Strikes at French refineries are putting the country on its knees, but Macron says to ignore them and not panic. It is a pity, as you can see from the map below, that more than 20% of the fuel pumps in France are dry, and many stations are completely closed, especially in the north of the country, the situation has become catastrophic.
The map shows the partially empty stations in yellow, and the 8 completely closed stations from the site in red Penurie.mon-essence.fr)
There are plenty of spaces now without fuel, but rest assured French cousins, everything is fine, don’t panic!!
“Don’t panic” He said on Friday (October 7th) President Emmanuel Macron called on the French people to “calm down” in the face of notable fuel shortages in some areas. The French president urged TotalEnergies employees to “take responsibility” despite “legitimate wage demands”.
“I know many of our compatriots are concerned” about fuel. “I really want to send a message here (…) calling for calm,” he said at a press conference after an informal European summit in Prague. “I also ask everyone to be responsible. (…) All wage demands are legitimate, but they must not prevent people from living and moving.”
Excellent, great, but if wage demands are legitimate, why are they not being met by putting an end to the crisis of dividing the country?
The government is also asking companies to make an effort, but it seems that it does not intend to give it to the protesters, otherwise the deadlock would have been over for some time. Macron doesn’t have the credibility to make other promises or close deals, so he continues to wear out, with major refiners Exxon and Total banned. In the meantime, it is the French who have the worst.
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