Purchasing power law, Macron on tour… Here are 7 things you’ll hear tomorrow

6:29 pm, July 20, 2022

1. The examination of the text of the Purchasing Power Law is stopped in the Assembly

On the third day of examining the text of the Purchasing Power Law that provides for the early revaluation of 4% of retirement pensions, social benefits and energy measures, opposition groups defend their amendments wholeheartedly. As a result, although the debates ended tomorrow, 390 amendments still need to be considered. Reaching an agreement in time therefore seems compromised, at the risk of postpone consideration of the draft amending budget to 2022 should start tomorrow. This text, which should guarantee the financing and implementation of new anti-inflationary measures, promises to fuel equally intense discussions. “The battle will be even more fierce, because here there are big budget choices”, confided a member of the Socialist Party to AFP.

Read also – Purchasing power: MPs vote in favor of the continuation of the “Macron bonus”

2. For Macron, Tour de France, tourism and… the wolf debate

The President is expected tomorrow in the Hautes Pyrenees to watch the 18th stage of the Tour de France, between Lourdes and Hautacam. “With his presence on the roads of the Tour de France, the President wishes to salute the riders, the organizers and all the public services mobilized to allow the development of this great event of our sporting and cultural heritage”, says Elisha. But other matters are on the way: in Argelès-Gazost, Emmanuel Macron planned to serve the approximately 3,000 inhabitants and summer visitors and discuss with “Actors in the Grazing of the Pyrenees”. Among the sensitive points: the challenges posed to shepherds by the presence of the wolf in the region. They demonstrated last Saturday in Lourdes after a series of attacks.

3. Covid-19: the second recall opened to over 5 million French people

The Ministry of Health is now extending the second booster vaccine to new categories. This decision follows the recent opinions of the Vaccine Strategy Guidance Council and the High Authority for Health, in a worrying epidemic context. To the 12 million people already involved (over 60, residents of nursing homes and long-term care units) in addition to nearly 5 million French:
– adults aged 18 to 60 at risk for severe forms of Covid-19;
– pregnant women in the first trimester;
– those around vulnerable or immunocompromised people.
The most fragile people can carry out this second reminder three months after the first one. (or three months after an infection occurs before the scheduled second booster date); for others, a six-month interval between doses is recommended.

4. WHO must decide on monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee will meet tomorrow to determine ways to contain the current increase in smallpox cases. He will privately decide on your qualification “public health emergency of international concern”, the highest alert level in the organization. Europe is the most affected region in the world by this disease that affects the vast majority of men who have had sex with men. More than 7,000 cases (including 912 in France) were identified as of 14 July, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. A figure of almost 50% in one week. Faced with this outbreak, the European Commission on Monday announced the purchase of 54,530 additional doses of monkeypox vaccine, bringing the total number of doses purchased to 163,620.

Read too – Monkey pox: what is the situation in France?

5. AEC: 25 or 50, time of choice

Pressure from equity markets has increased, in recent sessions, in favor of raising European key rates by 50 basis points. The Governing Council of the European Central Bank will, however, have to be satisfied tomorrow witha smaller increase of about 25 basis points. The ECB would thus reserve the possibility of further increases if the inflation outlook does not improve. This was suggested by Bank of Finland Governor Olli Rehn, who confirmed this approach: +25 basis points this month before +50 basis points in September. A last-minute surprise is not excluded: the US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by 75 basis points at its June 15 meeting. Its governor, Jerome Powell, however, insisted until the last minute that a 50 basis point increase was appropriate.

Read also – European Central Bank starts historic interest rate hike: what changes

6. Marina Ovsiannikova facing Putin’s court

Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikova is due to appear in Moscow tomorrow for “discrediting” the army. She rose to prominence in mid-March after interrupting Russia’s most-watched newspaper live with a sign criticizing the invasion of Ukraine. The court accuses her of having again expressed anti-war positions in court on July 13, when she came to support a deputy convicted of “spreading false information” about the army. Following this action, Marina Ovsiannikova was detained for a few hours and risks being sentenced to several hundred euros. Other lawsuits are pending against him. He is accused in particular of holding a sign depicting Vladimir Putin as a “murderer” in front of the Kremlin. With this time you risk a much heavier sentence.

7. The Girondins on borrowed time

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The Girondins de Bordeaux will pass tomorrow by the National Olympic and Sporting Committee of France (CNOSF). The body will then only issue an advisory position on this dossier, but if it approves the presented funding plan, the executive committee of the French Federation (FFF) may be tempted to reconsider the downgrade to National.
Tuesday, the Bordeaux commercial court unsurprisingly approved the settlement agreement between the club and its creditors, Rua do Rei and Fortaleza. This procedure was opened on June 13. The following day, the DNCG, the financial police of French football, relegated the Girondins from Ligue 2, where they had fallen in sport, to the National, the third tier, semi-amateur. This decision, almost synonymous with filing for bankruptcy, was upheld on July 5 by the FFF’s appeal committee.

Makes us happy: Pizza changes boxes

First most consumed dish in the world, pizza is acclaimed by the French, the second largest consumer in the world behind the Americans, but far ahead of the Italians. They swallow around 745 million a year, contributing to the consumption of more than 4 billion disposable pizza boxes worldwide. There is a solution: the reusable pizza box. Sébastien Laloux, founder of Bwat, envisioned in January 2021 an ecologically responsible alternative to cardboard. Your Miam’bwat keeps the dough fresh thanks to its ventilation and warm contents during travel. Foldable, fits in the dishwasher and cupboards. Made in Belgium, it is also recyclable and made of polypropylene, a plastic that is non-toxic to health. This summer, Maeva Camps announced a partnership to test the innovation ahead of its full-scale rollout in 2023.

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