Working side-by-side with the central government in response to the health crisis, local public authorities will experience huge changes in their financial positions in 2020. Even though it seemed only moderate at first glance, the crisis will have a hugely unequal effect across different types of local public authorities and will increase inequalities.
In addition, the review on how establishing the 21 métropoles examined in the report has gone gives a hardly convincing picture. Their creation has not yet had
the desired structural effects in terms of pooling, transferring jurisdictions and influencing.