Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and her cabinet wearing coats and turtlenecks in an attempt to set an example for the citizens to save energy was the most commented topic by the French on Twitter.
With the Russia-Ukraine war, a global energy crisis began.
European countries were the ones who felt this crisis most deeply due to dependency on Russia.
An awareness campaign started in France, while the governments of countries preparing for the winter took interesting savings measures.
Let’s wear a coat instead of turning on the boiler
According to the news of the French channel BFMTV, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne In order to spread the awareness of energy saving, government members, especially the members of the government, will appear in front of the public by wearing their winter clothes instead of increasing the heating degree on cold days.
The prime minister wore a coat, the minister a turtleneck sweater
The Prime Minister took the first step by wearing a Borne coat and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire wearing a turtleneck sweater.
While Prime Minister Borne did not take off his coats, which he wore during all his official contacts during the day, Economy Minister Le Maire shared a photo with the turtleneck she was wearing.
The French made fun of social media
The government’s campaign, on the other hand, was the subject of waves on Twitter’s France agenda.
Borne and Le Maire’s photos were turned into fun caps.
Savings debates in France
During the summer, when the government called for savings, especially the limited use of air conditioners, the official vehicles of the ministers were working in front of the Elysee Palace during a meeting, which drew a reaction.
On the other hand, in the country where there is an energy shortage, it is discussed to keep the household temperatures at a maximum of 19 degrees and to impose sanctions on those who do not comply.
The far-right politician Marine Le Pen, on the other hand, reacted by “criticizing the government that attempted this initiative instead of finding a solution to the energy shortage”.