From the tip of life to agriculture, the agenda of parliamentary texts for the approaching months | EUROtoday

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The hemicycle of the National Assembly, in Paris, July 18, 2023.

Two months after the appointment of Gabriel Attal to Matignon, and whereas the chief didn’t disguise its want to legislate extra by regulatory means, on topics that permit it, parliamentarians have been nervous in regards to the lack of perspective on authorities payments to be debated between now and summer season. The Attal authorities lastly revealed, Monday March 11, its legislative agenda for the approaching monthsculminating within the examination of the invoice on “end of life” and that on agriculture which ought to happen in May within the National Assembly.

While the common session of Parliament ends on the finish of June, the federal government is contemplating a particular session of “two to three weeks” in July, relying on the progress of the examination of the texts. In the absence of an absolute majority, it should as soon as once more be compelled to hunt majorities textual content by textual content in Parliament, as was notably the case in the course of the turbulent examination of the “immigration” invoice on the finish of 2023.

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• End of life

After lengthy months of reflection, Emmanuel Macron introduced on Sunday that the textual content on the tip of life would open up the chance for adults “possibility of requesting assistance in dying under certain strict conditions”.

The Prime Minister clarified the legislative calendar on Monday: it will likely be examined from May 27 in plenary session of the Assembly, with “probably fifteen days of debate”, the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Marie Lebec, instructed journalists. The textual content is not going to be topic to an accelerated process and will arrive within the Senate “after summer”added the minister, invoking “the time necessary for a quality debate, peaceful in both Chambers”.

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• Agriculture

The deputies ought to take up, from May 13, the anticipated invoice on agriculture, whereas the disaster within the sector which broke out at the beginning of the yr continues, regardless of the primary concessions from the chief. He “was reworked following the agricultural crisis, the mobilization of sectors and commitment” of the chief “so that it is a complete, consolidated text that meets the expectations of farmers”continued Ms. Lebec. “Given the issues, we want to leave all the time necessary for the debates to take place. »

At the end of February, shortly before the Agricultural Show, which was marked by clashes during Mr. Macron's visit, Mr. Attal wanted to give assurances to farmers by drawing up “a milestone” of the sixty-two initiatives launched by the federal government, and introduced the presentation “by summer” of a brand new invoice for “strengthen the EGalim system”.

• Accommodation

The authorities has deliberate for senators to first take up this different invoice which issues a sector in disaster, from mid-June.

Already criticized on the left, it should notably evaluate the Solidarity and Urban Renewal (SRU) regulation, which units quotas for social housing in sure municipalities. There will then be “during the second semester” a brand new textual content regarding the “decentralization of skills”in line with the Minister of Relations with Parliament.

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• “Economic rearmament”

Three texts are in preparation across the theme of “economic rearmament”, referred to as for by the Head of State at first of January. First a invoice “on the attractiveness of the Paris market”, which might be examined the week of April 8 within the Assembly, then in mid-May within the Senate. Then, a invoice on the simplification of procedures, “in continuation of a previous bill on green industry”, from the start of June within the Senate. Finally, one other “on the opening of regulated sectors”which in line with Mme Beak “should arrive more during the second half of the year”.

• Parental authority

The Minister of Relations with Parliament additionally introduced {that a} invoice on “parental responsibility and the criminal response for minors” can be registered with the “mid-May in the Senate” Then ” in June “ on the Palais-Bourbon. The content material of the textual content, which is partly meant to be a response to final summer season's riots, has not but been revealed.


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• New Caledonia

After the constitutional revision regarding the registration of the “freedom guaranteed” of the usage of voluntary termination of being pregnant (abortion), accepted by Congress on March 4, a brand new constitutional revision might be carried out “during June”regarding New Caledonia.

A primary extraordinary textual content, already adopted within the Senate, have to be validated within the Assembly earlier than mid-April to document the postponement of the provincial elections. Then a constitutional reform have to be adopted in each Chambers with a view to being ratified “before 1er July “ by a Congress specifically dedicated to this issue, according to the minister.

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• Off the calendar: energy and “old age”

The bill on energy sovereignty, supposed to set France's energy course, and which has already experienced several upheavals, is still not on the agenda. “We decided to give ourselves time to work and ensure that a text was submitted in good conditions”, declared Ms. Lebec. The same goes for the “old age” law, a long-standing promise by the executive and several times postponed, although the government committed at the end of last year to having it adopted during the year. 2024.

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