France President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants the structure renovated in five years. But opposition MPs have been critical, saying it is unrealistic and motivated by the fact Paris is hosting the Olympic Games in 2024.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg travelled to Paris on Friday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is putting pressure on the social media mogul to honour pledges to crack down on the spread of misinformation and hate speech.
Emmanuel Macron promises €5bn in tax cuts in response to government protests. The French president also promised higher pensions for the poorest and civil service reforms. He has finally delivered his plan for appeasing the yellow vest protesters in a marathon speech lasting 2.5 hours.