The Congress of Mayors of France (AMF), to be held from Tuesday to Thursday in Paris, was canceled and postponed to May 31 “at the request of the State”, following the attacks in the capital.
Paris, November 14, 2015 (AFP) – The Congress of Mayors [of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF)], to be held from Tuesday to Thursday in Paris, was canceled and postponed to May 31 “on demand of the State “, following the attacks in the capital, are we learned from the AMF.
It is postponed due to “security concerns” after the deadly attacks Friday night.
The annual conference of the MFA was to gather nearly 11,000 elected officials for three days at Porte de Versailles, making it one of the most important public events scheduled next week in the French capital city.
However, Mayors plan rather to “show republican values” and a “special meeting” of elected officials should be held next week in Paris, said the AMF.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls was to hold the opening speech Tuesday at the opening of the congress, in a tense atmosphere for several months between local elected officials and the government.
The mayors are worried particularly of lower state grants, which cuts their budget and caused the collapse of the local investment. On 19 September, the AMF, which has over 90% of the 36,000 mayors in France, had mobilised his troops to address the state on the degradation of local finances.