> “European financial solidarity” on energy
> “Calm” and “responsibility” about fuels
> “Completely legitimate” maintenance of Alexis Kohler at the Élysée
The leaders of the countries of the European Union decided on Friday in Prague to put in place “mechanisms” of “European financial solidarity” to face together the soaring energy prices linked to the war in Ukraine. , announced French President Emmanuel Macron.
The European Commission “will work and take very concrete decisions in the coming days and weeks”, between now and the next European summit on October 20 and 21, he declared to the press after an EU meeting.
Emmanuel Macron also called for “calm” and “responsibility”, regarding strikes in oil groups which have been causing serious fuel supply problems for the past few days. “I know the concern that there is among many of our compatriots” about fuel. “I really want to have a message here (…) calling for calm,” he declared during a press conference after an informal European summit in Prague. “I also call on everyone to take responsibility. (…) All wage demands are legitimate, but they must not prevent each other from living and being able to circulate”.
Emmanuel Macron deemed “completely legitimate” the maintenance of his right-hand man Alexis Kohler as secretary general of the Élysée, despite his indictment for illegal taking of interest, which he described as a simple “procedural decision” . “He therefore has all my confidence,” said the head of state. He also considered that the dismissal on trial of the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, was “a very special case” which did not justify a dismissal of the government either.
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