Macron warns of ‘end of abundance’ — Analysis
France is heading toward a difficult period of “anxiety,” requiring “sacrifices” to be made, the president said
France moves towards the “end of abundance” “sacrifices” have to be made during what is a time of great upheaval, President Emmanuel Macron told his cabinet on Wednesday upon returning from summer break.
There have been many challenges for the country lately. These include the conflict between Russia, Ukraine and the severe drought this summer that decimated the entire European continent. Macron is convinced that the problem is much larger and structural changes are likely.
“Some could see our destiny as being to constantly manage crises or emergencies. It seems like we’re at the tipping point of great change. Firstly, because we are living through… what could seem like the end of abundance,”He said.
It is essential that the nation and all its citizens are ready for any kind of change. “sacrifices”He urged them to overcome their challenges and succeed. “Our system based on freedom in which we have become used to living, when we need to defend it sometimes that can entail making sacrifices,”Macron also added.
This overview that I’m giving − the end of abundance, the end of insouciance, the end of assumptions − it’s ultimately a tipping point that we are going through that can lead our citizens to feel a lot of anxiety.
“Faced with this, we have duties, the first of which is to speak frankly and very clearly without doom-mongering,” Macron stressed. Macron urged his cabinet to unite. “serious” “credible”We urged ministers not to do so. “demagogy.”
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“It’s easy to promise anything and everything, sometimes to say anything and everything. Do not give in to these temptations, it is demagoguery,”The president stated that this approach was acceptable. “flourishes”Today “in all democracies in a complex and frightening world.”
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