Access to public services in the overseas territories
For decades, the Overseas Territories have suffered from various gaps in access to public services, with highly
varied circumstances. The ESEC finds that the disparities are still quite significant, not only with mainland
France, but also within and between the various overseas territories.
For example, French Guiana, Mayotte and Saint-Martin are experiencing particularly troubling difficulties.
Apart from the many reasons for these situations, the ESEC cannot tolerate variable outcomes that jeopardise
equal rights and effective access to primary public services.