Two years into presidency, Macron refocusing economic reform drive

Reuters | May 13, 2019

When Emmanuel Macron became French president two years ago he promised a clean break with the past. Within months of taking office he had cut tax on companies and investors and made hiring and firing easier via changes to labour laws. Two years on, and after six months of ‘yellow vest’ street protests against his pro-business reform drive, the 41-year-old former investment banker is steering the economy with a new focus on households and boosting their incomes.

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President Donald Trump participated Tuesday evening in the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper.

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