Macron responds to the Uber files allegations
French President says he is proud of what he has accomplished with Uber and would do it again.
During his trip to Southern France, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he was proud of having played a role in US transportation giant Uber's inauguration into the French market during his time as Economy Minister.
Macron told a reporter that "If this created jobs in France, I’m proud of it. And you know what? I would do it again tomorrow and the day after tomorrow."
Earlier on the Uber Files
Members of the opposition previously denounced July 10th allegations that the then-minister Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the world's largest online transportation company, Uber, had a covert deal.
The accusations against Macron were launched in response to the most recent data-based investigations, dubbed the "UberFiles" in alternative media by major international news organizations. Using documents, texts, and eyewitness accounts, the French newspaper Le Monde asserted that between 2014 and 2016, when Macron was the minister of economy, industry, and digital affairs, Uber and Macron reached a covert arrangement.
Le Monde said that Macron's cabinet intended to aid Uber in securing its position in France. The assistance came in the form of Macron reportedly suggesting the company's current "ready-made" changes to MPs in order to support their argument.
Opposition lawmakers condemned what they described as a tight collaboration between Macron and Uber at a time when the latter was seeking to circumvent onerous government regulations of their sector.
See more: The Uber files: What you need to know