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France’s largest three cities will have even more flexibility when it comes to control over tourism, culture, agriculture and international relations.

Leading providers of international removal, Interdean, have reported on the recent creation of ten new city regions in France. These intercommunal structures multiplied six fold to encompass every city in France.

On January 1st, France created ten new city regions in one go, in order to unite numerous existing local councils to work together in order to provide services for an entire city region. These combined authorities will have a wider range of powers that will be benefit urban, suburban and rural areas throughout a region. Around 13 of France’s biggest cities will now have metropolitan authorities that will have enhanced power over economic development, housing, water and skills.

France’s largest three cities will have even more flexibility when it comes to control over tourism, culture, agriculture and international relations. For example, Grand Lyon was transformed into La Métropole de Lyon and therefore acquired a new set of powers that had only been previously exercised by the regional government. The area is now entirely in control of its own destiny, which will help Lyon “consolidate its position as a major European power alongside Manchester, Milan and Barcelona” the French government stated.

A further two super-metropoles are set to arrive on January 1st 2016. Aix-Marseille-Provence and Grand Paris will both be created early next year. Grand Paris will cover both the existing city and the three inner suburban departments surrounding it. This will do a great deal of work to break barriers between the glamorous capital and the surrounding suburbs which are often deprived of appropriate infrastructure, investment and attention.

As experts in international relocation, Interdean takes a keen interest in global news. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement upon hearing the news about France: “The concept of creating more intercommunal structures throughout the country will not only benefit French locals from a wide variety of areas, but will also attract the attention of potential expatriates.

“Those who are considering relocating to France and are hoping to be living in a suburban area will certainly be impressed by the focus on regional development. An intercommunal structure will not only increase business opportunities but will also mean funding can be put back into local areas in order to complete necessary development and infrastructure work.

“An assurance that a move to the suburbs will mean receiving many of the benefits that cities have is guaranteed to be a selling point for potential expatriates. Every region is unique and moving towards a more inclusive approach will see suburbs and rural areas throughout France benefit enormously.”

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