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Lyon-Turin: 40 mayors of the metropolis of Lyon denounce the "absurd opposition" of the Greens

2023-06-06T15:41:48.612Z

Highlights: 40 mayors, out of 59, of the metropolis of Lyon launched this Tuesday an appeal in favor of maintaining the Lyon-Turin line. The mayors, mostly from the right but also from the left, denounced "the absurd and ideological opposition of the EELV / LFI metropolitan executive" Grégory Doucet, mayor of Lyon, has repeatedly repeated his opposition to this railway project, which he describes as "an ecological aberration" The mayors added: "We refuse to turn our backs on Italy and demand an urgent awareness on the issue of French access"


Meeting this Tuesday morning in Saint-Priest in eastern Lyon, they reaffirmed their support for the Lyon-Turin rail link project and criticized the metropolitan executive.


Le Figaro Lyon

40 mayors, out of 59, of the metropolis of Lyon launched this Tuesday an appeal in favor of maintaining the Lyon-Turin line "for the environment, the economy and the international influence of the Lyon metropolis". Meeting in the morning in Saint-Priest, the mayors, mostly from the right but also from the left, like the mayor of Feyzin, Murielle Laurent, denounced "the absurd and ideological opposition of the EELV / LFI metropolitan executive", concerning "this essential and ecological European link".

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We refuse to turn our backs on Italy and demand an urgent awareness on the issue of French access," the mayors added. He continued: "The current negative message to Italy, Europe and the French authorities weighs heavily on the decision-making process, while crucial decisions on the file must be taken in the coming weeks.

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"Ecological aberration" for Doucet

In September 2022, the metropolis of Lyon announced its withdrawal from the Transalpine committee, which federates institutions and organizations in favor of the Franco-Italian link. "We are leaving the Transalpine committee whose mode of operation we do not share, regardless of being for or against the project," said Bruno Bernard, the EELV president of the metropolis of Lyon. For his part, Grégory Doucet, mayor of Lyon, has repeatedly repeated his opposition to this railway project, which he describes as "an ecological aberration".

Source: lefigaro

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