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The debate is revived on motorway concessions


DECRYPTION - Bruno Le Maire set fire to the powder by declaring that he wanted to "shorten the duration of the contracts by a few years".

The subject is highly irritating.

Are motorway companies posting excessive profitability, while toll rates increased by 4.75% on 1 January?

A report from the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) in 2021, carried out at the request of the government and flushed out by the

Canard enchaîné

, set fire to the powder.

This report mentions three avenues, starting with a shortening of the duration of the concession

“up to ten years for ASF and APRR”


Second track: the reduction in tolls, which could have been “

carried out once and for all in 2022. It should be 58% for ASF-Escota and 59% for APRR-Area, which represents a saving of around €21 over a route Marseille-Toulouse or Paris-Lyon.

“Third track:

“a levy on the gross operating surplus of 2021 until the end of the concessions”


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The government did not follow any, even if Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, seized the Council of State to study the first track…

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Source: lefigaro

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