Op-ed in "Le Monde"|
Nuclear Policy: « A referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons »
By Sophie Auconie, Jean-Michel Clément, Joël Labbé, Jean-Paul Lecoq, Jean-Marie Matagne, Christine Pirès Beaune
At the time when France’s president Emmanuel Macron explained his vision of deterrence, on February 7, five parliamentarians and the president of the citizens’ group ACDN ( Action des citoyens pour le désarmement nucléaire) wrote an op-ed for « Le Monde » calling for direct consultation with the French people. Also, a draft bill about this has been signed by 42 parliamentarieis of all political stripes.
Source: Le Monde (14/2/2020). Article reserved for subscribers. Reading time 3 min.
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