It will take long time. The resumption of the work barely passed by the employees of the SNCM, the Prime Minister is very quickly attached to relaunch the process of opening of the capital of EDF. After a period of confusion and uncertainty, Dominique de Villepin confirmed Friday on Europe 1, he wished that "this can be achieved as quickly as possible." The same day, the Minister of economy, finance and industry, Thierry Breton, reaffirmed in "Le Parisien" that the French electrician capital increase would be included "between 5 billion and EUR 9 billion. Obviously, the coming days will be decisive for the company. They will also be Prime Minister, whose approach to the economic and social reforms will be tested through the EDF record. The social management of the opening of the capital of EDF will indeed contribute to differentiate between proponents of the "gradualist" of Dominique de Villepin method and supporters of the rupture, relatives of Nicolas Sarkozy. Somehow, the conditions laid down by the head of the Government at the opening of the EDF capital reflect, chemically pure, what might be called "Villepin doctrine".
In recalling, Friday, the obligations of the operator "with those who are most poor", the Prime Minister attaches to demonstrate that he refuses to sacrifice the social. In affirming the need to refocus on the France investment for EDF policy, he seeks to reassure public opinion by the opening of the capital of EDF another thing than a simple financial transaction. 26 Billion euros in the industrial plan of EDF, Dominique de Villepin now ask the electrician to devote to its investment of $ 30 billion over three years, with two thirds in France. This requirement foreshadows the possibility of a launch of several new generation EPR nuclear reactors Some do not hesitate to think.
Change in tone to the CGT
The conditions laid down by the Prime Minister put in any case in movement a ballet whose early fit well into the choreography of the "Villepin doctrine". The CGT, traditionally dominant in EDF, noted the change in the position of the State. Frédéric Imbrecht, General Secretary of the CGT energy-Mining Federation, said that it seemed to him that "Dominique de Villepin to raises real questions". The Union appears to have been particularly sensitive to muting of the objective of international development of the opening of the capital. Objective yet put forward by Thierry Breton last July at the time of the publication of the decree authorizing the operation. Frédéric Imbrecht noted that "the speech of the Prime Minister is refocus fully on the France". These remarks do not mean that the CGT accept in terms of the opening of the capital of EDF, the Union central principles pursuing a campaign of petitions. But the tone has not changed.
From there to imagine a relationship between the EDF and SNCM folders, there is a step that Government officials refuse to cross. If nothing concrete comes demonstrate the hypothesis of a direct "deal", an easing of the conflict of the SNCM clearly allowed the revival of the EDF record. Unlike improvisation that has characterized the management of the crisis of the SNCM, the Government appears to measure the scope of each of its actions on the EDF record. It is true that the issues are all first order. The Habs electrician is at the heart of the reports that the French maintain with their public services. Advance substantially and without case sensitive business, is to show that we can reform the "French social model" pan by pan and small not.