Paris (AFP)

Settle "in the short term" the file of pensions, relocation, training: while putting the "double bites" to compose the new government, Prime Minister Jean Castex has lifted a corner of the veil on the recovery plan wanted by Emmanuel Macron face to the post-coronavirus economic and social crisis

"The fact is that the epidemic has changed the situation. France is faced with two challenges: the health crisis, which I stress is not over and requires us to remain very vigilant; reconstruction of our economy and the protection of the French, by cushioning the immediate impacts on their daily lives and helping businesses survive, "said the former" Monsieur déconfinement "in an interview with JDD.

The new Prime Minister also wanted to make his first official outing on Saturday in a high-tech enterprise in difficulty, "symbolic" according to him of the policy wanted by the executive.

The objective is not "simply to act on the short term" to "avoid the maximum of dismissals" but also to look "at how one can ensure the foundation of a relocation, of a durable maintenance of the industrial jobs and exposed to the "international competition in France," said the new head of government, also insisting on integration.

In the JDD, Jean Castex also says he wants to quickly tackle sensitive files, such as that of pensions which has given rise to months of social conflict and which he intends to resolve "in the short term", with, "at a minimum, a new social agenda ".

As for the Ségur de la Santé, suspended at the end of the week for lack of agreement with the unions before the reshuffle, he said he wanted to conclude it "next week", when an envelope of seven billion euros is now on the table for caregiver salaries.

Recalling his desire for dialogue and his "concern to unite", he however warned: "Be careful, I do not believe in soft consensus. The time is for action".

But, responding to rumors about a team tightened around major main poles, Jean Castex said not "be sure that too large perimeters are necessarily the guarantee of greater efficiency".

- Ecology, "an obligation" -

The fact remains that after the strong green breakthrough in municipal government, ecology is "not an option" but "an obligation", repeated Mr. Castex. It intends to "speed up" decisions by listing "with local actors everything that can be done immediately" such as the fight against leaks in water networks, against the artificialisation of land, for thermal insulation or still animal welfare.

Not enough to convince the Greens or the other oppositions. EELV European leader Yannick Jadot sees "perfect continuity between Jean Castex and Edouard Philippe" who, according to him, "have never shown any interest in climate or biodiversity".

Beyond that, faced with the precariousness and unemployment that are announcing with the crisis, "the president begins to point the finger at the French again with the same catchphrase of working more and preferring unemployment," he believes. in the JDD.

"We have a man on the right replaced by a man even more to the right," also lambasted Olivier Faure (PS) on Saturday.

Within the Republicans, who lose a new defector after Edouard Philippe, Bruno Le Maire or Gérald Darmanin, the vice-president of LR Gilles Platret warned against future attempts at government recruitment, calling to say "no" for " don't deny yourself. "

If Edouard Philippe, who finds the town hall of Le Havre on Sunday, never took his card from LREM, Jean Castex, ex-deputy secretary general of the Elysée under Nicolas Sarkozy who has just returned his card from Les Républicains, estimated "natural" to register "unambiguously" in the presidential majority that he believes should "animate".

But faced with his detractors who saw him as a simple executioner of an Emmanuel Macron "Jupiter", he wanted to emphasize that the head of state did not want to make him "a subordinate dedicated to secondary tasks".

And to continue: "When you get to know me, you will see that my personality is not soluble in the term of" collaborator + ".

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