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Image caption Emmanuel Macron made the live address at the Elysee Palace. French President Emmanuel Macron has given a long-awaited response to the yellow vest movement. Despite insisting that order must return, he acknowledged a "lack of trust" in the establishment. He promised new measures to address this including tax cuts, a reform of the civil service and the introduction of proportional representation. The speech was planned for April 15 but was postponed after the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. President Macron recognised that at the core of the movement were "fair demands". Protests started in November over rises in fuel costs intended to fund eco-friendly proje... Full story

25 April