About: Yannick Jadot

French politicians silent on EU’s oil embargo plans, fear Yellow Vests

French politicians are keeping quiet about the EU's proposed embargo on Russian oil, most likely to avoid new tensions with the Yellow Vests movement, whose protests shook the country in 2018-2019.
Elections 27-04-2022

French Left split over union centred around Mélenchon

Negotiations over uniting the French left ahead of the legislative elections in June are underway but senior officials of the parties involved are split over calls to rally behind radical-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 14-04-2022

Macron faces battle to convince green and radical-left voters

Ahead of the final run-off on 24 April, French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to attract voters who supported the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Green Yannick Jadot in the first round, yet his approach sometimes borders on greenwashing. 
Elections 06-04-2022

French left mulls backing Mélenchon’s presidential bid

With just four days to go before the first round of the French presidential election, many left-wing voters still wonder whether they should bend some of their beliefs and support far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the only viable candidate on the left likely to be able to hold back the far-right
Elections 04-04-2022

French candidates disagree on retirement age, unified on pension raise

Candidates in the French presidential race all have a clear position on whether to keep, reduce or raise the current legal retirement age - a topic that has been a major source of political debate in France for decades. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 31-03-2022

French government justifies ‘McKinseygate’ ahead of election

The French government has justified its increased use of consultancy firms under President Emmanuel Macron's five-year term, saying it was due to "exceptional circumstances". EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 31-03-2022

How French candidates aim to balance green, digital transitions

All French presidential candidates have identified climate issues as central to their programmes and are urging digital companies to play their part in the environmental transition. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 30-03-2022

French presidential candidates unified in calls for mental health care reform

Presidential candidates in the French election race all want to reform the state of mental health care as the country's mental well-being significantly deteriorated because of the pandemic. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 29-03-2022

French candidates almost unified in calls for reduction in inheritance tax

Raising the threshold of relief from inheritance tax is one of the very few measures all candidates in the French presidential elections agree on, although they vary in their amounts proposed. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 25-03-2022

French candidates’ views on EU farming policies explained

Candidates in the French presidential elections presented their plans for the future of farming at February's international agricultural show, the Salon de l'Agriculture. EURACTIV France took a closer look at how these tie in with EU policy.
Energy 24-03-2022

Yannick Jadot accuses TotalEnergies of being ‘complicit in war crimes’

Outraged by the continued presence of French companies in Russia, Yannick Jadot (EELV) has gone on the offensive against French oil giant TotalEnergies, which has announced its intention to sue.
Technology 24-03-2022

French candidates split on holder of digital portfolio in future government

As the French election will likely see a government reshuffle and restructuring of minister portfolios, EURACTIV France asked the main candidates how digital issues would fit into their governments if elected.
Health 23-03-2022

French presidential candidates’ proposals on healthcare staff shortage

French presidential candidates have put forward their proposals on how to tackle the country's shortage of healthcare staff across several regions. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 16-03-2022

French presidential candidates divided on granting Corsica autonomy

The French state is in favour of "going as far as autonomy" for Corsica, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Wednesday (16 March) to which most presidential candidates, but for those on the far-right, said they were in favour of. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 09-03-2022

French candidates turn to legislatives as Macron heavily leads polls

Candidates in the French presidential elections seem to have already accepted defeat as French President Emmanuel Macron who recently announced his candidacy is leading in the polls and the war in Ukraine has cast a shadow on most issues. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 02-03-2022

Ukraine crisis used as political tool in French election race

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has become a heated talking point amongst French presidential candidates, who are racing to position themselves on the crisis in the lead up to the polls. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 28-02-2022

French presidential candidates give positions on digital health

The Health spokespersons of presidential candidates Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Valérie Pécresse, and soon-to-be-announced candidate Emmanuel Macron presented their programs for the April election regarding digital health at an event on Thursday (February 24).
Europe's East 24-02-2022

French candidates condemn Russia as Macron speaks of European ‘unity’

French politicians, including all candidates in the presidential race, unanimously condemned Russia's military strike against Ukraine on Thursday (24 February). President Emmanuel Macron said that Europe will respond "in unity" to Russia’s “act of war”. EURACTIV France reports.
Europe's East 22-02-2022

French presidential candidates divided over response to Russia-Ukraine crisis

As tensions run high between the West and Russia over the situation along the Ukrainian border, EURACTIV France analyses the positions of April's presidential election candidates on Moscow.
Elections 31-01-2022

The ‘People’s Primary’ struggles to find candidate to rally French left

The People's Primary organised by left-wing parties in France, which former Justice Minister Christiane Taubira ended up winning, did little to find a candidate that everyone on that end of the political spectrum could rally behind. EURACTIV France reports.

Macron’s French EU presidency presentation turns into a settling of scores

President Emmanuel Macron presented the programme of France's six-month EU Council presidency before very agitated MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday (19 January), but it quickly turned into a sparring match with the French opposition.
Elections 13-01-2022

EU, climate, social justice at core of Jadot’s Green presidential project

Yannick Jadot, the Green party candidate in the French presidential elections, has put Europe at the core of his presidential project. While this comes as no surprise, seducing the not-so- pro-EU French electorate with such an approach will be difficult.
Future EU 09-12-2021

French Green presidential pick lays out EU presidency priorities in case of takeover

French MEP and presidential candidate for the Greens, Yannick Jadot spoke about what is to be expected from President Emmanuel Macron when France takes over the French EU Council presidency at a press conference on Wednesday (8 December). He also spoke of his intentions if he were to take over. EURACTIV France reports.

French right, Greens join forces on EU carbon border levy

The European Parliament has finally voted to maintain free CO2 allowances. This has provoked outrage among some European People's Party (EPP) MEPs, particularly from the French Republican party, who, together with the Greens, have sided against the amendment. EURACTIV France reports.