The election of Emmanuel Macron has made many French scientists happy. He has pledged to create a separate ministry for higher education and research and make the prime minister responsible for ecological planning. These are all positive changes, but how will they affect researchers? Will Macron be able to reconcile a country riven by divisions and doubts? Let’s find out. The following article will discuss these matters. You’ll also learn more about Macron’s promise to unite a country filled with so many divisions and doubts.
Creating a separate ministry for research and higher education in Macron’s government
In France, scientists are generally unpopular, but Macron’s new plan to create a separate ministry for research and higher education should help them win the election. Creating an independent ministry for research and higher education would free researchers to focus on their research and development while easing the burden on government agencies. It would also give the research community more control over its affairs. Macron’s higher education plan is a welcome change from the current system. Still, scientists and researchers in France must be wary of what this new government has planned.
According to a French researcher, having a separate ministry for research and higher education in Macron’s government will relieve French researchers of government bureaucracy. It will also improve French scientists’ ability to compete with foreign researchers in international competitions. While this may be good news for researchers, French politics has made it difficult for a new president to get elected. In the 2017 presidential election, Macron’s party struggled to win support. Many voters turned out to vote for his rival, Marine Wannonce Le Pen. The opposition leader is now attempting to turn undecided voters against Macron.
France ranks low on the European Union’s autonomy scorecard compared to Sweden, where the research sector has moderate autonomy and the most complimentary system for staffing. France’s research sector has historically suffered from bureaucracy. It is now under pressure to make the French government more accountable. Macron’s new initiative is a positive move toward achieving research excellence and boosting the country’s economy.
Macron widely regarded as a liberal and benevolent leader.
However, scientists and researchers are wary of his liberal views. They are concerned that he is willing to keep controversial reforms from his predecessors. A recent petition signed by 1500 French scientists said they would fight against Macron’s plans to allow universities to exercise autonomy and exacerbate competition. The researchers cited the under-funding of French universities, the lack of permanent positions, and the invitation to climate scientists from the United States.
Some researchers have welcomed Macron’s independent research and higher education ministry proposal. However, the new government’s National Rally policy would restrict immigration, making it difficult for researchers to collaborate with foreign scientists. Le Pen‘s proposals would also result in significant discrimination against minority communities. For example, she wants to ban the wearing of headscarves in public and would even extend this ban to schools.
France has long been behind the rest of the world in higher education and research funding. Although the U.K. and Germany have separate ministers for research, France’s government moves closer to an excellence-focused system. In 2010, the IdEx Cam4 excellence initiative began handing out billions of euros to universities and research organizations. In addition, Macron’s government encourages universities to merge for international ambitions and more excellent research and education funding.
Making the prime minister responsible for ecological planning in Macron’s government
If elected, Emmanuel Macron promises to put environmental issues at the heart of his government, at the forefront of national development. The former banker has prioritized the environment in his election campaign. He promises to develop nuclear reactors for the next generation, develop solar and wind farms at sea, and make the prime minister responsible for ecological planning. Macron also pledges to make France carbon-neutral by 2050 and boost public transport nationwide.
With 58.5% of the vote, Macron became France’s first re-elected president since 2002, when incumbent Jacques Chirac trounced Le Pen’s father by more than 40%. The president’s victory also broke the redtube threshold of 40 percent, which has been a barrier for French far-right candidates. While Le Pen received less than 20 percent of the vote against Chirac, she has won a more considerable margin in recent elections.
After his election victory, Macron acknowledged that many voters backed him to defeat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Still, he conceded that many voters chose him to keep Le Pen out of office. In the aftermath of his win, he pledged to reunite the country, resolving the divisions and anger that have plagued France for decades.
Macron’s pledge to reunite a country that is “filled with so many doubts, so many divisions.”
After five years in office, French President Emmanuel Macron clinched a second term in office, becoming a weighty decision-maker in the European Union. Macron has been intensely active in ending Russia’s war in Ukraine. A 44-year-old centrist, Macron has earned a place on the world stage. In the coming years, he will revisit his work in Ukraine.
After winning his fifth term in office, Macron will focus on foreign and domestic policy. However, next month, he faces a critical parliamentary election, and his approval ratings may suffer. Some may see him as arrogant and out of touch with ordinary people. But others will see him as a strong leader who can overcome significant crises.
The election proved to be a difficult test for Macron. While he was the favorite five years ago, his popularity weakened in the first term. He was unpopular among left-wing voters. He faced a formidable challenge to rally the French people for his second term. Nevertheless, many people who voted for him in 2017 could not identify with him. Some may have even voted for Le Pen despite their disapproval.