Paused for five months, the cycle of discussions between representatives of Corsica and the government on a possible new status for the island resumed on Friday 24 February at the Ministry of the Interior in Paris. The opening of the third meeting – the previous two on July 21 and September 16, 2022 – was marked by the presence of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, who sat around the table alongside the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, and the Chief Executive Officer of the island, Gilles Simonyi.
The head of state called himself at the last moment. In Ajaccio, the rumor spread of his arrival, Thursday, at the beginning of the afternoon, when the news of the granting of almost freedom to Alain Ferrandi, one of the murderers of Prefect Irenac sentenced to life imprisonment, had just fallen. “There could be a surprise.”muttering a mezze with a smirk, Jean-Jacques Cicolini, Mayor of Cosano (Corse-du-Sud), President of the Union of Mayors of Corse-du-Sud, and Jean-Christophe Angelini, Mayor of Porto-Vecchio (Corse-du-Sud), both members of the delegation on their way to Paris . Hence they restart with great fanfare this hitherto uneventful discussion process. It is also evidence of the importance the President of the Republic attaches to it and a way to confirm his determination to complete it until its scheduled end before the end of 2023.
In the list of this meeting, which was to be interrupted due to the obligations of the Minister of the Interior associated with the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the participants were to study the special situation of the overseas territories of Polynesia and New Caledonia in order to make a comparison with the Corsican model, before briefly addressing the issue of land in An island plagued by speculative excesses that often prevent young Corsicans from accessing housing.
“Put the cards on the table.”
It has now been three weeks since the link between Corsica and Paris was restored. After three planned trips on the island between October 2022 and January were postponed, the Home Secretary turned resolutely to the future, on February 6. It’s time for us to open together the beginning of the second part. Yes, it is time to write a new page in the history of Corsica »It had been launched, on the occasion of the commemoration of the assassination of Prefect Claude Erignac twenty-five years earlier. Invite the interlocutors on the island to ‘Building lasting peace’He mentioned the commitment of the President of the Republic.
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