After announcing that all restrictions would be lifted across the country starting Monday, except for restrictions on large gatherings, Macron sketched out the main themes of the next two years of his tenure.
“Our first priority is to rebuild a strong, environmental, sovereign economy [with strong social] solidarity,” said Macron.
He promised to grant more powers to local authorities.
Macron said. “We can be proud of what was done, and of our country.”
He praised citizens who had accepted the strict lockdown regulations. “If we are in a position to reopen the country it’s because, at every stage of the epidemic, everyone has done their part.”