French local authorities ordered to slash spending by 13bln euros

As part of a French government drive to reduce public spending by 64.5 billion euros over the next five years, President Emmanuel Macron has announced that local authorities must slash their budgets by a total of 13 billion euros, which is 3 billion euros more than he pledged impose in his election manifesto.

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President Emmanuel Macron has announced that French local authorities will have to cut spending by a total of 13 billion euros between now and 2022, reports FRANCE 24.