May 24, 2024

Emmanuel Macron says 2024, marked by Olympics, shall be yr of French satisfaction and hope

President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that 2024 would be the yr of French satisfaction and hope, marked by the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer time Video games and the re-opening of Notre-Dame cathedral after a devastating fireplace.

“Solely as soon as in a century does one host Olympic and Paralympic Video games, solely as soon as in a millennium does one rebuild a cathedral,” Macron stated. “2024, a yr of dedication, decisions, restoration, satisfaction. In actual fact, a yr of hope.”

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He spoke in a televised handle forward of New Yr celebrations throughout which round 90,000 police and 5,000 troopers shall be deployed to make sure safety and handle what the federal government referred to as a “very excessive” terrorist menace.

France will proceed to “re-arm” itself on the subject of safety issues, but additionally enhance public schooling and social cohesion, Macron stated.

He sought to cheer up the French after a yr marked by wars and crises overseas in addition to protests over an unpopular pension reform and avenue violence following the police killing of a youngster at a Paris visitors cease.