During the meeting at the Elysee Palace, Carlos Ghosn "clearly indicated that there would at least maintain 3,400 workers" on the website of Renault Flins (Yvelines). The firm has the diamond effect "Flins chosen to develop its first electric car." Claude Gueant also recalled that "the state has a 15% stake in Renault, which allows us to have two directors to the board." But he said that the state can be "not sufficiently active in making industrial decisions."http://www.leparisien.fr/economie/gueant-renault-a-fait-la-totalite-du-chemin-que-nous-lui-demandions-17-01-2010-780992.php
Former French president's right-hand man Gueant came under fire for allegedly receiving the sum from the late Libyan dictator Mohammar Gaddafi. But he defended himself claiming the €500,000 came from the sale of Andries van Eertvelt paintings of the 17th century showing boats in a storm.