Meeting “It's an informal meeting, not political”, they say in the entourage of the Minister of the Interior
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France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ( C) speaks during a session of questions to the government at The National Assembly in Paris on November 15, 2022. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT/AFP) — AFP
Gérald Darmanin will receive Tuesday noon at the Ministry of the Interior the president of the Corsican executive Gilles Simeoni then about forty parliamentarians and mayors of the Island of Beauty, in the mayors' fair, AFP learned Monday from those around him.
””This is an informal meeting, not political”, insists- from the same source, a month and a half after the postponement of a visit by the Minister of the Interior to Corsica as part of a cycle of consultations on the future of the island.
Ready for “a calm debate”””?
Gérald Darmanin was to raise the issue of waste and disposal at the beginning of October. energy, in the presence of the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion Christophe Béchu, before giving it up for lack of conditions for “a serene debate ».
A few days earlier, the elected representatives of the Assembly of Corsica had expressed their their “indignation” after the rejection by the Paris Court of Appeal of yet another request for semi-freedom; of Pierre Alessandri, 64, convicted; to perpetuity in 2003 for the assassination of the prefect of Corsica Claude Erignac and released since 2017.
At the end of October, around fifty activists from associations for the defense of prisoners, according to them “political” invaded the hemicycle of the Assembly of Corsica to demand the vote of a motion asking the State a “strong act” regarding these detainees.
The Minister of the Interior, who was committed to in March at discuss the future of the island until potential autonomy, set up a committee in July; strategic, four months after the deadly attack in prison of the Corsican independence activist Yvan Colonna, another member of the Erignac commando sentenced. to perpetuity, which had given rise to violent protests on the island. This consultation cycle must be spread over one year, at one meeting every six weeks.