У жителей путляндии все меньше свободных денег

У жителей путляндии все меньше свободных денег.

Пока власти путляндии обнуляют опущенного карлика пукина, финансовое благосостояние или точнее положение верноподданного населения продолжает скатываться на дно, даже несмотря на подачки от паханата
 

 
 
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Три основні причини падіння рейтингу зеленого карлика. Чому українці перестають довіряти президенту?

Три основні причини падіння рейтингу зеленого карлика. Чому українці перестають довіряти президенту?

Пояснюю, чому у зеленого карлика стрімко падають рейтинги та хто в цьому винен.

Блог про українську політику та актуальні події в нашій країні
 

 
 
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Как в путляндии рисуют победу на голосовании за поправки

Как в путляндии рисуют победу на голосовании за поправки.

Обнуление опущенного карлика пукина идет уже несколько дней и пока мы наблюдаем и фиксируем нарушения, нас уверяют, что проголосовало уже 40 млн россиян. Хотя это не удивительно, ведь по всей стране, не то что в каждом дворе, они ходят даже по квартирам тех, кто не подавал заявку на надомное голосование. Ведь им нужна ваша подпись, что вы приняли в этом участие, только и всего, а как этот голос посчитают – это уже совсем другая история
 

 
 
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Гражданин никто. Обнуление Михаила Ефремова

Гражданин никто. Обнуление Михаила Ефремова.

Михаил Ефремов назвал опущенного карлика пукина кормильцем, а себя клоуном, которы читал стихи с критикой власти исключительно ради финансовой выгоды
 

 
 
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Entertainment Legend Carl Reiner Dies at 98

Legendary comedian, writer, producer, director, and actor Carl Reiner, who rose to fame in the 1950s as part of Sid Ceasar’s legendary comedy show and went on to create television shows and direct movies, has died at the age of 98.Reiner’s assistant, Judy Nagy confirmed that Reiner died of natural causes Monday at his home in Beverly Hills.  Reiner was active well into his 90s and was known for saying he got up every morning and checked the obituaries. “If you are not in them, you eat breakfast,” he would say.  IN 2017, he was featured in a documentary on HBO of the same name that looked at himself and other aging entertainers.He was active on his Twitter account, where he was a vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump. His last tweet came just hours before he passed.Born and raised in New York City, Reiner first came to be known as a writer and cast member on Sid Ceasar’s “Your Show of Shows” in the 1950s. It was there he met is lifelong friend and comedy partner comedian, writer and film producer Mel Brooks. The two went on to perform “The 2000 year Old Man” together, first in the 1960s, and then again in sequels into the late 1990s.In the early 1960’s, Reiner created the hit television comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” about a comedy writer and family man. He appeared on the show himself as the difficult boss of the main character, played by Dick Van Dyke.Reiner turned a novel he wrote, “Enter Laughing” into a Broadway play, and the first of many movies he would direct. In the 1970s and 80’s, directed and helped write four movies with comedian Steve Martin.  He acted in several movies, including the relatively recent “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels with George Clooney.Reiners son, Rob, himself an actor, director, and activist from his Twitter account wrote Tuesday: “Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”Three days ago, from his own Twitter account, Reiner wrote: Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world”

Міністерство фінансів розмістило ОВДП на 1,27 мільярда гривень

Міністерство фінансів повідомляє про чергове розміщення облігацій внутрішньої державної позики, якими залучило до державного бюджету понад 1,27 мільярда гривень.

На торгах, які відбулися 30 червня, Мінфін розмістив шість кодів облігацій, їхня точна кількість не вказана. Терміни їпогашення коливаються від 91 до 959 днів.

Найраніша дата погашення – 30 вересня 2020 року, найпізніша – 15 лютого 2023-го. Номінальний рівень дохідності зворотньо пропорційний періоду до погашення і коливається від 17,25% до 9,84%.

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25 червня Мінфін повідомив, що активність інвесторів на ринку ОВДП протягом травня відновлювалася. До того навесні Міністерство фінансів кілька разів скасовувало аукціони з розміщення облігацій.

Облігації внутрішніх державних позик – це державні цінні папери, які Мінфін розміщує на внутрішньому фондовому ринку і які підтверджують зобов’язання України виплатити власникам таких паперів їхню номінальну вартість та дохід в термін, передбачений умовами розміщення.

Курс гривні дещо зміцниться на початку липня – НБУ

Офіціний курс гривні щодо долара станом на 1 липня буде на понад 2 копійки міцнішим, ніж 30 червня, свідчить сайт Національного банку.

За даними регулятора, 30 червня долар коштує 26,6922 гривні, а 1 липня курс становитиме 26,6676 гривні.

Довідкове значення курсу національної валюти, яке НБУ встановив опівдні 30 липня, дорівнює 26 гривень 66 копійок.

За даними нішевого порталу «Мінфін», торги на міжбанківському ринку почалися вранці 30 червня з позначки 26 гривень 68-71 копійок. Протягом дня курс незначно посилювався, але до кінця торгів підходить на приблизно такому ж рівні – 26,68-70 гривні.

24 червня НБУ констатував, що офіційний курс гривні до долара США залишається стабільним уже майже три місяці – від кінця квітня.

Украинский броневик КОЗАК-5 показал себя и готов протистоять гибридным силам армии путляндии !

Украинский броневик КОЗАК-5 показал себя и готов протистоять гибридным силам армии путляндии !
 

 
 
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EU Lifts Travel Restrictions on 14 Nations – US Not Included

The European Union has lifted COVID-19 related travel restrictions on visitors from 14 nations, but its list excludes American travelers.
 
People from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay will be able to enter 31 European countries, a statement issued Tuesday said.
 
But travelers from nations where COVID-19 cases have been surging, including the U.S., Brazil and India, may not enter at this time.
 
Chinese citizens will be able to enter the bloc, as long as China removes restrictions on European citizens traveling there. Other countries on the list are expected to end any of their own travel bans on Europeans.
 
Countries will be added or even dropped from the list every two weeks, according to their respective COVID-19 outbreaks, but it’s unlikely the United States will land a spot for a while.  
 
The EU’s criteria stipulate that countries’ new case numbers in the last 14 days be close to or under its own average and that case numbers as a whole be stabilizing or dropping.
 
The U.S. is currently the epicenter of the global pandemic, with nearly 2.7 million confirmed cases and almost 130,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s close to double the number of total cases in Brazil, the next worst-affected country. The number of new cases daily in the U.S. has shot up since states began reopening in June.FILE – Lines of cars wait at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside the Miami Beach Convention Center, in Miami Beach, Florida, June 26, 2020.NBA resumes play
Meanwhile, a month before the National Basketball Association is set to resume its novel coronavirus-shortened season, two key members of the league’s Brooklyn Nets franchise tested positive for the disease caused by the virus.  
 
The team said DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to the New York City borough last week for workouts at the team’s practice facility.  
 
Jordan issued a statement on Twitter confirming his diagnosis and saying he would not join the team when the NBA resumes the regular season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on July 30. Dinwiddie said on Twitter that he is still planning to be with the Nets in Orlando, but acknowledges that he is “one of the cases that has various symptoms.”
 
Jordan and Dinwiddie are the latest NBA players to test positive for COVID-19 since members of the 22 teams who are in contention for the playoffs began reporting for workouts. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced last Friday that 16 of 302 NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting back to their practice facilities. Four Nets players tested positive back in March in the early days of the outbreak, including All-Star Kevin Durant, who has been sidelined all season with a foot injury.FILE – People eat in an outdoor dining area of a restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida, June 24, 2020.Florida is one of dozens of states who have experienced a dramatic surge of new COVID-19 infections in the U.S. Many states have slowed or halted plans to reopen their economies to normal activity, including closing beaches and bars and cancelling plans to resume indoor dining at restaurants.  
 
Dr. Anne Schuchat, a leading infectious disease expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday the novel coronavirus is spreading too fast and across too many places in the U.S. to bring it under control.  
 

Korean Baseball Fans Return With Fewer Cheers and No Beer

Baseball fans may soon be able to watch games at stadiums in South Korea. But they’ll have to do it without beer, food, or their friends sitting next to them. The measures are part of a new coronavirus quarantine manual released Tuesday by the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).  Since early May, the KBO has played games inside empty stadiums. A limited number of fans will be able to attend starting in July, but with strict social distancing and other measures in place.  Spectators will have their temperatures checked upon entrance, will be required to wear face masks for the duration of the approximately three-hour games, and must sit at least one seat apart from each other.  Only non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Food will be sold in concourse concession stands, but not permitted in seating areas.  Perhaps the most dramatic change: shouting, singing, and cheering will be discouraged in an attempt to prevent physical contact and airborne respiratory droplets – the main mode of coronavirus transmission.  It is a strong contrast from the typical fan experience at Korean baseball games, which are usually filled with noisy, high-intensity cheers and corresponding dance moves – customs that for some fans are just as important as the on-field action.  In a statement, the KBO acknowledged fans may not like the new restrictions. “However, in order to prevent COVID-19 infections and ensure a safe viewing experience, our fans will need to follow these rules,” the statement read.  The new normal The rules serve as a possible preview for professional sporting events that could resume in the United States and elsewhere in the coming weeks.  Major League Baseball, the main U.S. professional baseball league, plans to start an abbreviated, two-month regular season starting July 23 or 24.  The league hasn’t ruled out eventually allowing fans. But some teams have said their stands won’t be filled anytime soon, especially since U.S. coronavirus cases are once again soaring. Revenue woes The Korean baseball league was one of the earliest professional sports leagues to resume play, thanks in large part to South Korea’s successful handling of the virus. The KBO’s ten professional teams began playing practice games in March. But without gate revenue, the teams have been nearing a financial “breaking point,” according to the Yonhap news agency.  “We’ve been paying our players and employees in full. But if we keep playing without fans in July, a lot of teams will run into extremely serious trouble,” one club official told the news agency. “They may have to take out a loan to pay salaries.” The new fan policy may only help the franchises so much. Initially, teams can sell only 30 percent of their ticket capacity, although that figure could increase to 50 percent by the end of the year. 

Аеропорт «Київ» оголосив про масові скорочення співробітників

Міжнародний аеропорт «Київ» розпочинає поетапне скорочення своїх співробітників, повідомляє пресслужба підприємства. Як ідеться в повідомленні, оприлюдненому 30 червня, це відбувається «на тлі глибокої кризи, в якій опинилася авіаційна галузь через пандемію коронавірусу, що сприяє різкому падінню авіаперевезень та зниженню пасажиропотоку».

«Накопичення проблем супроводжувалося і відсутністю будь-якої реакції та допомоги від уряду, профільного міністерства. Нагадаємо, що керівництво Міжнародного аеропорту «Київ» постійно звертається по допомогу до влади, але належної і своєчасної реакції так і немає», – вказано в пресрелізі. «Ми прогнозуємо повільне відновлення попиту на авіаперельоти і очікуємо повернення до докарантинного рівня лише за кілька років. На жаль, нам доведеться скоротити 50% персоналу, в тому числі висококваліфікованих фахівців галузі», – зазначив генеральний директор компанії «МАСТЕР-АВІА» Олег Левченко на зборах колективу підприємства.

Загалом в аеропорту «Київ» працює близько 2 тисяч людей, і ще 8 тисяч співробітників – у суміжних підприємствах, які співпрацюють з аеропортом.

Аеропорт «Київ» – це другий за пасажиропотоком аеропорт України, це майже 3 мільйони пасажирів і 30 тисяч рейсів на рік. Це другий платник податків серед комунальних підприємств української столиці. Банкрутство аеропорту «Київ» буде мати катастрофічні наслідки для міжнародного іміджу, авіаційної галузі України, економіки і ринку праці в цілому, інфіормує пресслужба.

 

Після майже тримісячного простою через пандемію коронавірусної інфекції пасажирське авіаційне сполучення в Україні стало відновлюватися лише в червні. Але кількість і заповненість рейсів нині є в рази меншою, ніж в аналогічний період минулого року. Тим часом, ВООЗ вказує на ризик другої хвилі COVID-19, що завдасть нового удару в тому числі і по авіаперевезеннях.

 

Support for Putin Wanes in His Former Russian Stronghold

In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed “Putingrad” for its residents’ fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.  
Nine years later, it appears the city 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) east of Moscow no longer lives up to that nickname.
Workers are speaking out against the constitutional changes that would allow Putin to stay in office until 2036 amid growing frustration over their dire living conditions, which have not improved despite all the promises. A nationwide vote on the amendments has been scheduled for July 1, with polling stations opening a week earlier and staying open for seven days to prevent crowds on the main voting day.
“I am against the constitutional changes, most importantly because they are a coronation of the czar, who reigns but does not rule — Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin,” says Nikolay Nemytov, a 43-year-old engineer at Russian Railways, a state-run monopoly. He says his monthly salary, the equivalent of $430, is not nearly enough.
Anton Zhuravlyov, a 33-year-old operator at the Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works Plant, or NTMK, agrees with him on the vote.
“I think (the vote) is just a show. It is more for Putin to show that, ‘Look, the people support me, I am still needed, I am in demand,'” said Zhuravlyov, whose employer is one of the two biggest companies in the city. He says his salary hasn’t changed in four years, adding: “The majority of people are against him.”
Commentators say dwindling  public support is the reason why the Kremlin rushed to push through the changes that effectively would allow Putin, already in power for two decades, to hold office for another 16 years if he chooses.
 
The coronavirus outbreak forced officials to postpone an April 22 vote on a set of constitution amendments that included a clause that resets the term count for Putin, allowing him to run for two more six-year terms after his current term ends in 2024.
At the first sign of the outbreak slowing down, Putin rescheduled the plebiscite for Wednesday, even though Russia’s daily number of new infections is still just under 7,000. His historically high approval rating is at an all-time low — 59% in May, according to Levada Center, Russia’s top independent pollster — and  the Kremlin is clearly struggling to rally the enthusiasm and the turnout needed for the vote to be seen as a nationwide triumph.
Economic woes, like those in Nizhny Tagil, have been eroding Putin’s ratings for years, said Denis Volkov, a sociologist with the Levada Center.
“Over the past five years, poverty has been continuously growing, people’s financial situation was worsening, and in the midst of it, the (approval) ratings have been slowly declining,” he said.
The mood was far different in 2011-12, when Nizhny Tagil, with its 360,000 residents, became a bedrock of support for Putin.
Igor Kholmanskih, a foreman at the state tank and railroad car factory Uralvagonzavod, appeared on Putin’s annual nationwide phone-in marathon in December 2011 and denounced the mass protests occurring in Moscow at the time as a threat to “stability.”
“Today, our staff of many thousands has work, has salaries, has a future, and we value this stability very much. We don’t want to go back,” the foreman said in proposing that he “and the guys” travel to Moscow to help suppress the unrest.
 
“Do come over!” Putin said with a smile. Several days after his inauguration in May 2012, the president visited Nizhny Tagil. A week later, he appointed Kholmanskikh to be his envoy in the Ural mountains region.
In a stark contrast, the once-vehement Putin supporter later criticized authorities for embellishing statistics on salaries that didn’t reflect the dire living conditions. Kholmanskikh’s unremarkable political career ended in June 2018 when Putin dismissed him, and he returned to Uralvagonzavod as chairman of the board — only to step down and completely vanish from public view by January of this year.  
“The majority doesn’t see this kind of money in their wallets. When people hear about average salaries in their cities and regions, they just assume they’re being lied to,” Kholmanskikh said in a rare public appearance at a conference in December.
His sentiment tracked the shifting mood of Nizhny Tagil residents, from support to opposition, after several years of falling living standards.
“Indeed, we used to be ‘Putingrad.’ We used to support the government’s agenda,” says Nadezhda Zhuravlyova, 36, a local activist. “A lot has changed. The agenda that the government is promoting no longer satisfies local residents’ needs.”  
Zhuravlyova, who worked at NTMK for seven years and is now on maternity leave, is the face of a local opposition movement, Tagil for Changes, that was founded in 2018 — the year of the election that gave Putin another six years.
She says protests have been rising since then, with people no longer afraid to take a public stand.
“In March, we organized a mass picket against the constitutional amendments, and many city residents (who attended) we were not acquainted with — they were not just from our circle. People just saw the protest and came forward,” Zhuravlyova says.  
Zhuravlyova blames unpopular government policies such as raising the retirement age and increasing tariffs on garbage collection. She says wages are rising slowly but living conditions are worsening.
“Many people get their salary and immediately spend it — (on) utility bills, paying off loans … education, health care, groceries and medicine,” Zhuravlyova said.
Nemytov, who worked at NTMK for 12 years before joining Russian Railways, says he spends almost half of his $430 salary on utility bills that go up every year.
“This is just not enough for my family,” said the engineer, who adds that he cannot take his four children on fun outings or on vacations to southern Russia.
Zhuravlyov echoes his sentiment, blaming Putin.
“He’s the most important boss. (People) do as he says,” the worker says.  
Nemytov believes the constitutional changes won’t improve life for workers in Nizhny Tagil.
“They only care for us as numbers on a piece of paper. We don’t exist for them,” the engineer says.

Germany Takes Over EU Presidency at Challenging Time

The European Union’s most powerful member, Germany, takes over the bloc’s rotating presidency in July amid a raft of challenges — from COVID-19 and the economic devastation it has wrought, to Brexit, trade with China and tensions with the United States.
Germany’s presidency comes as its leader, Angela Merkel — the European Union’s longest serving current head of state — is expected to leave office next year. Both she and the bloc have a long list of challenges.   On the EU’s immediate agenda is overcoming differences to push through an 843 billion-dollar coronavirus recovery fund, aimed at boosting a so-called green economic reboot. Then there is getting agreement on the EU’s next multi-year budget, with a proposed price tag of more than a trillion dollars.  FILE – A worker wears a protective mask at the Volkswagen assembly line after VW re-started Europe’s largest car factory after a coronavirus shutdown, in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 27, 2020.Meeting Monday with France’s President Emmanuel Macron in Mesenberg, Germany, Merkel said she hoped the 27-member bloc would strike a deal on both at a July summit.  The Germany presidency comes as Merkel is riding a crest of popularity, partly over what some see as her successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic. While Germany often sides with more frugal bloc members who are reluctant to offer large non-repayable grants, Merkel teamed up with Macron to push for a massive coronavirus recovery package.    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron give a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting at Meseberg Castle, in Meseberg, Germany, June 29, 2020. The EU and Britain have also intensified negotiations aimed to define their post-Brexit relationship, with London eager to wrap things up speedily.  John Springford is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform research institute in London.  “Now, I think, there’s a realization that she wants to have been a chancellor that has made Europe stronger, and so they’re kind of a happy marriage of interests going on between her and Macron,”   he said.Sebastien Maillard, head of the Jacques Delors Institute research organization in Paris agrees Merkel is thinking about her legacy.  ‘It’s really a time for her to make history. So this presidency surely will make a difference compared to previous ones,” he said.  But making a difference does not promise to be easy. Reuters reports Germany wants more reciprocity with China, following complaints by European companies of an uneven playing field when it comes to market access.  FILE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 7, 2019.Tensions between the EU and the United States have also grown under the Trump administration, which plans to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany.  “I think there is a strong desire to have some strong relationship because we know we share many common values, and there is much for both economies to share together, but to really be treated on even terms and for the US to consider the EU as a whole — not to try to divide us,” he said.But analysts like Daniel Gros are skeptical about just how far Germany can go as European Council president. “The presidency of a big country cannot achieve a lot. Because if it tries to push its own priorities, the other countries will react allergically,” says Gros who directs the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels.   What is clear is there is plenty of work ahead for Berlin and for Brussels in the months ahead.     

Рада цього тижня збирається розглянути законопроєкт про гральний бізнес – Разумков

Верховна Рада цього тижня збирається розглянути законопроєкт про гральний бізнес, повідомив голова парламенту Дмитро Разумков.

«Цього тижня буде багато питань. Ви їх всі бачили. Одне з перших – це питання про так званий гральний бізнес. Його багато місяців опрацьовувала робоча група і в Офісі президента, і в профільному комітеті. Саме ці дві інституції є головними промоутерами цього напрямку», – сказав Разумков.

Верховна Рада ухвалила в першому читанні урядовий законопроєкт про легалізацію грального бізнесу 16 січня 2020 року. Його підтримали 260 народних депутатів.

Документ запроваджує кримінальну відповідальність за організацію азартних ігор без ліцензії. Також законопроєкт дозволяє розташовувати зали з гральними автоматами лише в готелях, які мають три, чотири або п’ять зірок. Крім того, згідно з документом, резидентам держави-агресора буде заборонено мати гральний бізнес на території України.

З 2009 року в Україні заборонений гральний бізнес, однак експерти вказують, що він просто перейшов працювати в «тіні».

 

Venezuelan President Expels EU Ambassador  

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has given the European Union’s ambassador in Caracas 72 hours to leave the country. Maduro’s order on Monday came not long after the EU slapped sanctions on officials close to the socialist leader.  Maduro was also apparently angered EU leaders backed Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Maduro said the European Union is bending to whims of U.S President Donald Trump, who like the EU support a democratic transition in Venezuela that does not include Maduro. Despite dozens of countries backing Guaido as Venezuela’s leader, Maduro remains in charge with control over the military and international support from allies including China, Russia, Iran and Cuba.  The European Union’s sanctions on dozens of Venezuelans also includes a travel ban and it freezes assets.  

Former French PM Fillon Guilty of Fraud   

A Parisian court Monday found former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon guilty of using public money to pay his wife more than $1 million for work she never performed.Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison — three years suspended — and fined more than $423,000. He is also barred from running for public office for 10 years. His wife, Penelope, was convicted as an accomplice. She was given a three-year suspended sentence and was also fined more than $423,000. Both are free pending appeal, which their lawyers say they will do.  ”Naturally, this decision, which is not fair, is going to be appealed. … The ludicrous conditions under which this investigation was triggered, the scandalous conditions in which the discovery was opened, the surprising conditions in which the investigation was then run,” Fillion’s attorney Antonin Levy said. Penelope Fillion’s attorney, Pierre Cornut-Gentille, says prosecutors failed to determine whether her activities were simply traditional help and support a politician’s wife gives her husband.  She said her duties included writing reports about local issues, reading mail, preparing speeches and meeting with voters — work she said allowed her to have a flexible schedule and still raise her children.  Prosecutors argued that there was little evidence that Penelope Fillion ever worked and said her salary was excessive.  Fillion’s lawyers argued that the state cannot interfere with how a politician sets up his office.  The scandal broke shortly before the 2017 French presidential election where Fillon went from being the front-runner to finishing in third place.

Green Party Surges in France’s Local Elections  

Some are calling it an historic moment for France’s Greens party, others for the environmental movement in general. The Greens went from controlling just one major French city — Grenoble — to capturing a string of other large and mid-sized towns, including Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg and Besançon.  “What changed this election, the most important idea is ecology,” said Maud Lelievre a spokeswoman for Les Eco Maires, a group of environmentally minded local officials across France. She believes coronavirus and the lockdown helped reshape people’s priorities.   Lelievre said it’s more important for people,  for climate, for biodiversity, for food.    But turnout was low, with just 40% of France’s electorate casting ballots.   Greens party lawmaker Yannick Jadot hailed the victory, saying the environment and solidarity drove the vote. He said he hoped President Emmanuel Macron got the message.  The vote was indeed a blow for President Macron, who faces re-election in two years. His young, centrist Republic on the Move party has yet to gain a strong local foothold. Critics say Macron has failed to deliver on his environmental promises, including fighting climate change.  On Monday, Macron promised nearly $17 billion in new climate-related financing. He is also expected to reshuffle his cabinet in the coming days. That might include ousting his popular prime minister, Edouard Philippe, who scored one of the government’s rare victories in being elected mayor of the northern city of Le Havre.  In Paris, Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo won by a wide margin, with support from the Greens. Hidalgo’s push to make the capital bike and pedestrian friendly has been divisive — but it seems to have paid off.  France’s far right National Rally party scored one major victory, winning control of the southern city of Perpignan.