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(From left to right) Marie Toussaint (Les Ecologists), Marion Maréchal (Reconquest!), Valérie Hayer (Renaissance), Raphaël Glucksmann (Socialist Party and Public Square), François-Xavier Bellamy (Les Républicains), Jordan Bardella (National Rally ) and Manon Aubry (La France Insoumise) attend a meeting with French employers, in Paris, April 18, 2024.

After having reaffirmed its European positioning, by a sequence of thirty measures introduced on Tuesday April 9, Medef wished to know the intentions of the primary heads of the lists within the European elections. Seven of them have been due to this fact interviewed by the employers' group on Thursday April 18 for 3 hours.

For as soon as, Jordan Bardella, who leads the National Rally listing, didn’t select to keep away from confrontation together with his opponents, Valérie Hayer for the presidential camp, Marie Toussaint for Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, Manon Aubry for La France insoumise, François-Xavier Bellamy for Les Républicains, Raphaël Glucksmann for the Socialist Party and Place publique and Marion Maréchal for Reconquête!. The Communist Party was not represented.

Medef, which has expressed quite a few criticisms in latest months towards the European Union (EU) and specifically on the Green Deal, the Green Pact which goals to scale back carbon emissions, wished to confront the imaginative and prescient of Europe that the candidates on financial topics and above all make them reply to the expectations of its 190,000 member corporations, expressed in its “proposals for an entrepreneurial Europe”.

On the agenda for the controversy: requirements, the well-known Green Deal, free commerce agreements, reindustrialization and even power points. In the preamble, the president of Medef, Patrick Martin, wished to ” without ambiguity “. “ At a time when a little Eurosceptic music is playing (…) we need Europe”he mentioned, earlier than specifying: “But even more, we need better from Europe. »

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For many of the candidates, these hearings was an operation to seduce French employers, specifically by calling for “simplification”to the “European sovereignty”, and the creation of a sovereign fund for funding. The primary proposals from Medef, due to this fact. In specific that of making a “Buy European Act” based mostly on environmental and social standards and selling “made in Europe”.

“Made in Europe »

Jordan Bardella, favorites in the polls, insisted on coming before the bosses in order to “reassure economic circles” by advocating “growth, growth, growth”. “We must unlock all the constraints weighing on growth”he mentioned. “The EU has forgotten simplicity”assured François-Xavier Bellamy for his half, promising a ” break “ inside the requirements for “rediscover the meaning of freedom”. “The United States invents, China produces and Europe regulates”, he regretted.

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