The editorial of Le Figaro, by Gaëtan de Capèle.
Politics rarely go hand in hand with business life. For who would doubt it, the Carrefour dossier offers a rare concentrate of the explosive cocktail that the mixture of the two can produce. And, more than anything, the demonstration of their often irreconcilable interests.
Struggling with a historic health crisis and fifteen months from a presidential election, the government no longer goes into detail: the French champion of supermarkets will not fall into the hands of a foreign group, even a friendly grocer Canadian. The official pretext of food security – which it would be wrong to dismiss with the back of a hand as was done in the past with supposedly non-added value drugs – is no doubt open to discussion. Carrefour cannot be relocated, and in the country that invented large-scale distribution, there are no longer any food brands. The subject is elsewhere: in a campaign placed under the sign of sovereignty, in the face of anti-system candidates,
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