THE WHAT? French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the need for further environmental regulation from the European Union, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal.
THE DETAILS Macron is quoted as saying, “We’re already ahead of the Americans, the Chinese or any other global power in regulatory terms.” The Wall Street Journal attacks Biden’s green agenda in the piece too.
THE WHY? The Wall Street Journal certainly makes its agenda clear within the article, claiming that green tape is ‘pushing manufacturing elsewhere’. If the WSJ’s interpretation of Macron’s comments are correct, then it’s possible that the French President could well be using the age-old deflection technique after months of protests against his pension reforms.