Macron has no plan to fix France’s poor suburbs, will work instead on providing more jobs
French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he won’t announce a new plan to fix the country’s poor suburbs but rather work on providing more jobs for young people. He said the first plan to fight poverty in the suburbs was launched forty years ago with poor results, and it would “make no sense” to pursue the same strategy. A plan to help the suburbs had long been expected by mayors, but Macron detailed a few measures to help ensure security and provide better education. The 120 biggest French companies will be tested in the next three years to ensure they do not discriminate when hiring, according to the president. He also plans to unveil a program to fight drug trafficking in July, AP reports.