– The revelation of privileged links between Macron and Uber has angered the left
The International Federation of Investigative Journalists, on Sunday July 10, 2022, reveals the privileged links that brought together the American group Uber and Emmanuel Macron, then Minister of Economy.
“Secret” deal against “all our rules”, “plundering the country”: Elected representatives of the French left strongly condemned on Sunday the merger of President Emmanuel Macron and Uber after press revelations.
As part of the “Uber Files,” the investigation is based on thousands of internal Uber documents sent by an anonymous source to British newspaper The Guardian by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 42 media partners, including French daily Le. During his tenure as Economy Minister (2014-2016), Monde oversaw the interaction between the American community and Emmanuel Macron.
Based on various testimonies and documents, including several SMS exchanges, Le Monde concludes that there is a secret “agreement” between Uber in Percy and Emmanuel Macron. Daily meetings in the minister’s office, reports of numerous exchanges (appointments, calls or SMS) between Uber France and Emmanuel Macron or his advisers. Some procedures are indicated with the aim of helping Uber to consolidate its positions in France, namely that it is recommended to present “preparedness” amendments to company representatives.
Uber confirms meeting with Macron
Asked by AFP, Uber France confirmed the meetings with Emmanuel Macron: “Meetings in his capacity as Minister of Economy and Digital, overseeing the VTC sector”. Economic Minister Mr. Elysee pointed out to AFP that Macron “naturally led the transaction with many companies involved in a profound change in services that have occurred in the years in question, and it is appropriate to facilitate it by undoing some management”. or regulatory locks”.
But the delegation’s patron La France Insumés (LFI, far left) Mathilde Panot condemned on Twitter the “plundering of the country”, saying that Emmanuel Macron was “consultant and minister of François Hollande and lobbyist for an American multinational that aims to permanently deregulate the labor law”.
Fabian Roussel of the Communist Party (PCF) “played a role in the action of then-minister Emmanuel Macron to facilitate the development of Uber in France,” “against all our rules and our social achievements,” labor rights. “Uber deserves a small commission of inquiry,” says Communist deputy Pierre Tarreville.