“Here we need to address the problem at its source and look for the cause of taking to the streets and somehow calm the mood, through an offer on the table of what can change the economic situation,” said Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, President of CIR, on the air of Jedynka Polskie Radio [03.07.2023]
On Radio Jedynka of Polish Radio, Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska discussed the riots in France that have been taking place after a teenager was shot by a police officer. It turns out that the problem lies in the bleak prospects for the future and the lack of a sense of purpose among young people, which fuels their frustration and anger. Anarchy is a significant issue. Peaceful protests and strikes are common in France. However, recently, there has been an increase in riots and the destruction of public and private property. It is unclear who is fueling the riots, whether it is someone from the Yellow Vest movement or Russian trolls who are exacerbating the street tensions.
Dr. Bonikowska said that France has serious internal problems that every president must grapple with. Deploying the police on the streets will not solve the problem, but presenting concrete actions that will change the economic situation can be a solution. President Macron is attempting to do so by initiating the reindustrialization of France, which will provide job opportunities. French workers also dislike the extensive welfare system, which was artificially inflated in 2015 when a significant number of newcomers became eligible for it.