French Energy Trade Union Cuts Off Gas to Elysee Palace for 3 Hours - Reports | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


French Energy Trade Union Cuts Off Gas to Elysee Palace for 3 Hours - Reports

Activists of the energy workers' trade union association, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), shut off the supply of gas to the Elysee Palace, the residence of the French president, for three hours on Thursday, the television channel BFM reported, pointing out that the blackout occurred in the middle of the day.

Commenting to BFM on their move, Olivier Fego, head of the trade union of power engineers and miners in the Ile-de-France region, underlined that "the action was held because of reports saying that the authorities intend to privatize the group in September-October this year, Electricite de France (EDF, Electricité de France), as well as all of its major subsidiaries, in particular Enedis (Enedis), France's largest power grid operator."

"The representative of the Elysee Palace later denied these rumors in his speech, but we demand a written official assurance that such privatization will not take place in France. We have not received it so far, the presidential administration categorically refuses to do this," a trade representative stressed.

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