Medef expects a long-term vision from the government

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux also deplores the closure of stores and calls for a reopening as soon as possible.

The boss of Medef asks for more consultations. “There is a risk, the country is on edge. It is necessary not only to consult each other, which was not done, and also to explain so that the professionals understand. We cannot tell restaurant owners you are closed until further notice», Deplores this morning Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, president of Medef on RTL. We are waiting for a long-term vision from the government, insists Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux. “The risk is the downgrading in Europe between France and Germany and between Europe and China (…) with coercive systems that work better in China», Indicates the boss of Medef.

Regarding the continued closure of stores, “businesses do not understand this decision, they are waiting for a common sense decision», Indicates the employer representative. “Closing shops is an absurd decision (…) the State should not take care of closing the make-up departments and leaving those for pajamas under 3 years old!», Denounces the representative of the employers. “We must react», Enjoins the boss of the bosses.

The latter is campaigning for a reopening of shops as quickly as possible with improvements and in particular the installation of a new gauge. “Even small businesses will be able to organize themselves, they will bring in customers one by one or two by two, it’s playable», Assures the representative of the employers. “The gauge is the best point with the compulsory masks. The standards are respected in the shops», Supports Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux. He also mentions the possibility of “extension of hours with additional Sundays in January“. Regarding restaurants, “I think we can tell people that if you downloaded this application (TousantiCovid, editor’s note) you can go to a restaurant, as is done in Asia», Estimates Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux. “Containment was used against the plague in the Middle Ages. Since then, we have made progress!», Affirms the representative of Medef.

On Bruno Le Maire’s proposal to postpone Black Friday, “everything is imaginable but not a week before, it is not reasonable (…) even if black Friday is not a model».

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