France, Policy and Regulation

Does Macron really want to pause environmental regulation?

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a conference titled 'Accelerer notre reindustrialisation' (Speed Up our reindustrialization) with some representatives of French industry at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 11 May 2023.
Macron argued that Europe was in front of the rest of the world in environmental regulation terms. (Photo: YOAN VALAT/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

French president Emmanuel Macron has attracted widespread criticism after suggesting a temporary stop to environmental rule-making in order to focus on implementation. Sustainable Views has collected some initial reactions.

French environmental groups and members of the European parliament have roundly criticised calls by French president Emmanuel Macron for ...

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