The Minister of Economy spoke at the Aix-en-Provence Economic Meetings.

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Bruno Le Maire interprets the VRP of the 100% renationalisation of EDF. This measure, announced Wednesday by Elisabeth Borne at the National Assembly, will allow us to act more quickly in the face of an energy crisis that will be a “significant problem” in the coming months, the Minister of Economy estimates, Sunday 10 July.

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The expected increase from 84% to 100% in the capital of the electrician “It changes many things because there are many projects that can sometimes last a few weeks or a few months longer, because there are debates that are legitimate since there is a share of shareholders who are not shareholders of the state”the minister explained to reporters in the context of the Aix-en-Provence business meetings (Bouches-du-Rhône). “There you will have a total unity of command”He added.

According to Bruno Le Maire, “It allows us to make faster decisions on the strategic issue of carbon-free electricity production in France”. The energy crisis belongs to the minister “the most important topic of the coming months”and we must be prepared for a total cut in the Russian gas supply.

“We are facing an energy crisis that can have an absolutely important impact on our daily life, on employment, on the functioning of our companies, on the French industrial tool”.

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in Aix-en-Provence

The government is preparing a series of measures for next winter to prioritize families and some industries in the event of insufficient electricity production, the minister added.

Finally, Bruno Le Maire clarified that he has not yet obtained the approval of the European Commission for the nationalization of EDF. “I’ve had long discussions with [la commissaire à la Concurrence] Margrethe Vestager on this topic, so we will resume our very long discussions. “the minister reported.

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