Nov 22, 2018

Straddling between Optimism and Mistrust

France’s Youth Doubts Reform Successes

For many young people in France, President Macron’s reforms failed to alleviate their social anxieties. Unemployment remains high, employment conditions precarious, and what started as a protest against new fuel taxes quickly spilled over to other reform areas including social policy. Macron will need to gain the youngsters’ trust ahead of the European Parliament election – not least because its outcome will decisively shape his domestic credibility, and consequently, his political fate.



Bibliographic data

Hamann, Julie, and Sara Jakob. “Straddling between Optimism and Mistrust.” November 2018.

DGAPanalysis 7 (November 2018), 11 pp.

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