French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a special address to the nation, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide 'yellow vest' (gilet jaune) protests, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France December 10, 2018. Macron on Monday pledged to cut taxes for pensioners and raise the minimum wage in January but refused to reinstate a wealth tax, as he sought to respond to a wave of protests that have challenged his authority. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Protesters wearing yellow vests watch French President Emmanuel Macron on a TV screen at the motorway toll booth in La Ciotat, near Marseille, France, December 10, 2018. "We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes more rapidly, by keeping our spending under control, but not with U-turns," Macron said in a TV address to the nation. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

A protester wearing a yellow vest holds a mobile telephone as he listens to French President Emmanuel Macron who addresses the nation about the "yellow vests" crisis at a roundabout in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, December 10, 2018. Macron on Monday pledged to cut taxes for pensioners and raise the minimum wage in January but refused to reinstate a wealth tax, as he sought to respond to a wave of protests that have challenged his authority. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a special address to the nation, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide 'yellow vest' (gilet jaune) protests, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France December 10, 2018. "We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes more rapidly, by keeping our spending under control, but not with U-turns," Macron said in a TV address to the nation. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Protesters wearing yellow vests watch French President Emmanuel Macron on a TV screen in Bouguenais, France, December 10, 2018. Macron on Monday pledged to cut taxes for pensioners and raise the minimum wage in January but refused to reinstate a wealth tax, as he sought to respond to a wave of protests that have challenged his authority. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests watch French President Emmanuel Macron who addresses the nation about the "yellow vests" crisis on a TV screen in a home in Gaillon, France, December 10, 2018. "We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes more rapidly, by keeping our spending under control, but not with U-turns," Macron said in a TV address to the nation. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer