DECRYPT – Fuel, housing, niches… On several issues, the executive has corrected its course in the face of pressure.
In the first part of the budget, which was approved by the government on Wednesday, everyone is looking for their cat. Faced with pressure from lobbies, federations, businesses, communities, parties, the executive sometimes has to back down on some issues.
In the final hours leading up to the arrival of the Prime Minister on the floor of the Assembly to activate Article 49.3, numerous files “on the table» were quickly placed at the bottom of the drawer. The most notable standoff in recent days has been between the majority and TotalEnergies. In the first act, the Renaissance deputies, who wanted to participate in the reduction of France’s debt, approved in the finance committee the renewal of the tax on the extraordinary profits of oil companies. A degree Bercy looks on with a benevolent eye.
The extremely angry boss of TotalEnergies, Patrick Pouyanné, threatens to stop limiting a liter of fuel to 1.99 euros. “If the state adds us…