The national secretary of Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV), Marine Tondelier, responded on Sunday, September 10 to the letter sent by Emmanuel Macron to the various party leaders after the meeting in Saint-Denis on August 30, castigating "the tiny place given to ecology", with "two sentences on six pages", in the president's missive.
“The world is burning and you are obviously looking the other way,” regrets Marine Tondelier, in reference to the formula used by Jacques Chirac in South Africa in 2002. “We implore you to refuse the facility of greenwashing. On the subject, we need neither communication to clear our conscience, nor excuses for refusing your responsibilities, nor pretexts for postponing essential decisions until later,” also writes the boss of the Greens.
The leader of the environmentalists is also calling, like her Nupes allies, for a referendum on the repeal of the pension reform, and calls for the establishment of proportional representation, particularly in the legislative elections.
“A restrictive and padlocked framework”, according to Roussel
The first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, also denounced Friday that the head of state retains "only rather secondary subjects". "It's a camouflage operation of a powerlessness of a president who no longer has a majority" in the National Assembly, he summed up. “The subjects that should have been asked are inflation (…). We have here a subject which should be a major subject, which is not even treated,” he regretted. “On ecology, we have just experienced a summer which again should alert us: nothing! ".
After his marathon meeting on August 30 with the various party leaders, Emmanuel Macron sent them a six-page letter in which he discusses numerous subjects, with the idea in particular of making a proposal “in the coming weeks.” on a modification of the use of referendum. This letter expected “proposals for modifications or additions by Sunday evening.”
The boss of the PCF, Fabien Roussel, responded during the night from Saturday to Sunday to demand “unprecedented answers”. “How can we move forward, dialogue, in such a restrictive, locked-down framework? », also wrote Mr. Roussel, calling for more public spending.
Manuel Bompard, LFI's political coordinator, for his part indicated on Sunday that he did not want to "give in to the president's injunctions". "We may respond to him in the next few days, we'll see, his deadline is not ours," he swept away.
The letter sent by Emmanuel Macron to political parties: