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Last chance maneuver to save EDF and nuclear reform

2021-04-07T18:10:53.421Z

DECRYPTION -The discussions between Paris and Brussels on the future of the electrician are at a standstill. The government is trying to rally the unions to its cause in order to move forward.



An inflexible European Commission, stuck on its principles of free competition.

Unions united as never against the reform project.

On the issue of the reorganization of EDF and the revision of nuclear tariffs, the government is surrounded.

Two subjects, however, on which the future of the over-indebted company depends.

In an attempt to break this encirclement, the executive is attempting a last-ditch maneuver: rallying the unions to its flag.

To do this, the Ministers of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili, and of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, met on Tuesday the four representative trade unions (CGT, CFE-CGC, CFDT and FO).

EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy also attended the meeting.

"We have reached a point where we can no longer move forward with the European Commission without seeing the unions,"

admits a source within the executive, betraying the current impasse in which the government finds itself.

For several weeks,

"we

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Source: lefigaro

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