Emmanuel Macron wants to reform the bonus for the least polluting cars to “support batteries and vehicles produced in Europe”
Emmanuel Macron presents his strategy to accelerate the reindustrialization of France, on May 11 at…
Tax credit, car bonus, training… During a speech at the Elysée in the presence of players in the sector, Emmanuel Macron presented his strategy to accelerate the reindustrialization of France. The bill, carried since January by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire with the istance of parliamentarians and business leaders, and whose main orientations had already been unveiled at the beginning of April, will be presented to the Council of Ministers on Tuesday 16 may.
The Head of State notably announced his intention to “reform the criteria for allocating car bonuses” for the least polluting cars, “to better take into account the carbon footprint of vehicle production”which will lead to “supporting batteries and vehicles produced in Europe”. Defending everything “protectionism”the Head of State saw in this measure a way of “not to use French taxpayers’ money to accelerate non-European industrialization”.
Furthermore, a new “green industry tax credit” will be established to support the production of batteries, heat pumps, wind turbines or solar panels, announced Mr. Macron. This tax credit which will be part of the green industry bill “will make it possible to trigger 20 billion in investments on the national territory by 2030”according to him.
Among the Head of State’s other announcements, an envelope of 700 million euros to set up training as close as possible to students, particularly in smaller towns and in “jobs in tension”. “700 million euros will be committed in the coming days and in the year to come to develop the training map at all diploma levels”, he said. Noting a lack of knowledge of industry professions, the Head of State also said he wanted to increase exchanges between companies and college students, because today “the third internship is not enough”.
Reduce project implementation times
Anxious to speed up the reindustrialization of the country at all costs, the President of the Republic also announced his intention, by means of the “green industry” law, to drastically reduce the time required to implement industrial projects. He said he wanted ” to guarantee ” that no more than nine months elapse between the building permit and the start of the work, ie a period half that observed today, according to him. “We can offer many billions to manufacturers; if we take three or four years to deploy them, we are already behind,” he judged.
In this often technical speech, the Head of State did not refrain from a more political page to support once again his pension reform. “If France has deindustrialized, with a weakness compared to its neighbor and ten points of GDP per capita difference with Germany, it is because we work less than our neighbors”, he said. And to add: “What does our country need to do? To continue to be competitive on capital, labor, innovation, (…) and to increase the amount of work, and it is in this strategy that the pension reform fits. »
The World with AFP