On Monday, May 23, Olivia Gregoire, a government spokeswoman, stated that a bill on purchasing power, which is a "everyday priority", will be presented to Council of Ministers in advance of the June 12 and 19 legislative elections. After the first council of ministers in the government of Elisabeth Borne, she stated that there was an "urgency” on the topic of purchasing power.
This topic will be the subject of a first bill that should be passed by the Council of Ministers prior to the legislative elections. It can then be presented to national representations as soon as they are elected. She said, "We need to move quickly. So we will move fast," and later added that the content of her text would be presented to the Prime Minister "in the coming days." She stated that the text would be presented "probably in the reserve period", which is before the legislative elections. However, it will be "deployed in Parliament after these elections".
"This text will help all French people reduce their restricted expenses by focusing in particular on the prices," she said. This includes energy, food and transport. She clarified that she was referring to "energy prices, with price shields on electricity and gas prices". She explained that it would also be necessary to act on the price for food and food security with the deployment the food check.
She stated that the new government will also support purchasing power via social benefits, self employed contributions, and civil servants' salaries, as well as the "Macron Bonus". When asked about the controversial pension reform that Emmanuel Macron wanted, she said that the Council of Ministers hadn't "resolved" the issue.