France's Macron to respond to yellow vest economic crisis

FILE - In this Feb.23, 2019 file photo, a protester wears a a yellow vest with a drawing depicting French President Emmanuel Macron and the word "targ

FILE - In this Feb.23, 2019 file photo, a protester wears a a yellow vest with a drawing depicting French President Emmanuel Macron and the word "targ

FILE - In this Jan.26, 2019 file photo, a yellow vest demonstrator walks alongside a police officer with the words 'condolences Mr Macron, you are no

FILE - In this Jan.26, 2019 file photo, a yellow vest demonstrator walks alongside a police officer with the words 'condolences Mr Macron, you are no

FILE - In this March 16, 2019 file photo, a news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. French Preside

FILE - In this March 16, 2019 file photo, a news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. French Preside

FILE - In this March 7, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting as part of the "great national debate" on ecology matters

FILE - In this March 7, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting as part of the "great national debate" on ecology matters

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be laying out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of a national debate that aimed to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to France's economy and democracy.

Macron will announce a series of measures in a televised speech to the nation Monday evening and will provide further details in a news conference on Wednesday.

The French leader is expected to respond to protesters' concerns over the loss of purchasing power with possible tax cuts and measures to help retirees and single parents.

The yellow vest movement, prompted by a fuel tax hike in November, has expanded into a broader revolt against Macron's policies, which protesters see as favoring the rich and big businesses.