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Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Marc Fesneau, on the steps of the Elysée, February 9, 2024.

There are actually two of them on the dialogue desk with representatives of the agricultural world: whereas the sector has been within the grip of sturdy convulsions for a number of weeks, Marc Fesneau and Agnès Pannier-Runacher current a united entrance in opposition to professionals within the sector. One has been Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty since 2022, confirmed to this place on January 11. The different has been Minister Delegate to the Minister of Agriculture since February 8. Junior minister (“minister of second rank”), as they are saying in Anglo-Saxon nations.

Except that at 49, after 5 years within the govt, Agnès Pannier-Runacher is now not a junior. Having joined as Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, in 2018, this HEC-ENA has demonstrated its capacity to untangle probably the most thorny issues. “She’s a pit bull: when she takes a file, she doesn’t let go of it until it’s resolved”testifies the previous deputy (La République en marche) for Creuse Jean-Baptiste Moreau.

The former monetary inspector, ENA classmate of the secretary normal of the Elysée, Alexis Kohler, has been repeatedly promoted for 5 years. Appointed deputy minister answerable for business in 2020, she turned minister of vitality transition within the authorities of Elisabeth Borne in 2022.

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But, through the January reshuffle, Bruno Le Maire, saved at Bercy, absorbed the vitality sector, depriving Mme Portfolio Pannier-Runacher. Higher schooling, a full ministry, is obtainable to her, however she refuses. At each the Elysée and Matignon, she discusses sectors that curiosity her extra, even when it means being “only” a delegate minister.

Health, for instance. The day after the federal government's first salvo, the title of Agnès Pannier-Runacher was circulating to assist Catherine Vautrin, who took the top of a super-ministry of labor, well being and solidarity. Former cupboard director of the Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris within the early 2000s, this “techno” led from Bercy, through the Covid-19 disaster, the duty power to relaunch the manufacturing of masks in France and negotiate the worth of vaccines with laboratories. She castigated, on the finish of this disaster, the “slowness” of administration. Does the manager duo concern a response from well being employees if she was appointed? It is just not retained in any case.

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