The scene takes place during the first hours of the first confinement, during a conference call with the “economic actors” of the country, that is to say the representatives of the large employers' and sectoral federations.
There are 85 people connected.
We are talking about openings, closings, barrier gestures, credit and partial unemployment.
There are the obsequious, the vindictive, the goodwill… Bruno Le Maire mutes his microphone, turns to his team -
“We haven't heard from the insurers, have we?
Shall I apply pressure? ”
- restores the sound and balances:
“For the moment, I have no proposal from the insurers.
They must participate in the collective effort. ”
The tone was set.
Since the first day of the pandemic, insurers appear to be on the defensive.
The health crisis has no culprit, the enemy - the virus - is invisible, but insurance makes a good scapegoat.
In this crisis, it plays the role previously assigned to banks, dunces in 2008 which became in
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