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They wrote about us| Decentralization. Minister meets bosses from the country of Redon - Ouest France newspaper, October 2014

The Minister of Civil Service and Decentralization, Mrs. Marylise Lebranchu, was in Redon last Thursday. Some topics caught her attention, others didn’t.


It was Brigitte Delahaie, President of the Redon branch of CCI (Chamber of commerce and industry) who put the subject on the table. "I am the spokesperson of the disaster victims in the country of Redon. Loire-Atlantique has solved the problem, but not Morbihan.
Result: during the recent rain periods, it took hundreds of people more than an hour to get to work. »
Jean-François Marie, president of the Community of Communes of the country of Redon, supported her. "We need to find a solution. It is the rain of entire Brittany that comes down on Redon." The Minister’s response was conclusive.
“I will not debate on this subject again.” she cut. “I’ve read some of the documents, but I haven’t followed the case. "And she didn’t seem to be really motivated to do it.


"As of today, no one has reopened the case.” explained Marylise Lebranchu. “It remains unchanged.”
Brittany of 5 members for ”Produced in Brittany”, Jacques François from the Adeos Company made a clear demand: ”Madam, the five departments of Brittany must be reunited. You have to weigh in this sense, please. ’’, The Minister who is of Breton origin, admitted that she “has always favored a Brittany of 5”. But then she immediately nuanced her remark:
"We must be careful and avoid that this approach is seen as exclusionary. In terms of democracy, the other departments of the Pays de la Loire area also have their say. And we would take a significant tax base away from them.”

Administrative simplification

The Entrepreneurs of the territory had the same question on their lips: "What can be expected or hoped from simplification?” “A part of the complexity will persist, do not be fooled”, admitted the Minister.” The idea is to change the methods: to have a single control tower. " Neither eagerness nor concreteness on this subject, the Entrepreneurs remained in the dark.

An industrial France

Didier Marchandise, Managing Director of the CHATAL site, presented his cluster project, which clearly caught the attention of the Minister. Just like the association project of Jocelyne Madec, from the Asteelflash Company: “We have had nothing but administrative brakes. Do not discourage people who are passionate...” This time the Minister promised to “ read and study both cases carefully”. “We do need this type of prototyping. France must return to an industrial strategy.”

State subsidies

“Small and medium-sized towns are the great forgotten”, said Pascal Duchêne, Mayor of Redon, who set a cat among the pigeons by addressing the subject of declining State subsidies. "I am well aware that for some people this feels like cleaning a wound with 90° alcohol...
But the State is in debt and we must reduce spending. We need a fairer distribution of wealth. However it seems absurd to me that the State, which is in debt, might be led to give money to some stinking rich municipalities.” Apparently the Minister can also be direct.