"We have reached a point where we can't hesitate. ... The need for change is so extreme that hesitation is unforgivable," Mr. Philippe said. "We must address ... the mistrust of government ... the feeling of neglect and abandonment [voters feel] and the huge need for justice and equity."
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says the government will take a series of measures to secure the financing and accelerate the renovation work of Notre Dame Cathedral.