France to say 'au revoir' to coal by 2021

Macron at Davos EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China			Gian Ehrenzeller  Keystone  AP		by Breitbart London24 Jan 20180		24 Jan 2018		24 Jan 2018

"We've also decided to make France a model in the fight against climate change", Macron said. Netanyahu responded to Macron's remark by stressing that Israel and France's strong relationship is also crucial for the security of Europe.

He will visit Monday a Toyota plant in northern France before heading to the evening business event at the chateau of Versailles.

Trump is likely to host Macron for a state dinner on April 24, Fox News said quoting two unnamed White House officials.

CEOs or top executives from Coca-Cola, Google, JP Morgan and Alibaba are among those expected.

Climate change. Referring to the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Macron said: "We haven't been able to live up to our commitments".

Macron said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that "more ambitious" EU countries must be able to move toward more European integration, even if other European countries don't want to join in.

President Macron also called for the European Union, which already opened the world's first carbon trading market, to "go a little bit further and create a floor price for CO2".

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of IDA Ireland has said the recent corporate tax cut in the U.S. will not have a bearing on the IDA's operations in securing USA foreign investment.

Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" program casts environmental protection as a pillar in reforming the country's economy.

Macron said: "France is back, at the core of Europe", and France was also "a nation of entrepreneurs".

Macron said in the current climate the "dynamic" was one of cutting tax rates and paring back social spending which threatened creating a "race to the bottom".

Macron also called for a more robust International Monetary Fund with a broader mandate that would include regulatory authority over parts of the financial system that now escape regulation - including cryptocurrencies and the shadow banking system.

The World Economic Forum's 48th Annual Meeting is taking place on January 23-26 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

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