Fadéla Amera Announces New Goals in President Sarkozy’s “Hope Suburbs” Plan

Fadéla Amera, secretary of state for urban policies in the conservative UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party, has announced new incentives for the government’s “Hope Suburbs” project. Among them are a 10% tax initiative for schools which accept students from “difficult” neighborhoods and more banlieusard (suburban-living) youths being hired at the Roissy airport. Those working on the project claim to have a pragmatic approach.