President Emmanuel Macron asked from local authorities on Monday to cut spending by €13bn euros over the next five years, AFP and RfI report.
The shock announcement came from Public Accounts Minister Gérard Darmanin in a meeting with local council representatives. That is €3bn more than the President pledged during his campaign. Cuts will come hand-in-hand with shedding 70,000 jobs in local government, RfI reports.
Local government cuts make part of an overall five year plan to deliver €64.5 b...

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