US News Containment: Elected officials demand the reopening of small local shops

15:40  31 october  2020
15:40  31 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Several elected officials and associations of elected officials such as the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) demanded Friday the opening during the confinement of more local shops, "placed in a situation of serious imbalance of competition" compared to the large distribution . "Downtown commerce, already weakened by the first confinement, is driven by small-scale businesses which do not have the capacity to withstand a sudden and persistent drop in their activity without endangering their very existence", the AMF underlined in a press release.

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"They do not understand that activities identical to theirs can be authorized for large-scale distribution or distance selling companies, they are thus placed in a situation of serious imbalance of competition", added the association. According to her, "some businesses such as bookstores or hairdressing salons could be essential services". Many voices were also raised to denounce the possibility for Fnac and other players in the mass distribution of selling books. The government ended up imposing on Friday evening the temporary closure of their culture departments "for the sake of fairness".

At the national level also

Villes de France, which brings together towns of 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants and their inter-municipal authorities, for its part "called on the government to revise its position on the opening of shops in town centers and posted (é) its availability to find solutions allowing either to reopen these essential activities, or at least that the shelves of 'non-essential' products of large and medium-sized surfaces are closed ”.

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Vice-president Les Républicains of the National Assembly Annie Genevard also pointed to the "distress" of small businesses, the situation accentuating "the real risk of withering away from our city centers". Debout la France deputy and president Nicolas Dupont-Aignan protested: "The government is creating an unjustifiable distortion of competition by leaving large stores and international groups like Amazon open, which do not even pay all their taxes in France".

Including in the majority, the vice-president of the LREM group Sophie Beaudouin-Hubière wrote to Prime Minister Jean Castex to denounce a "decision that is all the more unfair as the rules of distancing have been well respected" in these businesses. Some mayors, such as the rebellious French councilor of Fâches-Thumesnil (suburb of Lille) Patrick Proisy, announced that they had issued decrees authorizing the opening of non-food businesses.

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