Navigo: the showdown hardens between Pécresse and the government

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The president of Île-de-France wants to limit the increase in the monthly Navigo package to 80 euros, but calls on the State to help her. Hurry up.

By Michel Revol

Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France region, and Clément Beaune, Delegate Minister for Transport, during the inauguration of the new automatic trains for line 4 of the Paris metro.

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VAlerie Pécresse is pissed off. President LR of Île-de-France, who chairs the regulatory authority for public transport, Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), has for weeks been forcing the government to help her complete IDFM’s budget. Because of inflation and the rise in the cost of energy, the operator must find 750 million euros to vote on Wednesday for a balanced budget (the opposite is prohibited). Without a helping hand from the state, IDFM is waving the threat of a monthly Navigo pass at 90 euros (against 75.20 euros today).

Monday morning, the government played on the nerves of the former presidential candidate. Guest on BFMTV, Gabriel Attal, Minister of Public Accounts, blows hot and cold. The hot: the state is “ready to work…

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