According to information from the Parisian, the Head of State should address the French on Tuesday November 24 at 8 p.m. to address, in particular, the issue of easing confinement.
[Mis à jour le 20 novembre 2020 à 16h36] The date of the speech ofEmmanuel Macron becomes clearer, as does the content of his remarks. So far, the only information the media had available indicated an intervention in the middle of next week. This Friday, Le Parisien reports that the head of state should finally speak on Tuesday, November 24 at 8 p.m., to discuss a possible relaxation of the containment measures, and in particular the reopening of non-essential businesses, closed for three weeks. A hypothesis reinforced by the words of the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, who declared, during a trip to Finistère this morning, that “we are on the right track” to consider reopening small shops “around December 1”.
The President of the Republic held a Defense Council on November 18, and another is scheduled for next week, to take stock of the country’s capacities to open up to deconfinement. He will speak after these two meetings. According to Les Echos’ confidences, Emmanuel Macron will have to decide “between health and economic constraints to allow the resumption of an almost normal life while trying to keep the epidemic under control”.
Another eagerly awaited announcement: the one presenting to the French how they can spend the Christmas holidays. Will they be able to meet up with their families? Will there be travel limits maintained for the end of the year? It is also likely that he mentions the imminent arrival of vaccines, with perhaps a word on the dates of the major vaccination campaign expected by health authorities and health professionals.
Since the beginning of the health crisis, the interventions of the executive are very frequent on the management of the epidemic, with speeches by ministers almost daily and updates almost weekly by the Prime Minister. But it is Emmanuel Macron who, since March 12, intervenes before the French, in a more or less solemn and hieratic way, for the big announcements intended to change the daily life of citizens, to limit public and individual freedoms. It is he too, who wanted to inform the French of the good news, although less numerous than the bad. Back on the main speeches and interventions of the President of the Republic in recent months and weeks.
Emmanuel Macron’s speeches
The Head of State spoke at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. His speech was broadcast on all 24-hour news channels, on TF1 and France 2, but also on this page. Emmanuel Macron was speaking from the Elysee Palace, his intervention was intended to be more solemn than on October 14. The president confirmed that France would once again adopt confinement, during a solemn speech from the Elysee Palace. More flexible containment than last March. He announced that schools, colleges and high schools remained open for their part. Teleworking has become widespread wherever possible and businesses that have been defined as “non-essential”, including bars and restaurants, have been closed.
On October 14, Emmanuel Macron gave a new interview to TF1 and France 2. The Head of State took the opportunity to announce new measures concerning the fight against the spread of Covid-19. It was on that day that he announced the establishment of the curfew, first in nine French metropolises, before it was extended to several departments. Emmanuel Macron had also invited the French to respect the rule of “6 people”, aimed at limiting to 6 people, therefore, the people to receive at home or with whom to sit at the table. Other announcements made on October 14: partial unemployment reactivated for hotels, restaurants, events, tourism and sport and entry into the scene of a new application, TousAntiCovid.
Emmanuel Macron in the 20 Hours of France 2 and TF1, Wednesday, October 7, spoke from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, one of the towns most affected by storm Alex, in the Alpes-Maritimes. He had announced that initially, 100 million euros would be released for a reconstruction fund. A “conference of funders” will also be set up “so that the State, the region, the department, the metropolis and all the municipalities that can contribute, so that national and local solidarity is mobilized”.
Emmanuel Macron also mentioned the health situation in the country, with a virus that “has been circulating faster for several weeks”. He planned to “go towards more restrictions, like those we have known in the Bouches-du-Rhône and for Paris and the inner suburbs”, in particular in areas where the coronavirus progresses rapidly and affects the elderly. “The strategy is also to empower our fellow citizens. We are not, and we will not be for several months, in a normal time. We must be responsible for each other, we must take care of our elders, our caregivers, which are under a very strong pressure, “he added.
On July 21, 2020, Emmanuel Macron spoke in TF1’s news during an interview which aimed to explain the European recovery plan decided by the EU 24 hours earlier. The Head of State then revealed that of the 450 billion euros of this plan, 40 billion were devoted to France, and that this sum was going to be used in particular for ecological transition, tourism, financing of regions, digital, or to the hiring of young people. “These are very concrete things, and it will affect the lives of our fellow citizens,” Emmanuel Macron promised that evening, adding that this debt would be assumed by the countries together and that it would be smoothed over time. “For the first time, countries will borrow money to distribute it among themselves according to their needs,” he said.
On Tuesday July 14, Emmanuel Macron spoke to the French during a major interview with TF1 and France 2. The Head of State was questioned for more than an hour by Léa Salamé and Gilles Bouleau and his ” is expressed on the economic recovery plan, the health crisis of Covid-19, the agreements on salaries for caregivers found within the framework of the Ségur de la Santé, the relaunched pension reform, but also on the cabinet reshuffle, which has been the subject of criticism from the opposition and feminist associations. The intervention of Emmanuel Macron in video, in full:
In mid-June, Emmanuel Macron spoke to define the tempo of deconfinement process. He then listed a series of measures, in particular for French children and adolescents to return to school.
Long awaited by French people eager to know more about the extension of the confinement, the speech of April 13 allowed Emmanuel Macron to take stock of the spread of the Covid epidemic in France and to announce a first phase of deconfinement for May 11. The speech in full:
It is a somewhat special speech delivered by Emmanuel Macron on March 25, 2020. In full confinement and while the coronavirus was on the rise in the country, the president had moved to the military field hospital in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin), where he had spoken to the French. In an area of France particularly affected by Covid-19, Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to “all the women and men who are on the second line and who allow our caregivers to treat, and the country to continue to live “. Note that this is the first time that the head of state appeared masked.
In his speech on March 16, 2020, Emmanuel Macron announced to the French the start of confinement starting the next day. “Friendly, family reunions, travel in parks will no longer be authorized,” he said, repeating that the country had entered “at war” against the coronavirus. The speech in its entirety:
On the occasion of his speech of March 12, 2020, Emmanuel Macron, looking serious, announced the closure of nurseries, schools and universities, which took effect four days later. The head of state also communicated on the maintenance of municipal elections on March 15 and 22, before the second round was finally postponed four days later. Call for the mobilization of the health system, postponement of the winter break and partial unemployment had been the major topics addressed by Emmanuel Macron that day.