To address young people, the Prime Minister answered questions from the online media Brut on Tuesday. The opportunity to present the main priorities for young people in the coming months.
Driving license from 17 years old
“From January 2024, we will be able to p the license and drive from the age of 17”, said announced Elisabeth Bornewho specified that the existing aid for apprentices (500 euros) will now also be accessible to students in vocational high schools.
Before that, she had been questioned about school bullying, after the dramas that have marked public opinion in recent months. The Prime Minister acknowledged that this “phenomenon is important and will be a priority for the next school year”. “Prevention measures will be generalized in all establishments, even in high school. (…) We must also ensure fluidity between the moment when the parents or the young person alert the establishment and that the latter warns the prosecution so that this complaint is followed up,” she said. desired, while recalling that “parents must make their children aware when they go to give them a smartphone”.
About the Earth Uprisings, an environmental movement, whose the decree of dissolution would be ready and presented this Wednesday, June 21 in the Council of Ministers, the head of the government considered that “the actions implemented (by this movement) call for violence”. “This group of ociations has, on several occasions, carried out violent actions. I understand very well the anguish of young people but it is not possible to attack the police (…) We are acting and we are determined to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, ”hammered Elisabeth Borne.
After conceding that “it will probably be necessary to resort to article 49.3 in the coming years”, the Prime Minister confirmed that meals at 1 euro would remain available for scholarship students or who report themselves in difficulty to the Crous, recalling the freeze meals at 3.50 euros for others. The government also plans to renovate 12,000 housing units on university campuses. Still on the student budget front, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the implementation of the free periodic protection for female students.
Cigarettes and cannabis
Resuming her use of electronic cigarettes in the hemicycle, Elisabeth Borne said she was against the total ban on tobacco as New Zealand was able to vote. To end this health theme, she considered that the legalization of cannabis was not “the right path”. “Drug trafficking in our country despite the action of our law enforcement is a big concern,” she said.
Then, to end on the subject of security, the head of government, who dismissed the idea of a potential reshuffle, returned to the shocking images of the aggression of a mother and her daughter in Bordeaux. “The video is shocking, but you have to be careful not to make the conclusions of the investigation before it has taken place,” she asked.