Not even two months after the election of new French president Emmanuel Macron, the executive in the République is hit by its first scandal: Macron’s allies from the Mouvement démocrate (Democratic Movement) are involved in a political uproar regarding party finances. The party is accused of “fraudulent employment,” meaning that it hired people as parliamentary assistants in the European Parliament who did not do any actual work.
Bill Wirtz returns to the podcast to talk about the latest growth of the nanny state in France. This time the EU is expanding it’s reach into the lives of French citizens with regulations on tobacco packaging.
Young Voices Advocate, Bill Wirtz, sat down with Sky News on election night in Paris to talk about Macron’s victory in the presidential race. They talk about how Macron pulled it off and how younger voters factored into the election.