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“Uberfiles”: a commission of inquiry launched at the Assembly in early February


Lasting a maximum of six months and made up of 30 deputies, it intends to "identify all the lobbying actions carried out by Uber to be able to set up in France", as well as "the role of public decision-makers at the time". .

The deputies gave the green light on Wednesday January 18 to the launch of a commission of inquiry requested by the LFI group on the revelations of the “Uberfiles”, which could begin its work in early February, according to a parliamentary source.

Lasting a maximum of six months and made up of 30 deputies, it intends to "

identify all the lobbying actions carried out by Uber to be able to set up in France

", as well as "

the role of public decision-makers at the time

" .


Alleged links between Macron and Uber

It will make “

recommendations concerning the framework for relations between public decision-makers and interest representatives

” and will study “

the social, economic and environmental consequences of the development of the Uber model in France

”, according to the presentation made by LFI.

Its work will be launched "

in the first days of February

", a parliamentary source told AFP.

Read alsoThe “Uber Files” affair revives the debate on the supervision of lobbies

They will rely on the “


”, a series of investigations by a consortium of journalists based on thousands of internal documents from the American company.

The newspaper

Le Monde

had notably concluded that there was a "

secret deal

" between Uber and Emmanuel Macron when he was Minister of the Economy.

investigative committee

The Insoumis had initially included a “

proposal for a resolution

” to create a commission of inquiry on this subject on the menu of their day reserved for the Assembly, November 24, before withdrawing it to give other texts a chance. be examined within the time allowed.

They then decided to exercise “

their right of drawing

”, which allows each political group to create such a body per year.

The law commission of the National Assembly gave the green light to its launch on Wednesday, considering that the admissibility criteria were met, without commenting on the merits.

Second less explicit version

The text submitted to the vote of the deputies on Wednesday by LFI "

distinguishes quite clearly

" from that of November, noted the deputy Renaissance Benjamin Haddad.

Because the first version "

explicitly targeted the President of the Republic in office and therefore presented a major difficulty

", he added.

But "

the reference to the 'public decision-makers of the time' can in no way be interpreted as authorizing a commission to investigate the presidency of the Republic

", insisted Benjamin Haddad, in the name of respect for the separation of powers.

Read alsoThe Insoumis wave the “Uber Files” to put pressure on Macron

In the midst of the debate on pensions, "

our commission of inquiry will also reveal the hypocrisy of this government which, while claiming to want to protect the budgetary balance of our pay-as-you-go system, is organizing the looting of the solidarity funds and the 'State by encouraging the uberization of our economy

,' LFI said in a statement.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-18

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