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

the IAEA's mission at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is "important", says Emmanuel Macron

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2:28 p.m. : A visit, but for what? Our journalist Eloïse Bartoli explains to you in this article what the IAEA’s mission at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant will be. It will assess the damage caused to the plant’s installations, but not only.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna (Austria), June 09, 2022. (JOE KLAMAR / AFP)(JOE KLAMAR / AFP)

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

Originally scheduled from 2:33 p.m., the launch of Artemis will apparently be delayed. An engine problem appeared. NASA should communicate. Follow our live.

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

Volodymyr Zelensky spoke this afternoon at the Meeting of French Entrepreneurs (REF) of the Medef. The Ukrainian President has appealed to companies in the construction 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 the French bosses.

To follow from 2:30 p.m., the highly anticipated speech by Elisabeth Borne at the Medef Meeting of French Entrepreneurs (REF). The Prime Minister should call companies to energy sobriety.

1:53 p.m. : Moscow judges “necessary” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection mission expected this week at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. At a press briefing, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called on the international community to “pressure” on 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 evolve if the number of acceding countries increases: “Where unanimity is now required (within the EU), the risk of one country blocking all others from moving forward with its veto increases with each new member state”. He proposes “to move gradually to majority decision-making in common foreign policy, but also in other areas, such as fiscal policy”.

1:38 p.m. : 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, imagining an EU comprising “30 or 36 members”.

1:32 p.m. : The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has finished his speech before the Medef. We will 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 the French bosses. A forum on the reconstruction of the country is to be held in France in the coming months.

12:19 p.m. : “The situation around the Zaporizhia plant is obviously what concerns us the most. The mission that the IAEA is carrying out is important.”

Emmanuel Macron reacts in turn to the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency which is on its way to the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia. It must arrive there in the next few days, after weeks of bombardments and fears of a major accident. Follow our live.

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

1:25 p.m. : It’s noon and it’s time to take stock of the news:

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

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

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

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

12:56 : The mission that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is starting towards the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia is “the hardest in history” of the organization due to nearby fighting and “in the obvious way Russia is trying to legitimize its presence” on the site, advances the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kouleba, during a trip to Stockholm (Sweden).

10:25 a.m. : “We emphasize that any attempt by Russia to disconnect the plant from the Ukrainian power grid would be unacceptable”, further warned in a statement the group of G7 directors on non-proliferation. He emphasizes that the nuclear power plant should not “not to be used for military activities or the storage of military equipment”.

10:16 a.m. : The G7 countries, “deeply concerned” by the risk of a nuclear accident in the Ukrainian power plant in Zaporizhya, have asked for guaranteed access “freely” IAEA personnel at this plant.

12:44 p.m. : The announcement of the future visit of the AEIA “will finally allow us to see what is happening on site, what are the operating conditions of this plant”said on franceinfo Karine Herviou, Deputy Director General of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). “The work of these teams will be to discuss with the operator, the staff of the plant, to see if they are able to carry out their function, that is to say to maintain the systems and the safety of all plant systems”she explains.

12:40 p.m. : It’s time to take stock of the news.

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

The Meeting of Entrepreneurs of France (REF) of the Medef opens with the highly anticipated speech of the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, who should call on companies to be energy sobriety. It will ask companies to make an effort to reduce their energy consumption by 10%. She will speak at the beginning of the afternoon.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is on its way to the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, announces its boss, Rafael Grossi. The mission should arrive on site “later this week”.

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

06:45 : The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been occupied by Russian troops since March. She found herself “totally disconnected” of the Ukrainian electricity network Thursday, which raised fears of a large-scale disaster since electricity is essential for cooling the six reactors. The IAEA mission is eagerly awaited to take stock of the situation on site.

09:55 : “The day has come. The IAEA mission to Zaporizhia is now on its way. We must protect the security of Ukraine and the largest power plant in Europe”, writes the head of the IAEA. Rafael Grossi specifies that the mission will arrive on site “later this week”.

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

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