The new Prime Minister Jean Castex, in full preparation with Emmanuel Macron of his future government, went on Saturday afternoon to the research and production site of semiconductors of the X-Fab France group in Essonne, a announced Matignon. After a visit to the Elysée Palace to discuss with the Head of State the composition of the future government, Jean Castex went to Essonne for his first official outing as head of government, since his appointment the day before .
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"a man of the territories"
He arrived around 3:45 p.m. on the site, where he planned to exchange with the managers and employees of this company, then visit the production chain. He must also meet with parliamentarians and local elected representatives, then will make a statement. He was welcomed by several elected officials, to whom Jean Castex indicated to be "a man of the territories". The deputy Cédric Villani, also present, described as a "remarkable" choice on the part of the Prime Minister this visit to "a high place of innovation".
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Jean Castex explained that he wanted, for his first visit, "a business, innovation, industry, with both cyclical difficulty" because of the Covid and the crisis, "and structural" due to international competition. "This is a good example of what is before us," added the Prime Minister, who is preparing the recovery plan wanted by Emmanuel Macron. "He came for the job," said an employee of the mayor of Coudray, Aurélie Gros. "The factory could have closed a few years ago, but it has managed to preserve jobs, in particular thanks to high-tech jobs," he added.