La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

EDF activates the pandemic plan in Flamanville

Flamanville, in the Manche, is not only the construction site of the future EPR, the new generation reactor which has accumulated delays and additional costs for many years now. It is also two reactors in operation. When they’re not down for maintenance, like they’re doing now. Their restart was scheduled for May 31. It will undoubtedly be postponed, since EDF has just launched the pandemic plan for reactors 1 and 2 at Flamanville. In question, the numerous cases of coronavirus in Cotentin, which also affect the staff of the plant.

EDF activates the pandemic plan in Flamanville

"The business continuity plan was launched in Flamanville 1 and 2 from today," said an EDF spokesperson. It is a compulsory plan that allows you to continue working when the absenteeism rate is very high. Concretely, this means that "only the people who perform functions essential to the safety and security of the site will go to the site," the spokeswoman said. These are the operating teams, which operate and monitor the reactors currently shut down, the safety engineers, the protective personnel and those responsible for monitoring the environment.

The site of the future EPR is not affected by these measures. This means that the work will continue. But they were already expected to slow down. Flamanville is, for the moment, the only power station where EDF has had to implement this business continuity plan. But the company is prepared to deal with any deterioration.