working; I their trust.
The candidacy of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the Socialist primary hypothesis appears to raise several issues. The first is that the world through a squall financial and economic as he in has not experienced since the great depression. Far from being finished, it extends into a social crisis and, if it is not, could lead to major political turbulence. The Director General of the IMF was appointed on a proposal from the France with the support of the countries of the European Union, the United States and emerging countries. Should he give up his position in the turmoil, while some emerging countries and the United States warned that it would probably be the last European to lead the IMF That would become the French requirement, shared by Europe, of a financial regulation international strengthened, which many countries are already starting to move away Dominique Strauss-Kahn is it more useful to the head of the IMF or the Socialist primary There is a choice for him, as his ideas and his speech to the IMF are diametrically opposed to the proposals of the PS.