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Pensions: before the strikes, Pécresse asks Parliament "to initiate the rewriting of the law on minimum service"


The LR president of the Île-de-France region demanded during her wishes that “100% of the service be guaranteed at peak times” in public transport.

His first vows from the new headquarters in Saint-Ouen.

If she has spoken little since her defeat in the presidential election, Valérie Pécresse took advantage of her speech on Wednesday evening to recall the choice she had made a few years ago.

When she left the 7th arrondissement of the capital to move the premises of the Île-de-France region out of Paris, "

in this working-class district, one of those that some claim, wrongly, to be




The regional interest and the fight against fractures are my compass.

There is no right or wrong side of the device.

There are no more forgotten territories.

For us, each inhabitant has equal dignity, wherever he comes from, wherever he lives

“Explained Valérie Pécresse, surrounded by the regional council.

I am convinced that it is through decentralization that we will decongest French society which is suffocating under the weight of administrative Jacobinism, it is through the field that we will put the Republic back on its feet.

It is on the ground that we will heal our social, territorial and democratic fractures,

” she added.

RATP and SNCF "recognized their shortcomings vis-à-vis travelers"

On the eve of the first day of mobilization against the pension reform project, which will greatly disrupt Ile-de-France public transport on Thursday, Valérie Pécresse called on the National Assembly and the Senate to rework a measure put in place by Xavier Bertrand , in 2008, under the five-year term of Nicolas Sarkozy.

I ask Parliament to initiate the rewriting of the minimum service law.

And to impose, finally, as it exists in other countries, 100% of the guaranteed service at peak times

, ”she pleaded, in the presence of the former Prime Minister and new boss of the RATP, present in front of her.

This, while Emmanuel Macron recently asked his government to "

reflect on the establishment of a framework to ensure the continuity of public services in all circumstances

”, without necessarily having to go through the law.

In this logic, the president of the region also convened last week the RATP and the SNCF so that they present "

their recovery plan for the quality of service and their commitments, line by line

", while the situation has been steadily deteriorating for months.

The two actors "

acknowledged their shortcomings vis-à-vis the travelers

", she reported on Wednesday evening.

They are committed to a return to normal for the spring.

I will see

to it,” she insisted.

From Monday, it will therefore bring together "

all transport stakeholders, communities, user associations, political actors, to find lasting solutions to this emergency in the financing of transport in the Ile-de-France region


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To face the many challenges of daily life, Valérie Pécresse also recalls the need for good management of public finances.

Our region cannot give in to the sirens of


whatever the cost



She never did

, she recalls.

It will have to do even better with more constrained means.

This forces us to review each of our policies to better spend the money of Ile-de-France residents.

This effort is all the more necessary as the Ile-de-France is stunned by the weight of equalization which, by dint of being excessive, is becoming unfair.


Recalling that the region "

is increasing by 60,000 (inhabitants) per year and that it must create more than 30,000 high school places in the suburbs

", Valérie Pécresse considers it unfair that "

Île-de-France receives 30% less revenue per inhabitant than other regions


This question, we will have it decided by the Constitutional Council

”, she warns, also promising not to increase the taxes of Ile-de-France residents.

In eight years, nearly 5 billion additional euros have been devoted to investment.

This is possible because Île-de-France is the best managed region in France.

I will never sacrifice the future!

“, she promises.

In order to better help SMEs, VSEs, craftsmen and traders affected by the rise in energy prices, Valérie Pécresse finally provides for an “

energy efficiency check up to 10,000 euros


To help companies and communities affected by cyber attacks, the region plans to create a

regional task force

to provide assistance to victims of hackers

,” she concludes.

Source: lefigaro

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