The discreet battle of curiosity of Thomas Cazenave, Minister for Public Accounts | EUROtoday

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Thomas Cazenave, alongside Elisabeth Borne, in September 2023 at the Elysée.

These are 300 million euros in financial savings that the federal government will not be comfortable about. In 2023, a very good a part of the two.4 billion euros budgeted for the vitality renovation of housing has not been spent, as a result of an absence of functions submitted by French households. One of the explanations for this hiccup lies within the problem in “find trained personnel to carry out renovations”not too long ago deplored the Minister for Public Accounts, Thomas Cazenave.

Mr. Cazenave made this statement nicely earlier than coming into authorities. He even noticed a chance, which led him to create, in the summertime of 2021, an vitality renovation college (éRE) in Bordeaux. The Minister Delegate at the moment holds 54% of the capital of the institution, a stake estimated at 105,672 euros, in line with his declaration of pursuits filed with the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP).

This potential battle of curiosity solely issues a part of the huge ministerial portfolio which Thomas Cazenave inherited on July 21, 2023. But the individual involved ignored for a number of months the dangers of interference between this position and his administration of public affairs.

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A senior civil servant, Thomas Cazenave is a loyal supporter of Emmanuel Macron, the place he was chief of employees on the Ministry of the Economy, earlier than being among the many creators of En Marche. After a extreme electoral defeat within the 2020 municipal elections in Bordeaux, he launched into skilled coaching in July 2021, with 4 companions. A primary campus was arrange in Bordeaux, then two others, in Biarritz and Rennes.

In two years, ÉRE trains round 200 venture managers and vitality renovation staff in these points, in addition to round 100 non-public sector executives. Its coaching packages final three months, and are financed due to regional funds, help from Pôle emploi in addition to the scholars’ private coaching account.

Thomas Cazenave doesn’t seem anyplace on the éRE web site. He formally stepped again in July 2022, leaving the strategic council of the institution within the wake of his election as Renaissance deputy for the primary constituency of Gironde.

Contacted by The world, the individual involved denies any battle of curiosity. He assures that the ethics officer of the National Assembly “considered that there was no incompatibility between being a shareholder of this company and the electoral mandate”. Then, as minister, the latter explains that he had “exchanges with the HATVP on this challenge [qui] led on the one hand to the issuance of a deportation decree and however to a administration mandate with out proper of inspection entrusted to a 3rd celebration”, as requested by the High Authority in the sort of case.

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