Discreet since leaving Matignon, former Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault broke his silence to write to his successor Manuel Valls about too limited budgets allocated to the Loire Valley as part of the contract between the State and region.
Having regained member of Loire-Atlantique, it s ‘astonished “weak envelopes assigned” “fifth French region in terms of population and GDP [...] clear disadvantage compared to its neighbors as it gets € 96 / capita against € 145 / capita for Britain and 252 € / capita for the Poitou-Charentes, “ Region Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal. Jean-Marc Ayrault asks Manuel Valls “restore fairness”
Teaching and Research. Least 60%
The former mayor of Nantes also criticized the amount for teaching and research, “since all French regions have their endowments fall in this promising sector.” He cites the example of the Nantes metropolis whose envelope provided for higher education and research fall, he said, 60%.