The SOS-Signals Sent by Brittany Ferries Reached Paris
EUR 15 million
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced on Tuesday 15 September the decision to help the French ferry companies by reimbursing all payroll taxes.
From a budget of EUR 30 million, hard-hit Brittany Ferries will get 15 million.
EUR 85 million
The same day, Presidents of the Bretagne (Brittany) and Normandy regions, Loïg Chesnais-Girard and Hervé Morin, promised another EUR 85 million.
The regions are involved in Brittany Ferries, as co-owners of the vessels.
Brittany Ferries Chairman Jean-Marc Roué thanked the two regional presidents, saying that, “they seem to be the only ones who understand the importance of the cross-Channel ferry traffic. They have been the only ones to effectively help the French seafarer and the few companies that still hire them.”
Source: Twitter messages from abovementioned politicians and Mr Roué.