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French Government Buys 15 Trains – Nobody Needs!

€ 450 million for 400 jobs for 2 years

The French government has decided to invest € 450 million to purchase 15 high speed TGV brand trains.

These were not an urgent requirement.


The answer is interesting and very French socialistic style:


Isn’t that a really generous move to fight unemployment?

Here’s what French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tweeted about the decision:

Roughly translated into English, that means, “Thanks to the State’s decision and everyone’s support, the Alstom factory of Belfort is saved! #proudofourindustry. This is an excellent example of what highly engaged leaders and citizens can achieve, if united.

How will the trains be used?

For the 400 employees who’s jobs are saved though, it’s celebration time!

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