What if Hercules fails?
For several weeks, discussions on the future of EDF and its reorganization plan in the name of the Greek demigod seem to be skating between Paris and Brussels.
The last high-level meetings between the ministers concerned - Bruno Le Maire for the Economy and Barbara Pompili for the Ecological Transition - and the Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, date from the end of January.
"Other meetings are still necessary to bring the file to fruition
we added to Bercy at the time.
Maintaining the hope of success, technical exchanges continue to take place between the French ministerial cabinets and the teams of the powerful Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission.
Paris wants to obtain from Brussels a reform of the tariff at which EDF sells its nuclear electricity (Arenh).
Fixed at 42 euros, it has not been reviewed since 2012 and represents, according to the group, a shortfall of 2 billion euros per year.
Mostly, it matures
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