Elon Musk, the head of Tesla and Twitter, expected this Monday morning by Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée
Elon musk, the boss of Twitter and Tesla, is expected this Monday morning at the Elysée. He must come to discuss with the French president “the attractiveness of France and its industries”.
President Emmanuel Macron receives the head of Tesla and Twitter, Elon Musk, this Monday May 15 at the Elysée on the sidelines of the “Choose France” summit, the Elysée announced, confirming the information from franceinfo. The “attractiveness of France and its industries” will be discussed, the presidency specified.
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In the afternoon, the Head of State will receive over 200 big bosses of multinationals at the Palace of Versailles for the sixth edition of “Choose France”, marked by the record figure of 13 billion euros in announced investments. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that he should have lunch with the American billionaire BFMTV-RMC that “negotiations” were “in progress”, the arrival of the second richest man in the world for this summit constituted, according to him, “a very strong signal”. “All the investments being made today are the result of months, even years of negotiations”, insisted the minister.
Emmanuel Macron and Elon Musk had already met in December in New Orleans during the French president’s visit to the United States. According to the latter, they had “a clear and sincere discussion” and an exchange on “future green industrial projects such as the production of electric vehicles and batteries”.
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Speaking of Twitter, bought in October 2022 by Elon Musk, Emmanuel Macron recalled that the social network had to “make the effort to comply with European regulations” in terms of “transparent conditions of use”, “significant strengthening of moderation of content” and “protection of freedom of expression”. Elon Musk said in response “looking forward” to “exciting projects in France”, without detailing them further. Since buying Twitter, the American billionaire has ripped it away from his employees and many advertisers have deserted the platform, burned by its hussar management including in particular a distortion of the account authentication system.