“Engie must stop playing with the government’s feet. Negotiation is fine for a while, but when a multinational doesn’t care about a government, it’s over”, declared the president of the PS, Paul Magnette, Sunday on the plateau of the Guest after the RTL INFO 1 p.m.
“When I was Minister of Energy I had a very simple plan which could never be implemented because at the time Alexander De Croo pulled the plug from the federal government but this plan is still there: Engie is forced to produce, at a fixed price, a certain quantity of nuclear electricity; the government buys this electricity at a price determined by the regulator and then resells it to individuals and businesses at a price lower than the current price”he explained.
Last week, the president of the N-VA, Bart De Wever, accused the Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten (Groen) of wanting to defeat the negotiation with Engie on the conditions for the extension of the Doel nuclear reactors 4 and Tihange 3.
“Tinne Van der Straeten negotiates to fail“, he said on the set of VTM, about the talks held since the beginning of spring by Minister Groen and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo with Engie, the French energy company which operates the power plants via Electrabel. had been refuted by environmentalists.