Paris (AFP)

Valérie Pécresse, ex-LR presidential candidate, advocates a family policy to help "all" families in order to boost the birth rate as well as an extension of parental leave until the child is 18 years old to better support children. teenagers.

"In the absence of a real family policy and faced with the wall of public debt to be repaid, the interests of the different generations threaten to oppose, at the risk of fracturing the Nation", supports the president (Libres!) Of the Ile-de-France region. de-France in a forum posted on Tuesday evening on the website of the newspaper Le Figaro.

Desirous of reviving the birth rate "sustainably", Valérie Pécresse believes that "all families must be supported, whatever their income".

The candidate for the Elysee, who is making her political comeback in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) on Saturday, denounces "the continuous unraveling of the tools of family policy by the Hollande then Macron governments." "The services have been planed" and "The modulation of aid according to income and the non-revaluation of tax credits prevent the compensation of family charges," said Ms. Pécresse who wants "to reverse the movement, around a new universalism".

For the reception of young children but also home support for the elderly, Ms. Pécresse intends to double the tax credit for personal service jobs.

To better support adolescents in difficulty, it plans to extend parental leave up to the age of 18 for each child and to establish "an educational reserve of retired teachers" to help with homework in schools.

Ms. Pécresse also wants to create a "youth bank" and exempt from employers' social contributions companies with less than 10 employees who take on young people in apprenticeship.

Finally, it intends to "accelerate transmission" between generations with tax-free donations every six years.

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