Defense, surroundings, financial system… What does Valérie Hayer suggest for the Europeans? | EUROtoday

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Mregardless of the robust help of the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, who went as far as to exchange her towards Jordan Bardella in a televised debate, Valérie Hayer, the top of the “Need for Europe” checklist, bringing collectively the members of the presidential majority ( Renaissance, MoDem, Horizons, Radical Party and UDI), is struggling within the voting intention polls. She is in second place, far behind Jordan Bardella (RN) and particularly carefully adopted by Raphaël Glucksmann (PS).

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Its program, unveiled on May 6, consists of 48 measures and three robust axes: a “stronger, secure and independent Europe”, “an ecological, economic and social power” and the protection of the “European model”. It thus intends to be a continuation of the coverage pursued for 5 years by the present European Commission.


While Emmanuel Macron multiplies his declarations of help for Ukraine at battle towards Russia, Valérie Hayer proposes the creation of a brand new European Defense Industries Support Fund with 100 billion euros – removed from the funds of seven.9 billion euros allotted to the present European Defense Fund. To finance such a sum, the candidate appeals to the European Investment Bank (EIB), the monetary arm of the EU.

The presidential majority additionally desires to oblige all Member States to extend their protection funds to 2% of GDP by 2025 then to three% by 2030. Valérie Hayer additionally reiterates her help for a Commission initiative which has not but been achieved: the institution of a European Rapid Reaction Force, which might be accountable for the evacuation of nationals or the safety of the Community maritime area.


To transfer in direction of a extra democratic Europe, Valérie Hayer proposes extending the variety of areas for which the bulk vote of MEPs is ample to ratify a call, thus prevailing over the unanimity required by the Council of the EU. For instance, she desires the European Parliament to have extra management over taxation. She additionally requires the likelihood for elected officers to have the ability to desk legislative texts – solely the Commission has this legislative energy immediately. Furthermore, the presidential majority desires to defend any extra-European financing of a political celebration.

Economy and buying energy

Without desirous to droop present free commerce settlement negotiations, Valérie Hayer proposes a “European trade shield” with the institution of “automatic and massive” customs tariffs mirroring the tariffs practiced by international powers. It would additionally think about abandoning the settlement with Mercosur, the widespread market of South America, on the grounds that the member nations of this alliance wouldn’t all respect the Paris settlement.

It additionally places ahead an thought supported by a number of of its opponents with the institution of a Buy European Act : within the context of the award of public contracts, precedence should be given to European corporations.

Gender equality

Valérie Hayer desires to take up considered one of Emmanuel Macron's fights who, uncommon, has the help of a few of his adversaries on this difficulty: the inclusion of abortion within the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. Unless there’s a tidal wave of the far proper in all European nations on June 9, this concept ought to come to fruition rapidly: on April 11, the present European Parliament had already adopted a decision to this impact.


In addition to the creation of an “Internal Security Council”, with the intention to enable members of the Schengen space to higher handle their widespread coverage and higher management inner migratory flows, the “Needs for Europe” checklist requires strengthening European border guards and coast guards. The goal: to higher filter entry to the EU and double the variety of expulsions of irregular migrants.

Valérie Hayer additionally defends a extra optimistic imaginative and prescient of immigration and needs the granting of 100,000 precedence visas for professions in scarcity in addition to “foreign talents” – a standing created to welcome non-European researchers and entrepreneurs.


The presidential majority desires the implementation of the Green Deal desired by the present President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Its program for the June 9 vote thus contains robust measures such because the manufacturing of 10 million clear autos in Europe by 2030 or the creation of a European inexperienced airplane. All financed by a standard long-term mortgage. Valérie Hayer additionally defends the creation of a European financial savings account, an thought supported for a number of months by Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy.

The “Needs for Europe” checklist additionally places ahead some new proposals, equivalent to a 50% discount in using pesticides by 2030 or the thought of ​​a “Blue Pact” to guard the seabed.

On vitality, Valérie Hayer maintains the target of an exit from fossil fuels earlier than 2050 by counting on the event of renewable energies and, above all, on new technology nuclear energy.


On the topic, Valérie Hayer doesn’t deviate from the doctrine defended by the federal government because the agricultural disaster of final February. She thus continues to help the adoption of a European Egalim, named after the French legislation handed in 2018 and whose goal was to make sure “dignified income for farmers”.