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Employment, ecology, youth: the priorities of the President of Pays de la Loire for 2023


Christelle Morançais, President of the Region, mentioned these themes during her vows, in Nantes, Monday evening.

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After three years without ceremony due to Covid-19, the president of the Pays de la Loire Region Christelle Morançais presented her wishes this Monday, January 23, at the Hôtel de Région, in Nantes.

Among the 1000 people registered, his predecessor Bruno Retailleau or Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes, had responded present.

The former member of the LR wanted to place the year 2023 under the sign of "



A break in particular with "

the logic of 'whatever the cost'

" and "

magic money

", a break with a sponsor region which "

finances and abounds [...] without sharing the meaning

", a break with a “

360° region

” in which public authorities should act everywhere and all the time.

Conversely, the president of the regional council since 2017 has focused on three topics.


Christelle Morançais shared her goal of full employment.

“The shortage, yesterday, it was the jobs to be filled.

The shortage, today, it is the candidates for employment”,

remarked the elected official from the outset.

She also expressed regret “

that while our companies are struggling to recruit, the rate of entry into the labor market of those we train – nearly 25,000 per year – remains so low


The president wants a "

reform of the training system

" with more requirements vis-à-vis candidates, training organizations, and more "

training within the company


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In this area, the "BIG BANG of employment" will take place in the cities of Angers, La Roche-sur-Yon, Laval, Le Mans, Nantes from the beginning of March.

Each weekend, a visitor route will be organized around professional sectors, companies, training, recruitment.



The other major priority of my mandate is ecology

," continued the politician.


The term ecology [...] does not belong to anyone, it is not the monopoly of any ideology or any party

", she specified, like a snub to the ecologists.

Concretely, Christelle Morançais defends a mixture of nuclear and alternative energies.

She said she was in favor of "

the establishment of a small nuclear power plant, called SMR, on the site of the current Cordemais coal-fired power plant

", whose conversion has just been validated by the State from here. 2027. It also defends the establishment of a “

3rd offshore



”, and wants to “

widely open discussions on the installation of XXL methanizers



In terms of renewable energies, I do not want to miss any of the trains of progress, out of conservatism or reluctance

", continued the one who had called to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential elections to block Marine Le Pen.

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The one whose name had circulated at the time of the reshuffle, in April, obviously returned to the five years of the abandonment of the airport project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes.


Nothing has been committed to the redevelopment

," she lamented.

In the environmental theme, the president also alluded to public transport and responded to criticism concerning the increase in TER tickets: "

there is fiction: that which consists, for example, in advocating free travel, and then there is the reality: no public infrastructure policy today costs more than that of transport


Was she aiming for free public transport in Nantes on weekends?

Despite this peak, she reaffirmed her commitment to the launch of a metropolitan RER in partnership with the president of the metropolis Johanna Rolland (PS).

The youth

After being pleased to distribute a laptop computer to 50,000 high school students each year and the ongoing construction of three high schools, Christelle Morançais focused on "

the image of the vocational high school

": "

I want to continue to open professional sections , and I want to do it everywhere on the territory, including where, by conservatism and ideology, some might consider that they have no place.

It was also students from the bac pro section of the Don Bosco high school (Mayenne) who took part in hosting the evening and young people from the hotel and catering section of the Olivier Guichard high school in Guérande who were in charge of the cocktail.

people with disabilities

At the end of the speech, Christelle Morançais took the opportunity to announce the route of the first edition of the Pays de la Loire Tour Region.

The start of this cycling event, which will cross the five departments, will begin in Saint-Nazaire on April 4, to finish in Le Mans on April 7.

Source: lefigaro

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