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Macron Supports The Idea Of Changing The French Constitution

Macron Supports The Idea Of Changing The French Constitution

French President Emmanuel macron supported on Monday the idea of including new obligations aimed at protecting the environment in the country's Constitution. He said this in a speech to the participants of the Civil climate Convention.

"I agree with the proposals to include in the first article of the constitutional obligations to fight for biological diversity and against climate change," the French President said. He believes that the issue should be considered by both houses of Parliament, and then put to a referendum. It will take place in 2021.

"The French need to allocate more space to the environment in its economic model," - says the Macron. In particular, we are talking about guaranteeing greater independence of the country in the field of food supply on this basis.

At the same time, he stressed that environmental changes in the country should not lead to a decrease in the pace of economic development. In this regard, the President spoke out against the immediate adoption of a tax on the emission of carbon dioxide in industry and transport. He also did not support the idea of the Convention to reduce the speed on motorways from 130 to 110 km. "We should postpone this discussion for now," he said.

At the same time, the President considers it appropriate to hold similar Conventions in other areas.