Abroad 2022 – Emmanuel Macron: The president defends his balance sheet

The current President of the Republic and the candidate to succeed him, Emmanuel Macron, is a guest of the political program Outre-mer 2022. An opportunity for the latter to return to the actions he took during his five-year term and in his project for the overseas territories for the next five years.


It’s Emmanuel Macron in two hats who participated in the 2022 Overseas, the first Overseas presidential meeting. The President of the Republic to defend his record and his candidate to announce his proposals. Unemployment, insecurity, referendum, independence, history or even the cost of living. Lots of topics covered by Emmanuel Macron in front of the Ultramarines and our journalists Valérie Villienne and Thierry Belmont.

I never promised impossible things (…), real liberation is the horizon we must set, point one is equal opportunity, point two, health, the state has paid the entire Guadeloupe University Hospital, point three is unemployment, we have reduced unemployment in the West Indies By 4 to 5 points. The unemployment rate has been reduced twice as fast in the Overseas Territories than in other TerritoriesReply to the presidential candidate in front of our journalists.

He also raised the issue of compensation for Chlordecone victims in Guadeloupe and Martinique:

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In response to questions from young people living abroad, in particular from David in Martinique, Emmanuel Macron expanded on the solutions he had offered and those he would offer, should he be re-elected, to combat the rising cost of living: “The issue of the cost of living is not a topic that I explore, we have tried to answer it (…), there is a fact that many products are imported. But there have been responses, food stamps and check distribution, but the problem is still there, so the first point, we have to produce more in the overseas territories“.

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We need more competitionThen he explained the candidate to succeed him before adding a formula my fault : “I wasn’t fast enough and I wasn’t strong enough, so the new actors need more help“However, for Emmanuel Macron, the best response to the cost of living is work, particularly through”Youth Employment Plans (Who is the) It is a good purchasing power strategy“.

The President nominated said, several times, opening in many questions, the question of mooring fees for basic necessities, and the question of land rights in response to the situation in Mayotte, but also to the institutional question which concerns some overseas territories, returning in particular in the case of the Caledonian referendums: “I suppose I was the president who had to organize the three referendums. They acted according to the agreements that were signed. Some did not want to participate and I respect that.

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As the head of state mentioned his idea of ​​institutional adaptation: “Who decides to pay, who pays, decides. The system that says, I don’t want to decide anymore, but it’s up to the government to pay, no. I am open to institutional adaptation to open it up when necessary. It must meet the needs of the territory.

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Finally, Emmanuel Macron, after a question from Sydney about the history of the monument, was very clear: “We must continue this work of memory, promote our heroes and highlight the models to promote them abroad, but also in France.“, while adding,”I made this commitment to create a new place of memory in Paris, the Tuileries Memorial, it is the object of my appreciation. History must be seen in the face, neither erased nor rewritten. I’m against decoupage, I hate this stuff. We must succeed in setting up others.

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At the end of the presentation, Emmanuel Macron concluded: “I will fight until the last minute to be convinced.

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