President Macron attempts to kill three birds with one stone

Macron’s France is getting mired in conflicts both internal and international. In its dispute with Italy France went as far as recalling its ambassador, whereas the controversy it had with Berlin resulted in President Macron not attending the Munich security conference. Internally the government failed to quell the yellow vest protesters, and any concessions made to them become a costly burden for the budget. President Macron unexpectedly decided to hold a national referendum in the end of May. Mark Entin looks into the details of Frances domestic policy and describes how he sees the objectives of the referendum

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