Published: Sun, January 28, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Macron to Netanyahu: No unilateral decision on Palestinian state

Macron to Netanyahu: No unilateral decision on Palestinian state

At Davos, Macron stressed that warming needs to be kept within the 2 degrees Celsius limit set at the Paris climate agreement.

Macron outlined to participants the five pillars of his reform plan: education, investment and capital, acceleration and flexibility, fighting climate change, and what he called "cultural change".

Twice Macaron mentioned Africa as he championed the cause of a continent many say as the last frontier of growth in the world but whose leaders could not be counted to defend it.

"France is back at the core of Europe", he declared.

"In France, we correct inequalities with taxes and norms but without preventing them". What was needed, he insisted, were "coordinated strategies" across the board. He said European Union countries need to coordinate their tax policies "because otherwise talents will disappear". - "Merkron" - Macron shared the billing on Wednesday's Davos schedule with Merkel in a double-act dubbed "Merkron" by various media.

"We've got not only to win the war against terrorism but we've got to create conditions for durable peace", Macron said, adding that a multilateral political and diplomatic approach would help in the Middle East. Macron mentioned that the renewed pledge would be a "huge advantage in terms of attractiveness and competitiveness".

"Globalization must make sense to people and improve their lives".

"We must also end this tendency to unravel social rights in order to adjust to globalisation", said Macron, urging a minimum social security safety net for all.

Only one percent of France's power is generated by coal.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the European recovery but admitted that Germany was falling behind in the digital ecomomy. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.

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