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France President Emmanuel Macron desires to restrict kids’s display screen time and introduce faculty uniforms on a trial foundation. The foundation ought to be what consultants advocate for “sensible use of screens” in households and faculties, he mentioned in a press convention. “There may be bans and restrictions on content.” How this could possibly be applied in personal area remained an open query.

The uniform ought to initially be examined in 100 faculties on a voluntary foundation. It may presumably be launched nationwide in 2026, mentioned Macron. Uniform clothes may “eliminate inequalities between families and increase respect,” he reasoned. The new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal additionally spoke out in favor of it throughout his time as Education Minister.

Macron additionally introduced six months of “better paid” parental go away that may be taken by each mother and father. So far, mother and father in France have taken considerably much less parental go away than mother and father in Germany as a result of they lose some huge cash because of this. Fathers typically solely take just a few days or perhaps weeks off after the delivery of a kid.

Learn the nationwide anthem

The President introduced that social research ought to be taught extra in faculties sooner or later with a view to introduce college students to “the important texts of the Republic”. In the longer term, obligatory theater classes will probably be deliberate for center faculty college students. “It gives you self-confidence,” mentioned Macron, who performed theater in his youth. He additionally thinks it is smart for all elementary faculty college students to be taught the nationwide anthem.

When requested how Macron wished to gradual the rise of the right-wing populist occasion Rassemblement National (RN), Macron mentioned that we needed to give attention to the problems that will convey votes to the RN. These included the decline of trade and the combat in opposition to unlawful immigration. “We are responding, but it is not enough,” he admitted.

Macron additionally reaffirmed his decisive nuclear coverage. He mentioned he wished to current a plan for the development of the subsequent eight nuclear energy vegetation in the summertime.

Macron’s press convention was broadcast stay by a number of broadcasters. It was Macron’s first appointment on this format since 2019.