Of Julien Munoz
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The new year 2023 start with his batch ofsocial, social and political uncertainties. War is back Europeand the world has begun to fear them again epidemics. The expensive life it will continue, at altitude and for a time that is difficult to imagine today.
Challenges which are announced are of greatness, between ecological transition, public services breathless and international competition. In this difficult landscape, the channel it has resources to promote and will want to conserve them economic dynamics.
- What’s wrong with inflation?
Self the Cotentin boasts regularly, rightly, of its good economic health (creation jobsfew unemploymentease companies), this dynamic could be disturbed by inflation which, for several months, has announced that it has seen the worst, until the arrival of the following month.
The end of the energy tariff shield, the increase in the cost of raw materials and food, the strong fears of recession should have an impact on the local economy, but also on the investment capacity of local authorities, for which it will be necessary , at least, aspread big projects. There are also the beginnings of the discontent that has swept through the town halls in recent weeks, while the orientation budgets are being prepared.
Which also fall on household consumption, while the area hopes to attract even more tourists this summer, after a record-breaking season?
- A very tense fiscal year?
In the wake of a social sequence marked by the movements of companies on wages and the discontent of the unions on the reform of layoffs, in a context of galloping inflation, the year will open with the presentation of the pension reform. 64 or 65? How many annuities?
In the squares, the mobilization promises to be very important against the reform, while everyone labor unions they have already announced their intention to oppose it, in the Channel as elsewhere. Recently, during a departmental congress, the representatives of FO affirmed that they had not forgotten the Jarnac coup of 2020, with the adoption on 49.3 of the 2019 reform which aimed to establish a universal regime. A sentiment shared by many.
We are already operational. She is for us the mother of battles.
- Nuclear pool: yes or no?
Consultation before the construction project by edf of a spent nuclear fuel storage pool in The Hague July 8thtwelve years after the first ASN alert on the risk of saturation of the current basins.
In this phase, EDF wishes to continue the progress of the project and is preparing, by the end of 2023, the filing of the application file for authorization to build the plant, in view of a public inquiry in 2025. However, the mobilization against the project is expected to be one of the soap operas of the year.
- A real energy mix?
2023 will ultimately not be the long-awaited year for the start of the EPR, delayed a few more months (expected for mid-2024). The reactor n.1 will have to be restarted in mid-February, barring further postponements, after a long maintenance, while Winter could be difficult, with the specter of power outages raised by some members of the government.
On the wind side, according to the director of the LM Wind site in Cherbourg, 2023 will be the judge of the peace on the ability to find a place in the offshore wind industry. Furthermore, the Multi-year Energy Program provides for the assignment of a offshore wind farm of 1 GW minimum in 2023 on the east coast of the Cotentin.
– As work continues on the BNG and refurbishments begin on the pedestrianized streets, what will be the impact for Cherbourg city center shops?
– Will the train be more punctual in Normandy?
– Will the Western Ring Road project be accelerated?
– Will the evolution of the war allow the Ukrainians exiled in the department to find their land again?
– Will there be concrete progress to build passing melodies?
– Will the international D-Day ceremony take place in La Manche?
– Will the summer be even hotter than in 2022?
– Who will be elected Senator of La Manche?
– Is Covid really “finished”?
– Will Benoît Cosnefroy win a “Classic”?
– Will the Lessay fair take place?
– Will euthanasia be legalized in France?
– Will La Manche get a stage in the 2024 Tour?
– Will Cherbourg remain the first “Irish” port?
– A long-term “Favorite Monument of the French” effect at the Cité de la Mer?
- Contracts for the industry?
If Emmanuel Macron dreams of relaunching the Australian order, the hottest news is around the sale of Scorpène. The naval group responded to several contracts, the results of which are awaited. This is the case of Indonesia, for two Scorpène which could be built in transfer of technology, within the framework of the cooperation between Naval Group and the Indonesian PT PAL. Two Scorpène also for the Philippines, rather built in Cherbourg.
Argentina and Romania they are also among the prospects. CMNs completed its order for 32-metre HSI patrol boats for Saudi Arabia last year and hopes to announce a new export contract early this year. The shipyard is also following discussions with the DGA (Directorate General for Armaments) for the program of ten ocean-going patrol boats.
- Health still in tension?
2022 ended with difficulty, with an epidemic wave that put the emergency room in difficulty and a strike by private doctors. The regulation of access to care, strongly strengthened last year, is expected to continue to gain momentum, as shown by the statistics of the Samu 50 from the autumn.
An acceleration of the installation of new dental chairs is expected. In Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, work should begin on the new college and the Korian centre. The beginning of the year will be marked by the return of the feasibility study of the community garrison.
At the CHPC, in addition to the enhancement of radiotherapy, with the commissioning of a second particle accelerator, important job are planned especially in the cardiology department, following the great success of the implementation of coronary angiography.
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