Emmanuel Macron finishes his speech to the Corsican Assembly to applause
The president finishes his speech to the loud applause of the Corsican elected officials who stand up to salute this speech.
For Macron, autonomy “must allow Corsica to preserve its soul” while “remaining within the boundaries of the Republic”
Before concluding, Emmanuel Macron underlines that this new constitutional stage must “allow Corsica to preserve its soul” “while remaining within the limits of the Republic” and without “being against the State or without the State”.
Emmanuel Macron calls for a “constitutional text” within 6 months to “launch a historic step”
The head of state wants to transmit the political agreement concluded with local elected officials to Parliament. “A constitutional and organic text” must see the light of day within six months.
“This is a historic step towards which we must collectively work,” said Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel Macron asks Corsican elected officials to build an agreement in 6 months on autonomy “without red lines”
Emmanuel Macron asks Corsican elected officials to build an agreement in 6 months “without red lines” before making it an organic bill submitted to Parliament.
Emmanuel Macron wants to make the Corsican language “the heart of life” for every islander
Emmanuel Macron also hopes that “the Corsican language can be better taught and placed at the heart of the life of each Corsican”.
The Head of State proposes “a public education service in favor of bilingualism”.
Macron defends “the audacity of building Corsican autonomy in the Republic”
“Let us have the audacity to build Corsican autonomy in the Republic,” says Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel Macron calls for recognition of Corsican “specificities” in an article of the Constitution
“I am in favor” of Corsican specificities “being recognized within a specific article” of the Constitution, explains Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel Macron wants “Corsica to enter the Constitution”
Emmanuel Macron wants “Corsica to enter the Constitution”.
“The status quo would be our failure”, further specifies the head of state.
For Emmanuel Macron, Corsica is experiencing “a historic moment” and “needs more freedom”
“We are at a historic moment,” greets Emmanuel Macron who judges that Corsica “needs more freedom”.
The head of state wants to “make the lives of Corsicans better”
Emmanuel Macron calls for a “simple and concrete objective: to make life better”, recalling the State’s investments in health and security.
Macron calls for “a front of refusal” in the face of “organized crime” in Corsica
Macron calls for “a front of refusal” in the face of “organized crime” in Corsica.
In August, 4 people were shot and killed, the president recalls.
Emmanuel Macron salutes the Corsicans who, during the Liberation, “changed the course of our history”
Emmanuel Macron, who is present on the occasion of the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Corsica, salutes the island fighters during the Second World War.
“They changed the course of history,” greets the head of state.
The president begins his speech to the Corsican Assembly
Emmanuel Macron speaks before the Corsican Assembly to raise in particular the question of the island’s autonomy.
For Gilles Simeoni, number 1 of the Executive Council of Corsica, “the moment” for autonomy “has come”
“The moment” for autonomy “has come,” launches Gilles Simeoni, the president of the Executive Council of Corsica, before Emmanuel Macron’s speech.
He still calls “for nothing to be forgotten” while “healing the wounds”. Emmanuel Macron listens to it while taking notes.
In April 2022, the island caught fire after the funeral of Yvan Colonna, who died of an attack in prison. This independence activist was convicted for the assassination of Prefect Érignac in 1998.
The President of the Executive Council of Corsica welcomes Macron’s visit, “a rare and solemn moment”
After the president of the Corsican Assembly, it is the turn of Gilles Simeoni to speak.
“We measure the political and symbolic importance of your presence,” greets the elected official, saluting a “rare and solemn moment”.
The president of the Corsican Assembly calls on Macron “to resolve years of conflict”
Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, the president of the Corsican Assembly, gave a speech from the podium, wishing Emmanuel Macron “welcome” in Corsican and then in French.
Before telling him: “you have the power to resolve years of conflict”.
The Head of State is accompanied by Gérald Darmanin who has been working on the Corsican issue for months
Emmanuel Macron calls for “a model of autonomy to be invented”
At the end of a dinner on Wednesday with nationalist elected officials and the Republican right, Emmanuel Macron called for “a model of autonomy to be invented”, according to participants.
If the leader of the autonomists Gilles Simeoni, cautiously, called for waiting for Thursday’s speech to see things more clearly, a deputy from his party, Jean-Félix Acquaviva, saw a “desire to converge to find points of sufficiently strong balance which allows us to say that tomorrow we will be in an important, even historic, moment.
Find our article which summarizes the discussions during this meal.
Emmanuel Macron and Corsica: years of relationship tinged with incomprehension
From a candidate in the campaign who was very active on the question of autonomy in 2017 to a president who had difficulty having a dialogue with local elected officials, Emmanuel Macron has complex relations with Corsica.
Here we return to the years of misunderstanding between the president and the island’s representatives.
Before his speech on the political future of Corsica, Macron spoke with the bishop of Ajaccio
Obviously keen to smooth things over, Emmanuel Macron has been making numerous symbolic meetings since his arrival on the island on Wednesday.
After the nationalists and the Republican right gathered around a dinner, the president spoke with the bishop of Ajaccio.
This tour which takes place on the occasion of the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Corsica is scrutinized, in a very sensitive context for the executive.
We summarize the challenges of this trip here.
Macron should lift the veil on the possible autonomy of Corsica
The president began a tour of Corsica on Wednesday which will end this Friday.
After the attack in prison on Yvan Colonna followed by his death and the outbreak of violence on the island in the middle of the presidential campaign, the government opened the door to “potential autonomy”. Since then, discussions have made little progress.
Emmanuel Macron should lift the veil during his Ajaccio speech on potential autonomy.
We’ll explaine everything here.
Macron eagerly awaited for his speech in Ajaccio
Welcome to this political livestream to follow Emmanuel Macron’s speech in Ajaccio, Corsica.
The president, who had dinner Wednesday evening with local elected officials, is expected to take a firm stand on institutional issues, starting with the autonomy of the island.