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Macron on France 2, Unemployment insurance… Deals of the week

The bill on the a-kassen was debated in the Senate from Tuesday

The bill on “unemployment insurance” will be debated from Tuesday 25 October at the first reading in the Luxembourg Palace. The senators have made their mark in committee on the bill, between the passage of joint action and repeated rejections of penalized CDIs. The rapporteurs have also stipulated that a jobseeker who has refused three CDI proposals at the end of a CDD during the last 12 months cannot be eligible for unemployment insurance.

This text, adopted on 11 October by deputies at first reading, initiates a new reform of unemployment insurance with the aim of changing the rules in line with the state of the labor market. The bill will be debated in the semi-circle, where the left accuses the senatorial majority of “sharpening up” the government’s text. Conversely, LR senators want to go further by reducing the number to a single rejected CDI.

Emmanuel Macron guest on the France 2 program “The event” on Wednesday

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Emmanuel Macron is a guest in the political program of France 2 The “event” this October 26 at 8:30 p.m. On October 12, he was already questioned about “international issues”. This Wednesday, October 26, the questions will focus on “the big domestic political issues”. An interview followed by a set hosted by Caroline Roux to elaborate, decipher and analyze the topics raised with as guests, current actors and experts,” said France Télévisions.

This speech by Macron comes as the executive faces a delicate return to school with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, especially the energy crisis, which prompted him to present an energy sobriety plan. Emmanuel Macron will no doubt also be questioned about the reforms the government has put in place, such as pensions and unemployment insurance, when he does not have an absolute majority in the National Assembly.

While the right wing and the extreme right this week accused the executive of laxity regarding the obligations to leave French territory (OQFT) after the murder of Lola, Emmanuel Macron is also expected at the turn on the effectiveness of the policy of deportations at the borders. In 2019, he had gone ahead in an interview with Current values, the goal of increasing the OQTF completion rate to 100%. A goal that is considered unrealistic.

UK: Liz Truss’ successor chosen by Friday

In this montage, on the right, Boris Johnson, then British prime minister, during a press conference in London on March 7, 2022, and on the left, Rishi Sunak, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester on March 4, 2021 Credit: POOL/AFP - Alberto Pezzali, Ben STANSALL

The three candidates to succeed Liz Truss, current Parliamentary Relations Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson have until the afternoon of Monday 24 October to get 100 referrals. The alternates vote first, and if there are two candidates left, the 170,000 party members must decide between them in an online vote by October 28 at the latest.

The incoming head of government will be the fifth since the Brexit vote in 2016 and the third in two months. He will have to get out of a country plunged into a deep crisis caused by divisions over Brexit, difficult decisions during the pandemic and successive elections of leaders. He will govern a country embroiled in a severe cost of living crisis, with inflation above 10%. He will have to calm the markets, in the storm since the Truss government’s budget announcements at the end of September. He must also try to unite a party divided for years, two years before the general election.

TotalEnergie’s results for the first quarter are expected on Thursday

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This Thursday, October 27 at At 8.00, TotalEnergies’ results for the first quarter of 2022 will be published. They will be presented in France from 13:30 to 15:00 by Jean-Pierre Sbraire, the group’s financial director.

Particularly awaited announcements, given the last three weeks of blocking in several TotalEnergies depots and refineries, despite the signing of a majority agreement on salaries between the management of the oil group, CFDT and CFE-CGC last week. The CGT is demanding a 10% pay rise to offset inflation and benefit from the exceptional results achieved by the group recently. According to Challengesthe company’s adjusted net income, excluding one-time items and the effect of changes in fair value, exploded by 345% in 2022, while the average compensation of employees on the Common Social Base increased by only 1% in 2021.

Deadline for Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter on Friday

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The multi-billionaire is a priori on the verge of buying the social network for 44 billion dollars, after months of financial and legal development. Elon Musk has until Friday, October 28 at 17.00 (23.00 in France) to acquire the social network.

At the end of April, the whimsical manager had made a purchase offer accepted by the group’s board and confirmed at the time that his priority was not profitability, but the defense of freedom of expression. He then tried to unilaterally back out of the deal, accusing the company of lying to him about its fight against automated accounts and spam. Twitter filed a complaint in early July, and Elon Musk finally assured earlier this month that the transaction would indeed take place. The judge postponed the trial, which had been due to take place this week, and gave the two sides until October 28 to reach a new agreement.

If he buys the social network, Elon Musk plans to lay off nearly 75% of Twitter’s 7,500 employees, according to information published Thursday, Oct. 20 by washington post. The head of Tesla and SpaceX has indicated to potential investors that he intends to reduce the company to around 2,000 employees, according to the US daily. On Friday, Oct. 21, Twitter’s stock fell about 5% Friday on Wall Street, weighed down by information likely to affect Elon Musk’s takeover of the social network and the fallout from Snapchat’s poor results for the sector.

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