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Emmanuel Macron wants to strengthen the fight against Al-Qaida in the Sahel
Your browser does not support this video Emmanuel Macron insisted on Tuesday February 16, addressing the G5 Sahel summit in N'Djamena, on the need to strengthen both the fight against jihadist groups affiliated with Al-Qaida and the return of the state to the abandoned territories of the region.
Instead of a traditional visit to the agricultural fair, canceled because of, went to a farm in Côte d'Or on Tuesday. , before meeting with farmers, processors and distributors, in a particularly tense context. The annual trade negotiations on agri-food prices end in less than a week and farmers, hard hit by the health crisis, are very worried.
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Because if they were celebrated at the end of the first confinement to have achieved supplying stores with no shortage despite the restrictions, producers still lost money in 2020. Supermarket sales did not make up for the closure of restaurants for most of the year. To get by, farmers are therefore demanding a drop in prices of up to -1.33%, which represents significant sums on large volumes.
"I think that the power of large distributors is very important," said at the microphone of Europe 1 Alexandre Estivalet, one of the four managers of the farm who welcomed Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. The producer recognizes that the manufacturers, who serve as intermediaries in these transactions, "do not necessarily have a margin". But he sends the negotiating actors back to back, lamenting that they "fall back on the lower level, the base, the farmers" to keep their profits. "The problem is that when everyone takes their margin and we are at the end of it, there is nothing more to take and we have nothing."A profit to be distributed "fairly"
Alexandre Estivalet therefore expects a lot from the Head of State. "The basic idea, to start from us and 'go up' is the right one. I think [the head of state] has to be really uncompromising with all links in the chain, so that everyone has their share of the profit on the products - that's normal, everyone does a job - but let it be distributed fairly ", particularly in the context of the health crisis.
Algerian War: Macron recognizes that Ali Boumendjel was "tortured and assassinated" by the French army .
© ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP Recognition of the torture and assassination of nationalist activist Ali Boumendjel, announced on Tuesday evening, is part of the appeasement gestures recommended by the mission led by historian Benjamin Stora. Emmanuel Macron admitted on Tuesday that the lawyer and nationalist leader Ali Boumendjel was "tortured and murdered" by the French army during the Algerian war in 1957, announced the Elysee, a murder at the time made up in suicide.