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AFCCRE - 07.07.2017

Mayor of Sceaux, Philippe Laurent, elected President of AFCCRE
The mayor of Sceaux, Philippe Laurent is the new President of our French association, AFCCRE.  He was elected at the general assembly of the AFCCRE, on 4 July. His predecessor was the mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé.

In his opening statement that followed a minute's silence in memory of Simone Veil, Alain Juppé called on local governments to commit to a Europe that is based on the values of "freedom, equality and democracy, a genuine European specificity." 

Philippe Laurent wished to highlight the devotion of Alain Juppé during the course of his mandate, a president who "remained faithful to its fundamental principles and values, and who succeeded in using his strong conviction and experience as a great European statesman for the benefit of the French association. He endeavoured to preserve pluralism, as well as political and territorial balance of power within our association."

As a convinced European in heart and mind, Philippe Laurent restated his personal commitment to fully meet the association's objectives: to strengthen and to give value to the European project for the benefit of its citizens, to advocate for local and regional autonomy and to support local governments.

CEMR was represented by its president, Stefano Bonaccini, and its secretary general, Frédéric Vallier. They wished Philippe Laurent all the best for the leadership of AFCCRE.
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