He then moved to the private sphere, obtaining a post as a banker at Rothschild & Cie. There was a brief period of trouble, but remarkably less than in the past, and Macron's labor reforms have now become the rule in France.
"The whole history of French presidents and broadcasters - whether with Mitterrand, Chirac, Sarkozy, a bit less with Hollande - has been about keeping public TV and radio under their control", according to Daniel Schneidermann, a media analyst at Arret Sur Images. The government is looking for ways to finance mosques, regulate charities, raise funds to train imams and perhaps tax halal products to raise funding. Macron (and Valls) were only partially successful. The taboo around drugs diminishes the idea of responsible usage. Wauquiez is famous for his red parka - and, increasingly, for his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric. "I'm always very direct and frank".
That reform will take time to kick in, leaving companies to grapple in the meantime with a widespread mismatch between those seeking work and the jobs on offer.
The prime minister pledged a "favourable framework for business and investment" and a drop in corporate taxes in France. "It was a first show of strength".
The honor chimed well with Trump.
After his departure from office, his policy had its logical sequel as mayors in Mediterranean and other coastal resorts banned the so-called burqini in the summer of 2016. "We cannot leave a farmer without a solution or with a solution that would not be tenable because someone else nearby would not have the same constraints". He has been the first politician able to enact major revisions to France's welfare state structures.
These forces will not halt Macron or the reactionary governments across Europe.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, Belgium, on May 25.
Macron has shown that he is extremely ambitious on a world scale as well.
In total, 73 percent of people who supported France's Socialist party believed Islam to be compatible as did 60 percent of those who supported left-wing party "La France Insoumise" (France Unbowed). Nor has he stopped there. He swept to power with 66 percent of the vote, demolishing his opponent of the far right.
As for social issues, Macron has shown himself to be quite prudent. "If it were transformed into a private corporation, partially owned by the Caisse des dépôts [i.e., the French government], it would conserve its public status while conforming to European regulations". He does not wish to arouse Catholic voters to engage in massive street protests. "That's something that doesn't exist in France", she explains.
The nation will be banning the use of petrol and diesel-fueled cars by 2040, with programs in place to help poorer French citizens to trade in their cars for a cleaner mode of transportation.