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The American election will "not change much" to the commercial interests of France, believes Bruno Le Maire


The Minister of the Economy added this morning on Radio Classique that "the United States has not been a friendly partner of Europeans for many years".



will not change much for our business interests.

Let there be no illusions that the United States has not been a friendly partner of Europeans for many years.

They are sometimes in rivalry even in confrontation when we are struck by American sanctions

”, launched this morning Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, on Radio Classique.


Europe is, for the United States, an adjustment variable

", adds the tenant of Bercy.


We need to be aware of that and it is time for Europeans to take their responsibilities and build a strong European sovereignty and a strong economic and technological political group.

“To weigh between China and the United States, launched Bruno Le Maire.


So whether the Americans choose Donald Trump or Joe Biden, that will not change this strategic fact (...) it is time for the Europeans to finally take their political and economic responsibilities in trade with Europe


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The American president will change or not, but the facts will not change and in particular the emergence of American giants today as powerful as a state


Should we be firm against the Gafa who do not want to hear about regulations?

The minister proposes to tax them "

to restore justice (...) The digital giants are adversaries of the States

", denounces the minister because "

they do not pay the same level of tax as the French companies, it is necessary tax them at the same level,

”he urges.

On this point he claims to work “

hand in hand with our European partners.

The fight against the monopoly of the digital giants is essential

”, he insisted.

It is also a way of dealing with the omnipotence of Amazon.

Thus, the Minister repeated that it was necessary to accelerate the digitization of small businesses whereas today “

we have one in three digital stores.

The only good answer is not to type on Amazon but to encourage French platforms like those of Fnac or other platforms that do as well as Amazon


The tenant of Bercy also reiterated that the government would "

put 100 million euros to help small businesses go digital


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The honor of France is to support traders and very small businesses

", also underlined the Minister.

We have distributed 577,000 state-guaranteed loans for an amount of 123 billion euros.

We will postpone the repayment and the beneficiaries will be able to repay this loan until March 2022,

”he said.


The cost of all the measures reaches 15 billion euros per month,

" said the tenant of Bercy.

Regarding telework, "

we recommend to use telework as much as possible but there are certain activities where this is not possible (...) we are in the field of strong recommendation

", specified Bruno Le Maire .

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2020-11-04

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