Xavier Rodarie, Development Manager for Regions and the Inclusive Economy, presents the social housing project initiated by Habitat Social as part of Action Tank Social & Business.
Sunday October 27th, 2019
France’s draft mobility legislation – where are we now?
The summer recess is over and the start of a new parliamentary term has begun in earnest with a great deal of enthusiasm in terms of the country’s environmental transition. So let’s take stock of the issues in one of the key pieces of legislation, the Mobility Act (LOM).
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