The Minister of Energy attacked by Georges-Louis Bouchez over the transparency of her work: Alexander De Croo comes to her aid

The Minister of Energy attacked by Georges-Louis Bouchez over the transparency of her work: Alexander De Croo comes to her aid
The Minister of Energy attacked by Georges-Louis Bouchez over the transparency of her work: Alexander De Croo comes to her aid

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo defended his Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten on Saturday as well as Chris Peeters, the former boss of the Elia electricity transmission network, taken to task by the president of the MR Georges-Louis Bouchez . The latter calls for the establishment of a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the management of the extension of nuclear power plants. “Everything took place in perfect transparency,” assured Mr. De Croo on Saturday to the Belga agency.

The federal government decided last year to extend two nuclear reactors in order to ensure the security of the country’s electricity supply. According to the president of the MR, in the months preceding this decision, lies were circulated with a view to maintaining the nuclear phase-out.

“I don’t know if Chris Peeters himself lied, for that we need a parliamentary commission of inquiry,” Mr. Bouchez said earlier in the week in the press. “But I am convinced that the Minister of Energy exploited certain reports and data. In this way, Elia played a political role in this matter.” Following these statements, Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten announced the upcoming filing of a defamation complaint against Georges-Louis Bouchez.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo came to support Minister Van der Straeten. “Everything took place in perfect transparency and all the documents were issued,” he reacted. “As far as I am concerned, it is a rearguard battle, the extension has been decided. We have succeeded, together, in bringing this difficult issue to its conclusion. The rest of Europe, “Germany, for example, is jealous of our action,” he said.

Tinne Van der Straeten Bouchez De Croo

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