The IAEA’s mission at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is “important”, Emmanuel Macron said

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2:20 p.m : A visit, but for what? Our journalist Eloïse Bartoli explains in this article what the mission of the IAEA is at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant. It will check the damage done to the plant installations, but not only.

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2:18 p.m : 2 pm on the clock, time for a new news point:

Originally scheduled from 2:33 pm, the Artemis launch will apparently be delayed. An engine problem arose. NASA needs to communicate. Follow our live.

The public prosecutor in Nice has announced that he has opened an investigation for apologizing for terrorism after the broadcast of messages posted on some social networks “referring to the attack of July 14, 2016 in Nice”.

Volodymyr Zelensky spoke this afternoon at the Meeting of French Entrepreneurs (REF) in Medef. The Ukrainian President appealed to construction companies and other sectors to come to Ukraine to allow the reconstruction of the country. “We need you to rebuild”he launched to the attention of French bosses.

Following from 2:30 pm, the expected speech of Elisabeth Borne at the Medef Meeting of French Entrepreneurs (REF). The Prime Minister should call on energy efficiency companies.

1:53 pm : Judges of Moscow “required” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection mission is expected this week at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. In a press briefing, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called on the international community to “pressure” of Ukrainian forces to reduce tension around the plant.

1:47 p.m : The German Chancellor also hopes that the right of veto within the European Union will improve if the number of acceding countries increases: “Where unity is needed now (within the EU), the risk of a country blocking everything from continuing to progress with its veto on each new member state”. He suggested “to gradually move to majority decision-making in the common foreign policy, but also in other areas, such as fiscal policy”.

1:38 in the afternoon : The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has “engaged” in Prague to support an enlargement of the European Union to include Ukraine and Moldova, but also Georgia and the Balkan countries, envisioning an EU consisting of “30 or 36 members”.

1:32 in the afternoon : The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has finished his speech in front of Medef. Let’s remember his appeal to construction companies and other sectors to come to Ukraine to allow the reconstruction of the country. “We need you to rebuild”, he launched to the attention of French bosses. A forum on the reconstruction of the country will be held in France in the coming months.

12:19 in the afternoon : “The situation around the Zaporizhia plant is clearly what concerns us. The mission that the IAEA is carrying out is important.”

Emmanuel Macron reacts to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s mission to the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. It should arrive there in the next few days, after weeks of bombing and fears of a major accident. Follow our live.

1:27 p.m : In the meantime, we listen to Volodymyr Zelensky speaking for a few seconds on video in front of French bosses gathered since this morning as part of the Meeting of French entrepreneurs (REF) in Medef. “You represent people who work hard to have the right to happiness”, recently declared Ukrainian president. He also asked for help “Ukraine reconstruction after hostilities”.

1:25 in the afternoon : It’s noon and time to check the news:

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The Meeting of French Entrepreneurs (REF) in Medef opened with the long-awaited speech (early afternoon) of the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, who should have called on companies to be strong. It will ask them to make an effort to reduce their energy consumption by 10%. Follow our live.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is heading to the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, announced its boss, Rafael Grossi. G7 requires that this team have free access to the site. Follow our live.

Paul Pogba claims to have been threatened by childhood friends and hooded thugs, including his brother, who demanded 13 million euros from him in March. Franceinfo summarized its statements to the police, who opened an investigation for “extortion attempts”.

12:56 : The mission that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) started to the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia is “the hardest in history” in the organization because of the close fight and “apparently Russia is trying to legitimize its presence” on the site, advanced the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kouleba, during a trip to Stockholm (Sweden).

10:25 in the morning : “We stress that any attempt by Russia to disconnect the plant from the Ukrainian power grid is unacceptable”, further warned the G7 group of directors in a statement against escalation. He emphasized that the nuclear power plant is not appropriate “not to be used for military activities or storage of military equipment”.

10:16 a.m : The G7 countries, “very worried” by the risk of a nuclear accident at the Ukrainian power plant in Zaporizhya, asking for guaranteed access “free” IAEA personnel at this plant.

12:44 in the afternoon : The announcement of the upcoming visit to AEIA “Finally will allow us to see what is happening at the site, what are the operating conditions of this plant”declared to franceinfo Karine Herviou, deputy director general of the Institute for radiation protection and nuclear safety (IRSN). “The job of these teams is to discuss with the operator, the plant staff, to determine if they can perform their function, that is to maintain the systems and the safety of all the plant systems “he explained.

12:40 in the afternoon : Time to check the news.

NASA’s new rocket, the most powerful in the world, will fly for the first time from Florida, to the Moon. This Artemis 1 mission is an unmanned test, it should last six weeks. Take-off is scheduled for early afternoon, French time. Here’s everything you need to know about this new era of space exploration.

The Meeting of Entrepreneurs of France (REF) in Medef opened with the expected speech of the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, who should call companies to be strong sobriety. It asks companies to try to reduce their energy consumption by 10%. He will speak at the beginning of the afternoon.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is heading to the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, informed his boss, Rafael Grossi. The mission must come to the site “later this week”.

Paul Pogba claimed to have been threatened in March by childhood friends and hooded thugs, including his brother, who demanded 13 million euros from him. Franceinfo summarized its statements to the police, who opened an investigation for “extortion attempts”.

06:45 : The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been occupied by Russian troops since March. He found himself “completely cut off” of the Ukrainian electricity network on Thursday, raising fears of a major disaster as electricity is essential for cooling six reactors. The IAEA mission is eagerly awaited to assess the situation in the area.

09:55 : “The day has come. The IAEA mission in Zaporizhia is here now. We must protect the security of Ukraine and the largest power plant in Europe”, wrote the head of the IAEA. Rafael Grossi determined that the mission would come to the site “later this week”.

09:54 : A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is heading to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, announced its boss, Rafael Grossi, on Twitter.

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