French President Emmanuel Macron has again admitted that he made a “mistake” by setting the tax that triggered the yellow vest crisis. This was reported on April 19 by Le Parisien.
In an interview with the American channel CBS, the president once again admitted that the introduction of a carbon tax, which triggered the yellow vest crisis, was a “mistake”.
Macron also spoke about the need to “guide people” to achieve a reduction in Co2 emissions.
“If you come to the White House or the Elysee Palace to say [to citizens],’ now you have to adapt and pay more, ‘ I can assure you that you will increase social inequality. I made this mistake myself in 2018 when we underestimated the impact of such measures on the middle class.”
Emmanuel Macron: “For this revolution [reducing emissions] to take place, we must help the middle class and people with modest incomes to follow us”.
Earlier, Macron admitted that he “made mistakes” in managing the health crisis.