The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, praised, Thursday, December 31 during his wishes to the French, the hope for 2021 thanks in particular to the implementation of the vaccine against the coronavirus after a year 2020 upset by the health crisis.
“Yes, this year 2020 has been difficult. She reminded us of our vulnerabilities. But together, we come out even more united and having learned a lot ”, he said in a speech broadcast from the Elysée Palace on the occasion of New Year’s Eve.
No “unwarranted slowness” in the vaccination campaign
Mr. Macron did not give a vaccination schedule against Covid-19, but he assured that he “Will not leave[t] not, for bad reasons, an unjustified slowness to set in “ in the campaign that has just started dribbling in France. “Every French person who wishes must be able to be vaccinated. Safely and in the right order, starting with the most risky ones. “ Criticized by those who consider the vaccination too slow, especially compared to Germany, he also assured that he would not let “No one to play with safety and the right conditions, supervised by our scientists and our doctors, in which the vaccination must be done”.
“Invent a stronger economy”
The 2021 relaunch “Will allow us, starting in the spring, to invent a stronger economy, at the same time creating jobs, more innovative, more respectful of the climate and biodiversity and more united”, added the head of state, affirming that “Hope is there”.
“At least until spring, the economy will weigh heavily on the life of our country”, recognized Emmanuel Macron. “It is the France of 2030 that we will build, such is our course”
The United Kingdom remains “our friend and our ally”
Despite its exit from the European Union, the United Kingdom remains “Our friend and our ally”, said the president. “The UK remains our neighbor, but also our friend and ally. This choice to leave Europe, this Brexit, was the child of European malaise and of many lies and false promises ”, he added.
The head of state called for a Europe “Stronger, more autonomous, more united”. “In 2020, we were able to carry out the necessary transformations and strengthen our credibility, he congratulated himself. We were able to convince Germany, then the other members of the European Union, to design a single recovery plan, to decide on a common and united debt to better prepare our future ”.
Emmanuel Macron assumes his “whatever the cost”
” Our country is one of those which intervened the most to protect and support young people, workers, entrepreneurs, Mr Macron said. Whatever the cost, I accept it, because it has saved lives and protected jobs. “” I am sincerely convinced that we made the right choices at the right time “, he added. “We will have to build together the answers that will not make it a burden for future generations ”
The Head of State also paid tribute to the 64,000 victims of Covid-19 and their families, and praised the investment of people mobilized in this crisis to “Care for, nourish, educate protect”, citing one by one of the names of French people who have invested themselves. He notably mentioned Mauricette, 78, resident of a retirement home in Sevran, who was the first French woman to be vaccinated against Covid-19. “A wonderful message of hope for the coming year. “