Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Raises Minimum Wage in a Bid to Defuse the “Yellow Vest” Protests

Among the measures Macron announced to address the crisis was a €100 ($113 dollar) monthly increase in the minimum wage as of next year, for which businesses would not have to foot the bill.

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Raises Minimum Wage in a Bid to Defuse the “Yellow Vest” Protests

  PARIS – Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of strong financial measures Monday in a bid to defuse the “yellow vest” protests which have roiled the country. In a 15-minute televised speech from the Elysee Palace, a sombre-looking president struck a more humble tone than usual as he sought to address criticism […]