France: Macron Sets His Political Agenda for 2018

Dec 26, 2017 | 18:00 GMT

The French government has started work on its next big project: constitutional reform. After introducing changes in the country's labor legislation to make it more flexible in 2017, the French government now wants to reform the constitution in 2018. On Dec. 20, President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with the presidents of the two chambers of parliament, the National Assembly and the Senate, to start discussing the reforms. According to French media, a first draft will be presented in late January or early February, to be followed by a more concrete proposal around March. And it could be one of Macron's main political challenges during the first half of 2018....

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