Emmanuel Macron has set "four main lines" of work, including "reconstruction of the country" and "republican patriotism", to the "600-day" government which he assembled for the first time Tuesday at the Council of Ministers, said spokesman Gabriel Attal. The day after the announcement of the names of the new ministers, the Head of State received at the Élysée Palace for around 1:30 a.m. the team revamped around Prime Minister Jean Castex.
"Profound change of method"
"It is a government of 600 days, as indicated by the President of the Republic, since there remain a little less than two years before the end of this quinquennium and that until the last day (…), we will be fully at our task and we will work hard with determination, "assured Gabriel Attal, who was taking over as government spokesperson.
The head of state, calling for "a profound change in method", set "four main axes" to this "combat government" which will be "enlarged soon with the entry of secretaries of state on priority missions" , said Gabriel Attal. First, "the reconstruction of our country", "economic", "social", "environmental", "cultural" and "territorial". The second axis is "republican patriotism". "We are going to move forward with clear objectives, to go to the end of our ambition on school", detailed Gabriel Attal, also evoking "justice and the police", "institutions that are shaken", and "equality of chances ".
Europe, fourth axis
According to the spokesperson of the government, the president also fixed like objective "to bring more freedoms and associations larger than before in our country" while being based on "the alive forces of the nation, the forces and social, trade unions ".
Finally, "the 4th axis is Europe", he added, "since we will not build our independence without the strongest European policy there is". These lines should be set out by Jean Castex in his general policy statement expected "next week". In the meantime, the government will meet in a "Saturday morning" seminar, said Gabriel Attal.