For Gabriel Attal, the Agricultural Show is “neither a media circus, nor a political circus, nor an activist circus” | EUROtoday

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Gabriel Attal at the Agricultural Show, Sunday February 25, 2024.

The day after a chaotic go to by President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal made a shock go to to the Agricultural Show on Sunday February 25. The Prime Minister's go to was not on his official agenda. But Gabriel Attal honored together with his presence the anniversary dinner given in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Salon, Sunday night within the “La Serre” house within the presence of the primary leaders of the sector, after the location closed to the general public.

“This show must remain what it has always been, a national celebration, joyful and serene”, he mentioned throughout a speech. He returned to the measures introduced the day earlier than by the French president, specifically on the precedence given to manufacturing and safety in opposition to unfair competitors, whereas recalling that “the agricultural exception must not be a closure”.

“The French are not fooled by anything”

Succeeding Jordan Bardella, the president of the National Rally (RN), who walked the aisles in a standard environment, contrasting with the pictures of the day earlier than, Mr. Attal declared that “the French are not fooled by anything. Neither exploitation, nor lies, nor window dressing. (…) The show is neither a media circus, nor a political circus, nor an activist circus” And “farmers, our animals, our sectors are not a countryside setting” because the European elections strategy, insisted the Prime Minister, who then defended his outcomes and attacked the RN. “Our enemy is not the foreigner, it is the law of the unbridled market”. And “you, who are agricultural professionals, know better than anyone that this agricultural exception should in no case be a closure. Because to give up trade is to condemn our agriculture to collapse”did he declare.

The government seeks to extinguish the agricultural disaster, which had been brewing for months however exploded in January. Since then, MM. Macron and Attal have multiplied the bulletins, with out nevertheless succeeding in fully convincing farmers awaiting motion.

“It was a mess,” admits the president

In an interview with FigaroSunday night, the Head of State returns to his eventful go to to the Agricultural Show on Saturday, recognizing that “it was a mess”. On Monday, he plans to carry a gathering to comply with up on commitments with the ministers involved. In this interview, the president as soon as once more criticizes the Rural Coordination. He remembers that “local decision-makers from Rural Coordination are very officially involved in the National Gathering.” And so as to add: “I’m not fooled by something. The Salon has all the time stirred politics, that is nothing new. But when you could have a whole bunch of individuals with flags demanding Frexit, these will not be agricultural actions, they’re factual. »

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Parade of political leaders

Gabriel Attal will return to the Salon on Tuesday the place he’ll stroll the aisles all day, with a break for inquiries to the federal government on the National Assembly. The essential political leaders are anticipated this week on the Exhibition Center: La France insoumise, the Socialist Party and Renaissance from Monday, the place their representatives will presumably meet the boss of the Republicans Eric Ciotti and the pinnacle of the LR record for the European elections, François-Xavier Bellamy.

The LR president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area Laurent Wauquiez will go there on Wednesday, as will the boss of the communists Fabien Roussel and his head of the record Léon Desfontaines. Edouard Philippe will stroll the aisles on Thursday. The chief of the Ecologists Marine Tondelier and the pinnacle of the record for the Europeans Marine Toussaint are introduced on Friday.

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Le Monde with Reuters