Joe Biden talks about Trump’s measures, pension discussions, incest law in the Senate … The news of this Thursday


Reconstruction Joe Biden, who became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, on a call to “unityImmediately took a series of decisions marking a clear break with Donald Trump’s mandate. The new president signed several decrees in order to reverse the flagship measures of the Trump era, in particular by committing the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement and to the World Organization of the United States. health. Read our article.

Still closed. No additional restrictions, no reductions: France chooses the status quo of measures already in place to curb the Covid-19 epidemic, to the chagrin of ski resorts, which will not reopen on February 1, or students, who are protesting against their living conditions. The Secretary of State for Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, announced that the ski lifts of ski resorts “would not reopen on February 1“And that the sector was moving towards”a white season“. Read the article.

Students. In this context of endless crisis, hundreds of students, deprived of lecture halls for more than two months, took to the streets across France to denounce the devastating effects of the health crisis on their existence. daily.

Hecatomb. The death toll from Covid-19 in the United States surpassed that of American soldiers killed during World War II on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University count which refers to it.

To be continued today

Discussions on pensions. Jean Castex will reopen from today a new cycle of consultations with unions and employers, in a context of uncertainties about the social consequences of the epidemic and the pursuit of reforms such as pensions. The Prime Minister will receive the president of the CPME François Asselin on Thursday morning, then the boss of the CFDT Laurent Berger on Friday afternoon, before other meetings next week.

Fight against incest. As a result of the Duhamel affair, the Senate is preparing to adopt on Thursday a bill to create a new sexual crime to protect minors under 13, enriched at the last minute by specific measures to fight against incest. Two and a half years after the entry into force of the Schiappa law against sexual and gender-based violence, the text examined at first reading was carried by the centrist president of the women’s rights delegation Annick Billon.

Europe. Respond to new variants of the coronavirus, acceleration of vaccination, establishment of a joint certificate: the Twenty-Seven meet Thursday evening for a new summit by videoconference devoted to the fight against the pandemic.

Change. The European Central Bank (ECB) will present today should consolidate its monetary support measures for the economy against a backdrop of risks posed by the continuation of restrictions against the Covid-19 and the appreciation of the euro. Christine Lagarde, president of the institution, will be heard at a press conference in the early afternoon.


Source: Liberation – A la une sur Libération by www.liberation.fr.

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