Verdict After the opening seven days ago of an investigation into the Minister for Energy Transition, the HATVP considers that Agnès Pannier-Runacher does not has not noted any shortcomings in its declarations of interest
Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher. — Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP
She has decided. This Tuesday, the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP) “notes the absence of breach” in the declarations of Agnès Pannier-Runacher
The HATVP had opened an investigation seven days ago into the Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher, after information from Disclose revealing that her children had shares in a company whose funds are partly domiciled in tax havens.
“False and slanderous allegations”
According to the investigative media Disclose, the minister’s children are associated with this company. French, not mentioned on the minister’s declaration of interests.
The High Authority, which collects declarations of interest and activities of ministers, also has the role of scrutinizing the possible risks of conflicts of interest of ministers, and the means of remedying them.
The minister denounced Tuesday at; the Assembly of “false and slanderous allegations”, assuring that this subject had “no connection with (his) functions as minister”.
< h2>““No [obligation] to declare this structure”
“There is therefore nothing concealed, nothing hidden,” made by “through a French company”.
Agnès Pannier-Runacher asserts that she “not have to do it” declare this structure,” declare his direct participations and those of his spouse, but not those of his children, which has been confirmed by the HATVP.
In a press release, the HATVP also considers that the deportation decree published on Tuesday in the Official Journal, « under which the Minister will not (know) of acts of any kind relating in particular to the Perenco group, makes it possible to prevent the risk of conflicts of interest vis-à-vis this group » . According to this decree, subjects related to three companies, including this oil group whose father of the minister was a leader, will be addressed by the Prime Minister.