The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, assured Friday morning on Europe 1 that charge cancellations would be "possible" for restaurateurs in difficulty during this period of epidemic. Reacting to the minister's remarks, Michelin-starred chef Laurent Trochain regretted an announcement effect that did not constitute insurance for all players in the sector.

"If you can't pay [the charges], it threatens your business with bankruptcy, then we will cancel!" Friday morning, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, answered on Europe 1 to the questions of a particularly pessimistic restaurateur about his ability to pay his expenses. He assured that the government would come to the aid of the catering and tourism sectors during this period of coronavirus, by purely and simply canceling the charges of certain traders.

However, for Laurent Trochain, starred chef in the Yvelines on the initiative of the "RestoEnsemble" movement, this declaration does not constitute a commitment strictly speaking. Apostrophant Bruno Le Maire and the Secretary of State, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, he has repeatedly called to stop "making announcement effects".

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"Case by case"

"Stop making everyone believe in catering [...] that we will be saved by announcement effects." Laurent Trochain reports the uncertainty and anxiety of restaurateurs who fear for the survival of their establishments, which have been closed since the beginning of containment. The government's promises do not seem to reassure him. Presenting the example of the multitude of existing cases within his collective, the chief denounces a "case by case" reasoning. "We were told 'everyone can benefit from the PGE [State Guaranteed Loan], this is not true today."


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Faced with the difficulty of restaurants in obtaining a loan from banks, Laurent Trochain calls on the government to "put pressure on insurers" so that the latter take their part in the national effort. He also calls on the state to quickly commit to "paying so that everyone can get out of this crisis".