She was the only one who did not have a dedicated wallet. Dismissed from her position as Minister of Energy Transition which she had held since 2022, Agnès Pannier-Runacher was “demoted” to the position of “delegate” by Gabriel Attal. The day after the announcement of the new government, the question that arises is to know who is delegated to what. One thing is certain: the former deputy director of the Caisse des Dépôts will be attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty.
In a message posted on the social network “. In fact, we still do not know what the responsibilities of the senior civil servant will be. Contacted, the press service said that it would communicate “soon” on “the exact responsibilities” of the delegate minister. This reinforcement appointment comes above all as a response to the movement of anger among farmers which hit France and still affects several European countries.
Agnès Pannier-Runacher is not the first to experience the role of delegate minister. In 2013, Sarthois Guillaume Garot inherited the same function, taking charge of the agri-food issue. The delegate minister will be able to count on her experience at the head of the Ministry of Industry where she encountered the thorny issue of commercial negotiations with mass distribution, as recalled the site Réussir.fr. She also defended the bill for the acceleration and simplification of public action.
A very political couple
During her visit to the Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher sat alongside Marc Fesneau alongside representatives of the biofuel producer sectors and biofuel consuming sectors. Aged 49, the new minister has been a supporter of Emmanuel Macron since the creation of La République en Marche. She is in a relationship with the former socialist Nicolas Bays, who was her chief of staff. The one who joined Emmanuel Macron in 2016 is also the former husband of Aurore Berger, appointed Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men in January, from whom he has been separated since 2015.