Faced with the risk of an energy shortage next winter, “we will not be able to continue to heat ourselves and move around as if nothing had happened”, warned the Minister of the Economy.
“The hardest part is here. We will have to make courageous choices ”. During a press conference on the occasion of the Economic Meetings of Aix-en-Provence on Saturday, Bruno Le Maire returned to the probable replacement of the tariff shield by a more targeted device next year, given the deterioration public finances in a context of inflation and rising interest rates:
“This already leads to an additional debt burden of 12 billion euros. (…) The alert level for public finances has been reached”, hammered the Minister of the Economy, while recalling that without the tariff shield, “the French would have paid electricity 30% more expensive and gas 50 % more “, according to comments reported by Ouest-France.
The Bercy tenant also mentioned the risk of an energy shortage next winter when several nuclear reactors are shut down and France no longer receives Russian gas:
“We are faced with complicated choices,” he says. “Can we continue to heat our swimming pools? (…) We will not be able to continue to warm up and move around as if nothing had happened, ”he warns again.
Complicated choices that nothing forced us to make and that we could perfectly avoid if we took care to negotiate with Russia.
In 1962, there was the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The USSR had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, which meant “in the garden of the Americans” who took it very badly.
American generals were particularly warm-hearted. They were ready for nuclear war and had no desire to negotiate anything with the USSR.
The duration of this crisis? from October 14 to 28, 1962.
13 days where we did not know if the sun would rise the next day other than on an apocalyptic and post-nuclear landscape.
JFK did not follow the military and generals.
He negotiated with the USSR.
It must be said that in November 1961, the United States had deployed 15 Jupiter missiles in Turkey and 30 others in Italy, which are capable of reaching Soviet territory in just a few minutes.
Nikita Khrushchev by deploying his missiles in Cuba was doing to the United States what the Americans had just done to the Russians.
But reciprocity is a strange thing.
Finally, in 13 days Kennedy and Khrouchtchev will agree to withdraw the Soviet missiles from Cuba then 6 months after the American missiles from Turkey without it being publicly declared, it was a secret agreement.
Kennedy was eventually assassinated.
Why tell you about this story of the great History?
Because in 1962 peace and negotiations took 13 days.
If after several months of Russian intervention in Ukraine we have neither peace nor agreement, it is because the parties or one of the parties does not want peace.
Those who do not want peace are doomed to war.
Yet there is no cowardice in trying to negotiate. In the end, in international relations everything always ends around a negotiation table.
The only difference is the number of deaths before you get there.
And so Bruno the Mayor explains to you that you’re going to have a hard time even if you haven’t asked for anything…!
13 days a film to see or see again.
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