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a judgment which scrambles the messages of the executive

Emmanuel Macron will not travel to Fessenheim to attend the shutdown of the first reactor of the nuclear power plant on Saturday.

“This is an old commitment, older than the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in the public sphere,” said a relative of the president. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP

A decision that speaks volumes. Emmanuel Macron will not go to Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) to attend the closure of the first reactor of the nuclear power plant. “The President of the Republic cannot be everywhere and he is not the only one to carry the ecological commitment”, do we dodge, embarrassed, in his entourage.

It is therefore Minister Élisabeth Borne who sticks to it and replaces him. It must be said that this ruling may seem contradictory to the recommendations of the IPCC climate experts, who welcome the interest of this form of carbon-free energy. Hence a telescoping of the messages carried by the head of state. How, in fact, to alert to global warming by surveying the Mer de Glace on February 13, flanked by glaciologists, to then celebrate the shutdown of the Alsatian power station, in operation since 1978?

“This is an old commitment, older than the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in the public sphere”, recalls one of his relatives. Basically, the promise is made

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