Arnaud Lagardère: “Europe 1 will not become an opinion radio”

EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE – The president of Europe 1 responds to employees who voted Monday to renew their strike movement.

In a tense social climate, the president of Europe 1 assumes the choice to get closer to the Canal + group. He refutes the idea of ​​acting under pressure from Vincent Bolloré.

LE FIGARO.- The employees of Europe 1 voted to extend the strike. They fear a merger with CNews. What do you answer?

Arnaud LAGARDÈRE.- I do not understand their concern. Their agitation is curious and unfair. The management of Europe 1, Constance Benqué, president of the news division, Donat Vidal Revel, deputy director of information, and Stéphane Bosc, director of programs, talk to them every day. We can be worried and continue the dialogue. I remind them of the fundamentals of Europe 1. The resort has lost 26 million euros two years in a row, and in 2021 the loss should be roughly equivalent. It is unbearable! We absolutely must move towards restoring the balance. Then, in the French audiovisual landscape, Europe 1 is the only radio station not to be backed by an audiovisual group.

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