“Airbus must not let its technological skills go to China or the United States”

Agnès Pannier-Runacher calls on the responsibility of large aeronautics companies. While Airbus has announced the abolition of 15,000 positions including 5000 in France and that Air France will formalize today the details of its departure plan, the Secretary of State for the Economy said this morning on South Radio his fears of leaving for China or the United States “Technological skills”. Agnès Pannier-Runacher also announced that she wanted the nightclubs to be able to reopen, under certain conditions, before September 1.

“What we are asking of Airbus is to assume its responsibilities because the State took its own with the plan for aeronautics”, first explained the Secretary of State, referring to the envelope of more than 15 billion euros in aid, investments and loans and guarantees to the sector. If Agnès Pannier-Runacher repeated that the sector had lost 40% of orders, she also clarified that the plan for aeronautics should “Allow Airbus to maintain its technological skills” and that the long-term partial unemployment scheme should make it possible to “To preserve employment». “The challenge is to restart the sector within two years so that our skills do not go to China or the United States, continued the secretary of state.

“Exemplary social dialogue”

Concerning Air France, Agnès Pannier-Runacher first assured that the envelope of 7 billion euros that had been granted was justified because “The company is on the brink”. However, she stated that in return for these aids, Air France should commit to “An exemplary social dialogue and a real energy transition to reduce carbon”.

Then asked about crafts and small businesses, the Secretary of State explained that “15 to 30% of these shops fear filing for bankruptcy before the end of the year”. «Lhe companies with less than 10 employees and less than a million in turnover were able to benefit from total tax exemption between March and May, or even until June for those involved in tourism and catering“, However, recalled Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

Finally, Agnès Pannier-Runacher spoke about the night world, which weighs more than a billion in turnover in France and which is at a standstill today. Initially scheduled for September 1 at the earliest, the reopening of nightclubs could be done a little earlier, under certain conditions. “We are working on a reopening in the form of ‘lounge bars’ where people would arrive and stay in groups, she said. Night professionals tell us that they can and want to reopen, even in this degraded mode.»


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