New “electoral” snub for Emmanuel Macron five months before the presidential election. Members of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) have in fact led the 52-year-old Republican, David Lisnard, a staunch opponent to the head of state.

Faced with the winner, the UDI mayor of Sceaux led a list of elected macron-compatible with the added bonus of Edouard Philippe's desire to take advantage of this election to count his supporters and weigh on the future.

A very politicized election against the habits of the AMF since until then, the different political currents agreed in the name of the best interests of municipalities to influence national decisions.

This election therefore sounds like a referendum for or against the person of Emmanuel Macron. "By wanting to put the AMF back on the right track of his five-year term, Emmanuel Macron has transformed the ecumenical assembly into a counter-power", according to Maurice Bontinck in Charente libre.

In addition, this election only confirms the incomprehension between the Elysee and local communities. The municipal elections of 2020 did not make it possible to tip any large city into the hands of La République en Marche.

And the last regional ones were catastrophic for the majority, with the humiliating scores of certain ministers who left for the campaign ... LREM did not therefore succeed in establishing itself in the territories, testimony of the very vertical and solitary conception of power by the government. President of the Republic.

“The election of David Lisnard marks the Waterloo of macronism. All that will remain of the so-called new world will be contempt for the territories and the French, ”replied the deputy for the Alpes-Maritimes Éric Ciotti on Twitter.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld




With nearly three weeks of trial last September, the Paris Criminal Court rendered its judgment on Alexandre Benalla, tried for the violence of May 1, 2018 but also for the fraudulent use of his diplomatic passports.

The former Elysee mission manager was sentenced to three years in prison, including a farm with an electronic bracelet and a five-year ban on practicing in the public service, in particular for "willful violence in meetings", "port of 'prohibited weapon' and 'use of diplomatic passports' in the case of the violence of May 1, 2018.

The prosecution had required 18 months suspended imprisonment against Alexandre Benalla, now 30 years old.

Throughout the trial, he defended his innocence on almost all of the facts.

"The court judges that only a mixed sentence is likely to mark the gravity of the facts", explained the president of the court, Isabelle Prévost-Desprez, who underlines the "feeling of impunity and omnipotence" of the defendant.

"You have been invested with a certain power, real with regard to your functions, supposed because of your proximity to the President of the Republic", declared the president of the court Isabelle Prévost-Desprez while pronouncing the judgment.

"You have betrayed the trust placed in you by this appointment," she continued.

The court chose this sentence "in view of the seriousness of the multiple facts, the missions you carried out, which required rigor and exemplarity from you, your unbearable behavior in the social body".

Three other proceedings in progress

In addition to this trial, three other legal proceedings concerning him are still ongoing. One concerns suspicions of “corruption” in a contract between Vincent Crase's company, Mars, and a sulphurous Russian oligarch. A second concerns the mysterious safe he had at his home.

Finally, the third concerns suspicion of "false testimony" before the Senate commission of inquiry.

Lighter sentences for other defendants

During the trial in September, the prosecution requested suspended sentences of two to twelve months against his co-convicts, the ex-employee of En Marche! Vincent Crase and two police officers.

Vincent Crase, a 48-year-old reservist gendarme, was sentenced to two years in prison.

The two police officers from the Paris police headquarters, Maxence Creusat and Laurent Simonin, tried for having transmitted CCTV images to Alexandre Benalla, were respectively sentenced to a 500-euro fine and a three-month suspended prison sentence, without registration for the two in the criminal record.

Prolix at the helm, Alexandre Benalla had assured to have been "lawful, loyal, honest" and contested any "voluntary violence"...

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld



Emmanuel Macron added an additional stone to his memorial recognition project started since the start of his mandate to try to close the scars of the Algerian war.

Saturday, on the occasion of an official ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the massacre of Algerians on October 17, 1961 in Paris, Emmanuel Macron denounced "inexcusable crimes for the Republic". “France looks at its entire history with lucidity and recognizes the clearly established responsibilities. It owes it first and foremost to itself, to all those whom the Algerian war and its procession of crimes committed on all sides have bruised in their flesh and in their soul ”, explains a press release. of the Élysée. While in 2012, François Hollande admitted "a bloody repression", the Head of State therefore went even further by participating in the national tribute paid on the banks of the Seine, at the level of the Bezons bridge,borrowed 60 years ago by Algerian demonstrators who arrived from the neighboring slum of Nanterre at the appeal of the branch of the FLN installed in France.

The current tenant of the Elysée has also planned “three commemorative and emblematic days”. And this, after the release, last January, of the report by historian Benjamin Stora on colonization and the war in Algeria. Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the Harkis on September 25. The commemoration of this Saturday is therefore the second for the Head of State, who will participate in a third in March, for the sixty years of the Evian agreements.

But this umpteenth repentance calls for some remarks that those responsible for the right have not failed to make.

Marine Le Pen has indeed castigated "repentance repentance" while the president of Debout France and presidential candidate of 2022, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan remarked that "Algeria spits on France and Emmanuel Macron does penance . The head of state must inspire pride and not the shame of being French. », He reacted.

Shouldn't memory work be done in both directions? France has the right to expect Algeria to also do its memorial aggiornamento instead of living on "its memorial rent", a remark made by the French president during an exchange with descendants of the protagonists of the Algerian war. - Words that had provoked the anger of Algiers who had, in response, recalled the same day its ambassador based in Paris and closed its airspace to French military planes the next day ...-

"Criminalizing our history is a mistake"

Also the deputy LR Michèle Tabarot considers that "our country does not have to submit to the memorial injunctions of the Algerian regime which multiplies the anti-France provocations". “Criminalizing our history is a mistake. One-sided repentance too, ”she scolds.

Some also insisted on the fact that certain other events were neither commemorated nor even mentioned by the President of the Republic. Thus the deputy of the Alpes Maritimes Éric Ciotti to remind: "We are still awaiting the commemoration by the president of the massacre of Oran of July 5, 1962 where the FLN massacred several hundred Pied-Noirs and Harkis loyal to France", a- he added. Same reproach of Senator LR of Bouches-du-Rhône Valérie Boyer who invites Emmanuel Macron to "go further on the missing, the recognition of the massacres of the rue d'Isly and d'Oran, the maintenance of French cemeteries in Algeria ... ”. And let's not forget to contextualize the events ...

“The duty to remember must prevail, but contempt for our History and this permanent one-sided repentance are unworthy. (...) To look at objective facts is to look at the whole of history. Including, therefore, the crimes committed by the FLN against the French in Algeria, ”she concludes, in a letter addressed to Emmanuel Macron and posted on Twitter.

One can rightly wonder if this “victim propaganda” denounced by the right is not also part of a strategy to differentiate itself from Marine Le Pen, political calculation in view of the presidential election ...

But more broadly let us recall that the transmission of memory does not pass through politics but indeed through history.

Emily Jackson for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Après plusieurs jours de réflexion, le patron des Hauts-de-France a décidé de se lancer dans la compétition que vont organiser Les Républicains pour désigner leur champion pour l’Elysée.

Lundi soir, sur le plateau du « 20 Heures » de TF1, Xavier Bertrand a donc officiellement sollicité le soutien des Républicains et accepté de se présenter au congrès du 4 décembre, aux côtés notamment de Michel Barnier et Valérie Pécresse.« Oui je participerai à ce congrès », a indiqué Xavier Bertrand , remerciant les Républicains « d'avoir écarté la primaire ». « Ce congrès, c'est la seule façon d'avoir le plus vite possible un seul candidat de la droite et du centre. J'ai deux certitudes : divisés, on est sûrs de perdre, rassemblés on peut gagner. Et je veux gagner. Je veux gagner pour le peuple de la droite et du centre, mais aussi pour l'ensemble des Français », a développé le président des Hauts-de-France.

Comment pouvait-il en être  autrement pour l'élu des Hauts de France  alors qu'Éric Zemmour continue de progresser dans les sondages et qu'Édouard Philippe, ex-LR , vient de créer son parti Horizons ? D'ailleurs Gérard Larcher, le président du Sénat, ne lui laissait pas le choix « S'il ne décidait pas de participer au congrès, il ne pourrait pas être le candidat de notre formation politique », avait-il clairement prévenu. Ses deux principaux concurrents Valérie Pécresse et Michel Barnier  rappelaient qu'il existait des règles pour porter les valeurs des Républicains. « Celles et ceux qui veulent proposer leur candidature pour porter le projet des Républicains et qui ont besoin de leur soutien doivent respecter la règle », répondait Michel Barnier dans les colonnes du Figaro, le 7 octobre tandis que Valérie Pécresse ajoutait de son côté : «  Je veux l'unité et je joue collectif depuis le début. Les Républicains ont fixé des règles du jeu que je respecte. Nous devons nous y plier. ».

Dans ce contexte, et après deux défaites de la droite à la présidentielle, beaucoup d'élus lui ont rappelé l'importance d'obtenir officiellement le soutien des Républicains à six mois de la présidentielle pour que la droite ne se livre pas un combat fratricide pour les présidentielles qui annihilerait toute victoire de leur camp. « Les adhérents ont dit non à la primaire, car ils ne veulent pas d’affrontement. (...) Je leur présenterai mon projet et ils diront qui peut l’emporter », s’est justifié l'élu des Hauts-de-France.

Xavier Bertrand doit désormais convaincre les adhérents LR, qui lui reprochent toujours son départ du parti en 2017, qu'il est le principal atout pour gagner la présidentielle. Le candidat sait que la tâche s'annonce compliquée. « Si une présidentielle c'était facile, ça se saurait ! », sourit le candidat. Il affrontera donc Michel Barnier, Valérie Pécresse, Eric Ciotti et Philippe Juvin.

Avec à la clé un soutien militant, un réseau d'élus et quelque 10 millions d'euros pour mener la campagne.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld


The launching of Marine Le Pen took place this Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Fréjus, in front of the party executives gathered in the national council. The patroness of the National Gathering officially left, for the time of the presidential election, the reins of her movement to her dolphin: the young vice-president of the RN, Jordan Bardella to underline the overtaking by the candidate of her own party and go to the conquest of the French who no longer believe in it.

"Marine Le Pen will be a detached candidate for the presidency of the RN to bring together beyond," argues the future number one of the party, who will be 26 on Monday, pleading that the presidential election is "the meeting between a man or a woman and the French people ”. Already at the beginning of July Marine Le Pen had urged his activists to “seek victory” by continuing to “open” the party. In this regard, she appointed as campaign director a former prefect, Christophe Bay, who did not come from the partisan seraglio, unlike David Rachline, mayor RN of Fréjus, who held this position in 2017.

Also the RN candidate launched her presidential campaign under the sign of "freedoms", to find this new lease of life.

“Freedoms, cherished freedoms! », An expression inspired by La Marseillaise (where it is written in the singular), will be his campaign slogan on posters without the name Le Pen or that of the party.

"The president of French freedoms"

Marine Le Pen presented herself as "the president of French freedoms". “In France, the French have the right to live like French people. The delinquents will be put out of harm's way, French delinquents in prison, foreigners on the plane, ”she promised. Taking part in “the deafening silence of so-called feminists” about certain practices imposed by communities, she promised to free the women concerned from the “obscurantist yoke (of the) Taliban from within”.

"A choice of civilization"

The candidate affirmed that the 2022 presidential election "will not only be a choice of society, as the previous polls have been able to be, it will be a choice of civilization". According to her, only two alternatives are presented to the French: "either the dilution of France by deconstruction and (migratory) submersion, or the salutary leap that will bring France into the third millennium around the idea of ​​Nation". An immigration bill is due in October, which she has promised would go to a referendum to be passed if she gains access to the Elysee Palace.

In addition to the questions of immigration and security, which obviously hold a very important place in the program, the candidate has added ecology to it, under the theme of "the protection of our place of life". Marine Le Pen also wants to boost the birth rate, with a loan to young parents that they would no longer need to repay after the birth of their third child.

She also detailed several prominent wills, such as the nationalization of highways. According to her, this measure should make it possible to reduce tolls by 10 to 15% and limit the "spoliation of the French", she described in Figaro. One and a half billion euros should also return to the state budget, to finance a policy of regional development. Another strong idea is to privatize the public audiovisual sector. What "return to the French" 2.8 billion royalty, according to her. The overseas canals, the INA or Arte would be preserved.

A third candidacy tarnished, however, by the signals sent by Eric Zemmour on a possible presidential candidacy...

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld



After a hearing of more than nine hours, Friday September 10, 2021, before the Court of Justice of the Republic, the former Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn was indicted for "endangering the life of others ”by the Court of Justice of the Republic.

Agnès Buzin was also placed under the status of assisted witness for "voluntary abstention from taking specific measures to combat a disaster".

Now representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Agnès Buzyn, 58, was Minister of Solidarity and Health from 2017 to February 2020, when the pandemic worried the whole world, she left her post. to run for the City of Paris without success.

If this indictment for "endangering the lives of others" certainly created a dangerous precedent for the next ministers and testifies to a judicialization of the political, it also shows that "the political leaders are not au- above the laws ”, according to Jean-Philippe Derosier, professor of public law at the University of Lille in an interview with Les Echos.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Les Républicains ont mis l'accent sur leur projet pour la présidentielle 2022 ce samedi 4 septembre 202 avec des universités d’été des jeunes LR au Parc floral à Paris. « Nous sommes de retour », a lancé le président de LR Christian Jacob après dix ans passé dans l'opposition. Plus de 1 500 personnes étaient inscrites pour ces universités d’été, deuxième édition pour le mouvement des jeunes de LR qui revendique plus de 10 000 membres.

Trois candidats Michel Barnier, Éric Ciotti et Philippe Juvin étaient invités aux tables rondes alors que la présidente de l’Île-de-France Valérie Pécresse, qui a quitté LR en 2019, s'est invitée suscitant un attroupement. Et de montrer qu'elle joue « collectif ». « Nous allons gagner car nos idées sont majoritaires et sont attendues par les les Français », a-t-elle insisté.

Contrairement à Xavier Bertrand, grand absent qui compte se lancer dans la course à l’Elysée sans passer par une éventuelle primaire. Il est pour l'instant le mieux placé dans les sondages.

Leur « projet pour la France » en vue de la présidentielle de 2022 présente trente propositions articulées autour des thématiques phares « protéger, libérer, rassembler ».

En matière de police, le projet s’attaque au cas des récidivistes avec la suspension des allocations familiales pour les parents de mineurs délinquants récidivistes et l’instauration de peines minimales pour les récidivistes et/ou quand la victime est force de l’ordre. Il prévoit aussi de lancer un plan de 25 milliards d’euros sur cinq ans pour les forces de l’ordre et la création de 20 000 places de prison. En plus, ce programme porte à 3 milliards d’euros le budget de la justice.

Concernant les retraites, le parti veut notamment porter progressivement l’âge de départ à 65 ans et mettre fin aux régimes spéciaux.

De nombreuses mesures en termes de fiscalité sont abordées dans ce plan : diviser par deux les impôts de production, permettre aux entreprises de fixer le temps de travail, exonérer de charges sociales pendant six mois le premier emploi d’un jeune, exiger le remboursement des aides publiques aux entreprises qui délocalisent…

Sur l’environnement, c’est un retour en arrière avec l’arrêt des fermetures des centrales nucléaires, le prolongement de la durée de vie des réacteurs jusqu’à 60 ans, ainsi que l’arrêt des subventions des secteurs éolien et solaire. LR souhaite lancer un plan hydrogène de 11 milliards d’euros (d’ici 2040) pour faire de la France le leader mondial.

Afin d’« éradiquer l’islamisme », les Républicains veulent fermer les mosquées radicalisées et inscrire dans la Constitution un « état de nécessité antiterroriste ». Un plafond annuel d’immigration serait également inscrit dans la Constitution. En outre, leur programme en matière d’immigration interdit les régularisations en cas d’entrée irrégulière et conditionne les aides sociales à cinq années de cotisations.

Autre investissement majeur annoncé (sur la santé) : le lancement d’un plan Alzheimer de 1,6 milliard d’euros sur 5 ans. Le programme de LR compte aussi mettre fin au collège unique et permettre l’apprentissage dès 14 ans, mais aussi instaurer un service à la nation obligatoire d’au moins quatre mois.

En quête d’un candidat

La droite se cherche toujours un candidat pour la prochaine présidentielle et les deux favoris ont quitté LR (ils ne se sentent donc guère liés par le projet de leur ancienne famille politique). « Chaque candidat a la liberté de présenter son projet. Mais il est bien évident que Les Républicains se tourneront vers celui qui reprendra le plus [le nôtre]», a assuré Christian Jacob. « La préoccupation des Français est de savoir notre capacité à gagner l’élection. ».

Reste à savoir si les LR vont organiser une primaire ...Rendez-vous pour le congrès prévu le 25 septembre 2021.

Alyson Braxton pour DayNewsWorld



It's a first round that doesn't really look like what the polls predicted. More than 66% abstention, or two out of three French people who shun the ballot box! This is 17 points more than in the previous edition in 2015.

In a context of “abysmal” abstention, the candidates of the LREM majority will not be able to influence the second round.

The Republic in March "KO standing"

Eliminated in Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Occitanie, barely more than 10% in other regions: the lists of La République en Marche and its allies experienced a severe rout on Sunday evening , depriving the macronie of any possibility of being kingmaker. LREM wanted to be modest, hoping to garner 15% of the vote, perhaps even more in some regions, as some optimistic polls predicted. Alas: the presidential party convinced only about 10 of the voters. . Its candidates record such disappointing scores, sometimes under 10%, that they do not even allow themselves to be maintained and to play a role in the second round.

Worse: he was eliminated from the second round in Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and especially in Hauts-de-France, where Minister Laurent Pietraszewski is announced between 7.3% (Harris Interactive) and 9.1% (Ifop) , despite the presence of four other members of the government on its list - Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Éric Dupond-Moretti, Gérald Darmanin and Alain Griset. Despite her five ministers, she recorded a bitter failure.

Another disillusionment: the Modem Marc Fesneau, the best Macronist hope to win a region, finished fourth in the first round. In Brittany, the battle of the heirs of Le Drian turns to the profit of the socialist rather than of the "walker".

Outgoing region presidents topped the list

Despite the abstention, the outgoing presidents can have a smile. The two main traditional parties are fully benefiting from the "leavers' bonus", which were in charge during the health crisis. This allows the right to hope to be able to keep its seven regions and the left its five in mainland France. On the right, Xavier Bertrand, Laurent Wauquiez, Valérie Pécresse, Jean Rottner or even Hervé Morin are now well placed to bere-elected. Just like on the left, Carole Delga in Occitanie or Alain Rousset in New Aquitaine.

In Brittany, while he was neck and neck with LREM, the socialist Loïg Chesnais-Girard takes the lead and could leave for a second term (especially in the event of an agreement with EELV). Within the left, the ecologists pull out their game when there was no outgoing PS: this is the case in Ile-de-France where Julien Bayou wins the small primary with Audrey Pulvar and Clémentine Autain.

Bertrand well placed for 2022?

With more than 41% of the vote in the first round, Xavier Bertrand can savor his victory and become essential on the right for the presidential election of 2022. He is undoubtedly one of the big winners of the evening. Xavier Bertrand, declared rival for the presidential election, comes out reinforced, with the added bonus of proof that he can alone, without the reinforcement of the macronists, beat the RN.

Gérald Darmanin, however, refuses to see a warning for the 2022 presidential election in the mediocre results of the presidential party in the regions. “I consider that the French answer the question asked: 'who do you want as president of the region? They responded. Let us not jump to conclusions about the presidential election. (...) When they vote for the President of the Republic, they will choose the President of the Republic, ”commented Gérald Darmanin.

The RN back?

Opinion polls promised the National Rally (RN) to come out on top in 6 of the 13 metropolitan regions while it only succeeds in one, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA). He was announced high in the polls. While he had turned in the lead in six regions in 2015, he won this first round only in one region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Thierry Mariani, defector from the right, turns well ahead but does not widen the gap as much as announced; the second round promises to be tight. In Hauts-de-France, where Marine Le Pen had collected 40.6% in the last regional, Sébastien Chenu falls to around 24%. The abstention did not at all succeed in the party of Marine Le Pen which knows many disappointments. Recognizing that his constituents “did not come”,Marine Le Pen called "a start" for the second round.

How to explain these failures ? Do they want the abstention which would have affected the electorate of the National Rally more ( which was not necessarily the case until now ) ?

At the choice of the candidates ?

To the “trivialization” strategy desired by Marine Le Pen ?

For the one who is embarking on her third presidential candidacy, it is in any case an alert not to be overlooked.

Situation reversal

The majority candidates only cross the 10% mark - the minimum threshold to maintain themselves - only in 8 regions. Right and left, meanwhile, maintain their positions. Apart from PACA, all the outgoing region presidents came out on top.

The close match announced with the RN did not take place, the declared presidential candidate Xavier Bertrand can already establish his image as a man capable of beating the RN, "my one and only enemy", he declared . He reverses the balance of power with Marine Le Pen's party compared to 2015

It's a first round that doesn't really look like what the polls predicted.

The results of the 2021 Regionals of the first round shake up the presidential strategies of Macron and Le Pen. Until then, the negotiations of alliances, mergers or withdrawals will feed the chronicle until the filing of the lists Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., in particular in Paca, region where the RN is best placed.

“The abstention of 66% of the French now confirms a form of democratic fatigue, as if a growing part of the citizens, disillusioned by politics or policies, no longer considered it useful to vote. ".

If the slap is confirmed in the second round for the majority, the question of a government reshuffle could be asked, while Emmanuel Macron must present in early July the roadmap for the end of his five-year term, which he wishes "useful"

"Complaining is good, but voting is better", tried to mobilize Jordan Bardella on television, taking up the slogan of the RN candidates, from Mariani to Odoul via Chenu, in an attempt to mobilize their troops for the second round.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




In an interview with the magazine Zadig , the Head of State expands on the health crisis experienced by all for a year and a half and comparable, according to him, to the period of the Middle Ages. One year before the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron says he is "very confident" for the future.

If a year and a half after its appearance, the epidemic is still not absorbed, vaccination gives a glimmer of hope and allows politicians to draw the first lessons. In an interview with the magazine Zadig, the president also spoke about this epidemic and its consequences on French society. “This pandemic is the metaphor of our time.

We relive times with a very medieval background: the great jacqueries, the great epidemics, the great fears ... ", considers Emmanuel Macron, going further:" It was the time of great fears, of phenomena which forged a people, I would even say of the reinvention of a civilization. It is also a time of tensions that are affecting the country ”.

With the "yellow vests", "we rediscovered violence

Speaking of returning to a medieval era, the president also alludes to the yellow vests crisis, which preceded that of the Covid and which gave rise to demonstrations for several months on roundabouts and in the big cities of France. According to him, the social movement marked “a return of violence in society”, “one of the fundamentals of our old country, made up of jacqueries.” “We have rediscovered violence. Political and militant violence had existed for several years in our democracy, with the return of the black blocks in European demonstrations and then in France in 2016. With the 'yellow vests', it is a return of violence in society . We find one of the fundamentals of our return of violence in society. We find one of the fundamentals of our old country,made of jacqueries. "If no politician has been able to anticipate the formation of this protest movement, which will last nearly a year, Emmanuel Macron explains that he was not" surprised at what was happening ", seeing in the French" a very resistant ”but which“ flares up with anger ”.

France is not "an addition of minorities or resentments".

"France is a daily will, it is not a fixed identity", affirms Emmanuel Macron about "African immigration". "We must say to these men and women: you who are there by the cruelties of history, by the will of your grandparents, your parents or your own, you are a chance for our country" . In Seine-Saint-Denis, “all that's missing is the sea to make California”. And to praise the merits of 93: "I am going to describe to you, asking you to close your eyes, the youngest department in France, with two international airports, the most important French sports stadium and the largest number of start-ups. -up per capita. The only thing missing is the sea to make California… ”, assures the President of the Republic. According to him,Seine-Saint-Denis is at the same time "a lung", "a unique space of economic and social transformation" is a department where "all the French weaknesses are concentrated". It is in particular “the only place where we have assumed to be a country of immigration, which integrates, which raises the children born here as elsewhere.” “Our country needs, to live serenely, to build a story common and to take actions recognizing all these lives, all these memories ”, assures the President of the build a common narrative and to take actions recognizing all these lives, all these memories ”, assures the President of the build a common narrative and to take actions recognizing all these lives, all these memories ”, assures the President of the Republic.

The reform of the ENA is also mentioned, the Head of State defending it at all costs: “France's disease is not bureaucracy or centralism but corporatism. That is to say, interests that protect the inter-self. The ENA has allowed corporatisms to reconstitute themselves. ”According to him, it is necessary to“ select differently ”for the senior civil service because“ when one comes from a working-class background, and even more when one comes from the immigration, it takes five to six generations to reach even the middle of the social scale. It is enormous and, to be honest, discouraging. ”An ordinance must come to ratify the reform this Wednesday, May 26, replacing prestigious school ofadministration by the Public Service Institute (ISP) on January 1, 2022 while providing guarantees of independence to outgoing senior officials.

Emmanuel Macron also underlines the urgency to respond to the feeling of “dropping out” of a part of the population who expresses “the same concern about deindustrialisation, a feeling of injustice, an impression of democratic betrayal”.

In this long interview of twenty pages, devoted to "his vision of France" and the "carnal relationship" he maintains with the country, the Head of State assures him of having confidence in the future and the ability to recover. after a health and social crisis of this magnitude. “If we have collective energy and a vision, we will move forward. I think that we have the possibility of it ", estimates it, evoking" the capacity to embrace the future, to project (...) then decisive for the rebound which the country takes ". One year before the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron therefore displays a certain optimism, saying he has "the foreknowledge that we have this strength and this inspiration in us" and believes "a lot in the inspiration of the French people".

He ensures that his role "is, each time, to trace the right path, to put the right word there, even if I make mistakes, to allow that to happen".

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Valeurs Actuelles continues to be the spokesperson for part of the army. Two and a half weeks after a controversial first text, calling on Emmanuel Macron and the executive to defend patriotism, the weekly Valeurs contemporaine published, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in the evening, a new forum. This time, launched by active soldiers, it is open for signatures.

“Our elders are right on the substance of their text, in its entirety. We see violence in our towns and villages. We see communitarianism taking hold in public space, in public debate. We see hatred for France and its history becoming the norm. The first text had caused much ink to flow, the second risks driving the point home. "

“Take action, ladies and gentlemen. This time, it is not about custom emotion, ready-made formulas or media coverage. It is not a question of extending your mandates or conquering others. It is about the survival of our country, of your country ”, write the authors in this text addressed to the President of the Republic, to ministers, parliamentarians and general officers.

A first shocking platform on April 21

Current Values ​​had published, on April 21, a first shocking platform in which "twenty generals, a hundred high-ranking officers and more than a thousand other soldiers" called on President Emmanuel Macron to defend patriotism and said " willing to support policies which will take into consideration the safeguard of the nation ”. This text had triggered a lively controversy in the political class.

Seized by parliamentarians from rebellious France, the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz rejected the request to initiate proceedings against the authors and broadcasters of the platform because “no criminal offense” appears there. According to the Harris Interactive poll conducted for LCI, 64% of people questioned about the first forum had heard of this forum denouncing the "disintegration" of France due to "a certain anti-racism", "the Islamism and suburban hordes ”. In total, 58% of those questioned supported the soldiers who signed the platform, according to the poll, carried out on a sample of 1,613 people.

Still according to the same survey, 84% of French people questioned think that violence is increasing day by day and 73% of them believe that the country is crumbling. The supporters of the right and the far right seem more in agreement with the ideas of the signatories. In particular on the issue of security: for example, 93% of Republicans and 94% of supporters of the National Rally think that the laws of the Republic do not apply in some cities. And two-thirds of the panel believe that the signatories of the platform should not be punished.

"The generation of fire"

The authors of the second column say they have “recently entered the quarry” and specify that they cannot “legally” express themselves “with their face uncovered.” “We are from what the newspapers have called“ the generation of fire ”. ". Men and women, active soldiers, of all armies and of all ranks, of all sensibilities, we love our country. These are our only claims to fame, ”they write to introduce themselves.

“Afghanistan, Mali, Central African Republic or elsewhere, a number of us have experienced enemy fire. Some have left comrades there. They offered their skin to destroy Islamism to which you are making concessions on our soil, ”say the authors. “Almost all of us have known Operation Sentinel. We saw with our own eyes the abandoned suburbs, the accommodation with delinquency. We have undergone the attempts to instrumentalize several religious communities, for whom France means nothing - nothing but an object of sarcasm, contempt and even hatred ”.

While Emmanuel Macron appeared, as a sign of unity, with the chiefs of staff of the armies on Saturday, May 8 during the commemorations of the German surrender in 1945, the soldiers, confronted with the realities on the ground, continue to denounce "forfeiture", "communitarianism" and "Islamism" to which the executive would make "concessions."

According to the signatories, who rely on their experience of Operation Sentinel to justify their assessment of the situation in France, the civil war is "brewing.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld


At the initiative of Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, some twenty generals, a hundred high-ranking officers and more than a thousand other soldiers signed an appeal for a return of honor and duty within the political class.

"For a return of the honor of our rulers". This column was featured on Wednesday April 21 in Current values ​​but was published on April 8. This forum calls on the political class to fight against “the disintegration” of France. "It is no longer time to procrastinate, otherwise, tomorrow, the civil war will put an end to this growing chaos, and the deaths, for which you will bear the responsibility, will number in the thousands", we can read. The letter from the soldiers, undated, is addressed to the "president", to the government and to parliamentarians, that is to say to all the representatives of the Republic.

"The hour is serious, France is in danger, several mortal dangers threaten it, write the generals. Our honor today lies in the denunciation of the disintegration which strikes our homeland. "This disintegration is based on three points:" a certain anti-racism ", which intends" to create on our soil a malaise, even a hatred between the communities ", but" it is the racial war that these hateful and fanatic partisans want " . Then disintegration "with Islamism and the suburban hordes", then finally with these "demonstrations where the power uses the police as auxiliary agents and scapegoats in the face of French people in yellow vests expressing their despair", "then that infiltrated and hooded individuals ransack businesses and threaten these same police forces ”.

The text had an echo and caused a stir in the political space. This platform calls out to the country's leaders one year before the presidential election. "Do not waste time and know that we are ready to support policies which will take into consideration the safeguard of the nation", they say in this forum of April 21.

Marine Le Pen quickly replied that she shared their analyzes and invited them to join the National Rally (RN). "I subscribe to your analyzes and share your grief," replied the president of the National Rally. The left rebels against this forum of soldiers and the appeal of Marine Le Pen. On Franceinfo Monday April 26, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister Delegate in charge of Industry, "unreservedly condemned this platform of a quarteron of generals in Charente who call for an uprising". An “irresponsible” politicization of the armed forces, retorts Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces. At the Ministry of the Armed Forces, we are analyzing the list of signatories. If active soldiers appear there, they will be punished , they say.

The pre-campaign has indeed started. Let us not forget the bookstore success achieved last year by General de Villiers' latest book.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld




While President Macron is in Montpellier on a visit on the theme of "daily security", a man was shot and wounded during a shooting on Monday, April 19, 2021, in the Beaux-Arts district.

On the eve of his visit to a Montpellier police station with his Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, Emmanuel Macron gave an interview to “Figaro” on Sunday April 18.

Police, drugs, repercussions after the trial of the murderer of Sarah Halimi :

the head of state launched a new offensive on security, a key subject of the 2022 presidential election and assured himself to fight "for the right to peaceful life".

10,000 police recruitments confirmed by 2022

Emmanuel Macron had already announced the recruitment of 10,000 additional police and gendarmes by the end of his five-year term. It confirms this objective. "Each police district will have more police at the end of the five-year term than at the start, without exception." 4508 police officers and 1706 gendarmes have already been recruited.

The President of the Republic has promised to want to meet his objective of 10,000 additional police and gendarmes.

"Each French will see more blue on the ground in 2022 than in 2017. It reassures people, it deters delinquents," he announced.

"We will have in addition, from this year, 2000 police and gendarmes more" of which "most" will go "directly on the public highway".

Numbers and more numbers

Emmanuel Macron also announced the creation in Montpellier, where 50 additional police officers will come as reinforcements by the end of 2022, of a "war school with continuous training" for police officers as well as the modernization of their uniform and the replacement of the cap by a cap.

The President of the Republic is also counting a lot on the deployment of pedestrian cameras, within the framework of the “global security” law just adopted in Parliament: “They will change everything”, because they will help “prevent slippages” and “ inhibit violent people ”.

No "systemic police violence"

He also returns to “police violence”, and wants to be extremely clear: “There is no systemic violence by the police, it is false; there is no systemic racism in the police, that is wrong, any more than there is in the gendarmerie or in the state. ".

Emmanuel Macron had used the expression "police violence" in December to immediately contradict it.

"" If in all the polls, all the field surveys, young people tell you that they undergo face checks, tell them: 'no, there isn't, it's a feeling you have' , it is as crazy as going to explain to people: “you may feel insecure but it is not a reality”. ”"

Drugs as "economic matrix of violence in our country"

Regarding the proliferation of violent settling of accounts between gangs, Emmanuel Macron notes that drug trafficking “explodes” and “forms the economic matrix of violence in our country.” “Eradicating them by all means has become the mother of battles. , since drugs innervate certain separatist networks but also everyday delinquency, including in the small towns spared until now. Leaving no respite to drug traffickers is to reduce delinquency everywhere, ”he underlines He declared that 70,000 fixed tort fines have been drawn up since September. These fines of € 200 penalize the use of narcotics. President Macron recognizes a "sharp increase" in violence against people.

Regarding drugs, "France has become a country of consumption and therefore, we must break this taboo, launch a major national debate on drug consumption and its deleterious effects". But also a self-sufficient production country for cannabis.

Emmanuel Macron also said he wanted a change in the law so that the abolition of discernment caused by taking narcotics does not exonerate his criminal responsibility , after the decision of the Court of Cassation in the murder of Sarah Halimi, a Jewish sexagenarian. killed in 2017 in Paris. “Deciding to take drugs and then going 'like crazy' shouldn't take away your criminal responsibility in my view. On this subject, I hope that the Minister of Justice will present a change in the law as quickly as possible, ”declared the Head of State.

15,000 prison places confirmed

Also in his interview, Emmanuel Macron confirmed the creation of 15,000 new prison places under his five-year term. “We have already launched 7,000 and I will hold the 15,000 there too. We will do the remaining 8,000 in stride. As of this week, the government will present the action plan and the sites for these additional places ”.

The hallucinatory verdict of police attack in Vitry-Châtillon

But while the President of the Republic is paying a visit on the subject of security this Monday in Montpellier, the police are still as targeted in recent weeks, in particular by fireworks mortar fire. The trial of the Viry-Châtillon tragedy also delivered its verdict this weekend, causing incomprehension among many police officers. The Paris Assize Court in fact sentenced five defendants on appeal to terms ranging from 6 to 18 years' imprisonment and acquitted eight others. They were on trial for the violent assault on police officers in Viry-Châtillon in 2016 (throwing Molotov cocktails at police vehicles and assaulting injured police officers). A judicial shipwreck for the police.The thugs who lock up two police officers to burn them would they be "a wealth for the Nation ", as the Advocate General said at the trial? !!

Police unions have called for action, a demonstration on Tuesday, April 20 around noon.

The focus of criminologist Alain Bauer on CNews

Alain Bauer therefore addressed the delicate question of the penal response in France: the police and the justice must speak to each other as partners, recalls the criminologist. "The police consider the magistrates as lax and the magistrates consider the police and fascists. These two postures which aim to insult rather than construct a penal policy are important. (...) In France we do not know how to talk to each other and we consider ourselves as adversaries whereas we should rather be partners ”.

He also spoke about the anger of the police:

“They are extremely mistreated. If the state were a private employer, he would be in prison for not respecting labor regulations, ”according to the criminologist.

Faced with the exasperation of the French in the face of multiple insecurities, "destructuring of the model of the State" (according to Alain Bauer), Emmanuel Macron tries to regain control of the regal face to the right and the extreme right of Marine Le Pen.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


A position that divides. The candidate of the socialists and the radicals for the presidency of the Ile-de-France region, Audrey Pulvar, has drawn the wrath of the right and the far right for having declared, during an interview broadcast on BFMTV on Saturday 27 March, that the "single-sex" meetings between people affected by racism did not "shock her deeply", and that it should be possible to ask white people who wished to attend "to be silent".

“If it turns out that a white woman, a white man comes to this workshop [for black and mestizo people], there is no question of throwing her away. On the other hand, we can ask him to be silent, to be a silent spectator. "

Audrey Pulvar, PS candidate for regional in Ile-de-France

Strong reactions

His comment aroused the ire of some elected officials, especially on the right.

“In my region, no inhabitant should be discriminated against for the color of their skin. There is no such thing as 'acceptable' racism ”, reacted on Twitter the current president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse.

“The whites must be silent. Audrey's shocking and shameful sentence #Pulvar. She must apologize to the Republic ”first commented the vice-president of the region Geoffroy Didier on the social network.

MP LR, relaying a video published by another vice-president of the region, member of the majority of Valérie Pécresse, Patrick Karam, launched hostilities. It is thus several figures of the right-wing majority in the region who have stepped up to denounce the remarks of the member of the majority of Anne Hidalgo in Paris.

On the far right, too, the reaction was almost immediate. The president of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, even called for the intervention of justice against the elected. “The prosecution must bring charges for incitement to racial discrimination against Ms. Pulvar. We must put an end to this racist escalation on the part of a part of the extreme left which is freed from all legal, moral and republican rules ”she commented on Twitter.

Support left

Another reaction from the LREM deputy, Laetitia Avia. "You can ask a white woman or a white man to be silent." NO. The fight against racism does not pass through exclusion and discrimination, but through dialogue, which is the best weapon against prejudice, ”reacted the Parisian parliamentarian.

The boss of LREM deputies, Christophe Castaner, wanted to be more nuanced :

while recognizing words "at least clumsy", this historical macronist and former PS refused to "contribute to the hunt against it" and recalled that "this type of meetings are sometimes necessary to free a voice for a group that feels victim ”.

Support from Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the other hand, who had already refuted the controversy over the Unef a few days ago.

“Audrey Pulvar is not racist ! "

She just understood what a support group is.

Those who pounce on it, on the other hand, cannot hide their sexist and discriminating inclination. Public debate is collapsing.

Will the PS defend its candidate in Île-de-France ? Asked the leader of France Insoumis.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.




Un petit amendement, glissé mardi par le gouvernement au projet de loi sur l’organisation de l’élection présidentielle de 2022, a provoqué la surprise au Sénat. Il permettrait, s’il était approuvé par le Parlement, de voter de manière anticipée à l’élection présidentielle de 2022. Des « machines à voter » seraient mises en place pour faciliter l'opération. Seuls certains bureaux, dont le nombre et l'emplacement seront définis par le ministère de l'Intérieur, permettraient aux électeurs de s'exprimer à l'avance. Quant à la date à partir de laquelle il sera possible de voter, elle sera « prévue par décret pris au plus tard le sixième vendredi précédent le scrutin ». par l’intermédiaire d’une machine à voter.

Pourquoi un vote par anticipation ?

Si elle est adoptée par les parlementaires, cette mesure constituera une première en France, alors qu'elle est déjà en place dans plusieurs pays (Allemagne, Suisse, Canada, Etats-Unis). Elle pourrait alors fournir une nouvelle arme contre l'abstention, qui a battu des records lors des dernières élections municipales. Depuis 2007 celle-ci ne cesse de progresser. Lors du dernier scrutin des présidentielles, en 2017, plus d’un Français sur cinq (22 %) inscrits sur les listes électorales ne s’était pas déplacé aux urnes au premier tour. Un Français sur quatre (25 %) ne l’avait pas fait au second tour pour trancher le duel Macron/Le Pen. En cause, en partie seulement, les vacances de printemps.

Comment ça fonctionnerait ?

Avec la mise en place du vote anticipé, tel qu’il est prévu par l’amendement du gouvernement, les électeurs pourraient commencer à voter une semaine avant le scrutin, pour le premier et le second tour. L’amendement le prévoit uniquement pour l’élection présidentielle. Pour se faire, des « machines à voter », électroniques, seraient installées dans les villes préfectures. Il faudrait donc s’y déplacer pour voter.

Logiquement, un électeur ne pourrait pas voter deux fois. Une fois son vote anticipé pris en compte, il ne lui serait plus possible de donner procuration et - évidemment - de voter le jour du scrutin.

L 'opposition contre

Mais l'avenir de cet amendement est très incertain, l'opposition ayant d'ores et déjà fait part de son désaccord. « Nous y sommes fortement opposés. D'abord, c'est un amendement, ce qui permet au gouvernement de passer sous le radar du Conseil d'Etat, et en dehors d'une discussion parlementaire approfondie. Ensuite, pour l'élection présidentielle qui est la clé de voûte de nos institutions, on ne peut pas faire les choses à la va-vite », a déclaré le président des sénateurs Les Républicains, Bruno Retailleau. Même son de cloche du côté du chef de file des Centristes, Hervé Marseille. « La majorité sénatoriale ne va pas déférer à un texte comme celui-là, dans les conditions dans lesquelles ça arrive. Ce n'est même plus du mépris », a-t-il dénoncé, qualifiant l'amendement d' « ovni ». Finlande, la Lettonie, la Norvège, la Suède et la Suisse.

Déjà voté en janvier à l'Assemblée nationale, le texte doit désormais être examiné par la commission des Lois puis être soumis en séance publique, jeudi, au Sénat.

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld



"General de Gaulle is dead, France is a widow”, declared Georges Pompidou, the one who had succeeded him.

On Monday, November 9, 1970, one of the most illustrious men of the 20th century disappeared.

By the fireside, in the library of his house in Colombey-les-deux-Églises, De Gaulle died in a few seconds.

Due to the health crisis affecting the country, the tribute to the 50 years of the death of General de Gaulle, Monday, November 9, 2020, was more intimate, but despite everything fundamental for Emmanuel Macron.

Charles de Gaulle died, leaving behind the image of a great head of state.

It was in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises in Haute-Marne that Emmanuel Macron was expected to pay tribute to the memory of the general.

A ceremony without an audience marked by sobriety.

The President of the Republic visited La Boisserie, the family home, and deposited a germ on the tomb of the deceased resistant before presiding over a military ceremony.

During this day, Emmanuel Macron tried, like General de Gaulle in his time, to unite the French around common objectives.

Today's ceremony has a strong symbolic significance, at a time when the Head of State regularly calls on the French to unity to overcome the current triple crisis:

"Health, economic and terrorist" big challenges therefore for the French head of state Emmanuel Macron.

To be continued.....

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld


Ministers and ex-ministers searched

Long planned, searches were carried out this Thursday morning at the homes and offices of Minister of Health Olivier Véran. The homes and offices of several political figures were searched on Thursday, October 15. This vast, unprecedented and spectacular search operation also concerns former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, former Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn, the former government spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye, as well as the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon. Other searches were carried out at the director general of Public Health France, Geneviève Chêne.

Searches ordered by the Court of Justice of the Republic

The searches are part of a judicial investigation opened by the Court of Justice of the Republic on the management of the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release. At the origin of these searches is the Court of Justice of the Republic, whose investigating committee acts as an investigating judge and leads the investigations. A judicial investigation was indeed opened on July 7 for “abstaining from fighting a disaster”. It is based on article 223-7 of the Penal Code: “Anyone who voluntarily refrains from taking or initiating measures allowing, without risk for himself or for third parties, to fight a disaster likely to create a danger for security of persons is punished by two years ofimprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros. "

"Abstention from fighting a disaster"

At first, there were complaints from relatives of Covid-19 victims or doctors. Nearly 90 complaints were lodged between March and June with the Court of Justice, the only body empowered to prosecute ministers.

Nine of these complaints gave rise to the opening of a judicial investigation in early July, with a central question: what did the ministers know when making their decisions, in particular on the effectiveness of the masks? Have they deliberately refrained from taking protective measures? Gendarmes and police immediately set to work to answer these questions.

Guest on BFMTV, Maître Arié Allimi, lawyer for the Inter-Urgences collective who had filed a complaint at the end of June with the Paris prosecutor's office with the constitution of civil party, develops the situation. The collective had already filed a complaint last March in the company of another, the C19 collective, for "abstaining from fighting a disaster", but wants justice to speed up its investigations.

“The reason for this complaint is to say that the government did not allow caregivers to protect themselves from a disease that it knew was coming and from which it knew the means to protect itself. This is the object of this complaint, there are administrative, political, but also criminal responsibilities, and the justice system is investigating to determine who is responsible, ”he explains.

"Caregivers have been contaminated"

The lawyer wished to recall the situation in which caregivers in France found themselves in the spring, when the health crisis was at its height on French territory.

“There are a number of caregivers who have been infected, some have had very serious after-effects, and others have died as a result of the Covid contamination. You also know that a large number of caregivers did not have the necessary equipment to protect themselves when they were in contact with infected people, in particular masks, gowns, etc. "

Three doctors, members of the C19 collective and supported by more than 600 members of the health staff, also lodged a complaint against the Minister of Health, by seizing the Court of Justice of the Republic. Their lawyer, Fabrice Di Vizio, estimated that "the government has not presented so far proof of orders or contracts for the necessary equipment" of protection, such as masks. These three doctors also filed a complaint against Agnès Buzyn and Edouard Philippe. Fabrice Di Vizio accuses them of having "refrained" from taking measures in time to stem the Covid-19 epidemic.

Computer equipment seized

It was the gendarmes of the Central Office for the fight against environmental and public health attacks and the Central Office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses who carried out these searches.

The investigators were accompanied by computer specialists. It was a question of seizing and putting under seal computer equipment, learned France Televisions from sources close to the investigation. The members of the investigative committee of the CJR are looking for possible evidence (non-public reports, professional emails ...) showing the degree of knowledge the government had, for example alerts that it would not have taken into account. Masks are the most emblematic case.

Searches that raise questions

The investigation "is not there to define political or administrative responsibilities", had explained at the time the prosecutor Rémy Heitz, "but to bring to light possible criminal offenses" of national decision-makers (except the head of the State, not criminally responsible, and members of the government).

Several personalities reacted concerning the date chosen for these searches. These come to scramble government communication the day after President Emmanuel Macron's intervention, and the shocking announcement of nocturnal curfews in Île-de-France and in eight metropolises.

"It's not the emergency today, we have to fight against the second wave and I'm not convinced that we should waste time with that", reacted on BFMTV the president of the UDI, Jean- Christophe Lagarde, who does not believe "in the criminal responsibility of ministers in this affair". The deputy of rebellious France Eric Coquerel was also skeptical. “I do not find these searches to be opportune, there is a judicialization of political life. It's more a staging than anything else, ”he lamented on LCI.

A political drift of the French judiciary ? 

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.




Changement de visages à Matignon, au gouvernement, et au groupe LREM à l'Assemblée : la majorité a connu un vaste remaniement ces dernières semaines. Seul le parti avait jusqu'à présent résisté à cette «réinvention» prônée par Emmanuel Macron, pour sortir de la double-crise sanitaire et économique .Mais il s'agit d'affronter les 18 derniers mois de son mandat le cas dans les meilleurs conditions.C'est pourquoi Pierre Person, annonce son départ ce 21 septembre dans un entretien avec le journal Le Monde : il:quitte ses fonctions de délégué général adjoint du mouvement présidentiel, dont il estime qu'il ne produit plus d'«idées nouvelles» .

Pierre Person craint même que LREM ne soit pas en ordre de bataille pour la prochaine course à la présidence. «Le mouvement est resté dans sa logique de 2017, qui était de porter le projet présidentiel. Mais il ne produit plus d'idées nouvelles. Le travail dans ce domaine est insuffisant», assène-t-il .

Issu des rangs de la gauche, le député de Paris digère mal la récente droitisation de l'écosystème macroniste. «Le dépassement, ce n'est pas l'effacement. La promesse originelle était de dépasser les clivages, pas d'effacer nos différences. En ce sens, notre unité ne doit pas se résumer à l'unanimité ou à une synthèse molle», déplore-t-il.Le parti ne permet ni de faire vivre nos différentes sensibilités, ni de mener le rassemblement, ni de produire des idées neuves. Cela doit le redevenir. ».

Le centre de gravité du parti penche essentiellement à droite, pour coller à l’agenda d’un exécutif à la recherche d’une stratégie de réélection visant à siphonner l’électorat LR. « Résultat de cet alignement avec les orientations de l’Élysée : un malaise grandissant au sein de la majorité qui, mois après mois, voit des députés quitter le navire, soit pour renforcer une « aile gauche » émancipée, soit pour rejoindre les troupes du MoDem, dont le président de groupe Patrick Mignola a récemment multiplié les clins d’œil aux députés macroniste », avance un confrère du Huffpost.

« Je me suis heurté à une organisation trop repliée sur elle-même et qui ne tient pas assez compte de ses « marcheurs », de ses élus locaux ou de ses parlementaires », continue-t-il.

Avec sa démission Pierre Person appelle les marcheurs à un sursaut .

Interrogé sur son soutien à Emmanuel Macron pour la présidentielle de 2022, Pierre Person s'exclame : «Evidemment ! La raison de mon engagement dans ce mouvement, c’est la vision qu’il porte depuis 2017. Je serai à ses côtés pour tous ses combats. Mon départ vise justement à susciter une nouvelle dynamique. Le président a besoin d’un parti fort pour 2022.»

La ligne politique de LREM est pour le moins insaisissable sur de nombreux sujets !

Décidément rien ne va plus au parti "Des Marcheurs" !

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



La pandémie de Covid-19 poursuit sa progression dans le monde, avec plus de 925.000 morts depuis l'apparition du virus en Chine, fin 2019.

Plus de 29,3 millions cas d’infection ont été officiellement diagnostiqués depuis le début de l’épidémie, dont au moins 19,5 millions sont aujourd’hui considérés comme guéris.

Les États-Unis sont le pays le plus touché, tant en nombre de morts que de cas, avec 194.081 décès pour 6.520.235 cas recensés, selon le comptage de l’université Johns Hopkins. Au moins 2.451.406 personnes ont été déclarées guéries.

Après les États-Unis, les pays les plus touchés sont le Brésil avec 131.625 morts pour 4.330.455 cas, l’Inde avec 79.722 morts (4.846.427 cas), le Mexique avec 70.821 morts (668.381 cas), et le Royaume-Uni avec 41.628 morts (368.504 cas) .Plus de 29.061.830 cas d’infection ont été officiellement diagnostiqués, depuis le début de l’épidémie, dont au moins 19.334.000 sont aujourd’hui considérés comme guéris.

Sur la journée de dimanche, 3.844 nouveaux décès et 253.832 nouveaux cas ont été recensés dans le monde. Les pays qui ont enregistré le plus de nouveaux décès dans leurs derniers bilans sont l’Inde avec 1.136 nouveaux morts, les États-Unis (494) et le Brésil (415). Israël, de son côté,a annoncé un nouveau reconfinement national.

Du Royaume-Uni à la France en passant par le Canada, les tours de vis sanitaires se multiplient dans le monde, en raison de la progression galopante de la pandémie de Covid-19, les gouvernements cherchant à tout prix à éviter un reconfinement aux conséquences économiques désastreuses.

Pékin reconfine une ville du Yunnan

Ainsi l'expansion de la pandémie de Covid-19 contraint par exemple la Chine au reconfinement de la ville de Ruili, dans la province du Yunnan, à la frontière avec la Birmanie, et a lancé un dépistage général des habitants après la découverte de trois cas de Covid-19. Les quelque 100 000 habitants de la ville doivent désormais rester chez eux et subiront un test de dépistage, a précisé la mairie, ajoutant qu’aucune entrée ou sortie de la ville n’est autorisée. Par ailleurs, les commerces de la commune sont fermés, à l’exception des supermarchés, des pharmacies et des marchés d’alimentation.

Depuis plusieurs mois, la Chine affirme avoir endigué l’épidémie sur son sol. Seuls quelques nouveaux malades sont recensés chaque jour, la quasi-totalité étant des Chinois revenus de l’étranger et placés en quarantaine dès leur arrivée.

La course au vaccin continue

Les potentiels vaccins contre le coronavirus actuellement en développement en Chine pourraient être disponibles pour le grand public dès début novembre, a déclaré lundi soir une représentante du Centre chinois de prévention et de contrôle des maladies. Quatre vaccins développés en Chine sont entrés dans l’ultime phase des essais cliniques (phase 3).Des doses d’au moins trois vaccins expérimentaux ont été proposées aux travailleurs essentiels dans le cadre d’un programme d’urgence lancé en juillet. La phase 3 des essais cliniques se déroule sans accroc et les vaccins pourraient être prêts pour la population en novembre ou décembre, a déclaré Guizhen Wu lors d’un entretien à la télévision publique. Elle a dit avoir elle-même reçu en avril un vaccin expérimental, sans préciser lequel, et ajouté ne pas avoir connu de symptômes anormaux au cours des derniers mois .

Près de 5 millions de contaminations en Inde

L’Inde a recensé plus de 83 000 nouveaux cas confirmés de contamination au cours des vingt-quatre dernières heures, un plus bas quotidien en une semaine, selon les données communiquées mardi par le ministère fédéral de la santé.

Le bilan dans le pays est désormais de 4,93 millions de cas et plus de 80 000 décès, dont 1 054 morts recensés au cours des dernières vingt-quatre heures .

En Australie, les 5 millions d’habitants de Melbourne reconfinés

Accalmie dans l’Etat australien du Victoria

Pour la première fois depuis deux mois, le Victoria, le deuxième Etat australien le plus peuplé, n’a rapporté aucun décès dû au Covid-19 au cours des vingt-quatre heures précédentes. Si 42 nouveaux cas de contamination ont été confirmés, c’est un nombre infime au regard du pic de plus de 700 infections supplémentaires signalées en août dans cet épicentre national de l’épidémie.

Ces données sont de nature à confirmer l’efficacité du confinement imposé aux près de 5 millions d’habitants de l’Etat pendant près de sept semaines pour endiguer la propagation du virus. Melbourne, la deuxième ville la plus peuplée d’Australie, se trouve en confinement prolongé jusqu’au 28 septembre. Les mesures ont toutefois été assouplies lundi du fait de la chute du nombre de nouveaux cas

Hausse des cas au Canada

La remontée des cas de Covid-19 au Canada ces derniers jours « devrait inquiéter tout le monde », a estimé lundi le premier ministre, Justin Trudeau, en appelant ses compatriotes à rester « extrêmement vigilants ». Le Canada a recensé plus de 1 300 nouveaux cas de Covid-19 au cours du week-end, niveau qui n’avait pas été observé depuis le début de l’été. Lundi, le Québec et l’Ontario, les deux provinces les plus peuplées et les plus touchées par la pandémie, dénombraient près de 600 nouveaux cas.

Le Canada recensait lundi 14 septembre 2020 plus de 137 000 cas depuis la mi-mars (dont 120 000 personnes déclarées rétablies). L’épidémie y a fait plus de 9 200 morts.

L 'Allemagne un exemple?

Contrairement à la France , l'Allemagne beaucoup d'Allemands sont restés chez eux cet été, limitant les risques de contamination. Les plus aventureux ont par ailleurs dû se soumettre à des tests de détection à leur retour en Allemagne, le gouvernement ayant étoffé la liste des pays classés à risque au fil de l'été, à mesure que les cas de coronavirus augmentaient rapidement dans les destinations chères aux touristes allemands.Outre les règles d'hygiène et de distanciation sociale, les autorités sanitaires ont très tôt mis en place un système de détection et de gestion des foyers d'infection pour les isoler plus rapidement. Pensé pour Ebola en Afrique, le logiciel de surveillance open source SORMARS (« Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System), édité par le centre Helmholtz de recherche sur les infections à Hanovre, a notamment été adapté et mis à disposition des autorités de santé allemandes.

De plus Berlin mobilisera jusqu'à 750 millions pour accélérer le développement d'un vaccin. L'Allemagne a en effet annoncé mardi son soutien financier à trois entreprises allemandes en course pour développer un vaccin contre le coronavirus. BioNTech et Curevac devront ainsi recevoir respectivement 375 millions d'euros et 230 millions d'euros tout au long du développement de leur antidote, tandis que des discussions sont en cours de finalisation avec IDT Biologika.

La ministre allemande de la recherche, Anja Karliczek, a cependant souligné ne pas s'attendre àun vaccin avant  l'an prochain, la sécurité étant selon elle la priorité absolue.

Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Il est de retour... en librairie. Un an après son best-seller Passions- il s'est vendu à plus de 200 000 exemplaires -,Nicolas Sarkozy revient sur le devant de la scène ce vendredi 24 juillet avec un nouvel ouvrage, Le Temps des tempêtes. Un grand coup médiatique, à 600 jours de la prochaine élection présidentielle.

Il se dédouane pourtant de toute ambition politique : « Je ne suis pas en campagne. Ça ne me manque pas ! » a-t-il déclaré au Figaro qui publiait les bonnes feuilles de ce nouvel ouvrage.

Dans cet opus de 522 pages, majoritairement écrites pendant le confinement, l'ancien président y retrace ses deux premières années à la tête du pays, mêlant Histoire et son histoire.

Histoire(s) de crises

Fidèle à son tempérament, Nicolas Sarkozy aborde ainsi plusieurs des épisodes forts de sa présidence en évoquant la manière dont lui, l’homme, et pas seulement le président, a vécu les événements. Il revient principalement sur son action à l'international.:

la crise financière sans précédent, la crise entre la Géorgie et la Russie ou la libération des otages - comme Ingrid Bétancourt - À propos de la libération d’Ingrid Betancourt notamment, l’ancien chef d’État se remémore l’admiration qu’il eut pour les voyages dantesques de l’émissaire envoyé dans la jungle colombienne.

L'occasion aussi de brosser de petits portraits ciselés à sa façon des différents leaders internationaux, qu'il a fréquentés dès son entrée à l'Elysée :

Angela Merkel, Georges Bush - dont il fait un portrait plus flatteur qu'on ne l'imagine et qu'il a préféré finalement à Obama -, Vladimir Poutine, le Prince Charles, la reine d'Angleterre.... D’Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy retient surtout le courage, la détermination, la capacité de travail mais aussi la résilience, « à l’image de sa coiffure qui ne change jamais », s’amuse-t-il. Il dépeint aussi une chancelière gourmande qui préfère se priver des petits-déjeuners en chambre au profit des buffets mieux garnis...

Des règlements de compte avec ses rivaux

Mais pour la chroniqueuse politique Catherine Nay ce qui constitue « un agrément du livre » , ce sont les portraits que l'auteur dresse de certains de ses rivaux politiques, au vitriol. Des politiques français qu'il n'aime pas du tout comme Jean-Louis Debré, François Bayrou, Philippe de Villiers, Laurent Fabius, Dominique Strauss-Kahn et Alain Juppé. Premier visé et touché, le chiraquien Jean-Louis Debré. Leur détestation n'est un secret pour personne. « Il m'a toujours voué une haine tenace fondée sur une jalousie irrationnelle, mais assez fréquente chez cet homme. Sentiment au demeurant très étrange pour celui qui connut une carrière inespérée au regard de son peu d'intérêt pour les débats intellectuels ou programmatiques »

A propos de Daniel Cohn-Bendit, il dit « qu'il vivait dans sa bulle et n'était jamais confronté aux réalités du terrain ». De Dominique Strauss-Kahn, dont les ambitions présidentielles ont été emportées par l'affaire du Sofitel, alors qu'il présidait le Fonds monétaire international, Nicolas Sarkozy écrit : « Aujourd'hui, j'avoue ne plus trop savoir qui est ce DSK que j'ai propulsé à la tête du FMI.Si c'était à refaire, je ne le referais pas. »

Mais sa cible préférée reste François Bayrou, sur lequel il écrit deux pages et demie au vitriol : « Son tempérament profond le portait à une détestation de tous ceux qui avaient réussi là où il avait lui-même échoué. Emmanuel Macron en fera à son tour, avant la fin de son quinquennat, l'amère expérience. »Nicolas Sarkozy va jusqu'à comparer le maire de Pau à l'abbé Frollo, le trouble et pervers personnage de Notre-Dame de Paris qui prône la rigueur et la morale tout en pratiquant l'absolu contraire.

Quelques anecdotes personnelles

Au-delà de ces règlements de compte, l'ancien président consacre quelques pages à son divorce avec Cécilia, sa deuxième vie avec Carla Bruni, son mariage et la façon dont il a vécu ces épreuves personnelles. Dans ce livre tiré à 250 000 exemplaires, il amorce des mea-culpa lorsqu'il revient sur son célèbre « Casse toi pauvre c.. ». Il se reproche d'avoir été grossier, d'être tombé dans un « piège de débutant ». Mea culpa aussi lorsqu’il revient sur le discours de Dakar. En déplacement au Sénégal en juillet 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy avait choqué en évoquant un homme africain « pas encore entré dans l’histoire ». « C’était une erreur, comment le contester », écrit-il, treize ans plus tard.

Un livre sur l'exercice du pouvoir avant tout .

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.


 CE 14 JUILLET 2020

Le président de la République a précisé, lors d’un entretien, ce « nouveau chemin » qu’il entend désormais suivre, entre épidémie, crise économique et lutte pour le climat.Cent milliards d’euros de plan de relance, masque obligatoire dans les lieux publics clos, volonté d’inscrire la lutte pour le climat dans la Constitution :

Le chef de l’Etat était interrogé par Léa Salamé et Gilles Bouleau, pour son premier entretien en direct depuis sa conférence de presse du 25 avril 2019, après les manifestations des « gilets jaunes ».

Interrogé sur les raisons pour lesquelles il avait décidé de renouer avec l’exercice de la prise de parole présidentielle le 14-Juillet, Emmanuel Macron a expliqué que « le pays a été profondément bouleversé et traumatisé, ajoutant :

« Je crois que ce 14-Juillet avait un tour particulier qui justifie cet échange. »

Une autocritique

Le chef de l'Etat a commencé par une autocritique sur sa manière de gouverner pendant ses trois premières années de pouvoir. « J'ai commis des erreurs », a-t-il déclaré, reconnaissant ne pas être parvenu à réduire les divisions qui fracturent la société. Rappelant avoir été élu « pour mener des réformes tambour battant », il a admis avoir donné l'impression aux Français qu'il réformait « malgré eux, comme pour adapter le pays à quelque chose (...) qui n'était pas juste ».

« Nous avons vécu une crise sociale avec les “gilets jaunes” qui a été la colère d’une partie du peuple français, qui (…) s’est dit : “Ce monde n’est pas fait pour nous. Les réformes qu’ils font, ce qu’ils nous demandent de faire n’est pas fait pour nous.” (…) Nous n’avons pas produit de résultats, on n’a pas été assez vite. »

Il a donc fait valoir sa volonté de passer par « davantage de dialogue social ».

Masque bientôt obligatoire « dans les lieux publics clos »

Questionné sur la reprise de l’épidémie en France, le président a reconnu que « nous avons des signes que ça repart quand même un peu » avant d’ajouter que « nous devons prévenir et nous préparer ». Il a rappelé l’importance de respecter les gestes barrières « J’ai demandé qu’on passe une étape au gouvernement et je souhaite que, dans les prochaines semaines, on rende obligatoire le masque dans tous les lieux publics clos. »

« Nous serons prêts » en cas de nouvelle vague épidémique, a-t-il assuré, précisant qu’il était opposé à un reconfinement généralisé du pays :

Le président a en effet assuré que le pays possédera assez de matériel médical, de tests, ou encore de médicaments en cas de seconde vague : « Nous avons à la fois les stocks et les approvisionnements qui sont sécurisés. »

Emmanuel Macron a dit vouloir permettre à tout Français de se faire tester, même sans prescription médicale. Si un vaccin contre le coronavirus était trouvé, « la France sera servie parmi les premiers pays », a déclaré le chef de l’Etat, alors que le groupe français Sanofi travaille à l’élaboration d’un vaccin contre le virus.

Un plan de relance d’« au moins 100 milliards »

Le plan de relance de l’économie française représentera « au moins 100 milliards d’euros », en plus des 460 milliards déjà engagés en mesures sectorielles et de soutien à l’économie depuis le début de l’épidémie, a annoncé Emmanuel Macron :

« On met avec ce plan de relance, en plus de cet argent déjà mis, au moins 100 milliards pour faire la relance industrielle, écologique, locale, culturelle et éducative. Je suis convaincu qu’on peut bâtir un pays différent d’ici à dix ans. »

Le chef de l’Etat assure qu’il fera tout pour éviter un « maximum de plans sociaux » grâce à « un plan de relance maximum ». Le président a dit avoir un « objectif à six mois » : « Tout faire pour éviter le maximum de plans sociaux, réduire leur importance avec les mesures d’urgence qu’on a pu prendre, (…) protéger. »Au-delà de la crise sanitaire, Emmanuel Macron a évoqué la situation économique et sociale.

Selon lui, il y aura « entre 800 000 et un million de chômeurs de plus à l'horizon du printemps 2021 ». Pour lutter contre cette « augmentation massive », le chef de l'Etat a estimé que la « jeunesse doit être la priorité ». Le chef de l'Etat a annoncé plusieurs mesures pour « ne pas perdre la bataille de l'apprentissage », et fustigé les entreprises « irresponsables » qui « préfèrent prendre des stagiaires plutôt qu'un contrat professionnel ou un alternant ».

Ainsi, un « dispositif exceptionnel d'exonération de charges » va être mis en place pour « un à deux ans » pour les jeunes gagnant jusqu'à 1,6 smic.

Pour accompagner les nouveaux diplômés notamment dont la recherche du premier emploi a été compliquée par la crise provoquée par le confinement, le président a également annoncé la création de 300 000 contrats d'insertion pour les jeunes les plus éloignés de l'emploi, un quasi doublement des effectifs du service civique avec 100 000 bénéficiaires supplémentaires par rapport aux 140 000 actuels, ainsi que 200 000 places dans des « formations qualifiantes supérieures ».

Gérald Darmanin défendu

Concernant la nomination de Gérald Darmanin, visé par une plainte pour viol, au ministère de l’intérieur, qui choque notamment les associations féministes, le chef de l’Etat a indiqué qu’il y a une « relation de confiance d’homme à homme », « d’un président de la République à un ministre nommé sur la réalité de ses faits », et s’est posé comme le garant des « principaux fondamentaux de notre démocratie » Emmanuel Macron a donc réitéré sa confiance envers le ministre, rappelant son droit à la présomption d'innocence.

« Je pense qu'aucune cause n'est défendue justement en bafouant les principes fondamentaux de notre démocratie », a-t-il asséné.

« Je le dis pour un ministre, comme je le dirais pour quelque citoyen que ce soit. Je suis aussi, de là où je me place, le garant de cette présomption d’innocence. »

La réforme des retraites : « Une réforme juste »

M. Macron a confirmé sa volonté de vouloir mettre en place la réforme des retraites :

« Je crois que cette réforme est juste. Il faut peut-être lui donner un peu plus de temps, mieux la concerter. (…) La retraite, c’est le patrimoine de ceux qui n’en ont pas (…). Nous devons regarder notre système de retraite en face. »

La lutte contre le réchauffement dans la Constitution

Emmanuel Macron veut inscrire « le plus vite possible » la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique dans la Constitution :

« La seule question sur laquelle il peut y avoir un référendum (…) est une réforme constitutionnelle, celle de l’article premier qui place l’objectif de lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, et aussi le respect de la biodiversité dans notre texte constitutionnel. (…) Je pense que c’est une avancée majeure. »Il est aussi question de « redévelopper le fret ferroviaire massivement » et de soutenir les trains de nuit et les petites lignes, « parce que tout ça, ça permet de faire des économies et de réduire nos émissions ».

Le président a rappelé son ambition de développer les primes à la conversion vers des véhicules moins polluants, ainsi qu’un plan pour « rénover massivement » les bâtiments. Avant d’évoquer la relocalisation de certaines industries en France, dans cette optique écologique :

« On peut redevenir une grande nation industrielle par l’écologie, parce qu’on ne va pas importer des matériaux de l’autre bout du monde, dont le bilan carbone est absolument abominable. On va re-produire dans nos régions parce que le numérique va nous permettre de produire de plus petites quantités, plus vite, grâce à l’impression 3D. »

Emmanuel Macron s'est dit « convaincu qu'on peut bâtir un pays différent en 10 ans ». « On doit trouver un chemin commun pour bâtir un nouveau modèle écologique, » a-t-il résumé.

Alyson Braxton pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Lundi, le secrétaire général de l’Elysée Alexis Kohler a dévoilé la composition du gouvernement Castex, avec une équipe de 16 ministres et 14 ministres délégués, et des secrétaires d’Etat qui suivront dans la semaine. Quasi trois quarts du casting choisi par Jean Castex faisait déjà partie du gouvernement d’Edouard Philippe si bien que l'on peut parler sans conteste de remaniement dans la continuité.

Face à la pandémie du coronavirus, Jean Castex s’appuie en effet sur une colonne vertébrale inchangée sur plusieurs portefeuilles stratégiques que sont la Santé, l' Economie, l'Education, les Affaires étrangères et les Armées. Gérald Darmanin, lui, succède à Christophe Castaner à l’Intérieur, tandis que la fidèle d’Emmanuel Macron Barbara Pompili s’installe à la Transition écologique. Enfin, la surprise du chef, c’est l’arrivée de la star du barreau Eric Dupond-Moretti à la Justice.

Ceux qui conservent leur poste

- Bruno Le Maire (Economie, Finances et désormais Relance)

- Jean-Yves Le Drian (Europe et Affaires étrangères)

- Florence Parly (Armées)

- Olivier Véran (Solidarités et Santé)

- Jean-Michel Blanquer (Education mais aussi Jeunesse et Sports, avec Roxana Maracineanu ministre déléguée aux Sports)

- Frédérique Vidal (Enseignement supérieure, Recherche et Innovation)

- Jean-Baptiste Djebbari (ministre délégué aux Transports, contre secrétaire d’Etat précédemment)

- Jacqueline Gourault (Cohésion des territoires)

Ceux qui changent de ministère

- Gérald Darmanin (Intérieur, en provenance des Comptes publics)

- Elisabeth Borne (Travail, Emploi et Insertion, qui arrive de la Transition écologique)

- Julien Denormandie (Agriculture et Alimentation, qui était en charge de la Ville et du Logement)

- Sébastien Lecornu (Outre-Mer et Territoires, en provenance des Collectivités territoriales)

- Annick Girardin (Mer)

- Marlène Schiappa (ministre déléguée chargée de la Citoyenneté, après l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes)

- Frank Riester (ministre délégué au Commerce extérieur et à l’Attractivité, en provenance de la Culture)

- Amélie de Montchalin (Transformation et Fonction publique, qui était secrétaire d’Etat aux Affaires européennes)

Les nouveaux

Il y a finalement peu de véritables nouvelles arrivées. La surprise, c’est la nomination d'une star du barreau Eric Dupond-Moretti à la Justice tandis que la fidèle d’Emmanuel Macron Barbara Pompili hérite de la Transition écologique et Roseline Bachelot de la Culture.

Le gouvernement Castex s’appuie sur dix ministres LREM, quatre étiquetés à gauche , une représentante de la droite et une du MoDem; Deux fortes personnalités que sont Roselyne Bachelot à la Culture et Éric Dupond-Moretti à la Justice. font leur entrée dans ce gouvernement qui vont « capter la lumière, pendant un temps », selon le journaliste Arnaud Boutet. Quant au reste du gouvernement, le président de la République a joué à « un jeu de chaises musicales ».Avec Jean Castex, ancien secrétaire de l’Elysée de Nicolas Sarkozy à la barre, Bruno Le Maire confirmé à l’Economie et l’ex-lieutenant sarkozyste Gérald Darmanin promu à l’Intérieur, le gouvernement penche plutôt à droite.

Emmanuel Macron fait ainsi le pari de la continuité avec un gouvernement de défense pour sortir de la crise du coronavirus.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



La France a fait un geste fort d'apaisement en matière de mémoire en restituant vendredi les restes de 24 combattants algériens tués au début de la colonisation française au XIXe siècle.Ces crânes étaient conservés depuis le XIXe siècle dans les collections du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris.

Cette restitution offre une détente dans les relations entre l'Algérie et l'ancienne puissance coloniale, marquées depuis l'indépendance en 1962 par des polémiques récurrentes et des crispations. « Ce geste s'inscrit dans une démarche d'amitié et de lucidité sur toutes les blessures de notre histoire », a commenté vendredi l'Elysée.

Mais le président algérien demande un pas de plus dans l’apaisement. Abdelmadjid Tebboune a déclaré samedi attendre des excuses de la France pour la colonisation de l’Algérie. Il a surtout estimé que son homologue Emmanuel Macron était « quelqu’un de très honnête » susceptible de contribuer à ce climat d’apaisement.

« Des demi-excuses »

« On a déjà reçu des demi-excuses. Il faut faire un autre pas (…) On le souhaite », a-t-il demandé lors d’un entretien à la chaîne internationale France 24. « Cela va permettre d’apaiser le climat et le rendre plus serein pour des relations économiques, pour des relations culturelles, pour des relations de voisinage », a poursuivi le président en rappelant que plus de six millions d’Algériens vivent en France et qu’ils « peuvent emmener quelque chose là-bas et ici ».

Lors d’une visite à Alger en décembre 2017, le président français s’était engagé à restituer les restes humains algériens entreposés au Musée de l’Homme. La même année, mais avant son élection, il avait qualifié à Alger la colonisation de l’Algérie de « crime contre l’humanité ». La question mémorielle reste au cœur des relations volatiles entre la France et l’Algérie, où la perception est que la France ne fait pas assez pour solder son passé colonial.

Si la France peut se retourner sur son passé colonial mais surtout sur les atrocités de la guerre d'indépendance d'Algérie, les jeunes Français issus des anciennes colonies doivent-ils pour autant se considérer comme des victimes de ce passé ?

Jenny Chase pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Des années après leur départ de l’Élysée, les anciens présidents conservent encore nombre d’avantages.

D’après les informations du quotidien La Lettre A, les dépenses de Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ont atteint 646 000 euros en 2019, en nette baisse depuis un an (-10 %).

866 000 euros ont été consacrés à Nicolas Sarkozy en 2019, soit une hausse de 4 % au regard de l’année précédente.

Cette somme comprend le loyer et l’équipement de ses bureaux du VIIIe arrondissement de Paris ( 295 000 euros par an), ainsi que les rémunérations de ses collaborateurs et agents de service, estimées à 570 000 euros.

François Hollande, quant à lui, est parvenu à réduire son budget de 6 %, en 2019, qui s’élève à 756 000 euros. L’ancien président socialiste a installé ses bureaux rue de Rivoli pour un loyer d'environ 250 000 euros.

Bien que les chiffres révélés par Matignon jeudi 2 juillet 2020 n’incluent ni la retraite, ni le salaire de leur chauffeur et les dépenses de sécurité, la baisse de l’ensemble de ces coûts devrait se poursuivre. En effet; le décret du 4 octobre 2016 correspondant au soutien matériel de l’État.

Il a été modifié, permettant ainsi une limite de trois collaborateurs et d’un agent de service au-delà des cinq années qui suivent la fin de leur mandat.

Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Après trois ans en fonction, Édouard Philippe a quitté le gouvernement ce vendredi 3 juillet. Emmanuel Macron a nommé pour le remplacer son « M. Déconfinement », Jean Castex. Haut fonctionnaire, cet énarque de 55 ans, ancien secrétaire général adjoint de l’Élysée sous Sarkozy, est aussi un élu local, maire LR de Prades (petite bourgade des Pyrénées-Orientales), qui incarne une droite sociale.

Un  élu de terrain

Il est maire depuis2008 de la commune de Prades avec ses 6 000 et quelques habitants .Au premier tour des municipales de 2020, qui se sont déroulées le 15 mars dernier, il a d’ailleurs été réélu avec 75% des voix.

Un véritable plébiscite. Il est également conseiller régional et départemental dans le Languedoc-Roussillon. Il s’était présenté aux législatives de 2012, mais avait été battu par la candidate socialiste.

Un sarkozyste remplace un juppéiste à Matignon.

Profondément ancré à droite, Jean Castex a longtemps soutenu François Fillon, notamment aux dernières primaires en 2016. Sa carrière, il la doit à un autre ponte de l'ancienne UMP : Xavier Bertrand. En 2004, alors qu’il est ministre de la Santé de Jacques Chirac, ce dernier nomme Jean Castex directeur de l'hospitalisation et de l'organisation des soins, avant d'en faire son directeur de cabinet.

Un poste qu’il occupera ensuite au ministère du Travail jusqu’en 2008. En 2010, il est appelé par Nicolas Sarkozy à l’Élysée pour remplacer Raymond Soubie au poste de conseiller social. En 2011, Castex est même promu secrétaire général adjoint de l’Élysée.

Une nomination dans l'air du temps

La nomination de l'élu de Prades est dans l'air du temps. La crise sanitaire a révélé les faiblesses d'une France trop jacobine, trop « verticale » et bureaucratique, nommer un homme de terrain s'imposait. Mais en désignant Jean Castex, proche d’Édouard Philippe à bien des égards, Emmanuel Macron mise sur la continuité confirmant qu’il entend mener une politique plus à droite qu'à gauche. Lors de la passation des pouvoirs, vendredi dans la cour de l’Hôtel Matignon, le nouveau premier ministre a d'ailleurs revendiqué une « communauté de valeurs » avec Edouard Philippe, « ces valeurs démocratiques et républicaines ». En esquissant la suite, il a jugé qu’en raison de la crise sanitaire « les priorités devront évoluer, les méthodes devront donc être adaptées ». « Il nous faudra plus que jamais réunir la nation » pour poursuivre les réformes déjà engagées afin « que nous en [sortions] plus forts et plus solidaires ».

Le nouveau chemin pour les deux dernières années du quinquennat n’est pas un changement de cap, mais la redéfinition de grandes priorités dictées par les circonstances. Il s’agira d’investir massivement pour relancer l’économie, accélérer la transition écologique, sauver les emplois en ayant non moins massivement recours à l’endettement.

La composition du nouveau gouvernement pourrait rééquilibrer peut-être la balance vers le centre..

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.


Le paysage politique français va être modifié prochainement au lendemain d'une « vague verte » dans les grandes villes lors des élections municipales: le remaniement gouvernemental interviendra avant le mercredi 8 juillet. Le dernier Conseil des ministres de l'équipe actuelle aura lieu ce vendredi 3 juillet.

Il s'agit en effet pour Emmanuel Macron d'amorcer la dernière ligne droite de son quinquennat en donnant un nouveau souffle à son gouvernement, plus axé sur l'écologie.

Comme le veut l'usage, l'actuel Premier ministre Édouard Philippe va remettre la démission de son gouvernement, ce qui n'empêche pas Emmanuel Macron de pouvoir renouveler sa confiance au maire du Havre. Si par contre Édouard Philippe n'est pas reconduit, Jean-Yves Le Drian, actuel ministre des Affaires étrangères ou Florence Parly, ministre de la Défense, pourraient faire partie des potentiels candidats au poste.

Édith Cresson, sous François Mitterrand, avait été le première femme à occuper ce poste mais aussi la dernière. Nommer une femme serait un geste symbolique puissant pour le président. En mars 2017, Emmanuel Macron, alors en campagne, avait évoqué cette possibilité : « Je ne vais pas choisir un Premier ministre parce que c’est une femme. Je choisirai le Premier ministre le plus compétent, le plus capable, avec le souhait et la volonté que ce soit une femme. »

Christophe Castaner, fragilisé à son poste de ministre de l'Intérieur, pourrait hériter d'un autre maroquin tandis que .Nicole Belloubet tout comme Franck Riester à la culture ne seraient pas reconduits. L'avenir est aussi incertain pour Muriel Pénicaud au Travail, Christelle Dubos, aux Solidarités, Geneviève Darrieusecq aux Anciens combattants ou Frédérique Vidal à l'Enseignement supérieur, la Recherche et l'Innovation.

Pierre angulaire des deux dernières années du quinquennat, l'écologie pourrait également changer de visage pour s'incarner en Laurence Tubiana, qui gère la Convention citoyenne pour le climat . Les membres du parti écologiste Europe Écologie-Les Verts ont d'ores et déjà annoncé qu'ils refuseraient de participer au nouveau gouvernement.

 Après avoir perdu la majorité absolue à l'Assemblée nationale, le président de la République va en effet devoir récompenser ses alliés du MoDem et d'Agir, qui lui permettent de garder un poids important au Parlement.

Emmanuel Macron se retrouve ainsi face à un casse-tête.

Jenny Chase pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



C'est dans un climat tendu après les révélations de la juge Eliane Houlette- qui a récemment fait état de « pressions » procédurales de sa hiérarchie pendant l’enquête- que le tribunal correctionnel de Paris a rendu son jugement le 29 juin 2020. François Fillon, son épouse, Penelope, et son ancien assistant parlementaire Marc Joulaud ont été reconnus coupables, lundi 29 juin, de détournements de fonds publics, complicité et recel.

L’ancien premier ministre a été condamné à une peine de cinq ans d’emprisonnement, dont deux ferme, 375 000 euros d’amende et une peine d’inéligibilité de dix ans. En faisant « prévaloir son intérêt personnel sur l’intérêt commun » dans un but d’« enrichissement personnel », François Fillon, 66 ans, « a contribué à éroder la confiance » des citoyens, a souligné la présidente du tribunal, Nathalie Gavarino.

Penelope Fillon est condamnée à trois ans de prison avec sursis, 375 000 euros et deux ans d’inéligibilité. Entre 1998 et 2013, la discrète Galloise de 64 ans a perçu au total 613.000 euros net au titre de trois contrats d’assistante parlementaire.Pour le tribunal, ses contrats n’avaient « aucune consistance » et ne répondaient à « aucun besoin ».

Marc Joulaud, maire sortant de Sablé-sur-Sarthe, battu dimanche soir aux élections municipales mais élu au conseil municipal, a quant à lui été condamné à trois ans d’emprisonnement avec sursis, 20 000 euros d’amende avec sursis et cinq ans d’inéligibilité.

L’ancien premier ministre et son épouse font appel de cette condamnation.

« Cette décision, qui n’est pas juste, va être frappée d’appel (…), il y aura un nouveau procès », a ainsi annoncé devant la presse Antonin Lévy, conseil de M. Fillon. L’avocat de Penelope Fillon, Pierre Cornut-Gentille, a, lui, dénoncé une peine « sévère ».

« Il y aura un nouveau procès, c’est d’autant plus nécessaire que, depuis quelques jours, on commence enfin à comprendre ce que nous pressentons depuis 2017, les conditions ubuesques dans lesquelles cette enquête s’est déclenchée, les conditions scandaleuses dans lesquelles cette instruction a été ouverte, les conditions surprenantes dans lesquelles les investigations ont ensuite été conduites », a affirmé M. Lévy.

Cette affaire aux multiples rebondissements avait stoppé net la course en tête pour la présidentielle de François Fillon, le candidat de droite, parti favori dans les sondages, faussant l'élection présidentielle.

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Le scrutin a eu lieu dans 4.827 communes où les conseils municipaux n'avaient pas été élus au complet au premier tour, et quelque 16,5 millions d'électeurs étaient appelés aux urnes, soit environ 39 % du corps électoral. Les résultats avaient été acquis dès le premier tour, le 15 mars, dans 30.143 communes.

Dans cette élection municipales, les écologistes apparaissent comme les grands vainqueurs dans les métropoles françaises alors que le parti présidentiel a subi un lourd revers électoral sous fond d''abstention record.

Une abstention record :

Parmi les 16,5 millions d'électeurs appelés à voter, ils sont nombreux à avoir boudé le scrutin. Le taux de participation s'établit entre 40 % et 41 %, selon les estimations, contre 62,1 % en 2014. Cette abstention historique s'inscrit certes dans le contexte de crise sanitaire liée à l'épidémie de coronavirus, qui a freiné les électeurs, mais aussi d'une lassitude des Français face à la politique.

Percée historique des écologistes

Les écologistes ont été les grands gagnants de ce scrutin, engrangeant une série de victoires dimanche, avec notamment la conquête de Lyon, Montpellier, Bordeaux ou Strasbourg.

Si EELV a dû se contenter du rôle du lieutenant à Paris, derrière la socialiste réélue Anne Hidalgo, mais aussi à Nantes ou à Rennes, et que le parti a perdu d'un cheveu à Lille, ce sont bien des majorités écologistes qui s'emparent, ce 28 juin, de deux grandes métropoles, Lyon et Bordeaux, qui viennent s'ajouter à Grenoble, où le maire sortant Eric Piolle a été largement réélu. Les écologistes remportent ainsi une large victoire à Lyon, où Grégory Doucet, à la tête d'une coalition EELV-PS-PCF-LFI, arrive en tête, devant Yann Cucherat, poulain du maire sortant Gérard Collomb.

A Bordeaux, ils mettent fin à 73 ans de domination de la droite avec la victoire de l'écologiste Pierre Hurmic devant le maire sortant LR Nicolas Florian .« J'ai beaucoup de tristesse je n’ai rien à dire sur la stratégie, c’est la démocratie » a réagi Alain Juppé, ému, en sortant du palais Rohan. « Il y a une vague verte », a constaté lui-même l’ancien maire emblématique de Bordeaux.

Ils arrachent aussi Marseille grâce à Michèle Rubirola, à la tête d'une coalition de gauche, devant la candidate LR Martine Vassal et le candidat RN Stéphane Ravier, mettant fin à l'ère Gaudin.D'autres villes, et non des moindres, tombent également dans l'escarcelle des Verts dont. Strasbourg , Tours, Poitiers, Besançon, Annecy.

Débâcle de LREM

Par contre le second tour des municipales a tourné à la déroute pour la macronie.

Les candidats LREM, ou les maires sortants soutenus par la majorité, ont été balayés, comme à Strasbourg ou Bordeaux tandis que Lyon est devenu le tombeau du macronisme.

A Paris  qui avait plébiscité Emmanuel Macron à la présidentielle, Agnès Buzyn, la candidate de La République En Marche, a essuyé un sérieux revers. Comme au premier tour, ses listes sont arrivées loin derrière celles d'Anne Hidalgo et de Rachida Dati (Les Républicains), mais avec un score plus faible que le 15 mars (entre 13,7 et 16 %, selon les estimations). Son résultat dans le XVIIe arrondissement, où elle était tête de liste (13,02 %), ne lui permet pas non plus de devenir conseillère de Paris . Il en est de même pour Cédric Villani, le candidat dissident macroniste, qui ne siégera  pas même au Conseil de Paris n'arrivant que troisième dans le XIVe arrondissement. A Paris toujours, les deux femmes au gouvernement, soutiens de la Marcheuse Agnès Buzyn, ne parviennent pas non plus à devenir conseillères d'arrondissement. Dans le 14e, Marlène Schiappa, ex-conseillère municipale du Mans (Sarthe), deuxième sur la liste, voit sa candidature plonger à la quatrième place. Dans le 16e, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, septième sur la liste des Marcheurs, est battue (23,8%) à plate couture par Francis Szpiner (76,2%). A la défaite des candidats macronistes à Paris s'ajoute celle du secrétaire d'Etat Gabriel Attal à Vanves (Hauts-de-Seine), deuxième sur la liste des Marcheurs,qui voit sa candidature arriver en troisième position (19,9%). 

La victoire d’Europe Ecologie-Les Verts dans plusieurs grandes villes est un sérieux camouflet pour le président Macron dont le parti n'a pas su s'implanter localement après quatre ans au pouvoir.

« C’est à la fois une victoire de la gauche unie, et une victoire de l’écologie, que tout le monde va désormais essayer de s’approprier. C’est maintenant que commence la guerre pour l’appropriation de l’écologie, et pour savoir qui est “le plus écologiste” », analyse la sociologue Vanessa Jérôme, spécialiste de l'écologie politique en France.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Alors que le débat sur l’indépendance de la justice a été relancé par des « soupçons » de pression dans l’affaire Fillon, l’exécutif a été accusé mardi d’attenter à la séparation des pouvoirs après la mise au jour d’une note d’Emmanuel Macron dédouanant son bras droit Alexis Kohler alors qu’il était visé en 2019 par une enquête pour prise illégale d’intérêt .

L’an dernier, le président Macron a en effet transmis une lettre aux enquêteurs qui s’intéressait à Alexis Kohler, secrétaire général de l’Elysée, soupçonné de prise illégale d’intérêts. Une atteinte à la séparation des pouvoirs

L’exécutif a été accusé mardi d’attenter à la séparation des pouvoirs après la mise au jour d’une note d’Emmanuel Macron dédouanant son bras droit Alexis Kohler alors qu’il était visé en 2019 par une enquête pour prise illégale d’intérêt.

Dans cette attestation, dont l’association anti-corruption Anticor a récemment fait état et qui a été publiée mardi par Mediapart, le chef de l’Etat assure que M. Kohler n’est jamais intervenu, au moment où il était son directeur de cabinet à Bercy, dans des dossiers liés à l’armateur italo-suisse MSC avec lequel il entretenait d’étroits liens professionnels et familiaux.

La conclusion de Mediapart est sans détour : l’affaire Kohler a été classée sans suite après intervention d’Emmanuel Macron.

C’est parce qu’Alexis Kohler était soupçonné d’avoir dissimulé ces liens devant la commission de déontologie que le parquet national financier (PNF) avait ouvert une enquête le 4 juin 2018 pour prise illégale d’intérêts. Cette enquête avait été finalement classée sans suite en août 2019 peu après que la note du chef de l’Etat, adressée initialement à Alexis Kohler, a été envoyée par l’avocat de ce dernier au PNF.

Pour expliquer l’abandon des poursuites, les magistrats avaient alors assuré ne pas avoir pu « caractériser les infractions initialement suspectées » et l'affaire avait été classée sans suite. Mécontent du classement sans suite, Anticor a récemment tenté de relancer l’enquête visant M. Kohler en déposant une plainte avec constitution de partie civile.

Le président de la République est pourtant censé être garant de l’indépendance de l’autorité judiciaire ...

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld


Hard blow for the party of Emmanuel Macron. A ninth political group with "walkers" and ex "walkers" was "officially deposited" in the National Assembly on Tuesday, May 19, announced founding members. The Republic on the march (LREM) thus loses the absolute majority.

Called "Ecology Democracy Solidarity", this new group is "independent", "neither in the majority nor in the opposition", write in their political declaration the elected officials. Are notably in this group Matthieu Orphelin (close to Nicolas Hulot) or Cédric Villani or Aurélien Taché, who said on Sunday that he was leaving the presidential party.

The new group intends to contribute to "a strong ambition for social and ecological transformation".

"Responding to the ecological emergency, modernizing democracy, reducing social and territorial inequalities: we can do more and better in the National Assembly", say these deputies, for whom "after Covid-19, nothing should be left like before ".

With this ninth group, the La République en Marche group lost seven of its members or related parties and therefore had 288 elected representatives, just below the threshold of an absolute majority (289 seats) which it had previously held alone.

A strong symbol, even if the presidential camp can rely on the 46 MoDem and the ten elected officials Agir.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


Sixty-three complaints against members of the government have been filed so far with the Court of Justice of the Republic to denounce their management of the crisis coronavirus, according to a tally announced Tuesday by Attorney General Francois Molins on RTL.

"There are exactly 63 complaints that have been filed with the CJR this evening," the only body empowered to judge acts committed by members of the government in their functions, said the attorney general at the Court of Cassation.

These complaints are currently being examined by the requests commission of the CJR, "which acts as a filter and will have to assess for itself the follow-up to be given to these 63 complaints". This commission, composed of ten high-ranking magistrates, can "decide either the classification without any follow-up or the transmission to the public prosecutor who would then be required to seize the commission of instruction which will act finally as an examining magistrate", a -he explains.

Members of government targeted

These complaints most often concern the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, the two successive health ministers, Agnès Buzyn and Olivier Véran, as well as their justice counterparts, Nicole Belloubet, du travail, Muriel Pénicaud, and de interior, Christophe Castaner. "These complaints can come from very different horizons (...) from private individuals, unions, associations, doctors ... There are a few cases, with complaints on one page absolutely not motivated and others more detailed and more referenced, about twenty pages, "detailed the attorney general.

Doctors, unions, detainees among the complainants

Among the complainants are a collective of doctors and unions, such as the prison CGT or Vigi-Police. At least fifteen complaints have been made by detainees, according to a judicial source.

In parallel, dozens of complaints from individuals, groups or elected officials are being examined by the public health department of the Paris public prosecutor's office, either against X or against officials of the administration, in particular the Director General of Health. Jérôme Salomon.


The complainants denounce, as the case may be, facts of "endangering the life of others", "manslaughter", "failure to assist a person in danger" or failure to take timely action to contain the epidemic .

The Paris public prosecutor's office must soon rule on their classification without action or on possible openings of judicial inquiries.

The Head of State, Emmanuel Macron, is criminally irresponsible for acts carried out in the exercise of his functions.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


According to a government report to Parliament dated this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the executive gave the green light to the installation advice municipal officials in the first round of municipal elections.

Édouard Philippe announced that they will take office on Monday, May 18.

After two months of waiting, the 431,739 municipal councilors elected in the first round on March 15, 2020 will officially take office on Monday, via a decree issued on Friday.

Between 23 and 28 May 2020, they will be able to elect the mayor and his deputies in 30,139 municipalities, out of around 35,000 in total.

An ordinance presented Wednesday in the Council of Ministers will detail the strict sanitary modalities recommended for the meeting of the municipal councils by the scientific council, guaranteeing in particular the respect of physical distancing. Elected officials will thus be able to meet outside the town hall in the event of a room that is too small.

Each municipal councilor may hold two proxies, and the quorum will be set at one third of the council's staff.

By May 23, the scientific council must give another opinion on the state of the epidemic and the possibility of organizing the second round and in the approximately 5,000 remaining municipalities.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld


From the start of the crisis, on March 16, Emmanuel Macron urged politicians to unite in the fight against the coronavirus, urging "all political actors [...] to join this national unity", far from internal quarrels . This call to "build another project in harmony [...] with all the components of our nation", the President of the Republic reiterated during his speech on April 11.

Lack of " national unity" in the war against the coronavirus

However, the maintenance of the first round of municipal elections in full coronavirus was immediately subject to controversy. In the midst of a pandemic and when confinement was to be announced the day after the election, would it not have been wiser to postpone it?

“National unity cannot be achieved on the back of the French. This is why we continue to denounce the government's lies ”, summarizes the deputy RN for the North Sébastien Chenu. Even if the government tried to be as "transparent" as possible in its management of the health crisis, it was not immune to some lies that the opposition did not fail to emphasize .

So the wearing of the mask supposedly useless at the start to become mandatory today in public transport. Wasn't this lie supposed to hide the negligence of an executive ill-prepared to manage the crisis? The same was true for the shortage of tests when other European countries such as Germany were able to launch an extensive population screening from the start of the pandemic.

The former Minister of Health Roselyne Bachelot, accused of having over-reacted to the H1N1 flu by ordering more than 90 million vaccines, has not failed to take revenge. She defended the precautionary principle. "I was mocked but I am convinced, and the evidence proves it, that the theory of preparation, of maximum preparation, is the right one," she said.

Even the text on the “state of health emergency” is criticized by some opponents. The senatorial right has also announced that it will seize the Constitutional Council on the law of extension of this state of emergency and provides for a commission of inquiry on the health crisis in June.

The most severe crisis of confidence in European countries

While the executive multiplies the media interventions to try to eradicate the distrust of a part of the French, the confidence in the government to face the epidemic knows a drop in most of the polls. It is thus only 39%, according to an Ifop poll published Sunday, May 3, down 16 points compared to mid-March.

This distrust is based on a “feeling of deception” according to Frédéric Dabi, deputy director general of Ifop, evoking the government's hesitations on masks or screenings. France is also the European country most affected by this distrust. According to an Ipsos / Sopra Steria survey for Cevipof published on May 4, 62% of respondents in France say they are "dissatisfied" with government action compared to 26% in Germany, 39% in the United Kingdom, and 45% in Italy.

A group of caregivers has also filed a complaint against the Prime Minister and the former Minister of Health accusing them of having "refrained" from taking timely measures to stem the epidemic of coronavirus. "Agnès Buzyn told us wastes two decisive months "For Thierry Amouroux, spokesperson for the SNPI Professional Nursing Union, the shortage of masks is a" state scandal ". Complaints from associations have also been filed against Édouard Philippe, Olivier Véran or Agnès Buzyn for acts of "endangering the life of others", or "involuntary manslaughter" by associations at the Court of Justice of the Republic.

The weight of medicine in political decision-making

From the start of the pandemic Emmanuel Macron advocated "confidence in science" making decisions after consulting scientists. To do this, he set up on March 11 a scientific council made up of epidemic specialists and on March 24 a committee of researchers this time to work on treatments and screening.

“We are always listening to what scientists tell us. In the end, these are decisions that are not very political, they do not come under a doctrine or an ideology ”, explained about the wearing of the mask the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, on April 30 on LCI. Major decisions such as the maintenance of municipal elections, the closing of schools and even confinement were based on medical expertise. But the political decision prevailed over medical expertise for the reopening of schools announced despite the contrary advice from doctors.

Debt explosion

While the executive has so far defended tooth and nail its liberal economic policy and advocated a drastic reduction in public debt, the pandemic has led it to take decisions contrary to its doctrine. In fact, to support the severely slower economy, the government has drawn aid for businesses and a partial unemployment plan. The 2020 budget has been corrected, up 110 billion euros on the expenditure side, including 24 to finance short-time working and 20 to recapitalize strategic businesses in difficulty. Enough to jump the debt, which should drop to 115% of GDP this year (+ 16 points), but not the politicians. Even the right, traditionally attached to the reduction of public spending, has approved this increase in debt.

A change in economic doctrine facilitated by the abandonment of the rules of budgetary discipline by the European Commission

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



Number of French people still take liberties with all the prohibitions set out. We have never seen so many joggers in the streets. In the markets, there are people and the safety distances of one meter are not necessarily always respected

The government therefore presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday an emergency bill providing for exceptional measures to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. And in particular a state of health emergency, limiting individual freedoms.

The Senate began, Thursday, March 19, 2020 in the late afternoon, the examination of the "emergency bill to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic" which will enshrine in our law a new legal regime d exception: "state of health emergency".

The government has indeed presented Wednesday, March 18 in the Council of Ministers a bill, establishing in particular the possibility of a "state of health emergency", on the model of the state of emergency activated after the attacks of 2015.

"We found it necessary to incorporate into the law the lessons of crisis management for three months," said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe after the Council of Ministers. If he confirmed that this state of health emergency was inspired by "the law of April 3, 1955 relating to the state of emergency", according to him the comparison stops there. It is not a question of taking "individual measures restricting freedom", but "general measures to face the epidemic which would become generalized". "To underline the sanitary nature of this new regime, we have not registered the new device in the law of 1955 but in the code of public health", added Edouard Philippe. So what is this state of emergency ?

State of health emergency

Article 5 of the bill specifies that “the state of health emergency can be declared on all or part of the metropolitan territory, of the departments of overseas, of the communities of overseas governed by article 74 of the Constitution in the event of health catastrophe, in particular of epidemic involving by its nature and its gravity, the health of the population ”. "The state of health emergency is declared by decree in the Council of Ministers", indicates article 6. The decree "determines the territorial district (s) within which it comes into force. Within the limits of these districts, the zones where the state of health emergency is applied are fixed by decree taken on the report of the same minister. "

These provisions essentially reproduce those already permitted, in other words, by the public health code, and more precisely its article L3131-1. An article which specifies that "in the event of a serious health threat calling for emergency measures, in particular in the event of the threat of an epidemic, the Minister responsible for health may, by reasoned order, prescribe in the interest of public health any measure proportionate to the risks run and appropriate to the circumstances of time and place in order to prevent and limit the consequences of possible threats to the health of the population ”.

The decree adopted by the Council of Ministers establishes a state of health emergency for a period of twelve days. Beyond that, the extension of the state of emergency can only be authorized by law


According to Article 10, "the declaration of a state of health emergency gives the Prime Minister the power to take by decree (...) the general measures limiting the freedom to come and go, the freedom to undertake and the freedom of assembly and making it possible to requisition all goods and services necessary in order to fight against the health catastrophe ”. Article 11 indicates the powers given to the Minister of Health, namely "to prescribe by reasoned order all other general measures and individual measures to combat the disaster".


Article 15 of the bill specifies that "violation of prohibitions or failure to fulfill obligations" will be punished with "the fine provided for fines of the fourth class" (135 euros). "Failure to comply with the requisitions mentioned in article 10 (restrictions on freedom, editor's note) is punishable by six months' imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 euros".


Article 9 indicates that “the National Assembly and the Senate are informed without delay of the measures taken by the Government during the state of health emergency. The National Assembly and the Senate may request any additional information in the context of the control and evaluation of these measures. "

A scientific committee may also hold the government to account. Thus, according to article 13, “in the event of declaration of a state of health emergency , a committee of scientists is immediately assembled. Its President is appointed by decree of the President of the Republic. It includes two qualified personalities respectively appointed by the President of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate and qualified personalities appointed by decree. This committee periodically publishes its opinion on the measures taken pursuant to Articles 9 to 10.

To establish this state of health emergency, the government was inspired by the law of April 3, 1955 relating to the state of emergency. "But the only measures that we will take here will make it possible to face the epidemic …… All of them will be able to be subjected to the control of the judge and the parliamentarians" ", affirmed the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, at the end of the Council of Ministers .

The state of health emergency is in a way an "additional turn of the screw" after the containment measures announced Monday evening by the President of the Republic.

Of course, but how can we not question a government that has failed to anticipate and forced to send healthcare personnel to the front without masks or tests ?

To govern is also to plan !!!

Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld



Faced with the threat of the coronavirus, France is preparing for the transition to stage 3 of the state of alert, "inexorable", according to President Emmanuel Macron. Unlike stage 2, stage 3, that of the epidemic, no longer aims to halt the spread but to mitigate the consequences. If it provides for the suspension of certain public transport, the closure of schools in all or part of the territory, the restriction of gatherings and the mobilization of all the care sectors, exceptions will be provided for and the prefects and ministries will have to " put together a list of events considered useful for the life of the nation ”. What about the municipal ones ?

The Minister of Health announced Sunday evening the ban on the whole territory of all gatherings of more than a thousand people.

Municipal "a moment of democratic breathing"

The ballot will not be canceled. On March 5, after an interview with François Baroin, the president of the Association of Mayors of France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner confirmed that the municipal elections would be maintained despite the progression of the epidemic.

“It is not up to the mayors to cancel the polls. The current situation allows me to say that the elections will indeed take place on March 15 and 22, "he said.

And Edouard Philippe to write Sunday, March 8 to local elected officials. “The elections constitute, in the life of our territories, a moment of essential democratic breathing. There is therefore no question of postponing them, ”the Prime Minister informed them.

Measures put in place

Measures will therefore be put in place to ensure the proper conduct of the vote. The “barrier measures” (do not kiss, do not shake hands, sneeze in your elbow ...) will be reminded by small posters in the polling stations. The queues must be “managed” in order to “limit situations of prolonged promiscuity.” “Other questions, relating to the contact areas made up of ballot papers, pens used for signing up, regular cleaning , if necessary, voting machines, and the cleaning of polling stations, could be the subject of additional recommendations ”, continues the Prime Minister.

Finally, "particular attention will be paid to powers of attorney", for people unable to travel "in particular for reasons related to the health situation", such as the elderly living in accommodation establishments for dependent elderly persons ( Ehpad) or people made vulnerable by diseases of the immune system.

An impacted electoral campaign

However, faced with the threat of the coronavirus, the candidates and the municipalities are organizing for the smooth running of the electoral campaign which is turned upside down. And first the meeting.

This is how Rachida Dati lowers her ambitions. Coronavirus requires. For her last meeting before the first round of the municipal elections gatherings of more than 1000 people are now prohibited, the candidate of the right to the City of Paris has certainly chosen to maintain her meeting but by limiting the number of people. Difficult to cancel it indeed, since it is Nicolas Sarkozy who is announced as the star of the evening.

The former Keeper of the Seals should not be the only one impacted by this new regulation decided by the government. Other candidates for municipal elections, in Paris and in several big cities, will certainly have to reduce the number of places in their next meetings.

David Belliard, EELV candidate in the capital, even preferred to cancel the one he had to hold on Thursday, March 12 at Bataclan.

Anne Hidalgo, meanwhile, cancels her meeting to make it a "virtual" one. The outgoing PS mayor, candidate for his re-election, announced to BFM Paris the cancellation of his meeting scheduled for Thursday March 12 at the Japy gymnasium, hall of the 11th arrondissement with a capacity of 1,500 seats.

Towards record abstention ?

More than four in ten voters would consider not going to vote because of the risk of contamination. Especially the elderly. So who will benefit from this abstention ?

Another problem: volunteer assessors should be scarce at polling stations, threatening the proper organization of the poll.

To counter each one's problems his remedy. In the Hauts-de-Seine, a third of the municipalities have set up electronic machines to vote. This should limit promiscuity during the vote and the count. In Mulhouse, which has become one of the most important centers of the virus in France, in addition to electronic machines, voters will be advised to go and soap their hands before and after the vote. In other municipalities, we are also organizing for more security, but the means are often less. Surgical gloves, machines disinfected after each vote, more signing pens…

What about online voting only allowed for French nationals living abroad in legislative elections since 2012 and consular elections since 2014 ?

It could be the longer term solution.......

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


The government made the decision on Saturday noon to use article 49-3 on pension reform. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe went to the National Assembly to announce it to the deputies. The decision was ratified mid-day Saturday during a Council of Ministers, just after a Defense Council devoted to the epidemic of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister went up to the rostrum to make this announcement, in order to "put an end to this episode of non-debate" with the oppositions and "to allow the rest of the legislative process to start," he said. to the applause of the majority and to the boos of certain members of the opposition, including François Ruffin and Ugo Bernalicis (LFI).

Right and left standing wind

Right, left and unions are standing up against the use of 49-3 announced on Saturday. On the right as on the left, nobody spared his words to denounce the surprise announcement of Edouard Philippe on Saturday evening in the hemicycle. "Government coup" for the Communist Fabien Roussel, "totalitarian impulses" by Emmanuel Macron for the leader of the Insubmissives Jean-Luc Mélenchon, "worst solutions", for the ecologist Yannick Jadot, "the most total cynicism" for the boss of deputies LR Damien Abad…

Even many deputies of the majority criticize the fact of not having been informed before the announcement of the Prime Minister.

Discomfort among LREMs

Once past the stupor, the majority was ordered to unite behind the executive. It is an understatement to say that the announcement of the use of 49-3, "learned by the press", annoyed more than one among LREM deputies. We feel a real discomfort with the Republic on the move. Since 2017, around twenty deputies have left the group with acceleration in recent months (The group has 300 members and relatives today compared to 314 after the legislative elections). There is discomfort about the content of the reform and especially the way it was managed. And for the municipalities then, in cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, there are dissident candidates in about a third of them.

Recourse to article 49-3 of the Constitution will allow the adoption of the pension reform without debate or vote in the National Assembly.

Without debate or vote at the Meeting

Contested for more than a year, the pension reform project was indeed the subject of a battle of amendments to the National Assembly for a week.

Since the arrival of the text - and its more than 41,000 amendments - in public session on Monday, February 17, debates were tense between majority and opposition. By Friday, the 100-hour mark had been crossed and MPs were sitting this weekend. The calendar planned to go until March 6 and the truce linked to the municipal elections. This will not ultimately be the case. As expected, 49-3 will therefore be used to pass the bill without a vote.

The National Assembly had voted on Saturday morning article 7 of the reform project which plans to integrate special regimes (SNCF, RATP, Paris Opera ...) in the "universal" pension system by points. The debates will therefore stop with the Prime Minister's announcement and the use of 49.3.

Censorship motions

But the element of surprise, however, did not prevent the opposition from tabling two motions of censorship on Saturday evening, the first by LR, the second by the PS, the PCF and La France insoumise. To be considered, a motion must be signed by at least one tenth of the members of the Assembly, that is to say 58 deputies. They should be discussed next Tuesday but have no chance of succeeding since LREM alone has a very large majority in the National Assembly and can count on the support of the Modem.

The government therefore takes no risk in unsheathing article 49-3 to push through its pension reform!

A strong move

But usually, we use article 49-3 to discipline a recalcitrant majority. Here the use of this article just allows to pass this pension reform in force after a year of unsuccessful social consultation and while public opinion is still mainly against the project.

The sequence of pension reform is not over yet. On the street side, the unions are already considering new mobilizations in the face of recourse to 49-3 deemed "deeply scandalous" by the CGT and "unacceptable" by FO. On the Senate side where the right is the majority, the executive is preparing for another parliamentary battle.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld



Emmanuel Macron went to the Mont-Blanc massif on Thursday to "touch the finger" on the devastating effects of climate change.

A symbolic visit supposed to initiate the ecological shift of its five-year term but devoid of any new announcement.

In the early hours of the morning, the President of the Republic crossed the Mer de Glace for a long time. In a dark blue ski suit, he listened to the terrible climate inventory:

the ice is shrinking eight to ten meters per year, about two kilometers since 1850.

The glacier has lost 120 meters in thickness in a century. The most spectacular illustration of the impact of global warming in France.

In front of the alternation of gray rocks and bright blue ice, Emmanuel Macron lets go:

“I never imagined a cast so fast, it's impressive.

We realize how the non-decisions made it happen ”. "The glacier makes the invisible visible," notes glaciologist Luc Moreau.

"Climate emergency"

At the end of the morning, Emmanuel Macron delivered a fiery speech in Chamonix on the climatic "emergency", "the fight of the century" according to him. He said he felt here "our own vulnerability, the fragility of this landscape that was thought to be irremovable".

"We have to demonstrate that this strategy is compatible with economic progress because it is the strategy I believe in," he added.

Without a new announcement, he drew up the table of actions that he linked to ecological objectives, citing the revitalization of city centers to fight against urban sprawl, the law on recycling or even creation, announced the day before, new natural parks, including to protect Mont-Blanc.


In his speech Thursday, he said that the "fight for biodiversity is inseparable from the fight against global warming".

Some 60% of wild animals have disappeared in the past 50 years, the species disappear at a rate 1000 times higher than the rate of natural extinction, said Emmanuel Macron who also launched for the occasion the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB) .

With this trip, Emmanuel Macron wishes to make ecology one of the two priorities for his end of his five-year term, which is mired in pension reform. To open this chapter, he chaired an Ecological Defense Council on Wednesday at the Elysée Palace. The subject is unavoidable, including in the ballot boxes one month before the municipal elections.

Limit traffic

Emmanuel Macron was to have lunch in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains with local elected officials who heard him questioning the pollution in the Arve valley, caused by the passage of too many heavy goods vehicles and heating with wood.

On the spot, a demonstration against this pollution and the pension reform gathered 250 people, but it was dispersed before the arrival of Emmanuel Macron.

"Come to cry in front of the Mer de Glace when the agreements of the climate conferences are not respected and that the greenhouse gas emissions increase, it is parade, it is com '", tanced in the procession Pierre Delpy, energy advisor in an association.

An ecological turn more than demagogic ...... for the liberal convinced that he is !!!

Alyson  Braxton for DayNewsWorld


Opinion studies worry the Élysée. While the majority and the government are committed to defending the presidential record, Emmanuel Macron remains low in opinion research.

Nearly two out of three French people (64%) believe that Emmanuel Macron is a "bad president", according to an Odoxa * poll for Le Figaro and franceinfo published Thursday February 6 on the occasion of the "1,000 days" of his entry into function. 32% of those questioned even consider him "a very bad president".

Those who have a bad opinion of him consider him 62% bad because of "his actions and the policy he led". And for 37% because of "his attitude, his tone and his communication", according to this survey with Dentsu Consulting.

The communication of the Head of State is judged particularly severely: 69% find it bad.

Regarding recent news, 73% of French people questioned consider "fairly serious" the rejection by LREM deputies of an amendment allowing 12 days of leave for parents who have lost a child.

The rejection by the Council of State of the first version of the pension reform project is also considered "fairly serious" by 57%, against 27% of a contrary opinion, the others having not heard of it.

This decline is also shared by the right-wing electorate, which criticizes the way the executive manages the conflict around pensions and yellow vests in particular.

At the top of the state, we therefore seek to communicate better. Those around him are thinking about the best way to finally get rid of the label of "president of the rich" by communicating around good results. One of the tracks therefore consists in multiplying trips in the field, by developing a presidential agenda only around good results.

But this communication is not always well controlled, sometimes because of the president himself. Last Thursday, Emmanuel Macron was in Angoulême to announce 5 billion of investment and hundreds of jobs, but opinion will have retained only his controversial photo with a t-shirt caricating the police violence.

Survey carried out online on February 5 and 6 among 1,002 people aged 18 and over, using the quota method. Margin of error from 1.4 to 3.1 points.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


The 51st day of strike against the pension reform coincides with the examination, in the Council of Ministers, of the two draft laws which will then be submitted to the deputies. The bills relating to the establishment of a universal pension system have indeed been presented to the Council of Ministers.

The unions, mobilized for the 51st consecutive day, demonstrated and went on strike across France. The demonstrators were 1.3 million according to the CGT, including 350,000 in Paris while the authorities announced that more than 127,000 people marched in sixty cities outside Paris according to the police and the prefectures.

The next mobilization day is set for Wednesday, January 29, without the participation of the CFE-CGC.

Reacting to the social situation in France marked by the conflict over the pension reform, the Head of State vehemently denounced on the plane returning from Israel "the extraordinarily guilty political speeches" affirming that France has become a dictatorship, and thus justifying political and social violence: "Today has established itself in our society, and in a seditious manner, by extraordinarily guilty political speeches, the idea that we would no longer be in a democracy. That there is a form of dictatorship that has taken hold. ".

"Go into dictatorship, and you will see," continued the president at the microphone of Radio J.

"But go to dictatorship! Dictatorship is a regime where a person or a clan decides the laws. A dictatorship is a regime where you do not change the leaders, never. If France is that, try the dictatorship and you will see! Dictatorship justifies hatred. Dictatorship justifies violence in order to get out. But there is a fundamental principle in democracy: respect for others, the prohibition of violence, hatred to combat. "

After several punching actions in the previous days, Emmanuel Macron denounced "the acts of violence and the radicalism of certain blockages", calling "to the greatest firmness towards their perpetrators" according to remarks reported by Sibeth Ndiaye , government spokesperson, after the Council of Ministers. According to Mr. Macron, "all those who today remain silent on this subject are accomplices, today and for tomorrow, of the weakening of our democracy and our Republic".

Asked when he returned from Israel, where he participated in the commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi camp on Thursday, the French president also clarified to a colleague his analysis of anti-Semitism , which he linked to the economic crisis and social.

"All Western democracies are experiencing a crisis, and it is a crisis that is exacerbated by the great contemporary fears," he said, citing digital transformation and climate change.

According to him, "anti-Semitism is the most advanced form, each time the most radical of fear of the other".

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



Put under pressure after the revelation of new omissions in his declaration of interests, the high commissioner responsible for pension reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye, finally decided to resign.

At the height of the social conflict surrounding the pension reform, an explosive subject for which Jean-Paul Delevoye is responsible, Mr. Retraite finds himself pinned on several conflict of interest cases. Qualified by the modest term of "forgetfulness", they are more than annoying.

Especially since the World revealed Saturday, December 14, the second version of the declaration of interests signed by Jean-Paul Delevoye, the High Commissioner for Pensions. The politician finally declared thirteen mandates, of which eleven are still active, instead of the three initially indicated.

It was not all voluntary, so the mandate to advise for IGS, a higher education group, brought him 78,000 euros in 2017. This is almost twice as much as in the first version of his conflict of interest declaration. interest!

After his role as administrator in insurance - with the training institute for insurers Ifpass - it was a position at the SNCF foundation that was singled out. The High Commissioner for Pensions has been sitting on the board of directors of the SNCF Foundation since 2016, in charge of the group's sponsorship actions, and then other mandates ...

Suspicions of conflict of interest with insurance, accumulation of functions prohibited by the Constitution and now a new breach of its declaration of interest obligations!

Faced with these serious shortcomings in the declaration of activities and irregularities in its declaration of interests, the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP) is expected to rule on Wednesday December 18 on the transmission to justice of the high dossier -pension commissioner, Jean-Paul Delevoye.

Did Jean-Paul Delevoye think that he could be above the law: namely above article 23 of the Constitution, which prohibits a minister from exercising a professional activity at the same time?

With a status equivalent to a minister delegate in the government of Edouard Philippe M. Delevoye should indeed have given the body guaranteeing the probity of public decision-makers a complete declaration!

Jean-Paul Delevoye, 72, was deputy for Pas-de-Calais in 1986, senator, mayor, mediator of the Republic, etc. He was also a minister under Chirac. In 1999, he ran for president of the RPR, but lost to Michèle Alliot-Marie. "However, Jacques Chirac had bet everything on the man he nicknamed - certainly affectionately - the" big cunt ".

"Because he is tall and because he is stupid," he would have explained himself quite simply. , can we read with a colleague.

"A reflection that Emmanuel Macron may also have done by reading the revelations" on the annoying "oversights" of Delevoye...

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


In spite of the barely extinguished movement of the "yellow vests", the head of state is decided, with the ball in his head, to continue to reform by opposing the opponents of the pension reform. At the risk of rousing the anger of the street again. Emmanuel Macron knows it but, as he said during his trip to Rouen, he is "not even afraid". He polishes his strategy to "not face the wall of December 5".

To do this he beats the reminder of his troops .

Ten days before the strikes of the SNCF and the RATP, the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, indefatigable marathoner, receives on two days the unions and the employers for a final lap of track. Bis repetita. Édouard Philippe had already received them in September. For the same reason. In the same format.

Sunday, he summoned the entire government to Matignon, to detail the official line and avoid polyphony at the top. On Tuesday evening, the head of government is to host a meeting of parliamentarians LREM and MoDem, along with the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, and High Commissioner Jean-Paul Delevoye.

In addition the party En Marche is summoned to reactivate its members as it had done at the beginning of the crisis of "yellow vests". The Republic in March asks its leaders, its activists on the ground throughout France to give him their impressions.

A communication to extol the reform

The idea is to convince the public that the merger of the 42 existing pension plans into a single (point-based and career-based) system is "fair". High Commissioner Jean-Paul Delevoye acknowledged that there was a lot to do. And to add: "There are a number of untruths. Our fight is to be able to retricft these false truths upside down and to show how this project brings solidarity, generosity and solidity ".

Stigmatize the privileged special diets

In this war to prevent the public opinion to support the strikers as during the great strikes of 1995, the Head of State had, too, to go to the forefront qualifying the claims of employees benefiting from the special regimes demands "From another era". He exploits the only idea that puts almost all French people in agreement: it is not normal for railwaymen to retire before everyone else. By targeting these plans, which Richard Ferrand refers to as whiners, the government also wants to isolate them and avoid strikes by proxy or opportunity. Richard Ferrand, exhausted "a mobilization to maintain inequalities". "Attention to the image they can give, we could have the impression that they do a little corporatism," added, for its part, Elizabeth Borne.

But it is not certain that this bold strategy on the part of the government will succeed in defusing the mistrust of pension reform.

A risky strategy

Each passing day reinforces the mobilization of opponents of the pension reform. The call for the "unlimited strike" at the RATP and the "strike extendable" at the SNCF is coupled with a day of interprofessional strike decided by the CGT, Force Ouvrière, the FSU, Solidaires and four youth organizations. The left parties invite themselves to the processions, the extreme right too. According to a poll for La Tribune, Orange and RTL, six out of ten French people approve of the December 5th strike.

"The President of the Republic, who should be the president of all the French, tries to divide the French," thundered on Sunday, the Secretary General of the CGT, Philippe Martinez.

If Emmanuel Macron seems to want nothing to give on the reform project, the French still do not know the exact terms of the reform and are tired.

Because the vagueness and the hesitations have ended by making everyone doubt the relevance of this universal system.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


Go ? or not go ? . The question promises to be back in all directions by 2022. François Baroin, who chairs the powerful Association of Mayors of France (AMF), is considered a "safe haven" by several leaders of Republicans to carry the hopes of 'a right decimated in the next elections, including the presidential 2022. But the main interested Tuesday morning at Jean-Jacques Bourdin, did not show enthusiasm overflowing when the issue was raised.

"The post is not open, Emmanuel Macron is President of the Republic. It will be open in 2022, then it may be open in 2027, after it will open in 2032, "he first scanned.

The mayor (Republicans) of Troyes, François Baroin, did not say no to a candidacy for the presidential election, but "in quite exceptional circumstances".

In a hurry to unveil himself, an exercise he likes to avoid, the Mayor of Troyes finally answered that he would think of presenting himself "under very exceptional circumstances"

Baroin is worried about the "trap" of a duel announced between Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in 2022, scenario that the President of the Republic is working to install in minds.

"The duality between Macron and Le Pen, between the National Front and En Marche, to accept it without saying anything, arms dangling, in a deafening silence (...) is to accept the alternation," reaffirmed the former minister.

"We lost two presidential elections. All is to start again. How to imagine talking about the incarnation if we do not talk about the substance? "Warned François Baroin, while Valérie Pécresse and Xavier Bertrand do not hide their ambitions for 2022.

"We must first get together, then we must work on the evolution of the country and try to provide answers, the incarnation will come (...) when the time comes. »

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Le député de l’Ain Damien Abad vient d’être élu nouveau président du groupe Les Républicains à l’Assemblée nationale, succédant ainsi à Christian Jacob,  devenu patron du parti de droite. Il veut incarner une droite « sociale, populaire, de progrès » qui reste « déterminée sur les questions de laïcité, d'immigration, de sécurité ».

A 39 ans, l'élu de l'Ain devient le plus jeune président de groupe du palais Bourbon, à la tête de la plus importante escouade de députés de l'opposition.

Damien Abad est député de l’AIN depuis 2012 et 3ème Vice Président de LR depuis l’élection de Laurent Wauquiez à la tête du Parti de la droite sociale et libérale. (Les Républicains)

A ce titre il est depuis longtemps présent sur les plateaux de TV ou dans les rédactions des groupes de Presse où il est invité régulièrement pour commenter l’actualité politique et donner son point de vue sur tel ou tel sujet du moment. Sa notoriété grimpe.

L’homme est jeune, souriant et habile ; il maîtrise tout à la fois, une fine rhétorique et une dialectique redoutable tout en entretenant d’excellentes relations avec les journalistes.

Le public a déjà commencé à découvrir cette nouvelle figure politique, atypique.

Damien Abad est en effet ce jeune député facilement reconnaissable, qui intervient souvent à l’assemblée nationale où il occupe physiquement un siège à droite et tout en bas des travées, siège qui a été aménagé spécialement dès le lendemain de son élection pour tenir compte de son handicap.

Damien Abad est en effet atteint d’une maladie rare, l’arthrogrypose, une maladie congénitale difficile à détecter in utero.

Les séquelles de la maladie lui donnent cette démarche dandinante qui lui a valu le capital de sympathie qu’il attire très régulièrement et qui en a déjà fait le héros du handicap. Les handicapés ont trouvé en sa personne, leur porte- voix.

Damien Abad est né le 5 avril 1980 à Nîmes (Gard) où il fit ses études secondaires au lycée Alphonse Daudet . Après son baccalauréat, il intègre Sciences Po Bordeaux dont il sort major, puis Sciences Po Paris en 2004.

Il échoue par deux fois au grand oral de l’ENA, qu’il abandonne pour se tourner rapidement vers la politique de terrain qui le passionne.

Il a une sensibilité centriste et c’est donc tout naturellement qu’il se tourne vers L’UDF et son Président de l’époque François Bayrou, lequel à l’occasion du Congrès de Lyon de janvier 2006, s’était proclamé dans une motion unique, votée largement ( !), « libre et indépendant » mais néanmoins partisan d’une alliance pré-électorale avec l’UMP.

Vite repéré par les patrons du Centrisme, il est, à partir de mars 2006 embauché comme collaborateur de groupe à l’Assemblée Nationale. Au sein des services du groupe UDF, Damien Abad se voit confier un poste de chargé d’études sur les questions budgétaires et fiscales, un domaine et une spécialisation qui lui serviront grandement par la suite dans ses fonctions électives locales.

Mais le Centre éclate en 2008 suite à la décision de François Bayrou de créer le Modem. Cependant, tous les centristes ne font pas le choix de suivre le « béarnais » et les députés (les ¾ des députés centristes de l’époque ne l’ont pas suivi) qui avaient décidé de soutenir Nicolas Sarkozy pour l’élection présidentielle de 2007, conviennent de créer le Nouveau Centre qui verra le jour en mai 2008 à l’occasion du Congrès de Nîmes (la ville de naissance de Damien Abad).

Et c’est à Nîmes qu’est élu à la Présidence du Nouveau Centre, Herve Morin, ancien lieutenant de François Bayrou (il fut son porte parole pour les élections présidentielles de 2002).

Mais Herve Morin avait dès 2007 anticipé et fait dissidence, l’occasion des élections législatives de juin, où il a présenté, sous les couleurs du Parti Social et Liberal Européen « des membres de sa famille et certains de ses employés ».

Pour avoir soutenu Nicolas Sarkozy, il fut dès lendemain des élections remercié et nommé en sa qualité de nouveau chef de file des Centristes/compatibles UMP, Ministre de la Défense dans le premier gouvernement Fillon. (Herve Morin fut confirmé à ce poste dans le second gouvernement Fillon).

Et c’est à partir de là, que va démarrer la carrière politique de Damien Abad, qui bien que candidat malheureux dans la 5ème circonscription des Yvelines (3,17%) en 2007 se vit désigner par le Nouveau Centre, en récompense de son sacrifice et de sa fidélité, à Hervé Morin, candidat en seconde position sur la liste conduite par Françoise Grossetete (UMP) pour la grande circonscription du Sud Est (laquelle regroupait les Régions Rhône Alpes et PACA) à l’occasion des élections européennes de 2009.

La voie était tracée, sous les augures d’un Hervé Morin qui amicalement l’interpellait alors comme ceci dans les réunions publiques Damien, si les petits cochons ne te mangent pas et si les gros te laissent, je présage que tu feras une belle carrière politique ».

Et jusqu’ici, les petits cochons ne l’ont pas mangé et les gros se sont écartés !

Depuis qu’il a été nommé vice président des LR, Damien Abad a entrepris une tournée des fédérations LR. Il laboure le terrain, rencontrant inlassablement les militants qu’il faudra mobiliser dès la rentrée de septembre pour animer la campagne.

Il a acquis également une solide expérience de terrain en occupant la fonction de Président du Conseil Départemental de l’AIN entre avril 2015 et juillet 2017. Il n’occupe plus cette fonction depuis l’interdiction du cumul des mandats avec une fonction exécutive, mais il continue à siéger en qualité de conseiller départemental.

A l’occasion d’un récent sondage, les Français ont désigné la droite républicaine comme le second opposant à Emmanuel Macron, derrière le Rassemblant National (RN) de Marine Le Pen (ex FN), ceci alors même que LREM peine à rassembler !

Damien Abad est probablement un choix avisé pour sortir la droite de l’ornière dans laquelle elle était encalminée depuis les élections présidentielles de 2017 et qui selon les propos de Damien Abad lui même « aurait compris … enfin…qu’elle devait sortir du sang et des larmes » et assurer tout son rôle d’opposant, clairement et humainement.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.




A nine-year-old member of the LR legislature, Christian Jacob was elected Sunday night as the new president of the Republican party with 62.58% of the party's vote, ahead of Julien Aubert and Guillaume Larrivé.

The activists preferred to trust a faithful to the history of the party, rather than two young deputies quadras who intended to embody the break with the return to a line right for Julien Aubert, nostalgic of the RPR and a right Liberal and national for Guillaume Larrivé.

This former agricultural unionist spotted by Jacques Chirac in 1988 and atypical course - he has only the BEPC in his pocket - will have to tackle the difficult task of rebuilding a political family today in tatters.

And to drive it until the next presidential elections of 2022. The task is titanic and complicated, and he knows it.

"Everyone knows the difficulty of putting back on track our movement which for seven years has lived so many critical periods. We will only succeed if everyone clearly agrees to put their personal ambitions and their egos aside to devote themselves exclusively to the preparation of our project alternation macronism. "Warned the former mayor of Provins who pledged not to run for president. A foot call to the lost sheep Xavier Bertrand and Valérie Pécresse?

But the next test will be that of the municipal, this appointment that should not miss the right that has an important territorial network of local elected officials from the blue wave of 2014. "It will be a moment of truth between macronism and the Leninism on one side and us on the other. "

To do this, Christian Jacob intends to put back to the heart of the debate the unifying priorities of restoring the authority of the state, the fight against "the poison of communitarianism and uncontrolled immigration", but also the fight against "the impoverishment of the middle classes and pensioners ".

After the debacle of 2017 and the rout of the European May, LR has more than ever an effective mediator to reconcile the different rights. Republicans seem to have found it.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld




The candidacy of the French Sylvie Goulard for the post of European Commissioner for the Internal Market was drastically rejected on Thursday, October 10, during a second hearing. Of the MEPs, 82 voted against his nomination, 29 for, and one abstained. Only Renew's liberals, whose Renaissance list of Emmanuel Macron's majority is the main formation, have all brought their voices

If the former French minister (Enarque, polyglot, expert of the European institutions), at first glance, had the ideal CV for the post of commissioner, she nevertheless dragged pots and pans behind her.

Indeed, the former MEP (2009-2017) is subject to two investigations, one from the French justice system and one from the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf). They concern the case of the allegedly fictitious jobs of MEPs from the MoDem, which led to his resignation from the government of Edouard Philippe on June 21, 2017, after a month of exercise. Or she refused to commit to resign if she had to to be indicted in the case of the fictitious jobs of the MoDem. One weight, two measures?

MEPs also had reservations about a possible conflict of interest regarding her work as a "consultant" between 2013 and January 2016 for the Berggruen Institute, while she was a member of the European Parliament. For these activities in the think tank founded by the billionaire US-German Nicolas Berggruen, she received "more than 10 000 euros" gross per month, said the Olaf.

Emmanuel Macron experienced this refusal as a snub. But to propose an application tainted by two cases was it not in itself risky?

Moreover, Emmanuel Macron wanted to impose for his commissioner a portfolio with ultra-broad skills, ranging from the Internal Market to Defense, through Space or Digital, with budgets of several tens of billions of euros. Such a portfolio would have given France a disproportionate power within the Commission. This is also what MEPs rejected this Thursday. The political groups advocate for a redistribution of powers.

The scathing refusal of MEPs to appoint Sylvie Goulard to the European Commission sounds like a personal affront to Emmanuel Macron and his excessive European pretensions.

The New York Times explains that with this rejection of Sylvie Goulard, the European Parliament wanted to "show the muscles", and reaffirm its intransigence in matters of ethics in politics against a France that had found nothing better to propose "A technocrat targeted by no less than two investigations into alleged financial malpractice".

"In a climate of increasing distrust of the political world, it is not so bad that the future commissioners, without any other legitimacy than the heads of state who appoint them, have to answer to the deputies. elected. ", Rightly concludes in Les Echos the journalist Lucie Robequain.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



In a forty-two year political career, former French President Jacques Chirac has left a number of memorable statements, including historical speeches, provocations, blunders and slippages.

Here is an anthology:

Our house burns

"Our house is burning and we are looking elsewhere. The mutilated, overexploited nature can no longer reconstitute itself and we refuse to admit it. [...] Earth and humanity are in danger and we are all responsible for it "(Johannesburg Earth Summit, 2 September 2002)

Rafle of the Vel d'Hiv 'Yes, the criminal madness of the occupant was seconded by the French, by the French State. [...] Fatherland of the Light and the rights of the man, land of reception and asylum, France, that day, carried out the irreparable. Missing her word, she delivered her proteges to their executioners "(Recognizing the collaboration of France with Nazi Germany during the Winter Velodrome Rally, July 16, 1995)

What do you want?

"What do you want? Do you want to go back to France? Is that what you want? Let them go, let them do. "(" What do you want? That I go back to my plane and I come back to France? That's what you want? Let them go, let them do it ") (Altercation with Israeli security services interposed between him and the Arab population in the Old City of Jerusalem, October 22, 1996)


"What more does she want, this housewife? My balls on a platter? "(At a European summit, Jacques Chirac, then Prime Minister, does not know that his microphone remained open and gets carried away against his British counterpart Margaret Thatcher, February 1988)


"Our problem is not foreigners, it's overdose. [...] How do you want the French worker who works with his wife and who, together, earn about 15,000 francs, and who sees on the landing next to a family with a father, three or four wives? , and a score of kids, and who earn 50'000 francs of social benefits, without naturally working! If you add to that the noise and the smell, well the French worker goes crazy! [...] And it's not to be racist to say that "(Dinner-debate with activists of his party, June 19, 1991)

The pug

"It is certainly not you, Mr. Fabius, who will destabilize me. Be nice to let me talk and stop intervening shortly, a little like the pug! (In October 1985, Jacques Chirac inflicts on Laurent Fabius, then Prime Minister, a daring reframing on the set of TF1)


"It's primarily because I like apples a lot, I'm an apple eater. (In 1995, he released a book, La France pour tous , whose cover depicts an apple tree.) Questioned about this choice by Alain Duhamel, Jacques Chirac simply explains it in this way.A sentence that will become the slogan "Eat apples" under the pen of Guignols de l'info, and which, according to some observers, will contribute to his victory in the 1995 presidential election.)

Far right

"I can not accept the banalisation of intolerance and hatred" (Justifying his refusal to debate with the president of the National Front (FN, extreme right) Jean-Marie Le Pen, his opponent in the second round of the election presidential election, 23 April 2002)

Travel paid in cash

"It's not that they are deflating, it's that they (sums) are pschitt, if you allow me this expression." (TV interview at the presidential palace, July 14, 2001)

A staggering story

"I am indignant at the process, indignant at the lie, indignant at the outrage ... There must be limits to the slander ... Today we are reporting a history that is staggering." (In September 2000, during of an interview on France 3, Jacques Chirac questioned on the occult financing of his party, the RPR, revealed by Jean-Claude Méry, a member of the central committee of the party.)


"I decide and it executes" (Refocusing Nicolas Sarkozy, then his Minister of Finance, July 14, 2004)

"Sarkozy, have to step on him. And left foot, it brings good luck. "


"I can say that I will vote Holland!" (June 11, 2011 in Corrèze, about François Hollande, socialist candidate for the French presidential election of 2012 and while Nicolas Sarkozy is also candidate.The entourage of the former president will speak " of Corrèze humor »)

After two terms, ie twelve years at the helm of the country, Jacques Chirac gives his last official speech of President of the Republic. In this last emotionally charged address, the Head of State declares to the French:

"Not a moment, you have not ceased to live in my heart and mind. Not a minute, I have not stopped acting to serve this beautiful France. This France that I love as much as I love you.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld


The trial of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and five of his relatives opened on Thursday in the Criminal Court of Bobigny with the distribution of videos of the eventful search at the headquarters of LFI in October.

The search at the heart of the trial

The search at the heart of the trial was conducted at the Paris headquarters of LFI in the context of two investigations of the Paris prosecutor's office on the accounts of the 2017 presidential campaign and on the conditions of employment of assistants of MEPs from LFI, entrusted since then to examining magistrates.

Filming live on Facebook the search of his home, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had first denounced a "huge political police operation" before going with relatives at the headquarters of the movement.

In front of cameras, he had called his family to "break the door" to enter the premises.

He was also seen shaking up a representative of the prosecution, as well as a police officer trying to intervene.

Up to ten years in prison

"To accuse an insubordinate of crime of rebellion, it is a form of pleonasm," threw on Thursday at the helm Jean-Luc Mélenchon, tried with five of his relatives in Bobigny for rebellion and acts of intimidation, during the search at the headquarters of LFI in October.

The trial, scheduled for two days, opened in an electric climate, fueled by the repeated attacks of the leader Insoumis against justice. To the judge who asked him if he agreed to appear, Jean-Luc Mélenchon replied: "I do not think I have a choice, but yes".

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is being prosecuted for "acts of intimidation against a magistrate and a depositary of public authority, rebellion and provocation".

He incurs up to 10 years in prison, a fine of 150,000 euros and 5 years of ineligibility. Also present are MPs Bastien Lachaud and Alexis Corbière, MEP Manuel Bompard, President of the "People's Era" Association Bernard Pignerol and the press officer of LFI.

An oratorical contest between two tribunes

The leader of LFI, the first to be interviewed, said he felt "a sense of humiliation". The day of the search, on October 16, 2018, "the day began in an atmosphere of confusion, of amazement", with the search of several unsubdued militants, justified Jean-Luc Mélenchon, when the president of the tribunal Benoît Descoubes emphasized that the materiality of what he is accused of was established.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon pointed out that he was also afraid that the file of 500,000 registered on the LFI platform would be seized while he had a "moral responsibility vis-à-vis those who gave their name and address for support (his) presidential campaign ".

And he said he was again the victim of a "political trial": "I'm not talking about conspiracy, but about system effect".

To the questions of Me Eric Dupond-Moretti, one of the lawyers of the civil parties, the leader of France Insoumise could not help but retort: ​​"It is a classic technique, to cut small piece by piece the Questions. Go straight to the goal, be offensive! ", Jean-Luc Mélenchon told him.

Visibly annoyed, Eric Dupond-Moretti joked: "Here we are in a court, not in front of the court, with signs!" An allusion to the dozens of unsubdued activists who were waiting in court to support the defendants.

A duel between two high - colored characters, the media lawyer and the tribune who had started a muted war on social networks, on the eve of the trial.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld


The immigration debate was launched on Monday evening by Emmanuel Macron during his pot of re-entry with the parliamentarians of the majority "We are a land of immigration. This creates tensions, but it must be seen in the face, "argued the head of state.

"We do not have the right not to look at it in the face. (...) The left did not want to look at this problem for decades.

Popular classes have migrated to the far right. "

The president does not intend to leave the subject on immigration to the right and the extreme right in view of the next elections, municipal in 2020 followed by the presidential election of 2022.

One of the priorities of this second part of the quinquennium is to reconnect with the working classes after the crisis of "yellow vests" which has shaken the power. So the president on Monday called his majority and his government to the firmness on immigration, to avoid being "a bourgeois party" that ignores the opinion of popular classes seduced by the far right.

Because immigration concerns the French well and truly. According to an Ipsos Sopra-Steria study for Le Monde published Monday, September 16, 64% of respondents feel that "we do not feel at home as before" (+4 points since 2017), and 63% think that there are too many foreigners in France. How to respond to these concerns?

Right of asylum

Emmanuel Macron intends to act mainly on the right of asylum, a principle he reaffirmed but that he considers "diverted from its purpose by networks, people who manipulate". France recorded a 23% increase in asylum applications last year, after already increasing by 7.1% in 2016 and 17.5% in 2017.

With demands coming from Albania and Georgia, which are rising sharply, that the public authorities consider largely unfounded. 27% of applications were accepted, a stable figure compared to the previous year.

However, there is very little deportation at the border, so that the unsuccessful ones increase the number of illegal immigrants.

The restriction of AME

The debates in parliament will also focus on state medical aid (AME) to "control the costs and ensure that it goes well to people in distress," according to government spokesman Sibeth Ndiaye .

The AME, which represents a budget of some 943 million euros and covers more than 300,000 people, allows foreigners who are illegally resident and have been living in France for more than three months to benefit from access to healthcare.

A 2015 parliamentary report estimated that 70% of the MEA was for hospital costs related to serious illnesses, such as tuberculosis or HIV, and some deliveries. The government is thinking of restricting access to the MEA.

Two tracks seem to emerge: either via the criteria to be profitable, or via the number of treatments that can be reimbursed.

But to seize the subject of immigration is also to look at the problem of integration.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.


Le chef de l’État a annoncé qu’il préférait un accord avec les partenaires sociaux sur la durée de cotisation plutôt que sur un âge pivot de départ en retraite. Il s'agirait de demander aux salariés de travailler plus longtemps pour bénéficier de la retraite à taux plein. On augmenterait le nombre de trimestres nécessaires pour avoir sa pension, quel que soit l'âge.

Age d’équilibre ou âge pivot

Jusqu’alors les porteurs de la réforme penchaient plutôt pour un départ à la retraite à un âge d’équilibre à 64 ans avec surcote et décote en cas de départ retardé ou anticipé. Aujourd’hui, l’âge légal de départ en retraite est fixé à 62 ans.

Pour l’heure, « rien n’est décidé », a affirmé Emmanuel Macron. « Il y a certaines professions qui - si on fait les choses mécaniquement - seraient lésées : infirmières, aides-soignants, enseignants », a souligné le chef de l’État, selon qui « il n’y aura pas de réforme des retraites tant qu’on n’aura pas bâti une vraie transformation de ces professions. »

Une accélération du calendrier de la réforme Touraine

Aujourd’hui, les Français doivent cotiser 166 trimestres, soit 41,5 ans pour bénéficier d’une retraite à taux plein. Mais cette durée doit augmenter dans les années qui viennent : c'est la conséquence de la réforme de Marisol Touraine. La durée de cotisation doit atteindre 43 ans, c'est-à-dire 172 trimestres, pour les Français nés après 1973.

L'idée serait d'accélérer le calendrier de la réforme Touraine, pour demander de cotiser plus longtemps aussi aux salariés nés dans les années 1960. Une recette déjà utilisée par les gouvernements précédents.

Cela avantagerait deux catégories de personnes, par rapport au système envisagé jusqu'ici. D'abord ceux qui ont commencé à travailler tôt. Et ensuite ceux qui bénéficient de trimestres de bonification, comme les parents de famille nombreuse, qui n'auraient pas besoin d'attendre 64 ans.

Ce choix avantagerait les salariés qui ne font pas beaucoup d'études, et pénaliserait ceux qui ont une longue formation et qui commencent à travailler plus tard.

Des problèmes pour déterminer la durée de cotisation

Si le calcul des retraites se fait uniquement sur la durée cela peut poser deux problèmes, d’après une économiste féru sur la question.

Le premier concernera les personnes avec des carrières en pointillé. Ceux qui cumulent des petits boulots ou qui font une pause dans leur vie professionnelle pour élever des enfants devront, avec cette option, travailler plus longtemps pour percevoir une pension de retraite décente.

L’autre problème posé par un système basé uniquement sur une durée de cotisation concernera la pension de retraite minimum. A partir de quel moment estimera-t-on qu’une personne doit la toucher s’il n’y a pas d’âge d’équilibre ? Seul un âge d' « équilibre » pourrait déterminer le déclenchement de la pension minimum.

Beaucoup de questions auquel le gouvernement va devoir répondre dans les prochaines semaines. Emmanuel Macron a promis de « construire tous ensemble cette réforme », évoquant, « plus qu’une concertation », « une grande négociation », « un grand débat ».

Mais quid du déséquilibre financier ?

Si l'allongement de la durée de cotisation a été utilisée par bon nombre de gouvernements, le candidat Macron avait critiqué ces réformes techniques, en expliquant que lui, il allait faire beaucoup mieux. Car leur inconvénient, nous disait-il, c'est qu'elles ne règlent les problèmes financiers que pour un moment.

Macron tiendrait à cette réforme qui se voudrait inventive, juste, anticipatrice.

« Il veut persuader les jeunes qu'ils bénéficieront d'une retraite, sinon arrivera le moment où ils ne voudront plus cotiser ( ...)

Le système actuel est en outre défavorable aux carrières hachées, alors que les gens vont être de plus en plus mobiles. », explique Richard Ferrand !!! ???

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



« Je veux que cette réforme incarne un changement de méthode », a martelé Emmanuel Macron.

Il est certain que la réforme des retraites fait partie des dossiers brûlants de la rentrée.

Mais pour éviter une rentrée houleuse alors que se préparent des mobilisations pour le 21 septembre à l’appel de FO et le 24 à l'appel de la CGT, le gouvernement fait montre de souplesse ne comptant pas souffler sur les braises laissées par le mouvement des Gilets Jaunes.

Si l'exécutif compte toujours avancer dans ses réformes, c'est donc avec une nécessaire concertation et en y associant l'ensemble de la société.

« On va la construire tous ensemble cette réforme », a-t-il assuré, évoquant, « plus qu'une concertation », « une grande négociation » car «rien n'est décidé » à ce stade, a-t-il affirmé.

Lundi soir, Emmanuel Macron a cependant indiqué sur France 2 sa préférence, dans le projet de refonte du système des retraites, pour un calcul des droits à la retraite lié à la durée de cotisation plutôt qu'à l'âge de départ .

Le président de la République a également reconnu que le système des retraites était en déséquilibre financier et qu’il faudrait remettre les finances d’aplomb pour 2025.

Ce à quoi a répondu le ministre de l'Économie, « l'important, c'est de réformer. ». « Nous devons tous travailler plus », estime Bruno Le Maire.

Pour le ministre, l'objectif doit aussi être de parvenir à l'équilibre du système en 2025.

« L'ambition doit être la même, le système doit être à l'équilibre en 2025, a-t-il déclaré. Il doit être plus juste. (...) Ce qui compte, c'est de refonder le système de répartition. »

« Nous devons tous, collectivement, travailler plus, a-t-il encore souligné. D'abord en baissant le chômage, ensuite en permettant aux jeunes de rentrer plus facilement sur le marché du travail », mais aussi en permettant aux plus de cinquante ans de retrouver du travail.

Le ministre a également insisté sur la nécessité d'une grande concertation avant toute réforme. « Il faut une réforme juste et acceptée par les Français, a avancé M. Le Maire. Vous ne passerez en force sur rien. C'est la réalité de notre démocratie, et c'est une bonne réalité. »

L'âge de départ à la retraite concentre une grande partie des débats autour du futur « système universel » des retraites prévu pour 2025.

Le haut-commissaire Jean-Paul Delevoye, qui a rendu ses préconisations mi-juillet, a recommandé, quant à lui, un « taux plein » à l'âge « pivot » de 64 ans, assorti d'un système de décote/surcote.

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



Le président brésilien Jair Bolsonaro aurait approuvé dimanche sur Facebook un commentaire offensant pour la première Dame Brigitte Macron, tandis qu'un de ses ministres traitait le chef de l'Etat français Emmanuel Macron de « crétin opportuniste ».

Jair Bolsonaro aurait réagi à un post se moquant du physique de la première Dame française en le comparant à celui de Michelle Bolsonaro (37 ans), rayonnante le jour de l'investiture de son mari. « Vous comprenez maintenant pourquoi Macron persécute Bolsonaro? », peut- on lire à côté de photos des deux couples présidentiels. « C'est la jalousie (...) de Macron, je parie », écrit l'internaute, Rodrigo Andreaça.

« N'humilie pas le type - MDR », aurait répondu en commentaire le président Bolsonaro en référence à son homologue français.

Ce post a-t-il été publié par le chef de l'Etat lui-même ? A un porte-parole du palais présidentiel de Planalto de répondre « Nous ne faisons pas de commentaire ».

Le président français Emmanuel Macron a déploré les « propos extraordinairement irrespectueux » du président brésilien.


Dimanche également, Emmanuel Macron a été copieusement insulté sur Twitter par le ministre brésilien de l'Education, Abraham Weintraub. « Macron n'est pas à la hauteur de ce débat (sur l'Amazonie, ndlr). C'est juste un crétin opportuniste qui cherche le soutien du lobby agricole français », a écrit le ministre de l'éducation, en référence à l'opposition du président français à l'accord de libre-échange UE-Mercosur.

Le terme utilisé en portugais (« calhorda »), très loin des usages diplomatiques, n'a pas d'exact équivalent en français mais se trouve à la croisée de « tricheur », « crétin » et « connard ».

Olavo de Carvalho, écrivain et "gourou" de Jair Bolsonaro, exilé aux Etats-Unis, a de son côté forgé sur Twitter le nom de "Macrocon", au moment où la sphère bolsonariste se déchaîne contre le président français.

Ces attaques inédites marquent une très nette escalade dans les tensions entre Brasilia et Paris.

L'Amazonie a jeté de l'huile sur le feu d'une relation franco-brésilienne qui s'est tendue après l'arrivée au pouvoir à Brasilia du président d'extrême droite.

Jair Bolsonaro avait infligé un affront diplomatique fin juillet au ministre français des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves Le Drian, en visite à Brasilia, en annulant leur rencontre.

Il avait posté sur Facebook un direct dans lequel on le voyait se faire couper les cheveux à l'heure prévue du rendez-vous, qui avait été annulé "pour des questions d'agenda".

M. Le Drian, qui avait rencontré des ONG brésiliennes souvent hostiles à Jair Bolsonaro, avait ironisé sur cette « urgence capillaire ».

Ces derniers jours, à propos de l'Amazonie, Jair Bolsonaro a accusé M. Macron d'avoir une « mentalité colonialiste » tandis que celui-ci l'accusait d'avoir « menti » sur ses engagements climatiques.

Des méthodes dignes des plus mauvais soaps politiques.

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.




A quoi sert le G7 ?

La légitimité du G7 reste à prouver après ces deux jours de raout des grandes puissances industrialisées qui ont mis au ban la Russie et préféré inviter des chefs d' Etats d'autres continents.

D'ailleurs de nombreuses rencontres se font bilatéralement au détriment du multilatéralisme.

Or le président français Emmanuel Macron, hôte de ce G7, veut à tout prix faire montre de son emprise sur le G7 de Biarritz.

Après avoir incendié le président brésilien Bolsonaro -grand admirateur de Trump- pour sa gestion des feux ravageant la forêt amazonienne quoi de mieux alors que d' inviter à Biarritz le ministre iranien des affaires étrangères, réformateur, Javad Zarif à Biarritz?

Mais une invitation en marge du sommet pour un entretien exclusif avec son homologue français Jean-Yves Le Drian, rejoint à la fin par Emmanuel Macron, ne risque-elle pas de dénoter, d'incommoder ?!

Pas sûr que le président Donald Trump encaisse le coup d'épée dans le dos sans coup férir !

Il a certes fait bonne figure devant les caméras du monde entier assurant que rien ne pouvait remplacer les approches bilatérales avec sa propre administration.

Mais en pleine escalade verbale et militaire contre l’Iran, Donald Trump a tout de même nié a priori tout droit au président français de négocier « au nom des Etats-Unis ».

Une mise en scène qui aurait ennuyé l'entourage de la présidence américaine...

Mais au- delà de ce vaudeville franchouillard,  faut-il  y voir la volonté de souligner la possible crise internationale face au déclenchement d’une possible guerre avec l'Iran ?

Le chemin de la négociation pour l'éviter ne serait-il pas alors des plus urgents ?

Un coup de projecteur capable peut-être d'initier un processus de désescalade salutaire de cette crise déclenchée par le retrait des Etats-Unis de l’accord international sur le nucléaire iranien signé par Barack Obama.

Mais attendons-nous à ce que Donald Trump active sa machine numérique à invectives dès son vol retour vers Washington face à un pari audacieux quelque peu prétentieux du Président français.

Un coup d'épée dans l'eau pour les Iraniens conservateurs dont ne fait pas partie Javad Zarif, le "côté souriant de l'Iran" !

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld


Here we are this summer again plunged into a scandal of Macronie! What better dreams for vacationers fond of political and financial scandals!

Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, Mediapart revealed that François de Rugy, then president of the National Assembly, organized lavish private dinners at the expense of the taxpayer. With his wife, Séverine Servat de Rugy, he would have received several of their friends under the paneling of the hotel Lassay for evenings where the grands crus (500 euros the bottle) flowed and lobsters covered the tables.

François François de Rugy assumes and justifies himself. On the same day, Wednesday evening, another announcement falls. The journalist Fabrice Arfi of Mediapart reveals indeed in the wake that the minister's director of cabinet, Nicole Klein, still occupies a social housing in the XIVth district since 2001, while she did not work in Paris between 2006 and 2018 .

A situation that "deprived of housing one of the approximately 200,000 applicants for social housing in Paris, who wait for many years before obtaining an apartment," says Mediapart. The reaction of his boss François de Rugy was not long in waiting: she was dismissed without further trial, Thursday, July 11.

And a new revelation would tarnish the reputation of the minister. Thursday the 13th of July in the morning the De Rugy couple have made realize, according to Mediapart, more than 63 000 euros of work, always paid by the taxpayer, in their private apartments of the ministry. Of course the number 2 of the government was again quickly justified.

But wanting to extinguish the fire as soon as possible, two investigations were ordered by the government.

Emmanuel Macron still remembers the so-called "Benalla" case which began in July 2018 to be fueled until the spring of 2019. Each day brought its share of twists, as well in the columns of the World as in the other daily titles and weekly, which, as in the nineteenth century to Eugene Sue with The Mysteries of Paris published in the Journal des débats, kept the French in suspense.

Two open investigations that would clear François de Rugy

One is led by the services of the National Assembly and deals with the allegedly private dinners he organized at the Hotel de Lassay when he was its president. The other is headed by the General Secretariat of the Government (SGG) and concerns the work carried out in its former official residence of the Hotel de Roquelaure (VII), for an amount of 63,000 euros.

The result of these instructions should be unveiled Tuesday morning.

Part of the result of the investigations, however, transpired in the press that the famous dinners would all be "professional", thus clearing the former minister.

And what about the result of the inquiry organized by the Prime Minister's services on his job accommodation? He would be of the same ilk. The total bill of 63,000 euros is explained by the specificities of the building built in the eighteenth century and requiring specialized providers. These would be the conclusions of the inspection launched by Matignon and entrusted to the general secretariat of the government. The full report will be known on Tuesday.

Investigations by government-related services in place

"A joke," reacted on Twitter, Fabrice Arfi. "If the National Assembly has investigated De Rugy as she investigated Benalla, we know what to do," quipped the journalist Mediapart.

Especially when one dwells on the very nature of these two surveys, carried out by services related little or more to the power in place ...

"Besides, there is also the desire not to overwhelm him anymore. He has already paid a high price, "said a ministerial adviser according to Franceinfo. Especially since another file, much more sensitive, could potentially undermine Rugy: that of the payment in 2013 and 2014 of a portion of its contributions to EELV with its compensation representation fee (IRFM).

The beginning of a second "murderous summer" for Emmanuel Macron or late game ?

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


Nearly 300 people gathered on Friday, June 29, for an operation to block the Sully Bridge in Paris after a call for non-violent civil disobedience against "climate inaction".

The ecologist protesters of Extinction Rebellion, who were participating in a peaceful (but undeclared) rally to block a bridge in Paris on Friday, were dispersed manu militari by the police. Images of tear gas and dragged militants provoked many indignant reactions.

"Police, gently, we do that for your children! ".

About 300 activists of the group Extinction Rebellion organized, Friday, June 28, a blocking operation of the bridge of Sully, in Paris. This group, born in late 2018 in the United Kingdom, calls for non-violent civil disobedience against "climate inaction". They were quickly and violently dislodged by the police

Pacifist protesters dislodged by tear gas

Around noon, after blocking some streets of the 4th arrondissement, the militants joined the bridge of Sully for a "festive" event. The demonstration had not been declared officially, but the prefecture had been warned the day before the mobilization.

The intervention of the police was muscular: the police sprinkled with tear gas the militants.

A report was requested from the police prefect

Following this evacuation, Christophe Castaner asked a report to the Paris police chief on the "modalities" of the evacuation. "At the request of the Minister, a technical inspection was launched and a report was requested to the Prefect of Police on how to manage this operation of law and order made necessary to restore traffic in the heart of Paris," he said. said the Ministry of the Interior.

The blocking of the Sully bridge, which links the 4th and 5th arrondissements, hindered the traffic routes, while France was going through a period of heatwave and alternating traffic was imposed in the capital that day.

According to the police headquarters, the police intervened to "stop the obstruction of the traffic generated by this action". After asking the officials "several times to disperse" and "in the face of their refusal to leave the premises," summonses were made without more success, said the prefecture. "This rally was later dispelled by the police," said the administration, which states that two people were placed in custody for offense of obstruction of traffic.

Criticism of law enforcement by the government?

"When I saw that, I asked myself questions and watched the video as a whole," said Ecology Minister François de Rugy, asked about this episode on Sunday on BFMTV.

Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye was more vocal on LCI: "I believe the activists in question were participating in a rally that was neither declared nor authorized. But "it does not justify gassing in the face and with such proximity, of course," she added.

As a reminder, tear gas can not be used within one meter and only to disperse violent demonstrations and not peaceful demonstrations. The police response was disproportionate, it seems.

The use of legitimate violence against troublemakers?

As it has been in certain manifestations of the "Yellow Vests" so that the act XII "Yellow Vests" had been planned as a "white march" in Paris for the wounded demonstrators.

"Today, there are 2,000 of which a hundred seriously affected," denounced Maxime Nicolle, one of the figures of the dispute. This was confirmed by the militant group "Disarming them." They lost an eye after a shot of LBD, a hand after the explosion of tear gas grenades GLI-F4, or were wounded by shots of pounding grenade DMP . Among them, Jérôme Rodrigues wounded in the eye by a shot of LBD or fragments of grenade DMP, he who filmed the rally place de la Bastille.

As much as they are to be seen, they denounced the use of these weapons by the police at the same time as they denounced "police violence".

The French government, for its part, defended the need for these weapons to avoid violent direct contacts and more injuries between protesters and police.

"What I know is that if we take them away from our police, what's left of them? They still have the body-to-body or their service weapon. I do not wish that they use their service weapon, and I wish to avoid the body-to-body. ". The speech of the Ministry of the Interior is that if we suppress them, the police will have no choice but to resort to their firearms and that there will be deaths. And the Council of State, seized in urgency, to reject the requests for suspension of the use of the launcher of defense bullets (LBD), believing that the risk of violence made it "necessary to allow the police to resort to these weapons ". But this speech sounds wrong in comparison to what is happening in other democracies.

In 2016, the Catholic Association against Torture and the Death Penalty (ACAT), published a report investigating police violence in France, entitled "Order and strength": the human toll is already heavy. The 112-page dossier, based among other things on the work done by Ivan Du Roy and Ludo Symbille, already highlights between 10 and 15 deaths per year and calls into question the use of sub-lethal weapons (LBD, Taser) and Police detective techniques (folding, ventral plating) in this one.

Convictions of international bodies of the use of LBD

On 14 February, a group of experts from the UN Human Rights Council issued a ground-breaking communiqué on the subject, saying that "the right to demonstrate in France has been disproportionately restricted" while giving the figure of 1700 wounded.

On 25 February, the Council of Europe calls on France to suspend the use of LBDs.

"The injuries caused by LBD shots reveal a disproportionate use of force, as well as the maladjustment of this type of weapon in the context of law enforcement operations," noted the Commissioner of Human Rights. Man of the ECHR, Dunja Mijatovic, in a ten-page memorandum.

And finally, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has not failed to ask that France investigate police violence that has occurred during the Yellow Vest demonstrations since then. mid-November in a speech to the Human Rights Council in Geneva "We encourage the (French) government to continue the dialogue and urgently call for an in-depth investigation of all reported cases of excessive use of force Michelle Bachelet continued, putting France on the same list as Venezuela or Haiti.

The use of legitimate violence against troublemakers? Yet the same injury can be the result of legitimate and illegitimate violence

So much so that the parquet floor of Paris opened several preliminary inquiries

On Monday, 1 July, he also announced that he had opened a preliminary inquiry into "willful violence by a person in the custody of the public authority", in order to shed light on the conditions of this muscular evacuation. Being a "depositary of public authority" may also constitute an "aggravating circumstance" under Articles 222-12 and 222-24 of the Penal Code.

The subject of police violence must no longer be treated in the manner of the blunder, the exception, the accident, the slippage but not as part of an economic, political, social system, according to the researcher Mathieu Rigouste.

"What police, for what missions? What connections between the police and the government, what control of citizens over the police? "So the question arises.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



For the first time under the Fifth Republic, a former president will be tried for corruption.

The Court of Cassation rejected Tuesday, June 18, the last appeals filed by Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer Thierry Herzog and the former high magistrate of the Court of Cassation Gilbert Azibert to avoid a trial for "corruption" and "trading in influence" .

The court has finally validated the referral to the criminal court of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, prosecuted including the "corruption" of a senior magistrate of the Court of Cassation in this case revealed by wiretapping. Messrs. Herzog and Azibert will also be tried for "breach of professional secrecy".

The secret phone of "Paul Bismuth".

In a document, the judges of the national financial prosecutor's office PNF ensured that the investigation of the judges had

"Highlighted heavy and concordant charges against MM. Azibert, Herzog and Sarkozy ", going so far as to compare the methods used by the former president and his lawyer to those of" senior offenders "including the recourse, to communicate confidentially, to the false identity of" Paul Bismuth "...

Investigators had realized that the former president, placed on tapping in another investigation, and his lawyer communicated via cell phones acquired under a false identity, including that of Paul Bismuth for Mr. Sarkozy. The former head of state is suspected of having attempted to obtain secret information from Gilbert Azibert at the beginning of 2014, via his lawyer Thierry Herzog, in proceedings concerning the seizure of his agendas in the Bettencourt affair in exchange for a boost for a prestigious position in Monaco.

But according to Me Jacqueline Laffont, the Court of Cassation would however "not dismiss the legal grounds" raised by the defense and left the court "the care to settle" ( Le Monde ).

According to her, "these legal issues therefore remain relevant, in particular that relating to the prohibition by the European Court of Human Rights to use retranscriptions of wiretaps with its lawyer against a litigant".

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


In the National Assembly, the Prime Minister presented the calendar and method of the coming months, until the municipal elections of March 2020. He then obtained the confidence of the deputies by 363 votes to 163.

The situation of "emergency", which led to the election of Emmanuel Macron, continues after two years of office, said the Prime Minister in attacking his policy speech in the National Assembly. And to list the "economic", "social", "ecological" and finally "political" emergencies that determine the need to "stay the course set (...) to release the forces of our country and protect its citizens".

"We want to rebuild trust, by returning to the idea of ​​power, a guarantee of our greatness and our way of life, a France faithful to itself, a France that is hard-working, supportive and environmentally-friendly, drawing on what it produces. the source of social justice, "concluded Philippe.

1) Edouard Philippe promises the gradual end of special diets and says it will take longer to work. Employees will still have the opportunity to retire at age 62, but a break-even age will be offered with benefits for anyone who chooses this age of balance. The Prime Minister also ensures that the rules will be the same for everyone. The new system "will define an age of equilibrium and incentives to work longer".

2) Lower taxes

Household taxes will fall by 27 billion euros over the five-year period. Édouard Philippe announces a decline of 350 euros on average per household for the first installment.

The tax loopholes will be re-studied, the ministers of Bercy Bruno Mayor and Gerald Darmanin will reveal their leads in early July.

Édouard Philippe also confirmed that "the residence tax on the main residence will be completely removed for all French. "

3) Bioethics Act

The bioethical bill, including the LDC for all, will be adopted by the Council of Ministers in July and then examined at the end of September at the Assembly. "I am convinced that we can achieve a kind of serene, deep, serious debate, up to the demands of our country, which is my ambition anyway," the prime minister said.

4) Access to public services

"Maisons France services". Édouard Philippe hopes to see 300 open by January 1, 2020 and at least one by township by the end of the five-year period. Objective: to allow every French to have access to public services.

5) Financing the dependency

"Measures to support home care" of the elderly and "investments" in retirement homes will be included in the 2020 budget of Social Security, promised Édouard Philippe. He confirmed the presentation "at the end of the year" of a draft law on dependence.

The Minister of Solidarities and Health, Agnès Buzyn, will present "a bill that will define a strategy and programming of the necessary means to take care of dependence," he added. This reform "will be another great social marker of this five-year period, perhaps one of the most important".

6) Support for single-parent families

30,000 crèche places will be created for these families.

By June 2020, the government will put in place a new system to protect single people against the risk of unpaid alimony, "said the Prime Minister." By decision of a judge, or on request in case of incidents payment, the pensions will be automatically withdrawn by the CAF to be paid to their beneficiaries and it is the CAF that will trigger a recovery procedure in case of unpaid, "he said.

7) State Reform

Regarding the administration, the emphasis is on strengthening local authorities: "local services will be strengthened, and central governments reduced".

8) Reform of the institutions

Édouard Philippe opens the door to a postponement after the senatoriales of September 2020 if an agreement with the room proves impossible. "We will wait for the right moment and the will of the Senate, which may only come after the renewal of the Upper House in 2020," said the Prime Minister.

9) Migrants : combating abuse and holding an annual debate

Édouard Philippe pleads for European harmonization. "The number of asylum seekers has dropped by 10% in Europe but continues to grow in France by around 22%. If we are to welcome, we must control these migratory flows. In the coming months, France will embark on a plan for a complete refoundation of Schengen. The right of asylum is a treasure, we are devoting resources to it. "

Each year there will be a debate in Parliament on the country's migration policy. The first will be organized in September.

10) Reform the Islam of France

The head of government reaffirms the will of the state to fight against Islamism and pleads for a revamp of the Islam of France. "Islam of France must train imams in France who speak French and put an end to the system where many imams or chants are paid by foreign states".

11) "A new act of decentralization"

The Prime Minister wants to take measures to encourage the mayors' commitment, which will be presented in July. The project could go to the Senate in September. The head of government wants to "clarify the territorial mille-feuilles".

12) Fight against insecurity

Édouard Philippe intends to "fight against gratuitous violence". Interior Minister Christophe Castaner will issue a white paper on internal security this summer, a law must be passed in the wake.

The focus is on the fight against narcotics: "Over the next twelve months, our priority will be to fight drug trafficking. (...) It involves harassing sales outlets, neutralizing distribution ladders, knocking out network heads "

13) "Ecological acceleration"

"The next twelve months will be those of ecological acceleration," promises Édouard Philippe, who wants social housing to end the "energy sieves".

The head of the government wanted the draft laws on mobility and energy-climate to be adopted before the summer.

14) Reform of institutions : towards a postponement

Edouard Philippe opened the door postponing the review of institutional reform after the senatoriales of September 2020, calling however not to "resist the desire for change expressed by the French."

"We will wait for the right moment and the will of the Senate, which may come after the renewal of the Upper House in 2020," said the Prime Minister.


Mr. Philippe also recalled that "the President of the Republic has the ability to directly question the French [by referendum] on the reduction of the number of parliamentarians".
Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld


Following the publication of a controversial caricature, the American newspaper The New York Times took a radical step: it banned political cartoons. Cartoonist Plantu sees it as a threat to "the future of our democracies". "Humor and disturbing images are part of our democracies," says French designer Plantu. Founder of the Cartooning for Peace association, which criticized Tuesday the New York Times' decision to ban political cartoons from its international editions. "It's as stupid as asking children on Mother's Day to stop making drawings for their moms," said the cartoonist Le Monde history.

The daily said it had been thinking for a year to "align" the international edition to that published in the United States, which no longer includes political cartoons for many years. He intends to put this project into effect as of July 1st.

Controversy over caricatures

At the origin of this controversial decision was a caricature of comedian Antonio Moreira Antunes. In late April, the publication of a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump sparked an uproar within the Jewish community and beyond. The head of the Israeli government was drawn in the form of a guide dog, wearing a necklace with a star of David, and kept on a leash by the blind American president with a kippah on his head. This caricature

The New York Times has announced Monday that it will publish more political drawings in its international edition, after a recent controversy related to a caricature deemed antisemitic. These drawings are already banned from its American edition for several years.

For me . Plantu the American newspaper has "flattened itself in front of the social networks by apologizing several times for having published a drawing", and he should "get back together" and say that he was "wrong to separate from the designers because we can not imagine newspapers without the images of opinion ".

Press drawing is a "fundamental human right" for Plantu

Through the association Cartooning for peace (created in 2006 with Kofi Annan), and with the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Plantu is leading a campaign for press design to be recognized by UNESCO as a human right. fundamental. He therefore expressed his solidarity with his colleagues working for the New York Times, including Antonio Moreira Antunes, whose caricature is at the origin of this controversial decision.

The mobilization of the cartoonists

It is on Twitter, and with pencils, that cartoonists have reacted to the controversy. Authors like Ménégol, caricaturist who collaborates notably with the Figaro, fought back on the social network. In his drawing, the emblematic letters of the New York title became sawtooth, cutting up a pencil. The cartoonist Glon amused himself by caricaturing Donald Trump with his advisor. "But why does not the New York Times ever talk about me again?", The US president wonders. "They stopped the political caricature, Mr. President," his neighbor replies.

"As we supported the cartoonist Antonio who was censored by the New York Times (...), the association Cartooning for peace supports the cartoonist Patrick Chappatte", one of the cartoonists of the American newspaper for twenty years. years, pointed out the draftsman. "We are worried about the future of our democracies and the freedom of opinion," he added.

Cartoonists worried about democracy

"Maybe we should start to worry," said Patrick Chappatte "And we rebel. News cartoonists are born with democracy and when liberties are threatened, so are they. "

For his part, the head of the editorial section of the New York Times James Bennet said on Twitter that the newspaper wanted to continue working in the future with Patrick Chappatte and Heng Kim Song, his other star designer, on other formats...

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld


Under the Paris Climate Agreement, the signatory countries pledged to announce new efforts by 2020 to strengthen their national plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in order to contain the global rise in temperatures.

"There are 80 countries that have already told us to be ready" to rev up their ambitions, Luis Alfonso de Alba told reporters.

"But that does not mean they want to do it the scale we need," he said.

Target: carbon neutrality by 2050

The United Nations is pushing governments to reduce greenhouse gases by 45% over the next ten years and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

"We need to dramatically increase our ambition," said the UN climate envoy. "We are not talking about a gradual approach, but a drastic increase. ".

A total of 197 parties signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 following COP21, and 186 have since ratified it.

The United States of Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the agreement, but this withdrawal will only be effective in 2020.

Luis Alfonso de Alba is organizing next September an ambitious summit on the environment in New York.

He was in Washington last week to meet with US officials. "Very positive" meetings, according to the UN envoy.

The United States is the second largest polluter in the world after China.

Kelly Donaldson for DayNewsWorld



AT three days of the European elections Emmanuel Macron unites the first Ecological Defense Council. This Council, whose creation, in the manner of the Defense Council, was announced on April 25th at the conclusion of the great national debate, is composed of the Prime Minister and twelve ministers. It aims to coordinate the government's environmental action and ensure their "priority" in public policies, says the presidency.

"It is a form of council of ministers, but dedicated entirely to the ecological transition.The priority indicated by the President of the Republic to the climate issue can not be the affair of a single minister, it brings together all the ministers the more concerned ", it is known in the entourage of the Head of State. The Prime Minister and the Ministers of Ecological Transition, Economy, Budget, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Territorial Communities, Health, Housing and Overseas are permanent members of this Council , lists the decree of the Official Journal.

Some announcements are expected as the probable abandonment of the project "Montagne d'Or", this open-pit gold mine in Guyana "incompatible with environmental requirements," according to Emmanuel Macron. The minister of ecological and solidarity transition, François de Rugy, must also go to Guyana in mid-June.

A series of other topics will be discussed, such as the reinforcement of protected natural areas, a trail evoked by the head of state after his meeting with the UN biodiversity experts in early May. The Council could also propose to curb the artificialisation of soils, to stop the reduction of agricultural land in favor of subdivisions, to set new plastic recycling targets or to specify the future law on the circular economy, expected at the beginning of July in the Council of Europe. ministers.

This Council will also have to take stock of the climate plan adopted in July 2017 and the biodiversity plan adopted in July 2018 and, more generally, monitor the "green" programs already announced, such as the cycling plan.

This staging of the declared voluntarism of the Head of State on environmental issues did not fail to elicit reactions from his critics denouncing an "electoral opportunism" to three days of voting in France for the European elections.

Has not his party, LREM, made the ecological transition a priority of its program for Europeans with the rallying of some headliners stuck in the environmental camp, like Pascal Canfin and Pascal Durand ?

The REM knows that the list of Europe Ecology-Greens (EELV) represents a threat likely to make the majority lose some valuable points ...

In addition, a day of international youth mobilization and numerous marches are announced, Friday and Saturday, in France and abroad.

No question for Emmanuel Macron to let the ecologists take back ground.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


I angry some of the retirees with the rise of the CSG. That is why the President must announce the reindexing of "pensions of less than 2,000 euros" on inflation in the short term, that is to say from 1 January 2020. "Pensions of less than 2,000 euros will be reindexed on inflation as of January 1, "according to this draft speech.

As a cost-saving measure, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced at the end of August that the increase in retirement pensions would be capped at 0.3% in 2019 and 2020, an unpopular measure which was added to the effect of the rise in CSG for some retirees.

On December 10, during a televised speech, Mr. Macron had already announced the cancellation, for 2019, of the planned increase in the CSG for retirees receiving less than 2,000 euros per month.

A drop in "taxes of the middle classes" will be financed in particular by "the suppression of certain tax loopholes." Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had referred to the "fiscal exasperation" as the main lesson of the great national debate launched in early January.

Among the measures in favor of purchasing power, the text also mentions that the exceptional bonus of € 1,000 tax-free and without social contributions, decided at the end of December 2018, will be "perpetuated" and open to employers "every year".

Regarding the wealth tax, the President of the Republic refuses as planned to restore it immediately but announces an "objective assessment" of the controversial reform of 2017, pledging on this basis to "make all the changes and necessary corrections ".

It is also planned to abolish certain tax loopholes. All this will be a reality from the beginning of next year.

Emmanuel Macron explains that he no longer wants "no closure of school and hospital until the end of the five-year period", "unless the mayors ask".

Acknowledging that "many of our fellow citizens feel that their territory is abandoned," the Head of State wants to "ensure the presence of public services" and "open a new act of our decentralization", including with "more officials on the ground, with greater responsibility, "" and fewer officials in Paris to write standards or create rules ". Emmanuel Macron sets the new ceiling at 24 pupils per class, from the large section of kindergarten to CE1, including outside REP.

To respond to the pressing demands of the Yellow Vests and some oppositions such as France insubordinate (LFI), Emmanuel Macron is therefore "favorable" to that referendums of citizen initiative (RIC) "can be organized on certain topics of interest local".

He is also "in favor of making more accessible, by simplifying the rules", the referendum of shared initiative (RIP), provided for by the Constitution but extremely complicated to implement. The RIP was introduced into law in 2008 by Nicolas Sarkozy but the implementing decree was only promulgated in December 2014.

The text of Emmanuel Macron's speech also provides that "an agreement of 300 citizens drawn by lot" will be installed "next month", in May. She will be in charge of "working on the ecological transition and the concrete reforms to take". For the last two years, the constitution of a citizens' assembly dealing with ecological issues has been proposed many times.

Finally, the President wants a new act of decentralization designed with elected officials and forces to simplify the "millefeuille".

The President of the Republic said he was in favor, according to his draft speech, to the abolition of ENA (National School of Administraton), which he himself graduated in 2004. The Head of State is favorable to a change of "training, selection, careers by removing the ENA and several other structures," according to the speech of his speech. "We need an elite, decision-makers," says Emmanuel Macron, who wants "all our young people to be given their chances based solely on their merit and not on their social or family background," according to the document

The fire of Notre-Dame de Paris has certainly upset the agenda of the President of the Republic, forced to postpone its announcements of exit of the "big debate" to later. But the French are impatiently waiting for the president to clarify the measures envisaged and the mode of governance.


Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



"It is a president of lightning who often referee at the last moment", according to a close of the president.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe woke up for a week to curb the impatience of the French after the close of the great debate. Place tonight to the concrete answers of President Emmanuel Macron.

Emmanuel Macron will unveil, this Monday evening at 8 pm on television, "priority action projects and the first concrete measures" to respond to the great national debate and the crisis of "yellow vests", announced the Elysee, this Sunday evening.

On Wednesday, he will "make new announcements", "explain and detail" his major projects at a press conference at the Elysee. His first in France since the beginning of his quinquennium in May 2017, he had draped in an attitude of Olympian. Objective of this speech: to provoke a "blast" effect by speaking to the greatest number.

"It's a president of lightning who often referee at the last moment," said a close.

But the suspense that the president maintains for weeks on this intervention must meet the expectations of the French.

"In-depth changes will be launched" to mark "a new act", predict some. Others even promise "surprises" for Monday to revive a quinquennium in decline.

But had not Edouard Philippe slowed the ardor of some? The output of the great debate "will last a long time" and "will not be done in three announcements," he also warned late March. Before also warning that all the expectations, sometimes contradictory, French could not be satisfied. "Adding 66 million individual votes does not build a common project," he said in Saint-Brieuc.

The tracks are not lacking to come out of the top of this unprecedented impasse of power.

Some in advance seem excluded, such as the return of the ISF whose removal has earned him to be called "president of the rich." A track that evokes others makes dream some: that of the creation of a universal allowance ...

According to the Ifop survey, 88% of French want to reindex the small pensions on inflation, 87% want to force doctors to settle in medical deserts, 82% want a general decline in income tax and 80% remove the television fee.

It will have included measures to improve their purchasing power, for taxation and pensions. Because we are not mistaken: the trigger of the crisis of "yellow vests" is above all the increase of gasoline at the pump. "A Jacquerie of the 21st century" ?

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.


Edouard Philippe, qui joue le paratonnerre du Président, est à la manœuvre :

il a passé sa semaine à meubler le temps avant les grandes annonces d'Emmanuel Macron.

À l'Assemblée, Philippe a promis mercredi 9 avril 2019 des décisions « puissantes et concrètes » pour répondre au grand débat.
Des solutions « dont beaucoup devront être du sur-mesure », a-t-il jugé bon de préciser.

À la fin de son discours, le chef du gouvernement a annoncé que « sur les sujets qui devront faire l'objet d'une concertation, le président de la République fixera le cap ».

« Il nous appartient de passer du consensus sur le diagnostic au compromis et aux choix démocratiques qui font les grandes solutions », a-t-il renchéri, évoquant une phase à venir à laquelle participeraient syndicats, patronat et associations.

Mais il en faudra plus que pour le dialogue social se rétablisse avec les élus et tout particulièrement avec le Chef de l'Etat, sur qui colle toujours l'étiquette de Président des riches.

Car comment sortir du « grand débat » sans couac et avec succès ?

« Le président a conscience qu'il joue son va-tout », comme l'a indiqué un ministre, ajoutant que « si ça ne marche pas, on retombe dans des semaines de violences », abonde un ministre.

A Emmanuel Macron de jouer serré

Le chef de l'État devrait répondre en deux temps, d'abord à travers une allocution solennelle, puis avec des interventions médiatiques soigneusement calibrées. Et ce dans les jours qui suivent, mais pas plus tard que mercredi pour que les les annonces ne se télescopent pas avec la mobilisation des gilets jaunes du samedi qui suit.

Des bruits courent et des pistes se dessinent.

Au menu :

1° La potentielle création d' « service public de la pension alimentaire ». Nombreuses sont celles à ne pas toucher pour leurs enfants la pension de l'ex-conjoint. Grâce à ce nouveau service en cas de non-versement de la pension, l'État s'en porterait garant et se réserverait le droit de s'attaquer au conjoint fautif.

2° La création d'une Loi d'initiative citoyenne (LIC). À partir d'une pétition, une « conférence de consensus » serait organisée et en cas d'aboutissement, la proposition serait alors envoyée au Parlement, qui la soumettrait au vote.

3° Un impôt plus progressif

A l'étude, une plus grande progressivité de l'impôt sur le revenu semble actée.

4° Parmi les mesures plus symboliques, une « réforme » de l'ENA-et non sa suppression- est toujours sur la table.

Ce ne sera certainement pas le Grand soir. !!

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
There are no translations available.



On ne compte plus les départs des conseillers d'Emmanuel Macron qui quittent le navire avant qu'il ne prenne l'eau.

Ils sont au nombre d'une douzaine à partir.  D'autres changent de poste: Stéphane Séjourné, ex-conseiller politique, devient candidat et directeur de campagne pour les européennes pour La République en marche.

Sibeth Ndiaye, conseillère presse, occupe désormais le poste de porte-parole du gouvernement.

Avec des assistants ou chargés de mission, ils étaient d'ailleurs une petite vingtaine à faire leur pot de départ lundi soir à l'Élysée. Et le Président aurait des problèmes de recrutement pour des postes restés vacants !

Certains sont aussi sous pression judiciaire.

Et voici que les trois plus proches collaborateurs d'Emmanuel Macron sont convoqués mercredi 10 avril par les juges chargés de l'affaire des passeports diplomatiques d'Alexandre Benalla.

A l'agenda des juges figurent Alexis Kohler, le secrétaire général de l'Élysée, Patrick Strzoda, le directeur de cabinet, et François-Xavier Lauch, le chef de cabinet du président, figurent.

La question est de savoir pourquoi Alexandre Benalla détenait encore ses passeports diplomatiques depuis son licenciement

Ces affaires peu glorieuses se multiplient dans l'entourage du chef de l'État qui avait pourtant juré de faire de la politique autrement ! De quitter l'ancien monde ! En ce moment, c'est plutôt le nouveau monde de ces presque quadragénaires peu exemplaires qui est mouillé dans les affaires.

Alexis Kohler est visé par trois plaintes de l'association Anticor, notamment pour conflit d'intérêt présumé. Il lui est reproché des liens familiaux avec l'armateur MSC, principal client des chantiers navals STX, où il représentait l'État au conseil d'administration.

Il avait déjà demandé à rejoindre MSC après le départ de Pierre Moscovici du ministère de l'Économie en avril 2014, mais s'était vu opposer un avis défavorable de la commission de déontologie de la fonction publique !.

Celle-ci arguait alors qu'Alexis Kohler était intervenu en 2010 auprès de STX France en donnant son avis sur un contrat conclu avec MSC, alors qu'il travaillait pour l'Agence des participations de l'État, un service à compétence nationale.Libération indique que Pierre Moscovici avait été « averti de ses liens familiaux » et avait « [pris] soin de l’écarter de tout dossier relatif à MSC » .

L'Express indique qu'après ce refus, comme directeur de cabinet d'Emmanuel Macron,« Kohler décide de ne pas traiter des sujets concernant STX, puisqu'il a été en pourparlers avec MSC et qu'il ne perd pas de vue une future embauche » .

Et l'affaire continue : on le retrouve fin mars 2017 participant à une réunion à Bercy en tant que représentant de MSC au sujet du rachat de STX France, MSC étant opposé à une reprise par le groupe public italien Fincantieri...

Gardons-nous bien de faire une liste à la Prévert, nous verserions dans l'ennuyeux. On achève bien les chevaux.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld


What should we expect from the synthesis of the great debate ?

After two months of consultations, Monday, April 8, 2019, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris, Edouard Philippe presents the report of the contributions.

Only 1.5 million contributions were posted on the website of the great national debate. The Opinion Way sounder has processed them to deliver an encrypted report. The sounder only dealt with closed questions, that is, questions that can only be answered with "yes" or "no"

Lower taxes

It is first and foremost the desire for greater justice and efficiency in dealing with the tax that has manifested itself. Several tracks are cited: that everyone pays income tax (34.7%), that taxation is reformed and simplified (28.2%), that the richest contribute more (27.8%), that the tax loopholes be removed (11.8%) and that the ISF is restored (10.3%). Of the respondents, 12.9% offer to reduce VAT on basic necessities.

The reduction of public expenditure

52% surveyed call for public services closer to home and more human since 49% of them have already given up an allowance because of too complicated administrative procedures.

In order to finance social expenditure, 52% are for the introduction of counterparts to the various solidarity allowances, the increase in working time (24%) as well as the decline in the retirement age (22%).

For the reduction of the deficit, public spending should be reduced, according to 75% of them, and especially State expenditure.

Less immigration

With regard to immigration, 10% are for a hardening of reception conditions, with quotas (9.3%) whereas 5.5% advocate the suppression of family reunion and the right of the soil, having a policy European Union.

The proposals that oppose immigration are more numerous than the desire to improve reception conditions (10%). Education and learning French is considered the most effective and fair integration tool (20%).

A reduction of parliamentarians and referendums at the local level

Regarding democracy, 69% demand that the white vote be taken into account while 57% want the vote to become mandatory. Referendums at the local level are claimed at 80%. And 42% wish to facilitate the use of the referendum of shared initiative (RIP), in particular by lowering the trigger threshold (14.4%) and by associating a citizens' initiative referendum (5.8%).

Contributors overwhelmingly (86%) favor a reduction in the number of parliamentarians and the introduction of proportional representation (42.2%) so that the different political sensitivities are better represented.

64% believe that the non-cumulation of mandates is a good thing whereas 53% want a transformation of the assemblies. If 86% of respondents voted against the administrative mille-feuilles, being attached primarily to the town (68%).

The French are very concerned about ecology .

A large majority of them (86%) believe that they can help protect the environment.

On the other hand, 55% think that taxes on diesel and gasoline will not change behavior. To finance the ecological transition, the general budget of the State and the ecological taxation should do it. And this funding should be distributed according to 69% of respondents between companies, administrations and individuals;

The synthesis will not solve everything and may disappoint. Why ?

The synthesis will serve as a working basis to enlighten those who decide by providing them with leads for the best possible decisions. To representatives of the people, elected officials, to make these decisions.

If the Great National Debate has been an exercise in participatory democracy it is indeed for representative democracy to take over. And the announcements will be made by the Head of State in the coming days.

Advertisements "neither" in the "denial nor" in the stubbornness "which are not likely to satisfy the most radical yellow jackets.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



As we know, the word of Emmanuel Macron has lost a lot of credit and for good reason. In a few days last week only.


Whether it is her empathic commentary to the address of the septuagenarian wounded in the head during a demonstration of Yellow Vests on Saturday, March 23, 2019:

When he lodged a complaint about "violence in a meeting with a weapon by persons holding public authority against a vulnerable person", Emmanuel Macron hastens to exonerate the security forces responsible for dispersing a few demonstrators gathered in an unauthorized sector.

"This lady has not been in contact with the police," asserts the head of state in the columns of Nice Matin this Monday, March 25. However, the city prosecutor finally admitted Friday, March 29, 2019 " that a police officer has removed the arm to his right Mrs. Legay" during the dispersion "causing its fall".

Whether it's his closest adviser Ismaël Emelien until Monday, March 25th. It was he who made broadcast in mid-July 2018 via anonymous Twitter accounts a distorted montage to defend Alexandre Benalla, mixing images of CCTV obtained illegally and images of another scene of violence!

Or that it is still the fact of the prince dismounted by the Council of State.

"I will continue to open all positions, especially the administration of the senior civil service, to people of talent and merit from other horizons because it's a good thing," said Emmanuel Macron after the appointment in August 2018 of Philippe Besson, a close relation of the presidential couple, as consul general in Los Angeles thanks to a decree modifying the rules of recruitment.

Well, no, the Council of State decided otherwise! Cancellation of the decree since only career diplomats can occupy this type of post as always. So decided the institution against the executive who wanted to be all-powerful.

No wonder the head of state appears physically challenged. After so many camouflets the presidential speech is discredited.

Serial departures from the presidential cabinet.

And to this are added the successive departures of several of his closest advisers: the Elysian cabinet has been reduced to a trickle. Ismael Emalien left the ship for the release of his book. Nothing to do with the Benalla case, he swears. After the departure of Benjamin Griveaux, Mounir Mahjoubi - one for the municipal, the other for Amazon - and Nathalie Loiseau, named head of LREM list for European, the Elysee had to draw from its last reserves to replace them.

It would be close to burn-out, they say in well-informed spheres. He sighs, sighs that detonate with the public image of a dashing and confident head of state. And a colleague to tell the small sentences launched by his entourage. "He lost the tail of Mickey, he can not hang it," says one "It's not far from the burn-out," says the other. A "little hand" adds: "Fortunately it is made up, otherwise we would see how it is burst ...".

The head of state appears very much alone as the outcome of the great national debate is approaching which finally tires the opinion. He is a man exhausted by a very solitary exercise of power far from the official story, the "storytelling" that his faithful soldiers are hearing about the "extraordinary" intelligence of their hero. And the head of state has his share of responsibility in this hellish chaos this descent straight into hell. "If he disappoints, he is dead. And he will disappoint ... ", advances one of his relatives.

"I give him advice, but he does not hold back any. ", Indignant Nicolas Sarkosy.

If Nicolas Sarkozy appreciated the current president at the beginning of the term, the relations seem to have cooled down considerably since then. The former president criticizes the length of the great debate, or the last reshuffle made by the executive. He is also critical of the upsurge of anti-Semitic acts and the lack of strong action by the ruling power.

"The state must answer. I am sure he will do it. But it must be done now and with extreme firmness, "he said, according to Le Figaro. And slip to a friend on the same Macron: "I give him advice, but he retains none. It starts to force me. "

The verdict of Nicolas Sarkozy is also without appeal on the future of macronia. "It will end badly. ". And to conclude with Rachida Dati, the gunslinger: "It's Usain Bolt on the starting line. He is waiting for the pistol shot.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


After the departures of Benjamin Griveaux, Mounir Mahjoubi - one for the municipal, the other for Amazon - and Nathalie Loiseau, named head of list LREM for European, the Elysee announced the appointment of relatives of the first hour .

Sibeth Ndiaye, 39, current Press and Communication Adviser to the Head of State, has been appointed Secretary of State to the Prime Minister and Spokesperson of the Government.

In charge of Emmanuel Macron's press relations during his campaign, she followed the president after his inauguration.

Cédric O, 36 years old, economic adviser to the presidency of the Republic, obtains the digital secretary of state.

Supporting the head of state since 2017, he had been treasurer of his presidential campaign, then a member of the investiture commission of En Marche for the legislative elections.

The position of Secretary of State for European Affairs goes to Amélie de Montchalin, 33, MP (LRM) of Essonne and figure of the majority.

She is a member of the 6th constituency of Essonne since June 2017.

Economist and once close to the Republicans, she joined En marche in 2016.

From 2018 to 2019, she is first vice-president of the LREM group.

Two very close and one ex-Juppéist on the start, two very close and an ex-Juppéist at the finish.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




On July 18, the Le Monde newspaper unveiled videos of Alexandre Benalla, at the time in charge of Emmanuel Macron's mission, violently striking a couple during a demonstration.

It was necessary at any price and at any price to contextualize the muscular intervention of Alexandre Benalla attacking a couple place of the Contrescarpe. Ismael Emelien, in charge of the crisis communication of the Elysee, to retaliate to exonerate the protected President.

To do this, he recommends using images of the drama and have them published on militant accounts and an anonymous account, @frenchpolitic held by a LREM officer Pierre Le Texier. The videos, which Alexandre Benalla has retrieved from the archives of the Paris Police Prefecture, are posted on these accounts.

The montage contains two videos. On the first, we see the molested couple throwing bottles at the police. On the second, we see a very agitated man who chases a member of the police with a chair. The first date was shot on the Place de la Contrescarpe - the day of the event - but the second was filmed at another place, in the evening ...

Ismail Emelien, who resigned from the Elysee Palace on February 11, was sworn in before the Senate Inquiry. Ismaël Emelien invited on France 5 March 28 to promote the trial does not fall from the sky (Editions Fayard) told the reporter questioning he did not know that the man on the chair had no connection with the student of the other video. "I do not know, I do not know who this gentleman is, I do not know if it's this one or not," he said.

As mentioned by Le Monde, Emmanuel Macron, as a lesson giver to the people, had denounced anonymous accounts on social networks:

"What I can do in the social network, now I do it in the street. Anonymity becomes a helmet, a hood, a mask, "he explained. For his closest advisors too !

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


Ismael Emelien is the special adviser to President Macron. He was auditioned by the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) on January 16th.

The latter admitted having asked a LREM employee to broadcast a video to "defend" the Elysee and the President of the Republic in the Benalla case.

The counter-offensive of the Benalla affair came from the Elysee, from the office of one of Emmanuel Macron's closest collaborators: Ismael Emelien.

This testimony, now on record, specifies the conditions under which CCTV images from the Paris police headquarters were broadcast, on July 19, via a Twitter account pro Macron, used by LREM but from unofficial way.

This sequence was supposed to mitigate the responsibility of Alexandre Benalla accused of molesting a couple, on the sidelines of the violence of May 1, 2018. It shows, in fact, the two young people throw projectiles against CRS.

Emelien confirms having organized this media response, but he assures that he ignored at the time the origin of these images obtained by Benalla, and deposited at his office at the Elysee, on the morning of the 19th.

According to him, they could come from a video found on the Internet, images of tourist webcams or private videoprotection.

It was above all to "ensure the defense of the President of the Republic."

The only idea that the adviser had in mind was to clear Emmanuel Macron.

"It was not, he said, to ensure the personal defense of Mr. Benalla, but that of the Elysee and the President of the Republic who were caught in part in this crisis. ".

Also according to his testimony, the advisor sends the sequence to Pierre Le Texier, in charge of the digital response for LREM, one of his relays in the party posting video on the account @Frenchpolitic.

Also according to the words of the special advisor. "In the late afternoon, I am alerted by the press service of the Elysee on the fact that journalists are questioning us about a video that would have been stolen in connection with Benalla. I am in doubt and I ask Mr. Le Texier to withdraw the publication, "says Emelien during his hearing.

According to his story, it is only then that he becomes aware of the origin of these images and the illegal nature of their dissemination. The video is then transmitted by the Elysee to the public prosecutor. And a dismissal procedure brought against Alexandre Benalla.

But Ismael Emelien is the specialist in digital strategy. So could he ignore that these images had been filmed by the police ?

It is the answer to this question that will determine whether we can blame him for the offense of "hijacking of images from a system of video surveillance and concealment of images from a system of videoprotection and concealment of violation of professional secret " .

A game of fools.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



We have just learned that following a second application for release, Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase were released on February 26, one week to the day after their placement on February 19, 2019 in custody.

Alexandre Benalla slept since 19/02 at the prison of Health in Paris, while Vincent Crase had been placed in that of Bois d'Arcy (Yvelines) on the decisions of judges and a judge of Freedoms and Detention, confirmed by the Investigating Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal.

Opposed to these decisions, their respective lawyers had filed, in the same Trial Chamber, in the form of a free trial, new applications for release which were thus examined on February 26, separately, the said lawyers considering that their incarceration was unjustified and unfounded in law.

Even if, we agree, deprivation of liberty must be the exception, we have been taken seriously by these successive twists and turns.

* Humorous illustration image
The Benalla affair, which for several weeks has caused a general panic at the Elysee, makes indeed more and more uncomfortable, especially since the publication on 20 February 2019 of the report of the Senate Inquiry Commission that those interested can read online (the report was published on the Senate website). It will be until March 21 to know if Gerard Larcher will file a complaint for the facts exposed.

The case is becoming surreal.

Recall !

Alexandre Benalla, the guardian angel of Emmanuel Macron (and often Brigitte) who had only to cross the street in the aftermath of the presidential elections of May 2017 to find a job in charge of missions doubled the duties of guard of the body and maid (?) is at the origin of what today appears to be a Macron affair and therefore a matter of state (see our previous editions).

It all starts on May 1, 2018. Disguised as a policeman, Alexandre Benalla wrestles in physical acts, violently, on opponents to Emmanuel Macron who came to protest on the Place de la Contre Escarpe in Paris. A video immortalizes the incident and this video circulates widely enough to become public and create the attention of the two parliamentary assemblies which then decide, one and the other, to set up Commissions of Investigations.

The Commission of Inquiry of the National Assembly "sinks" very quickly.Ses works are a fiasco of which its President, Yaël Braun Pivet, Deputy LREM, President of the Commission of Constitutional laws (lawyer by profession in the civil life) carries the entire responsibility. Yaël Braun Pivet has become the result of its events the emblematic figure of Parliamentarism Godillot that earned him the Prize Pan Pans awarded on January 10, 2019 by the Anticor Association.

At the same time, the Senate Inquiry Committee is resisting the pressures, continues on its merry way, investigates and questions with every turn. His works are broadcast publicly on the TV channel and the French (or foreigners interested in French politics) become "taped" listening to the revelations that arise hearing after hearing.

Following these revelations Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase are indicted on July 21, 2018 and placed under judicial control which makes them absolutely forbidden to meet and exchange.

A few months later, our colleague Médiapart published, on January 30, 2019, the audio recording of a strange conversation between the two men about secret appointments, erasing data on their respective laptops etc.

Médiapart states that these conversations were recorded on July 26, 2018 only a few days after the indictment of the two men; these recordings show that Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase violated their judicial control.

From then on, it was inevitable that the mechanics of a state affair would start and the crisis meetings would follow one another at the Elysee.

It is therefore because of the violation of their judicial control, of which Médiapart declares to hold certain evidence that the two men, summoned to the all nine Palais de Justice of Paris on February 19th, were placed in detention.

The two men have "languished" in prison since that date, leaving their respective lawyers to organize their defense and therefore to seek, in summary, liberty, again in front of the Trial Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Paris their release.

It is said that since then, Alexandre Benalla would be ready to "swing" Emmanuel Macron? In this antagonism of "rascals" it would be interesting to compose a new literary book titled "The revenge of Scapin".

But this path is not certain? The Elysee could continue to protect his dear "Benallou" by increasing pressure on the public prosecutor, Rémi Heitz, appointed November 8, 2018 in incredible conditions thanks to the stubbornness of Emmanuel Macron, which Rémi Heitz recognizes that it is today in a particularly uncomfortable situation. Yet it is he, who at the request of the Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet decided to search Médiapart ...

This last issue is indeed not impossible especially when we learn that Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase "were placed on February 19, 2019, the same day they were remanded for violation of their judicial control, in the same box and left 1:30 face to face .... the time they give their violins.

This huge mess was put on the account of "poor transmission of instructions from magistrates to police escorts" (in fact the @mail would not have been sent?). The TGI of Paris declined to comment, but a source familiar with the case called the situation ubiquitous!

As usual, for Christophe Castaner, the Minister of the Interior, the Benalla case is not a matter of state. The Minister claims to have questioned the possibility that the Médiapart recordings were made by a police service, whether they were judicial or administrative. He says he had checked!

For his part, our colleague Médiapart recalled that he was not an information office, but an information newspaper, which fights against the obstacles to the truth in this case or in others.

To protect its sources, Médiapart objected, as has just been indicated, to a search carried out as part of a preliminary investigation following a complaint lodged by Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase, "for breach of privacy of their private life (?) ".

As a result of this incident, Médiapart officially handed over a copy of the 7 unpublished recordings that Justice wanted to obtain by force.

The Benalla affair is not over.

The media, the parliament and the rustling of the web will be able to comment for a long time on what appears today as a sordid affair, symptomatic of what one can describe as the stables of Augias of the Presidency of the Republic.

And we must admit, these stables there, "they stink", as the system has been worm-eaten and perverse. The waving of the Macronist Republic will fill the atmosphere for a long time.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



A while the list consisting of some jackets for European is contested by many demonstrators, the one who was to be the campaign manager, Hayk Shahinyan, announced on Monday on Facebook that he took the field.

The 29-year-old Lyonnais, who was to support Ingrid Levavasseur at the head of the Rally of Citizenship initiative, is personally challenged because of his past membership of the Young Socialist Movement

"I made the decision to withdraw from all my activities, return to Lyon, and take a week to analyze, think, prepare proposals, and take a step back. He writes in his post.

He writes that he is seized by "doubt", and evokes "the haste with which (he has) let himself be carried away in a different configuration from what he had been advocating for weeks".

This decision comes after the injury to the eye of Jerome Rodrigues during Saturday's demonstration in Paris.

Hayk Shahinyan speaks of "the serious wound of Jerome that I know and for whom I have a lot of respect".

It also lists "the accumulation of the seriously wounded", "the approach of a general strike" (Tuesday, February 5) and "many other parameters" that "create doubt".

However, he ensures not to give up his fight with yellow vests. "I have always been and I will always be a free man, whether I like it or not. I will not let go of the fight. Never.»

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld


A lot of people were calling for it but not really believing it.

A first list "yellow vests" led by Ingrid Levavasseur was announced in a statement Wednesday, February 23. entitled

"Citizens 'Initiative Rally" (RIC) - taking the acronym for the citizens' initiative referendum, one of the first demands of the "yellow vests" - the list is composed of ten names, in order to constitute a complete list 79 candidates by mid-February, the statement said.

To be included in the next European elections, the "Citizens' Initiative Rally" list must obtain the necessary funds from a minimum of € 700,000 to € 800,000. A call for donations has been launched.

Various profiles

If the call for applications on the list is open "to all citizens" as assured by campaign director Hayk Shahinyan, another known figure of the movement, the fact remains that it is reserved for "people who have made this mobilization since the beginning on the roundabouts, not technocrats, "adds the leader. Some personalities would have been refused on the list.

The first known name on this list is none other than Ingrid Levavasseur, a 31-year-old nursing aide in the Eure, who recently gave up on becoming a columnist for "yellow vests" on BFM TV, who received threats.

The top ten candidates are between 29 and 53 years old, and various professions (driver, lawyer, head of small business, housewife, civil servant).

For a third place in the European

According to an Elabe poll released on Wednesday, a list of "yellow vests" would be in third place, with 13% of the vote, behind La République en Marche and the National Rally, but ahead of Republicans and France Insoumise.

A burst of yellow vests "that would play the game of the LREM while harming the RN according to the survey

Far from wanting to make the policy of the empty chair, "yellow vests" intend to assert themselves as an independent force and weigh on the long term...

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



On 21 November 2018, the Afghan Presidency, which reported that "the withdrawal of a few thousand military personnel would have no impact on the security of the country", gave substance to the assumption that Donald Trump was preparing to announce the return of the US military based in Afghanistan. Let us recall at this time that the US presence in Afghanistan was extended from 2016 to the end of 2018, a time needed to verify that the country would remain secure and free of Taliban. The official withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan was announced on December 20, the day after Syria.

However, what is important to remember is that it was from Syria that Donald Trump, first decided to withdraw, announcing the next day the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

But why build a link between the US presence in Afghanistan and Syria?

Donald Trump signed on December 23 the decree of withdrawal of the American troops from Syria, while giving himself 100 days to prepare this departure. Late Sunday night (23/12/2018) the US President indeed tweeted: "our troops are coming home! Adding that "this withdrawal would be slow and coordinated" ... and for good reason, we will see later ...

The entire international community has been speechless about this decision, which has been troubling US allies. But the US President's decision also provoked a shock, internally, in the United States itself, a shock such as this, led to the early resignation of the Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis and the envoy for the coalition international anti-Jihadist Brett McGurk, both opposed the withdrawal.

At the moment of these crucial decisions at the end of the year 2018, everyone immediately wondered who they would benefit from, and who, on the other hand, would be wronged because some dominoes will fall one after the other.

First of all, in our view, they are going to benefit the Americans themselves, the disappointed American, who are dissatisfied with the policies that have been in place since the end of the Cold War, policies that have not been successful despite the deployment of forces (military in particular) and considerable financial resources. Among American citizens, this decision will also and above all satisfy the electorate of Donald Trump who was waiting for the fulfillment of his campaign promises.

They will also benefit, perhaps, to the citizens of the world, the Syrian conflict being likely for many months, the slightest collision, more risky than the others, to lead to a globalized war (spread so far thanks to cold blood of Vladimir Putin and the good agreement between Washington and the Kremlin right now?).

Winning countries:

Russia (and its satellite state, Kazakhstan), China which since 2010 increasingly oppose their vetoes to the UN, but Iran too.

China and Russia had opposed their vets for several years at the UN because they were unhappy with what was happening in Central Asia.

Explanation! The main reason for the war in Afghanistan was to exclude China from a political equation that could link it to Iran, its long-time ally, from which it is separated by Tajikistan. The war in Afghanistan and its corollary, the US occupation, had the additional objective of controlling the oil and gas tap that came from Kazakhstan (rich in hydrocarbons). The pipelines go from Kazakhstan to India via Pakistan and then to China. These pipelines could be an alternative to supply China and India unable to obtain supplies in Iran in the event of war and the closure of the Straits. 'Ormuz (under the control of Iran).

From Kazakhstan, another pipeline crosses the Caspian Sea via Azerbaijan to head via Syria to the oil port of Ceyhan in the far south of Turkey, a few kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border and beyond in Europe.

So what will happen concretely now after these decisions: the Resistance in Lebanon, Syria (liberated) Iraq, (partly liberated even if there is still an American presence), Iran, Afghanistan , Tajikistan and China will together form a direct line on the Mediterranean. China is a big winner.

Russia had already, via the Black Sea, since the Georgian affair of 2006 and the annexation of Crimea, access to the Mediterranean. It will nevertheless strengthen it, without having to cross all of Turkey systematically. The relations of Vladimir Putin with President Erdogan not being good, it will be any benefit for Russia ...

After the decisions of Donald Trump, China and Russia will henceforth have access to the "NATO" sea of ​​the Mediterranean, which remains under NATO surveillance, from Libya.

Iran, on the other hand, which has improved relations with Armenia, is no longer encircled and isolated because the bolt of Syria has just jumped this country no longer an obstacle. Iran will nevertheless have to manage the embargo initiated by the US alone.

But Iran has no border with Syria, will you say? It does not matter! Trade with Iran will pass through Turkey. In fact, Donald Trump spoke at length with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a few hours before the famous tweet of December 23rd. It was at this point that the two leaders agreed to "agree to coordinate military, diplomats and other leaders of their countries to avoid a power vacuum that could result from the exploitation of the withdrawal. (2000 US soldiers) and the transition phase in Syria. Since then Turkey has been transporting military units (cannons, artillery batteries) to the border, President Erdogan having assured Donald Trump "in very strong terms, that he will eradicate what remains of the IS (the state djhiadist) already largely defeated.

Since (Christmas-25/12) Erdogan even invited Donald Tromp to Ankara (in 2019) "to tighten their relations and coordinate the withdrawal". Turkey had not raised before it should be noted, no protest against the decision of Donald Trump, which could foreshadow difficult times for the Kurdish minority, which has always fought loyally alongside the coalition. For them and for humanitarian reasons it will be necessary for the international community to watch! Very seriously!

But it is fair to learn that Kurdish fighters have appealed for help to the Syrian regime, revealing an unexpected reversal of alliance after years of ambiguous relations with Damascus. Bashar el Assad has just accepted this extended hand by reinforcing his troops around the city of Manbij located north-east of Aleppo, near the Turkish border.

But there are those who do not win the turn of the American Empire, and who have just lost their hegemonic situation in the Middle East, like Israel and its Prime Minister, "Bibi" (Benjamin) Netanyahu which, however, in an exacerbated political context, had nevertheless obtained a few months ago that the United States Embassy was closed in Tel Aviv and transferred to Jerusalem.

This was obviously necessary for Benjamin Netanyahu to save his head after many years of authoritarian rule when he did not move the peace process with the Palestinians with one inch ("Gaza is an open prison "once said Nicolas Sarkozy, unlikely to sympathize anti-Israel), and at the same time let the religious flourish and settlements unfold, all these options going against the general and national interests of the country (Israel has the highest poverty rate among developed countries).

Yet, if the pipeline from Kazakhstan were to be extended to Ashdod, an Israeli port on the Mediterranean coast, Israel could become less dependent on the Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia, which it has recently come closer to? The Israeli Prime Minister had to think about it?

Donald Trump has just revealed the new US geostrategy. We have confirmation that the US president no longer wants the US is still the world's policeman. "America first" order! Words now make sense. Donald Trump seems to have also demonstrated that he is a man of peace?

We saw before our eyes a blow of billiard with 4 or 5 bands, masterly!

But at this point will you tell me where are the interests of Donald Trump and America?

Concurrently, this unexpected decision by Donald Trump highlighted more than ever the failings of the American-Zionist complex, which proved powerless for decades, but which was supported so eagerly by Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.

The war that justified all wars has just been explained, suddenly and limpidement, and that does not militate in favor of Barack Obama and his camp. The camp of the Democrats who just imposed the "shut down" during the budget debate does not grow out at the end of this presentation. Peace in the Middle East is Donald Trump who could impose it!

But after the US withdrawal from Syria, many things will have to change and new principles emerge.

The Sino-Russian project backed up by Donald Trump's recent decisions should not break Israel. This is an important point, validated by China and Russia, which, by letting the Syrian link relax, will allow the US to implement another regional policy.

For it will be imperative to seek to rebalance trade relations in this sector, and beyond with the Far East.

The last piece of the puzzle that Donald Trump holds for it in his hands will most certainly be on the Straits of Ormuz, owned by Iran but around which permanently patrol the US warships that are still Iranian hostages. Iran has a window (border) on the Persian Gulf (or Arabian Sea) north of the Strait of Hormuz. This sea connects Iran to the Gulf countries where, as the British said, only the Iraq / Iran / Yemen triangle is capable of protecting oil.

However, since September 2014, under the guise of a religious war (Sunni against Shiites backed by Iran) which is in fact only a regional war of an economic nature, Yemen is engaged in a merciless conflict against the country. Saudi Arabia has savagely attacked and wants the attachment of this small state located south of the Arabian Peninsula. We understand why!

Both Saudi Arabia and Iran both wanted to control the area so far and financed the various belligerents engaged in a civil war where all the horrors were allowed. Having obtained the one and the other satisfaction as for the respect of their own interests, they will have to put an end to the sounds of boots and the din of the guns.

Moreover, we can better understand, through this geopolitical description, the why of the severe lesson administered by Donald Trump to the young Prince Mohamed Ben Salman following the Khashoggi affair. This case was a mess; the entire international community denounced the violent and inhumane behavior committed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. It might hinder the implementation of the political project of the President of the United States. Saudi Arabia will now be forced to return weapons very quickly!

While visiting the US troops still stationed in Iraq, Donald Trump was right to make politics in his speech, if only to make his geostrategic project understood and emphasize that "the mission (his) had been accomplished" The US President has confirmed that he no longer wants, but really more than the US is still the world's policeman. "America first" order! Words come to make sense. On the other hand, one understands at the same time that Europe has been left to its fate (sad), all frontiers open, and it is not the critics "on the disloyalty of the US vis-à-vis its allies" that held Emmanuel Macron from Chad where he was at the same time that will change anything. Europe will be tomorrow alone facing her destiny.

The war is over in Syria but it may start in the Gulf where Donald Trump will have to secure the oil supplies of America and the West, without relying on the "Sheikhs" but while relying on the Iraq where US troops are still stationing. The new geostrategic challenges of the US will be in "this smallest part" of the world now. Let's hope that the sense of negotiation that Donald Trump seems to be showing will help him to avoid the resumption of arms in this part of the world.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



"Another terrible terrorist attack in France. We will further strengthen our borders, "tweeted Wednesday morning President Trump.

Donald Trump definitely has his eye on French news and when he does not like to comment on it as for "yellow vests", he learns from it. So it was split on Wednesday morning a tweet for the least absurd. "Another terrible terrorist attack in France. We will further strengthen our borders "

. "Chuck and Nancy have to give us the votes so we have more Border Security! He continued. Chuck Schumer is the leader of the Democrats in the US Senate while Nancy Pelosi is expected to chair the House of Representatives in January.

Why? The fact is that the American president is in the middle of a discussion about the "wall" he wants to erect on the Mexican border to stem immigration.

And a stormy meeting between the US president and the Democratic leaders of Congress was held Tuesday in the Oval Office in the presence of journalists. And this about the wall on the border of Mexico promised by the latter in the countryside. "There is no border security without the wall! Donald Trump said as he warmed up.

The Democrats refuse to give Congress the necessary votes to fund it.

Donald Trump then denounces the danger he believes the "caravans" of migrants trying to enter the United States.

Nancy Pelosi recalls, she, the position of the Democrats. Democrats are ready to unlock $ 1.6 billion for border security but not a dollar for the wall.

A Donald Trump to threaten to go to the "shutdown" (paralysis of some administrations) if the Democrats refuse to vote the financing of his emblematic campaign promise.

"I will be proud to" close the government "in the name of border security, I will take responsibility. The people do not want criminals and drugs to pour into our country, "said the US president.

Given the turn of the discussion Nancy Pelosi suggested that the debate not continue in front of the cameras.

The chair responded tactfully to tact. "It's not a bad thing, Nancy, it's called transparency ..." replied ironically.

Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld



The Sea of ​​Azov, bordered by both Ukraine and Russia and closed by the Kerch Strait, has been the scene of intense tensions for five days between Ukraine and Russia. Sunday, November 25 Russia opened fire and intercepted three Ukrainian ships, taking their crews near the Crimean peninsula.

For Moscow, these ships illegally entered Russian waters, which Kiev denies invoking a 2003 Russian-Ukrainian treaty on navigation in the region.

Two Ukrainian ports on the Sea of ​​Azov, Berdiansk and Mariupol, are under Russian blockade, ships can not get out or enter, said Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Volodimir Omelian, four days after the naval incident on Sunday in the Kerch Strait.

It is forbidden for no less than thirty-five vessels to operate according to their wishes. Only boats bound for Russian ports in the Azov Sea are allowed to cross the Kerch Strait, according to the minister on Facebook.

"The goal is simple - by blockading the Ukrainian ports of the Sea of ​​Azov, Russia hopes that Ukrainians will leave their own territory - a territory that is ours under all relevant international law," she said. -he says.

The Kerch Strait linking the Sea of ​​Azov and the Black Sea is currently under Russia's control. In May this year, an 18-km-long bridge connecting its territory to the Crimean Peninsula, annexed in March 2014, was inaugurated. by Moscow.

There is therefore an escalation of tension between the two countries. Martial law was introduced for 30 days by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who, fearing a ground invasion, asked NATO, including Germany, to send ships to the Azov Sea to support Kiev in his arm wrestling with Moscow. Moscow, for its part, accuses its neighbor of putting oil on the fire.

Europeans, reluctant to intervene, are trying to relieve the pressure. Angela Merkel urged on Thursday Ukrainians to remain "wise" and "reasonable" and swept any military confrontation. "There can be no military solution to these confrontations," insisted the German Chancellor.

"France and Germany are ready to work towards a solution in the Normandy format with Russia and Ukraine, even though the results have so far been very, very modest," added the German Chancellor.

Nor is there any question of strengthening economic sanctions against Russia. Finally, NATO reporting that the presence of its ships in the Black Sea has been consistent this year, namely 120 days in the Black Sea against 80 last year, does not envisage any other action for the moment.

At the G20, which opened this Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the subject was to be addressed even if no official meeting between Putin and Donald Trump is scheduled, the latter having canceled it for reasons of domestic politics.

The crisis in Ukraine is a test of European solidarity.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



A few days after commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice in Paris, Donald Trump sent several unwelcome tweets against Emmanuel Macron.

To see only a whim of the tenant of the White House would be a serious mistake.

Because we do not deceive the American president has a hard tooth.

And he certainly did not appreciate the Elysée's tweet about the creation of a European army to defend against the great powers like the United States or China.

Comment that Mr. Trump not yet on the Paris tarmac, had already judged very "insulting". Back in Washington: new tweet and new attack:

"Emmanuel Macron suggested the creation of their own army to protect Europe against the United States, China and Russia.

But it was Germany in the first and second world war, "he wrote on Twitter. "What consequence for France?

They were learning German in Paris before the United States intervened. For Donald Trump, it is essential for France to finance NATO.

"Pay for NATO or not! Why are Europeans not spending more on their military spending when they pledged to Washington to reach 2% of GDP in 2024?

Only a few countries like Greece respect this commitment, France is at 1.8%, Germany at 1.2%. the Cold War is over, the Europeans have to finance their defense more and not just rely on America.

A position that was already that of his predecessor Barack Obama.

While without financial aid and US military the Allies would not have won the First World War, Emmanuel Macron is sitting at the Arc de Triomphe, Angela Merkel between him and Donald Trump. Protocolal freak.

And to persevere casually towards Donald Trump when in his speech Emmanuel Macron hammers the difference between patriots and nationalists, a stone thrown in the garden of the White House.

In the following tweets the 45th US president made an analysis of the French situation with "Emmanuel" in the line of fire. "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low popularity in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%. ".

A reality that is poor compared to Trump's America, which shows full employment guaranteeing a popularity rating to its President.

So what should the French president do to regain the trust of his fellow citizens?

The American president gives him somehow a political lesson

" About ! there is no country more nationalistic than France, the French are people very proud of what they are - and that's good! ".

Those people whom Emmanuel Macron opposes to the good-minders of the "happy globalization", Donald Trump, congratulates them. Those whom the French president designates as nationalists, populists, leprosy must be taken into account to give hope to the French.

Trump suggests to Macron to do as he did, to address the suffering France and remobilize around the national feeling.

"MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN," wrote Donald Trump in a final tweet echoing his own campaign slogan.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



It is on the eve of celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War in the north and east of France for a week from Sunday before a grand ceremony commemorating the armistice of November 11, 1918 to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris that Emmanuel Macron warns against a risk of resemblance with the thirties.
Emmanuel Macron. The president says he is "struck", in an interview with the daily Ouest-France, by the similarity between the current situation in Europe and that of the 1930s, and calls for "being lucid" and "resisting" .

"I am struck by the similarity between the moment we live and that of the inter-war period," said the head of state in remarks on the sidelines of a visit to an exhibition dedicated to Georges Clemenceau , head of the French government in the early twentieth century.

"In a Europe that is divided by fears, the nationalist withdrawal, the consequences of the economic crisis, one sees almost methodically all the things that have punctuated the life of Europe after the First World War to the crisis of 1929, " says Emmanuel Macron.

Today, "Europe faces a risk: to be dismembered by nationalist leprosy and to be jostled by external powers.

And therefore to lose his sovereignty.

That is to say, to have its security, which depends on the American choices and its changes, to have a China increasingly present on essential infrastructures, a Russia that is sometimes tempted by manipulation, great interests financial markets and markets that sometimes exceed the position that states can take, " concludes the head of state.

If the tenant of the Elysee wants to understand the lessons of history by waving the red rag, should we not also remember that the analogy has its limits. Indeed if the rise of populism in Europe is palpable, if the Hungary of Viktor Orban and Italy of Salvini skid to the extreme right, Europe was built to no longer relive wars between European countries, nationalisms Europeans are in no way comparable to Nazism or fascism.

In the 1930s, they were constituted states, powers that do not recognize the rules of the international game and want war. This is the case of Nazi Germany or fascist Italy.

Moreover, the countries that are rocking today in the extreme right have no expansionist aim as was the case ... Fundamental differences, if any.

But are not we also in the electoral campaign for the Europeans?

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld




"We are assuming the increase of the carbon tax and the fact that gradually the use of oil is increasingly expensive, to fight against global warming.

We must give ourselves the means of ecological transition, irreversible, while accompanying the most modest. This transition has a cost ...

Hence, it is true, the price increase! ..

The carbon tax, we did not create it. The rise had been announced.

This is not a surprise, it will continue. " (Excerpt from the interview given by Ed. Philippe to a colleague.

Climato skeptics, go your way!

Right in his boots, like his mentor Alain Juppé, the Prime Minister assumes in ecological matters, his policy led under the leadership of Emmanuel Macron since the last presidential elections.

Admittedly, before 2007, there existed a CO2 penalty on motor vehicles, malus supported on the principle of "polluter pays" , an idea launched in 1968 by the Canadian John Dales, taken up by the Rio Declaration of 1975 and its transpositions both on European law and on national law.

This principle, taken up again by the Tokyo agreements (1997), is commendable: human activities which are only increasing and which therefore increase, in fact, the polluting discharges, must be taxed in a dissuasive way.

As a result, it is in this context that EU countries have introduced fiscal measures, nicely called excise duties (indirect taxes).

Initially, the introduction of the carbon tax led to a massive fraud (on the rights to pollute) known as the "carousel of VAT" (or EU trading system / ETS) . The fraudsters were severely convicted in 2016 and measures were taken to put an end to these drifts.

But, as far as automobiles are concerned, the contribution of climate energy has gone through the creation of a registration certificate leading to the introduction of a bonus bonus scheme (on new cars only at first) calculated according to the carbon dioxide emission rate in proportion to the tax power of these.

But then, the carbon bonus (which at January 1, 2015 could reach € 10,000) has not stopped falling under Emmanuel Macron, which according to his good habits and to justify his decisions, has constantly called the motorist Gallic, to change their behavior: use of other non-polluting means of transport, move less (?) work more in the form of telecommuting, practice eco-driving etc ...

Recommendations often futile because the use of the car is very often essential!

But, let it be said, we still need to reduce CO2 emissions. For a few months, the consumer has been invited to pay attention to the consumption of his future vehicle by choosing a hybrid or electric vehicle.

However, the process does not go fast enough, so the state turned to punitive ecological measures. As a result, the transitional tax aids did not cease to fall when, at the same time, the mischievous sanctions progressed rapidly.

From 2018, under the influence of Nicolas Hulot, the penalty was hardened with an ever lower application threshold. Since 1 September 2018, manufacturers have been obliged to display the CO2 emission values ​​of their vehicles, estimated value according to the WLTP standard. Always in the name of the ecological transition even second-hand vehicles will now be taxed.

And, to improve the yield of these taxes the government has just invented the additional tax on vehicles! A real tax jackpot! Our colleague "the newspaper Argus" has just told us that it is 27.6% of the automotive market that in the first half of 2018 was indebted for this surtax, an increase of 11.1 % compared to the first half of 2017. It is easy to imagine that from now on, the further reduction of the tax threshold by 3% will produce new budgetary revenues, the lowering of the threshold intervening moreover opportunely, in a cycle period of approval.

The anxiety and indecision of motorists has therefore continued to increase. Because, with the increase of the additional tax on the vehicles was added an exponential increase of the price of the fuels. In one year the price of diesel has increased by 20% and the super by 14%. Both prices are now above € 1.50 per liter; and the dissatisfaction of consumers has grown to the proportion.

As of January 1, 2018, the weight of taxation, pointed at the finger had been relatively absorbed by the moderate price of a barrel of oil. But this one went in October to 85 dollars. And this is how the cocktail TICPE, carbon contribution and VAT significantly increased the price at the pump. The 2019 budget also provides that the day after the New Year's Eve of 31 December 2018 the diesel will increase by 6.5 cts € the super of 2.9 cts €.

As a result, vehicles crossing France refuel before crossing the border, cross-border commuters speed their way back and forth, and fuel thefts are on the increase.

As a result, this "accentuation of the bullish trajectory" has caused a discontent that is also taking flight. Every day, the online petition gathers new signatures. A Facebook page even calls for a national block on November 17, against the rise in fuels; and this page is flores ..

The opposition to the governorship of Edouard Philippe consequently became hardened. His stinging and flippant attitude has, moreover, given the example of what happened to Emmanuel Macron, censor of Gallic supposedly incivic or lazy, a sling that swells daily. The RN (formerly FN) and Debout France (Nicolas Dupont Aignan) have already announced that they will join the movement.

Even Ségolène Royale just got involved. She has just accused the government of practicing "a punitive ecology" to "make tax" . Just that !

Finding: Between the 80 km / h, the additional surcharge on polluting vehicles and rising fuel prices, the pressure on the road is becoming unbearable and people growl ... until it will go?

Despite this situation, by the voice of Edward Philippe, the government has just said that it does not intend to change course at the risk of causing a great revolt that will be difficult to contain ...

At this time, the government will certainly be obliged to review its copy, even though today Benoit Simian, MP LREM, just said "it is difficult to stop the budget mechanism."

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




Everyone is free to think what he wants about the cries and fury of Jean Luc Mélenchon during the searches carried out at 7 am at the headquarters of France Insoumise (employment of European parliamentary assistants) or at his home (examination of his campaign accounts).

Nevertheless, there are many who today, in a global context of authoritarian drift Emmanuel Macron, ask the question of whether it is the theatrical drift of Jean Luc Melenchon or that of Emmanuel Macron, who most violate institutions or fundamental freedoms.

To demonstrate how a technocrat designated by the globalist oligarchy tramples on the principle of absolute respect for fundamental freedoms, we go, mixes up, quote all the cases that make (or are made) debate in files or the freedom of expression or (and) liberties as a whole were outright disregarded:

- Michel Onfray, Laurent Gerra or Patrick Sebastian banned from speech and antennas

- Fréderic Taddeï, journalist, forced to seek refuge at Russia Today

- TV Libertés censored, with the guarantee of power, by facebook, twitter and You Tube

- Secularist reaction and its leaders hunted down brutally

- the law on Fake News whose fundamental objective is to muzzle the opinion

- the appointment of an attorney general under conditions that have created a serious malaise

- the Fillon case where justice has operated urgently, the day after the publication of the Duck Enchainé

- the blocking of the subsidies of the RN (formerly National Front) ordered by two judges of Nanterre including no one, a decision which one can not imagine that this could be done without the agreement of the political power and whose aim is to destroy a opposition party

- Identities on the way to winning .. can be .. their bet, and targeted .. for this reason alone.

- the former President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy still and always hunted

And all that while in parallel ..

- The investigation into the financing of Emmanuel Macron's campaign was carefully buried by the judges

- The Bayrou Modem, ally of LREM and the power, involved in the same way as Marine Le Pen and Jean Luc Mélenchon in a case of European parliamentary assistants and who were not abused like the first ones.

- The Benalla affair that shocked most of the French, especially regarding its lies (or against truths) and the mysterious disappearances of the safe in the night before the search

- Emmanuel Macron, all exhilarated who in St. Martin embraces the cameras of young West Indian delinquents, shiny bare torsos ....

This long list, which is not exhaustive, shows, if it was still necessary, the double weight and two measures. It is understandable that the outrage has grown and that the rigorous searches of Jean Luc Mélenchon and the Insoumis led many of us to question or even to rebel.

Moreover, and beyond the principles, these searches pose many technical and even ethical problems:

  1. The number of LFI deputies in the European Parliament is 3; the possible harm is, if it exists, minimal
  2. A search, which must remain an exceptional measure, is traumatic. It must therefore be strictly necessary, because in law it is more like a penalty (humiliating) than a procedural act. What was the interest of the excavations at Jean Luc Mélenchon, potron-twink? Looking for compromising photos? Inventory ladies panties?

Is that deserved such a deployment of means: police equipped with bulletproof vests and presence of the Prosecutor of the Republic.

  1. The campaign account of Jean Luc Mélenchon has already been examined in all directions for 18 months! What were investigators and magistrates looking for?
  2. Nothing forced the prosecution and police to operate from 7am and no one can believe that the prosecution and the police did not know where to find Jean Luc Mélenchon that morning
  3. Being a "directed" investigation against the President of France Insoumise we can only criticize the fact that the prosecution and the police have forbidden him to attend in person the search at the Headquarters of France Insubordinate and all the more so since no MEP was present that morning!

In the light of these incidents, the search procedure has now become inadequate. Indeed, when it comes to seizure of phone, iphone, smartphone, computer and other hard drives, it must be agreed that this list could not be established and countersigned by the interested ... which poses a serious problem of law

As Sophia Chikirou has just stated, Mélenchon's former communications director, Jean Luc Mélenchon, may well have had a "brilliant" reaction on the morning of October 16, 2018. It must be emphasized that his cries and his protests will certainly have had the effect of making it now essential to reform the conditions of a search, both for common law suspects and for policies, the respect for the rights of the defense having appeared on this occasion unsuited to the means of communication modern.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


There are no translations available.


Emmanuel Macron a-t-il fait appel à Pôle emploi ?

La macronie ne semble plus faire rêver !

Va-t-il falloir radier tous ces fainéants qui ne se bousculent pas au portillon de l' Elysée ?

Triste constat quinze mois seulement après l'élection du président.

Alors que le remaniement se fait de plus en plus attendre, l'hypothèse selon laquelle la liste des membres du gouvernement ne serait pas encore complète, devient de plus en plus plausible. Instabilité gouvernementale de la IVe République ?

Emmanuel Macron et Édouard Philippe auraient déjà essuyé cinq refus d'entrée au gouvernement...

Emmanuel Macron qui se voulait à la tête d'une entreprise … et pourtant les ressources manquent au sein de la macronie et il ne faut pas d'erreur de casting car même les plus fidèles vous lâchent, Gérard Collomb l'a montré.

C'est là, justement toute la difficulté pour le couple de l'exécutif

Le poste de ministre au sein du gouvernement d'Édouard Philippe ne fait donc plus rêver. Le socialiste Mathieu Klein a annoncé avoir refusé un poste de ministre au sein du gouvernement d'Édouard Philippe.Sur Twitter, Mathieu Klein a écrit : « Je ne ferai donc pas partie du prochain gouvernement. Je souhaite qu’il réussisse à faire reculer la pauvreté et continuerai à y contribuer dans les fonctions qui sont les miennes, avec un état d’esprit aussi exigeant que constructif ».

Quant au « successeur » au Ministère de l'Intérieur, on cherche le bon «  profil », politique ou technicien ou les deux "en même temps" ? Mais les candidats qui correspondraient au poste ne sont pas légion chez les Marcheurs. Et ceux qui dans l'opposition ou au Centre passaient pour « macron-compatibles », deviennent soudain très prudents

Pour remplacer Gérard Collomb place Beauvau, les noms des ministres Christophe Castaner (Relations avec le Parlement), Jean-Yves Le Drian (Affaires étrangères) ou Gérald Darmanin (Comptes publics) sont évoqués. L'exécutif pourrait aussi être tenté de faire confiance à un expert, sur le modèle de Jean-Michel Blanquer à l'Éducation. Le procureur de Paris François Molins ,la directrice de la PJ Mireille Ballestrazzi, Jean Castex, un haut fonctionnaire qui a servi Nicolas Sarkozy à l'Élysée, ou de l'ancien patron de la police nationale Frédéric Péchenard ?

L’attente va durer encore plusieurs jours puisque Emmanuel Macron doit quitter le territoire pour se rendre à Erevan (Arménie), pour le sommet de la Francophonie, jeudi et vendredi.

Pour un remaniement a minima , le remaniement se faisant « sans que le Premier ministre ne donne sa démission et celle de son gouvernement », a fait savoir la présidence de la République, mardi soir.

Le signe d’un remaniement a minima ou seulement un moyen d’éviter à Édouard Philippe une nouvelle déclaration de politique générale ?

La démission de Gérard Collomb du ministère de l’intérieur est intervenue une semaine plus tôt. « C’est une attente qui est longue : on est plus dans la République en surplace que dans La République en marche », a moqué ,de son côté, le vice-président de LR, Damien Abad.

« Le président de la République démontre son total isolement, sa solitude, il est obligé de puiser en permanence au-delà de ses amis, parce qu’ils sont très peu nombreux, a remarqué Brice Hortefeux. Au rythme où vont les choses, l’ancien monde va devenir l’avenir. »

Une manière de rappeler que Edouard Philippe, transfuge de LR, aimerait puiser dans le réservoir de ses ex- amis républicains.

« D’une manière générale, on a toujours intérêt à élargir », a pour sa part estimé l’ancien premier ministre Jean-Pierre Raffarin, sur RTL.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld


There are no translations available.


Jamal Khashoggi redoutait lui-même une arrestation après avoir critiqué certaines décisions de MBS et l'intervention militaire de Ryad au Yémen. Ce journaliste saoudien, désormais installé aux États-Unis et qui écrivait notamment pour le Washington Post, a disparu mardi 2 octobre à Istanbul alors qu'il se rendait au consulat saoudien d'Istanbul pour des démarches administratives en vue de son mariage avec sa compagne turque. C'est la dernière fois qu'il a été aperçu, même si l'Arabie Saoudite répète qu'il en est ensuite reparti.

Lundi, la Turquie a haussé davantage le ton, en exigeant du Royaume de Ryad qu'il prouve que le journaliste a bien quitté le consulat alors que des responsables turcs avaient affirmé quelques jours plus tôt que, selon les premiers éléments de l'enquête, Jamal Khashoggi y a été assassiné.

Plusieurs responsables turcs affirment qu'il a été tué sur place.

« Nous pensons que le meurtre était prémédité et que le corps a ensuite été déplacé du consulat », a déclaré un représentant turc, sous couvert d'anonymat. D'autres membres de la police turque et de l'AKP, le parti au pouvoir, ont réitéré ces accusations.

Selon ces sources, il aurait été assassiné peu de temps après son arrivée au consulat. Un groupe de 15 hommes, venus d'Arabie saoudite le jour-même de la disparition de Jamal Khashoggi et repartis dans la foulée, était alors présent dans les locaux.

Lundi 8 octobre, les autorités turques ont demandé à fouiller le consulat saoudien d'Istanbul. Ce mardi, l'Arabie saoudite a finalement donné son feu vert pour une fouille de son consulat à Istanbul par les services de sécurité turcs. «Les autorités saoudiennes ont fait savoir qu'elles étaient prêtes à coopérer et qu'une fouille pourrait avoir lieu au consulat», a indiqué le porte-parole du ministère turc des Affaires étrangères dans un communiqué.

De son côté, Riyad a assuré ne rien avoir à cacher. « D’après ce que j’ai compris, il est entré au consulat puis en est ressorti après quelques minutes ou une heure. Je ne suis pas sûr », a déclaré Mohamed Ben Salmane, le prince héritier saoudien, à l’agence Bloomberg.

Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a lui-même pris la parole lundi, lors d'une visite en Hongrie. « Les responsables du consulat ne peuvent pas s'en tirer en disant qu'il a quitté le consulat, les autorités compétentes doivent le prouver », a-t-il déclaré. « S'il est en parti, vous devez le prouver avec des images », a-t-il ajouté, semblant accréditer la thèse de la liquidation du journaliste Jamal Khashoggi par ce commando de 15 personnes.« Les allers et venues à l'aéroport sont en train d'être examinés. Il y a des gens qui sont venus d'Arabie saoudite », a encore précisé Recep Tayyip Erdogan lundi .

Les Etats-Unis inquiets

Dans un éditorial dimanche, le Washington Post avait appelé les Etats-Unis à « exiger des réponses fortes et claires » de l'Arabie saoudite. « Si le prince héritier ne répond pas en coopérant pleinement, le Congrès doit, dans un premier temps, suspendre toute coopération militaire avec le royaume », estime le quotidien.

Le jour suivant, Donald Trump s'est dit «préoccupé» par la disparition du journaliste. «J'espère que ça s'arrangera. À l'heure actuelle, personne ne sait rien là-dessus. De mauvaises histoires circulent. Je n'aime pas ça», a déclaré le président américain à des journalistes à la Maison-Blanche. «Nous appelons le gouvernement d'Arabie saoudite à soutenir une enquête approfondie sur la disparition de M. Khashoggi et à être transparent quant aux résultats de cette enquête», a indiqué dans un communiqué son secrétaire d'État, Mike Pompeo.

Des premiers résultats de l'enquête en cours sur cette disparation sont attendus mardi.

Cette affaire Jamal Khashoggi pourrait en tout cas gravement affecter l'image du Royaume et de son prince héritier, qui promeut une campagne de modernisation.

Mohammed ben Salmane dit "MBS", 33 ans, à l'ascension fulgurante,avait déjà fait l'objet de critiques en novembre 2017 quand le Premier ministre libanais Saad Hariri s'était retrouvé bloqué deux semaines à Ryad...

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld




Gerard Collomb handed in his resignation to Emmanuel Macron, who refused it.

While the tension between Emmanuel Macron and Gerard Collomb, the Minister of the Interior has proposed to the president to leave the government, Monday, October 1. A request refused by Emmanuel Macron.

In recent times, Gérard Collomb had not failed to be particularly critical of the President of the Republic. He was even open to journalists on September 6, during a lunch, saying they were "not many can still talk to him , " stigmatizing the "lack of humility" of the president.

Decidedly Emmanuel Macron's political troubles have only continued since the end of July. The Benalla affair, its own media projections badly perceived by the public, or this photo taken with two young people doing the finger of honor, all combine to weaken the presidential office. The Jupiterian attitude had not accustomed us to such arrogance or disastrous awkwardness.

And Gérard Collomb to add his stone. The interior minister announced to Le Figaro that he had submitted his resignation to the president, resignation refused by the latter. The boss of Beauvau had announced, from 18 September, his next candidacy to the municipal of Lyon and, therefore, his intention to leave the Ministry of the Interior after the European elections But the opposition had seized this announcement to destabilize a minister who would not already be fully mobilized place Beauvau. "To think that we can have a part-time interior minister shows the disconnection of power over the insecurity suffered by the French," reacted Laurent Wauquiez.

But the president has "renewed his confidence and asked him to remain fully mobilized on his mission for the safety of the French . " And we know that, according to article 8 of the Constitution, a minister can leave the government when he wants ...

For proof: Nicolas Hulot resigned from his ministry of ecological transition and solidarity to the surprise, announcing on the radio. Emmanuel Macron could only make it clear: "He is a free man, I respect his freedom," he declared.

Obviously the Elysée is struggling today to direct its heterogeneous government.

Obviously a true false start orchestrated as a com' or an executive at bay?

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld




Pursued in the case of fictitious parliamentary assistants in the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen's party was forced to do without its first tranche of public subsidies, ie two million euros.

What is it about ?

Would there be a loss of seven million euros for the European Parliament? In the case of suspicions of fictitious jobs, investigating judges are investigating a possible "system" organized by the party and Marine Le Pen to make pay for permanent staff with European funds reserved for the hiring of parliamentary assistants. About forty European assistants are concerned and the total damage estimated by the European Parliament is seven million euros over the period 2009 to 2017.

The two investigating judges in charge of the case decided in July, on the requisition of the prosecution, to seize two million euros "as a precautionary", and this before any conviction of the party on the merits.

In their decision, the magistrates put forward the risk that the party, "highly indebted" , will use it to repay its loans and is no longer able to pay the fines and damages in case of conviction.

Marine Le Pen had immediately made known his outraged disapproval especially since it is a procedure hitherto unpublished in the political field.

" The will to assassinate the 1st opposition party is an unprecedented coup against democracy! " , Tweeted Marine Le Pen as soon as the announcement of this deduction of public endowment.

Since then, Marine Le Pen had agitated the threat of a disappearance of the party of which she is the president.

To make up for the lack of cash, the party had to appeal for donations to obtain more than 650,000 euros. These donations had paid for part of the operating costs, but a third of the offices had been closed.

Will the National Gathering recover the two million euros of endowment retained since July, in the context of the case of European parliamentary assistants?

The deliberation of the investigating chamber, this Wednesday, September 26, gives an answer.If it confirms the judicial seizure, it however gives the party half of its grants, or a million euros.

"This is a first victory, but I think we are going to put an appeal on the very principle of seizure which seems to me to be a real problem," said Rodolphe Bosselut, a lawyer for the party. In a statement, the party of Marine Le Pen confirmed to file an appeal in cassation against this seizure.

The party, which is in financial difficulty, welcomes this half-victory on appeal, which allows him to recover one million euros on the two seized by the court in July. The second tranche of public subsidies, which should reach this time € 2.5 million, is expected in November.

In this case, Marine Le Pen, and several of his relatives, are indicted in particular for breach of trust.

At eight months European women, a small breath of oxygen.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld




Calls for the resignation of Valls to the Assembly are multiplying.

The former prime minister may announce Tuesday his candidacy for mayor of Barcelona. For his colleagues in the Assembly, he should then resign from his mandate as MP for Essonne.

Especially as Manuel Valls deserted more and more the Assembly to turn to the Barcelona City Hall.

Since the end of May, the LREM MP from Essonne has only been present for four days at the Palais Bourbon.

This situation does not fail to arouse criticism among his colleagues as the interest of the former prime minister in Barcelona's mayor is sharpened.

If he came to apply for Barcelona he would be in a unique situation as a French deputy.

But no law obliges deputies to a minimum time of presence in the Assembly. They can not therefore be dismissed for absenteeism.

Of course the regulation of the National Assembly provides for financial sanctions that could affect Manuel Valls in case of too frequent absences. But even if François de Rugy had said, at the perch, that this sanction would be applied ...

it has never been since the date of its establishment in 1994. There is therefore no legal obstacle to the deputy of Essonne is absent to conquer the mayor of Barcelona. All the more so because no legislative or regulatory provision compels a Member to have a minimal presence in France or in his constituency of election.

Could he then go to cumulate the functions?

In France the law prohibits the cumulation of the mandates. Since 2017, the date of the application of the 2014 law, French parliamentarians can no longer cumulate their national mandate with a local executive function, including that of mayor. Manuel Valls, however, does not enter this case since he aspires to become mayor of a city of another European state. Cumulation with a foreign municipal mandate is simply not provided for by law.

No provision therefore prohibits the candidacy for such functions for French parliamentarians.

And yet many voices have risen against this situation. It is that politics goes beyond the law. The question that arises in particular is whether a Member paid by the French Republic can devote himself mainly to an activity outside the territory.

The answers of his colleagues are clear.

"Since April he has been thinking about his candidacy in Barcelona. This situation has only lasted too long. This is an untenable situation! Said Manuel Valls' former rival in the legislative elections, Farida Amrani (LFI). "It is more correct vis-à-vis the voters he resigns as soon as his nomination," said the PS PS Cécile Untermaier, in the wake of the president of the elected Socialists in the National Assembly, Valerie Rabault.

"He knows he should resign . " notes Marie Lebec, member of the majority LREM that Manuel Valls had joined in June 2017 after leaving the PS.

If Manuel Valls was elected mayor of Barcelona while keeping his seat of deputy, the Constitutional Council would probably decide.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld




"I thought I was entitled to everything: well no! For denouncing the horrors of Daesh by tweets, the justice submits me to a psychiatric expertise! How far will they go? "

The president of the National Gathering on Twitter this Thursday morning, revealing at the same time the order issued by the Nanterre High Court.

But Marine Le Pen will not go there.

"I will not, of course, submit to this psychiatric expertise," she told reporters in the National Assembly.

"I'm waiting to see how the magistrates intend to force me," she added. The decision to submit the former presidential candidate to expertise was taken by magistrates in a case dating back to 2015, in which Marine Le Pen was indicted in March for "dissemination of images violent. "

He is accused of posting photos of hostage executions by the Islamic State group, including the American James Foley, on social networks.

If his supporters denounce burst on social networks, a decision recalling "punitive psychiatry in the USSR", an act "worthy of Brezhnev", ensuring not to forget the name of the judge "red" who "could officiate in Korea. North, this type of expertise is quite common, and even automatic, in this type of procedure.

The Code of Criminal Procedure states in article 706-47-1 that "persons prosecuted for one of the offenses mentioned in article 706-47 must be subjected, before any judgment on the merits, to a medical report."

The notification specifies that the lawyer has "a period of 10 days to request that the questions be changed or that the expert or experts already appointed be appointed an expert of (his) choice" . The expertise can also be denied by the mis en cause, without it being sanctioned.

If Marine Le Pen decides not to submit to the court order, she is not risking much.

The expert will then write "a certificate of default" , the consequences of which will be assessed by the judges of the merits.

In the event of a conviction for broadcasting violent images, the MEP faces three years' imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros, particularly since minors are likely to have seen the images.

Will the latter hold rigor to the member for Pas-de-Calais to have thus evaded expertise?

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld




Can the perch of the National Assembly this time be feminized? This is the question that arose with passion, conviction or disdain the political world, elected, unelected or citizens of all horizons, before Monday, September 10, 2018.

The answer fell in the early afternoon.

Not surprisingly, but with regret, Richard Ferrand was the No. 1 choice of the deputies of the Republic in Marche. He will be the candidate labeled LREM, tomorrow Wednesday, September 12 candidate for the general election perch and elected, the LREM group counting 312 deputies, so an absolute majority.

On the starting line, they were in fact four candidates, two men and two women from the LREM group to present themselves for this very political "primary" .

Barbara Pompili, the former Secretary of State for Diversity was the most serious rival of Richard Ferrand, the " darling" of Emmanuel Macron, walker from the first hour, who was ahead of his 3 other opponents with 64.20 % voices.

Barbara Pompili nonetheless gathered nearly 30% of the votes (29,21% more precisely). She was not elected but her result is not neutral.

Because since the beginning of the summer all barometers of confidence vis-à-vis Emmanuel Macron / Jupiter show that it is in serious loss of speed. It was down -24% between July and August. Institutes of foreign polls, which the National Press is careful not to publish on pain of receiving the wrath of Olympus gives it even 14% confidence.

Macron House is declining seriously. The first ferments of a truly serious doubt have appeared in a hitherto benevolent public opinion.

Confidence was lost, facing the reformist frenzy of the Head of State, both impressive and disconcerting.

Moreover, asphyxiation is lying in wait for the government and Macron / Jupiter has, contrary to what it asserts, neither the financial means nor the ability to carry out all these projects, especially with such a concentration of powers. Emmanuel Macron behaves indeed as a monarch, who at the dawn of the storm that is preparing needs all his followers and all his courtiers, aware that today, at the slightest misstep, the regime could be seriously shaken , or even disappear in a thick cloud of scandals and discontent, disappear like the two twin towers on September 11, 2003.

It was absolutely necessary to tighten or tighten the ranks.

Also, who better than Richard Ferrand can today ensure this mission.

"Richard Ferrand is the voice and the arm of the President" (Michel Onfray). Not very concerned about the democratic rules, it is a close not to say the closest of the President of the Republic which does not forget that he was the first to support him when he entered the campaign. From the beginning of the legislature, he was "appointed" President of the LREM group to the National Assembly.

The surprise resignation of Nicolas Hulot has just done the rest!

The replacement of Nicolas Hulot by François de Rugy who never hid his interests to become Minister (it was missing from his hunting chart) was not a surprise.

Given the profile of François de Rugy, everyone knows that Emmanuel Macron was very satisfied with this recent appointment.

With Rugy, there will be less risk of vocal noise and instability than with Nicolas Hulot. This appointment also settles the problem of the rivalry which became more and more visible between him and Richard Ferrand at the National Assembly. Macron has done double hit!

Richard Ferrand will be from tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, alone at the controls. President of the National Assembly, it's still not nothing. It immediately makes it easier to lead a bloated political group or begins to emerge a few slingers that will have to be ruthlessly put in the ranks.

According to Emmanuelle Ménard, an unregistered member of the 6 th district of the Herald, "with Richard Ferrand, it's going to be sectarianism on the march" because the pedestrian is not made to think but to follow the supreme guide.

In such a context, the candidature of Barbara Pompili, if she had succeeded, would have been, for the executive that additional source of difficulties and ... useless.

So the dream of the feminisation of political life, of male-female equality, which had to be the great cause of Emmanuel Macron's mandate, which was to inspire and reinforce the modernization of French institutions, is now over.

For this revolution equality between men and women at the perch of the National Assembly, we will have to wait!

The legal troubles of Richard Ferrand with the Mutuelles de Bretagne have also not constituted an obstacle, although they represent a real Sword of Damocles on the political future of the one who tomorrow, will certainly be elected President of the 'National Assembly.

A reminder: the case of Mutuelles de Bretagne was the subject of a ranking without action by the Justice in October 2017. It rebounded in January 2018 and it is the National Public Prosecutor's Office (PNP) which had to look into the file after the filing of a complaint with constitution of civil party filed by Anticor Association, for "illegal taking of real interest and complicity for this offense".

Since July 2018, the financial center of the Paris Court has been removed from the case and it is a judge from Lille who now holds in his hands the future of the Minister who faces up to 3 years imprisonment and 200 000 € fine. This court ride is troubling but significant.

The election of Richard Ferrand will therefore be a bad signal for the moralization of political life, a theme that under the influence of François Bayrou was the subject of a specific law in the first weeks of the legislature.

For her part, Barbara Pompili who did not deserve a score of 30% said, despite defeat, 24 hours ago, she would continue her fight for the transformation and democratic modernization of the country.

Since Monday, she has received countless messages of support, from right or left; she says she is very proud of this rather unexpected result, which confirms the decline of Maison Macron.

She will be able in her next speeches to recall the words of Olympe de Gouge, 1791: "The woman has the right to go up to the scaffold; she must also have the right to go to the Tribune "...

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The former fencer, appointed minister in May 2017, evokes "personal reasons" for her departure.

Sports Minister Laura Flessel announced her departure from the government on Tuesday, 4 September.

She said she had "laid the foundation for a profound overhaul of the French sports model, including its governance" and have experienced "an exceptional sporting year, with the awarding of the 2024 Games, the Rugby World Cup 2023, numerous victories including the emblematic one of our French football team ".

She now says she wants to "rediscover past commitments, focused on the human, solidarity and international cooperation".

This decision comes as a reshuffle of the government is expected in the day, especially after the resignation of Nicolas Hulot, the Minister of ecological transition and solidarity, last week.

This is a new resignation of a personality from the "civil society"

This is the other resignation of the government. But this one was totally unexpected.

The former fencing champion is the most popular government minister.

If the person mentioned "personal reasons" to justify this sudden departure, according to several sources, other reasons would be responsible for the resignation: a tax problem.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



"It is to be feared that the new minister will apply the policy of Emmanuel Macron without a state of mind, and will follow the voice of his master. It is up to Emmanuel Macron to finally take the measure of his immense responsibility. The next few weeks will show if he learned the lessons of Nicolas Hulot's resignation or whether he continues his policy of false pretense, " reacted to the appointment of François de Rugy to the government Jean-François Julliard, General Manager of Greenpeace France .

François de Rugy succeeds Nicolas Hulot as minister of ecological transition.

He will have to get to work quickly. The multi-year Energy Program and the National Low Carbon Strategy, the Mobility Act (another very big issue), the Agriculture and Food Bill, the 2019 Finance Act, the public debate on nuclear waste ...

An appointment for which it is difficult to speak of "happy elected" , as the task is difficult.

Nicolas Hulot and Minister of Transport, Elisabeth Borne, unveiled certain LOM measures and promised to include an ambitious cycling plan. But will it be endowed with 200 million euros per year as claimed by the FUB (Federation of bicycle users). "Feasible," replied Nicolas Hulot early June. "But there is no formalization to date," impatient Morgane Créach.

Besides, let's not fool ourselves: the draft budget law 2019, presented at the end of September, is little about ecology. Except that the growth prospects for 2019 are weaker than expected, which mechanically will bring less money into the coffers of the state and push the government to save money. " The replacement of Nicolas Hulot will have to ensure that the planing does not interfere too much with the devices supposed to encourage the ecological transition" , estimates Guillaume Garot. Just think of financial aid for the energy renovation of buildings, housing weighs very heavy in the carbon footprint of the French.

Fears in all ecological issues.

Jean-David Abel still has in mind a long list of crucial issues to arrive quickly on the desk of François de Rugy. The development of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), for example, which will cover the period 2021-2027. Negotiations are underway and should lead to the adoption of a political agreement by the Council and the European Parliament in the spring of 2019. "These very important financial aids have mainly benefited so far from the industrial and intensive agricultural model, explains the vice. President of the FNE. This reform is an opportunity to change the paradigm and condition in the future these aids to the implementation of agricultural practices more environmentally friendly. "

It is the "ministry of the impossible", explained Robert Poujade, the first to occupy the post in 1974. Nevertheless, François de Rugy, become Tuesday the successor of Nicolas Hulot to the ministry of the Ecological Transition, will have to make his possible.

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Pascal Canfin, meanwhile, refused the job knowing that they would not have any latitude to act. To François de Rugy, more malleable and more pragmatic, to take back the yards left by Nicolas Hulot, convinced and utopian ecologist, behind him.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Physically and according to a tradition already well established, the President of the LR, Laurent Wauquiez made his political return by climbing "at the speed of a TGV" (the man is sporty) Mont Mézenc, accompanied by elected officials, activists and sympathizers ... sometimes exhausted when arriving at the summit.

Apart from "Operation Mont Mézenc," Laurent Wauquiez put an end to this day, to his summer of rest, during which he imposed a cure of silence, to better enjoy the joys of the family, a silence who had led some to wonder: "But where did Laurent Wauquiez go?"

Silent, even during the Benalla affair!

Officially, Laurent Wauquiez had made it known that he too was entitled to holidays, politics too far away from his family to which he is very attached.

Meanwhile, his lieutenants did not leave the field, like Damien Abab, rising to the crenel, whenever necessary, especially at the time of the Benalla affair whose dubious and sulphurous aspects have not finished to make talk.

From our point of view, and while mixing the useful with the pleasant, Laurent Wauquiez had to work without any doubt, taking advantage of his holidays to reflect on the future of the LR and the next European elections .

The speech of Mont Mézenc, intelligent, clever and affectionate for the French, strongly applauded under some of its angles ( "the French have the feeling to no longer live at home! ") However did not bring any information on the next European elections.

But, undeniably, they will have an essential political importance, as much for the RLs as for the other French political formations, of right and left.

For the pro-European current that LREM represents and that Emmanuel Macron has already tried to amplify, with the political recomposition already begun in the government with the arrival of Bruno Le Maire or Gérard Darmandin, the stake, however important seemed But things have gotten complicated with the Benalla affair, which has significantly damaged the image of the President of the Republic.

On the side of the LR and Laurent Wauquiez the battle is just as vital and the party should no longer yield an ounce of land to LREM in terms of rallying compatible Macron.

Concomitantly, hypotheses flourish.

For some, freezing the game with a Michel Barnier, already solicited, outgoing European Commissioner, negotiator Brexit "experienced technician" European mechanisms, would be an ideal solution; she is supported by the old guard Juppé and Raffarin ... ..macro-compatible

However, the hypothesis is far from creating enthusiasm and critics are already starting to burst at the LR. Laurent Wauquiez did not say a word on the subject of the Europeans during his speech on Mount Mézenc, forcing himself to stay in the political game, before approaching the future, but very embarrassed so far Certainly the choice of Michel Barnier would allow Laurent Wauquiez to change in a more "mainstream" direction for the LR right, his European speech. But ... ???

But this choice entails significant risks, because experts less Europeanist watch and they will not refrain from making audible "very loud" their voice, to awaken the people remained so far on the edge of the key, whereas globalization, originally announced as a chance, has only created, more unemployment and inequality. And, these same criticisms are also shared, mutatis mutandis by La France Insoumise, The RFN of Marine Le Pen or the France Debout of Nicolas Dupon Aignan. Suffice to say, many people!

Michel Barnier would be a bad choice for Laurent Wauquiez, who would shoot himself a shot in the foot, raising many questions on the anti-French past Michel Barnier (a European member of the nomenclature Europeanist) far from innocent in the disastrous experiences against Greece and Cyprus for example. For the most hostile to Michel Barnier it would be part of the "European scoundrels " responsible for the situation of Greece to whom the huge loans that were granted were for the sole purpose of charging unbearable interests, which have unbalanced budgets but ... we dreamed about it ... had to avoid the financial bubble! We have seen more! After a decade of austerity (like the one that Emmanuel Macron is preparing for France, Greece has not recovered despite the coo of financiers: the Greek population has become considerably poorer, unemployment reaches 43%, the same the level of the French suburbs.The debt is still high and the risk is great that it will never be reimbursed, for some it's obvious!

A campaign run against Michel Barnier, held for a cold, inhuman and haughty official would ensure a resounding failure for LR, because of the wrong choice of the head of list.

If Laurent Wauquiez wants to serve France, and he can, and he wants it by accompanying a real political project of truth and transparency, he must avoid this kind of error.

At the same time, Emmanuel Macron gives Michel Barnier soft eyes ... presumed macro-compatible; So let Barnier to social-macronistes, otherwise Marine Le Pen and his supporters have every chance to win.
Laurent Wauquiez is not of this ridiculous intellectual level; on the contrary, it has the height (in the intellectual sense of the term) and it can without resistance resist the pressures of these twisted coteries which represent only themselves

Of course, the recent speech of Mont Mézenc was silent on this point!

Rightly ... certainly ... as part of a good strategy.

That Laurent Wauquiez still gives himself a moment of reflection (or gives the impression if his decision is already made) to avoid going to a breakage masterful pipe under the pressure of friends of 30 years who as everyone knows do not want him not only good.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld





"The French want us to continue to reform. We will work in our corridor, without taking into account the pikes of our critics , " insists a Matignon advisor.

"Do not believe for a second that I intend to slow down or deviate," said Friday, the president during one of his last walkabouts, near Fort Brégançon.

E xit the positive spin-offs of the victory of the French team at the World Cup: the head of state went on holiday a few days after the start of the Alexandre Benalla affair.

And after two weeks of vacation, the government meets Wednesday, August 22 for a council of ministers.

And Emmanuel Macron, who was always so sure of himself and impetuous, launched during one of his last crowd baths, near Fort Bréganço: "Do not believe for a second that I intend to slow down or deviate"

How to turn the page? That was the stakes of the first post-holiday Council of Ministers this Wednesday. To forget the Benalla affair? "This storm in a glass of water. "?

The challenges of this autumn: to forget

But mission impossible!

The first Council of Post-Holidays Ministers is held this Wednesday morning. To turn the page of the Benalla affair, the President of the Republic intends to maintain the pace of reforms. But question: What reform to start to revive the seized machine?

The draft law on businesses to lift the blockages of the French economy, the examination of the institutional reform mired at the Bourbon Palace, at the time of the Benalla affair, the poverty plan abandoned in June, the reform of the health system . Sensitive files ...

The Benalla case has highlighted "fragilities already known within the Elysee, with teams that do not love each other and do not talk to each other" confessed a close to the Elysee. And the president must reframe the organization of his administration of 800 people. "The head of state will tighten the bolts," says a member of his first circle.

Thorns in the foot of the majority, because the resumption of debate will provide a forum for opposition reinvigorated by business. Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Laurent Wauquiez will take advantage of their political comeback this week to turn the knife in the wound. No reason to deprive them so much they have to say and so much yet they were muzzled.

Macron's sights are on the European elections next May, the first election since his victory. So, his visits to Denmark, Luxembourg and Germany, hoping to federate the European "progressives" against the "populists" ".

The president will have to face headwinds, however!

Emmanuel Macron has to face a stronger polarization of opinion: 33% of the French do not trust him at all whereas on the right we find many disappointed and erosion in his own electorate first round operates.

Nearly 60% of French people think that the executive's policy "degrades their personal situation" . Six out of ten people describe the president as "worrying" . Nothing very reassuring.

In addition, many obstacles will hinder it. To only cite a few :

1 ° The leader of the deputies The Republicans Christian Jacob could ask "a second commission of inquiry" on the file Alexis Kohler, of the name of the general secretary of the Elysium targeted by a complaint of the association Anticor for "illegal catch interest

Mediapart revealed that Alexis Kohler had approved, as a senior official, contracts concerning the MSC owner, founded and run by his mother's cousins. Justice had opened an investigation by the end of May. The most serious accusations that could shake the presidency of the Republic. Indeed the number two of the Elysee said he always deviated from the debate when he had to know the record because of his function. Only, Mediapart proves the opposite with the publication of two minutes of the Supervisory Board of the "Grand Harbor Maritime Le Havre" which claim the opposite. Decidedly the lie is still at the rendezvous. We are in the era of transparency but also of "suspicion"

2 ° New revelations released by Le Monde could also talk about the Benalla affair in September. According to the daily, the two protesters struck by Alexandre Benalla instead of Contrescarpe on May 1, 2018 did not seek to conceal their identity contrary to the instructions of the police chief under oath before the parliamentary commission of inquiry of the Assembly. Michel Delpuech, was also targeted by the Duck chained for sending a warm word of thanks to Alexandre Benalla, while he said he did not personally know the latter in front of the deputies!

Words, words ...

Even if the majority had to bet on the merits of the reforms to hope to regain control, the macronie was so trivialized ...

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld




Thierry Solère is believed to have favored former employers, but also it must be heard about hiring the wife of one of his former bosses and undeclared loans.

Thierry Solère deputy The Republic on the march (LREM) Hauts-de-Seine was placed in police custody on July 17, 2018 morning in the premises of the judicial police in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine).

He has also been targeted since September 2016 by a judicial inquiry against him for serious suspicions of tax evasion.

The suspicions against Thierry Solère have since been extended to the heads of influence peddling, corruption, abuse of social good, illegal financing of election expenses and breaches of reporting obligations to the High Authority for the transparency of life (HATVP).

The lifting of his parliamentary immunity had asked the Nanterre public prosecutor's office to conduct his investigation and to be able to hear him in custody.

Finally his parliamentary immunity was lifted on July 11, 2018 by the National Assembly Bureau after much resistance.

The Nanterre public prosecutor's office had motivated its request, explained to the members of the office that the custody was "well in this case the only way to achieve the execution of the investigations".

Thierry Solère the deputy La Republique en Marche is notably suspected of having used his position of elected to favor companies for which he worked elsewhere.

Justice also wanted to hear about the hiring as a parliamentary assistant of the wife of one of his former employers.

A job that justice presumes of course fictitious, and secondly Thierry Solère should also be questioned on loans granted by one of his relatives, real estate developer, for more than a million euros, which would not have been declared.

Thierry Solère, of course, denies the allegations against him

Other unexpected consequences in this case, the ex-Socialist Seals guard Jean-Jacques Urvoas was put under examination by the Court of Justice of the Republic for "violation of the professional secrecy" .for having transmitted to Thierry Solère the elements on this investigation.

Here is another case that splashes and hurts once again The Republic in March and its members of the so-called new world that looks more and more like the old !!!

Simon Freeman for DayNewsWorld




"I have the feeling that when I die, it's the Shoah that I'll think about," Simone Veil said in 2009.

On Friday and Saturday, the coffins of Simone and Antoine Veil, covered with French flags, are exposed in front of the black marble Star of David in the crypt, place of memory of the genocide of the Jews, in Paris in the 4th arrondissement. On the coffin of Simone Veil, member of the French Academy, rests his Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, awarded by François Hollande in 2012.

The public can come to the coffin of the former minister and her husband, whom she did not want to be separated after death.

One year, almost to the day, after her death, Simone Veil will become, Sunday, July 1, the fifth woman to enter the Pantheon, alongside her husband, Antoine. But, before this ceremony, a last tribute is returned to him, Friday 29 and Saturday, June 30, at the Memorial of the Shoah, in the 4th district of Paris.

She continues as well as during her life to be accessible until the day before her "pantheonization" Sunday. This Holocaust survivor and defender of women's rights, will be buried with her husband, Antoine Veil, at the Pantheon Sunday.

The two coffins will finally be shipped Sunday to the nave of the Pantheon, accompanied by the Veil family and the couple Macron. The public will be able to pay a last tribute to the couple Veil from 16 hours.

Simone and Antoine Veil will have descended Monday morning, in the presence of only the family, in the vault VI, where Jean Moulin and André Malraux, two great resistance fighters, Jean Monnet, one of the founders of the European Coal and Steel Community, are already resting. Steel (ECSC), and René Cassin, Nobel Peace Prize in 1968.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




The presidential couple is planning to set up a swimming pool in the Fort Varois, a holiday resort for the head of state. He decided to spend his holidays this summer at Fort de Brégançon, a holiday resort for Presidents of the Republic, located on the Var commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

General De Gaulle was the first President of the Republic to stay in August 1964. Georges Pompidou, Valery Giscard d'Estaing or Jacques Chirac were in love with the site. And François Hollande spent his first summer as president with Valérie Trierweiler. And they went there on vacation, happy to enjoy an imposing building built between the thirteenth and seventeenth century with a private beach below. Fort Brégançon, built on an island in the Var municipality of Bormes-les-Mimosas, surrounded by gardens and terraces with trees and flowers has "enchanting" with an "exceptional panorama" according to the tablets of the Center of National Monuments. Located below the fort, a beautiful private beach.

But to the taste of Macron, she would not be isolated enough! Below the fort. " At 300 meters from the edge, boats can anchor. Besides, the paparazzi make pictures of all the presidents who stay there. And Emmanuel Macron and his wife have grandchildren, whose privacy they wish to preserve. "

Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron want to bask in the sun of Le Lavandou at the edge of a swimming pool this summer at Fort Brégançon.

The Elysee has confirmed that the project was indeed "under study" in the holiday resort Var: "This study concerns both the rules of the architects of buildings in France, as technical and financial issues , says L'Elysee in a statement relayed by L'Express. It should go back to the president in the coming weeks (...) It will probably be an above ground pool, because it is impossible to dig a pond. Classified historical monument, Fort Brégançon can not be subjected to heavy work. Hence the likely choice of an above ground pool. On the other hand, L'Elysée did not wish to speak about the cost of this work : "We do not know the cost at this stage, but it must be reasonable" . The total cost of this development would be included in the 150,000 euros that the Elysee puts in pot each year for the maintenance of Fort Brégançon. Theoretically, the cost of buying an aboveground pool would be lower than that of the means deployed at sea to ensure the safety and tranquility of the presidential couple ...

Macron judging this building a little austere have already begun work in the summer residence of Heads of State by refreshing some parts, including cooking. And a new paint job is also planned before this summer. So why not now a swimming pool?

Above ground swimming pool of course: the site is classified as a historical monument, it is impossible to dig a pond. A study is underway concerning the rules governing architects of buildings in France as well as technical and financial issues.

The reason invoked: the preservation of privacy. The predecessors of this couple were satisfied with the beauty of this place, but this couple eager for beautiful things (the dishes of Sèvres for a cost estimated at 500,000 euros actually, to shine the arts we were told) has other requirements !!

Also for their comfort and intimacy the couple Macron close the doors of Fort Brégançon public ... The fact of the prince.

Kate White for DayNewsWorld




application decree reducing from 90 km / h to 80 km / h the maximum authorized speed on 400,000 km of secondary roads from 1 July was published on the night of Saturday to Sunday in the Official Journal, after months of controversies!

This speed limit will apply on the two-way secondary roads without central separator (wall, slide), which is 40% of the French road network.

Source of everlasting quarrels, this measure would aim to reduce road deaths ...

In the face of the anger of their constituents, senators had created a working group to evaluate the "usefulness and effectiveness" of the measure.

They advocated a "decentralized and targeted" application, with roads limited to 80 km / h chosen at the level of the departments according to their dangerousness.

The option, although most judicious, was not chosen by the government.

A "rendezvous clause" is set for July 1, 2020. "If the results are not up to our expectations, (...) the government will take its responsibilities," said Philippe.

Safe reason? ! Not only, it seems ... !!!!!!!

Sandra Stac for DayNewsWorld





The Secretary of State for Gender Equality saw fit to quote Karl Marx in support of the government's vision for the RSA.

"Touch € 550 of RSA per month does not get out of poverty if there is no effective coaching to work. A real job, a real salary: this is the project of the government! " , She enthused, before quoting Marx: " The emancipation of workers will be the work of the workers themselves " .

But it seems that she misunderstands according to her father, former Trotskyist teacher, the thought of Marx. Indeed Jean-Marc Schiappa, published a text on Facebook targeting his daughter and his references to the author of Capital.

Not only does he rectify an error of his daughter who commits a first mistake attributing the sentence to the German philosopher. It is " the First International [who] writes, on the proposal of Karl Marx (so it is incorrect to quote this sentence as coming from the only Marx), "the emancipation of the workers will be the work of the workers themselves" " , corrects the former union delegate Force Ouvrière.

But it gives him a lesson in political philosophy aimed at both the Secretary of State (without ever naming it), the government to which it belongs and the policy.

For Schiappa father, his daughter is totally off topic. "It is a collective work (" the workers ") and not individual (each worker having to fend for himself); the goal is collective emancipation (and not a personal success - which, by the way?), that of the workers, the proletariat , he recalls on the social network. One can not expect anyone's salvation except organized, therefore conscious action. ". We are far from the individualism of start-ups ...

Marlène Schiappa, "humble valet" of "conservative interests"

The French Communist Party has also been ulcerated after the intervention to support the government policy of the Secretary for Equality between Women and Men

The PCF, in turn, took his pen, quoting Capital, the founding work of communism: "When Marx speaks of the emancipation of the workers, it is precisely to get rid of people like you who defend the conservative interests of which [ you are the humble valet.

Also on Twitter, Marlène Schiappa reacted to her father's message, explaining that her "political disagreement" with him had "nothing new", while criticizing the title chosen by Le Monde, which speaks of "lesson" given by his father, a sexist way of presenting things in his eyes.

"The patriarchy has a bright future ahead of it," she wrote.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




It is the JDD of June 10, 2018 which first raised the hare, the information having been resumed quickly by Valeurs Actuelles ... then today by the Chained Duck which added comments more squeaky.

And we will do the same, as the information becomes unseemly in these days!

So, the couple Macron will spend 50 000 € to replace the dishes of the Elysée !!!

"Royal Fantasies" or support for the "radiation of the arts"! it's hard to choose between one and the other?

What we know concretely nevertheless, is that these 50 000 € are intended to remunerate the 30 artists who participated in the contest organized by the Manufacture de Sèvre, it being specified that only one was selected for the drawing.

It is the Ministry of Culture which should assume this expense of 50 000 €!

And, it is the artist Evariste Richer who was selected at the end of the contest.

Evariste Richer was born in 1968 in Montpellier. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Grenoble and the Ecole Supérieure des Arts in Cergy Pontoise, where for the first time, in 2001, he presented his works at the "Retina" Gallery / Center. Contemporary art ".

The new service of the Elysee (230 to 270 seats) which should be called "Blue - the royal color - Elysée" will use the "Bleu de Sèvres" both for the listels of plates and for their center, which on a white background, will see fit the drawing "features of the buildings of the Elysee buildings presented graphically, in plan".

This choice, made in all likelihood by the First Lady, has the declared goal of "give a boost" to the pace of the grand banquets of the Presidency of the Republic ???

Which act!

But this decision would also have been taken because the current dishes present some traces of wear; (The dishes are made by hand at the Elysée to avoid this wear!); and it would have been taken too, because there would have been a little breakage since the delivery under the Chirac presidency of the current "Blue Constellation" service?

Moreover, the information turned "to the joke" against a backdrop of outrage, on social networks: "what shame, can we read, King Macron needs a new dishes paid 50 000 € (?) , even though it forces taxpayers, retirees or the poor to tighten their belts "... because" we must fund the "Royal Fantasies"? Wow! The scaffold does not seem far!

But conversely, would it be possible that this decision was mainly taken by the Elysee Palace to support French Art and Savoir Faire?

Why not ?

But from this point of view, given that Evariste Richer's project is still not visible, we want to ask some complementary questions.

Evariste Richer would have an artistic practice inspired by "the regeneration of the Universe and its natural phenomena or the mechanisms of the universe" (we do not know if Nicolas Hulot was consulted?) Or an inspired practice by "the impermanence of things and relativism linked to notions of truths".

As a result a question? on this last point, Emmanuel Macron's presidential term would fall within these characteristics given his complex - and relative - thinking which has already been marked by the uncertainties - the impermanence of things - as to its duration. ?

We will not answer and we will remain for our part, "again and again in the concrete, feet in the clay, remembering that the Enchainé Duck has just revealed, this morning, the true cost of the dish service, which would be close to 1,2 M €, the average cost of a plate of Porcelain of Sèvre being about 400 €. (And 1300 to 1400 pieces must be manufactured).

But this cost would not be borne by the budget of the Elysee, the Manufacture de Sèvre having decided to bear the cost of manufacture?

The ! This information hit us deeply and hit more than one!

Indeed, the reforms initiated by Nicolas Sarkozy under his presidency, to make more transparent the operating budget of the Elysée now requires that it no longer to support some of its own expenses by another department of the State or structures financed by the state.

But the budget of the prestigious Manufacture de Sèvre is 60% financed by the state budget ... and therefore by the taxpayer ...

"Past there is nothing to see! This is the message that seems to be passing recently, the silence of the Elysee knowing that these latest revelations, which have increased the indignation of Internet users or readers, have been judged by the Presidential Palace, petty, because insensitive to the radiation of the French Arts via the famous Manufacture?

Moreover, the harsh comments on the subject do not say whether to compensate, the most angry French, will be invited to the dinner at the Elysee, or if, in "punishment" Emmanuel Macron would be personally obliged to take responsibility the price of dishwashing liquid from the Elysee ..

And new comments to fall again, early in the morning, which take up their account on the subject, the words of Emmanuel Macron yesterday

"But what are we spending like cash, for nothing and for no efficiency by buying a new service of crockery for the Elysée !! ".

Tweet this morning of the communication department of the Elysee, tweeting a video in which we hear Emmanuel Macron say, very angry: "but what is spent as a cash in social minima, and this for no efficiency ..."

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The "Corridor" project is a project launched in 2000 by the Russian Minister of Transport.

Russia decided at the time to build its own project of "Suez Canal" to bypass the control of the United States and Europe on the existing Suez Canal.

Until now, shipments from India and South East Asia were transported to Europe via the Suez Canal built by Ferdinand de Lesseps' company between 1859 and 1869, expanded and doubled in size. 2015, to serve as a springboard for the development of world trade.

With this new itinerary, the INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) will be able to carry cargo from Saint Petersburg to the Indian metropolis of Mumbai via Iran and Azerbaijan via Astrakhan.

In addition to the objective of circumventing the control of shipping routes by Europe and the United States, this new route, which has left its study phase, should reduce the cost of trade between India by 30%. , South East Asia and the Baltic Sea. This new route is indeed much shorter than the standard route of the current Suez Canal, with only 7200 km in length. Instead of taking 35 to 40 days, the freight transported in the future should only take 20 to 23 days, saving time and money.

The roadmap for the project is expected to be presented to all participating States in the near future.

But curiously the French press has not or little mentioned this business, whose importance both commercially and geopolitically, is not to be demonstrated, and this even as she recounted the recent meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg.

Yet Emmanuel Macron spent two days in Russia to attend the international economic forum, where he was a guest of honor, a forum held from 24 to 26 May 2018 with bonus, therefore, a face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Pitiable! Lamentable! But it must be said that for many months the Elysee has closed its doors to the Russian Press!

Overall the meeting between the two heads of state was nonetheless judged "positive"

But some unhappy spirits, however lucid, have nevertheless depicted the position and the behavior of the President of the French Republic as "a political dance" , hesitating, in pas de deux, between his indisputable relations, with Vladimir Putin and the signs of "cordial friendship" exchanged between him and Donald Trump on the occasion of the official trip of the presidential couple to Washington in April 2018 ...

And this situation did not fail naturally to make us want to plagiarize the saying "Often Macron varies, very crazy who relies on it"

France's relations with Russia are nevertheless, it should be remembered, particularly difficult, this under the background of economic sanctions decided by the EU after the Ukrainian affair.

A "History" that allowed Vladimir Putin, who is today an experienced politician (18 years of power) to remind the "young" President of the French Republic "representative of the new world" and wanting, without an official mandate , representative of Europe ... that things had changed.

Vladimir Putin did not fail to recall the occasional Gaullian description of the old Russian world made by Emmanuel Macron that it was no longer put right now. Russia no longer extends from the Urals to the Atlantic but from "Lisbon to Vladivostok" . Which act!

It must be noted, however, the incredible collapse between this information and the violent telephone conversation that took place between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron a few hours ago, the latter having given the President of the United States a lesson on the legality of freedom of international trade! In other words, the lesson was not appreciated ...

Also, between these two masters of the world, one can not fail to ask the question of which jump seat the ambitious President of the French Republic will sit?

Because Russia has become a formidable economic and political partner on the world plan, a finding that leads inevitably to admit that the economic sanctions practiced by France and the EU in the last decade, pushed against all expectations, this one to turn more towards China and Asia, while at the same time helping it develop its agriculture and its advanced industries, especially oil.

The financially ambitious and politically ambitious project of the so-called "Corridor" canal is a testimony to this.

Russia has been challenging the US and Europe on all fronts for a few years, and in doing so, its ferocious orientations and appetites are giving substance to the creation of a non-dollar zone (and petrodollars), so much feared by America, but only one effective guarantee for many to the development of a multipolar world whose purpose is to purge US imperialist tendencies.

In this titanic fight we must therefore wonder about the place that France will occupy on the world chessboard, the guarantee of a young president, pretending to represent the modern world and its future, is not, obviously assured .

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Three months after the adoption of the asylum and immigration law, the Prime Minister announced on Tuesday, June 5, various measures likely to improve the integration of foreigners, including refugees, in France without however quantifying them. It is a question of catching up with "the delays of the promise granted by the Republic" and the "lack of ambition" with regard to integration, declared the prime minister. These measures are largely inspired by the "72 proposals for an ambitious policy of integration of foreigners arriving in France" , recorded in the report of the LREM deputy of Val-d'Oise, Aurélien Taché.

Doubling the volume of language hours

As early as 2019, foreigners who legally settle in France will benefit from doubling the hours of language lessons, ie 400 hours, in order to get closer to German or Norwegian European standards. 600 hours will be spent for people "not knowing, read or write" , this would concern about 3500 people, according to Ofii (French Office for Immigration and Integration). "Smaller, more homogeneous" classes will be formed and childcare will be developed so that young parents can attend the course.

Strengthening professional integration

Today, only 35% of immigrants who arrived less than five years ago have a job, according to the OECD. In order to remove the "obstacles" to immigrants' access to employment, several avenues have been mentioned, such as the development of professional language training, better recognition of training and previous experiences, as well as better " Mobilization of corporate networks" such as the Foundation act against exclusion (FACE). Each newcomer looking for a job will benefit from a professional interview and accompanying path. The Hope program (housing, orientation, career path) offering eight months of language training and apprenticeship in sectors in tension such as construction, will be extended to 3000 refugees, against 1000 currently.

Better integration into society

The integration into society will go through a reform of the Republican Integration Contract (CIR), a program for newcomers obtaining a residence permit. Thus the civic training will be spread over 24 hours, instead of the current 12 hours. For young people, the development of specific courses is announced: thus a "linguistic and socio-professional language" , lasting from 3 to 6 months, will be set up for 3000 young foreigners recently arrived in France from 2018 (and 5 000 in 2019). Young people will also be awarded the "culture pass" of 500 euros, just like other young French people. Specific projects for refugees will be developed with the platform "sport factor of social inclusion". A national civic service campaign for refugees will also be launched. To improve access to bank accounts, a working group will be set up with La Poste Group.

Edouard Philippe also recalled the difficulty of accessing housing for refugees. Accompanying measures, such as citizen housing for private individuals, will be renewed, as part of the circular last December asking the prefects to mobilize 20,000 housing units for refugees.

"This integration policy is an essential subject of interest and dignity for the entire French nation," said Edouard Philippe after an interministerial committee in Matignon.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Anticor considers that "the exhaustive, exact and sincere character" of the declaration of inheritance of the candidate of March to the presidential one lacks of clarity and must be submitted for verification to the High Authority for the transparency of the public life (HATVP) . Indeed the personal fortune of Emmanuel Macron raises many questions.

The anti-corruption association Anticor points out a "lack of coherence between the incomes and declared wealth" of the candidate.

As manager and then managing partner at Rotschild & Cie between 2008 and 2012, he is not subject to wealth tax (ISF). When he joined the government, his wealth declaration seemed oddly modest for a former banker of business.

Anticor wonders with reason.

Difficult to juggle the numbers and fall back on his feet with the statements of a former banker.

In his declaration of interests signed on October 24, 2014, Emmanuel Macron indicates that he perceived, as a banker at Rothschild Bank and then as Deputy Secretary General to the Presidency of the Republic, "3.3 million euros of pre-tax income "over the period of 2009 until his entry into the government as Minister of the Economy in August 2014, according to a statement from Anticor.

His activities in the merchant banking allowed him to earn "2.8 million euros" between 2009 and his appointment in May 2012 to the general secretariat of the presidency under François Hollande.

But in his declaration of assets, also signed in October 2014, Mr. Macron reported a wealth of "1.2 million euros and a debt of 1 million euros", "a net worth only 200,000 euros »

The association Anticor announced Monday, March 13 that it has seized the High Authority for the transparency of public life (HATVP) to ask him to "verify the completeness, accuracy and sincerity" of the declaration of patrimony of Emmanuel Macron .

In its statement, Anticor denounces a "lack of coherence between declared income and wealth".


Steven Colton for DayNewsWorld



The Minister of Ecological Transition comes to Jean-Jacques Bourdin, the defeated mine, showing his doubts about his balance sheet.

It is true that his files are advancing only with no turtle. "I especially see what remains to be done ... Until the summer, my head under the water. This assessment, I will do it this summer. I'll have enough evidence to see if I'm participating in this societal transformation , "he says.

Emmanuel Macron had promised to evaluate his ministers; it is himself that Nicolas Hulot is preparing to evaluate. "This summer, we will have a moment of truth with the President and the Prime Minister .... If I feel that we are not moving forward ... I will learn the lessons. " He will decide.

Hulot annoys his confreres. "He dresses his lack of work by a lack of ambition of others! Work by a lack of ambition of others! ", We squeak. "He's showing that he does not have the mind of a minister. "

It even happens to unleash social networks that test a new hashtag #unjobpourhulot. And Edouard Philippe to give him a session of "hugotherapy" in his turn.

But this only highlights the emptiness of the character who has so far only swallowed snakes ...

Nuclear, palm oil, pesticides are three most bulky cases for Nicolas Hulot

En Marche's candidate had promised to reduce the share of nuclear power in French energy to 50%, while it is currently 75%, by 2025. But it was clear last November, for Nicolas Hulot that the commitment would be difficult to keep within the deadlines, included in the energy law of 2015.

Let's move on to palm oil and deforestation

Total has converted the La Mède refinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) into biodiesel production using plant materials. And to do this the Ministry of Ecology has simply given permission to the group to import 300,000 tons per year of palm oil from Indonesia or Malaysia. "I ask them, I had (the CEO of Total, Patrick) Pouyanné, to minimize the use of palm oil (...) and to try from year to year to reduce the share of 'palm oil and increase the share of used oil ,' hammered Nicolas Hulot while palm oil contributes to deforestation. But contrary to what Total says, that its oil would come from certified sustainable forests, a report from a Dutch foundation showed that these certifications, in Indonesia in particular, were not very serious ...

And let's not talk about the pesticide episode!

While the government is asking French farmers to diversify!

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


Jerome Cahuzac did not want to go to prison!

Four years in prison including two suspended sentence is the price set by the Court of Appeal of Paris for the paradox of Jérôme Cahuzac

The former minister had appealed his conviction of first instance of December 8, 2016 for this reason mainly, unable to resolve to suffer this shameful and unbearable punishment, assimilated by him to a small social death, through the condemnation that the Paris Criminal Court had inflicted with 3 years in prison.

While increasing the quantum of the main sentence by setting the sentence of Jerome Cahuzac to 4 years in prison, the Court of Appeal of Paris matched this sentence of 2 years of suspended sentence.

The two years of residual prison may be developed by the wearing of an electronic bracelet or works of general interest (TIG) or ... etc.

The panel of alternative sentences offered by the Code of Criminal Procedure is broad on this point.

The precise conditions of this adjustment of sentence will be defined by a judge of enforcement of sentences, that Jerome Cahuzac will meet soon, most likely, accompanied by his lawyer

Jérôme Cahuzac has also been fined € 300,000 and 5 years eligibility.

To obtain this result, Jérôme Cahuzac not only had to appeal the decision of first instance, but also allocate the services of the famous tenor of the bar, Maître Dupont Moretti.

The decision of the Court of Appeal of Paris of today which certainly gave satisfaction to the former minister and his council, correlatively and inversely wanted to maintain an exemplary sanction, this because of the lies in which Jérôme Cahuzac s was locked up and also that he had also outrageously mediatized, out of bravado.

The Cahuzac affair had, it should be remembered, shaken the government of François Hollande for many months, the Minister of Finance having been the pillar.

For several weeks, "the eyes in the eyes," the Minister had ensure that he had no hidden account abroad, before resolving, before the overwhelming facts revealed by the investigation, to confess that he had an account in Switzerland and another in Singapore. Accounts opened under the nickname "Birdie" and supplied for 3 million euros, three million euros that had escaped tax.

Sad political end of a man who had been a super surgeon, a super mayor, a super deputy and a super minister ....

The future of a whole conquering left then ...

At the end of the verdict, Jérôme Cahuzac threw himself into the arms of a friend who was waiting for him, probably relieved.

Since the affair broke out, Jérôme Cahuzac has fallen into remorse and loneliness, voluntarily abandoning all social life or not, sealing himself out of sight in the family home of Corsica. Even finding an activity in an NGO has become a problem and a difficulty for him!

The case Cahuzac is for some the most serious of the Fifth Republic. It has made such an impression that since it broke out many reforms have taken place to punish money laundering or corruption even more severely.

The case has also and partly led to the creation of the Parquet Financier de Paris which has since been charged with all kinds of business and among them some very media like the Bygmalion case, the Libyan affairs of Nicolas Sarkozy or even more recently the Fillion case.

There is no doubt that in the future, the Financial Prosecution will again be entrusted with equally resounding cases, perhaps even one day, that relating to the financing of Emmanuel Macron's presidential campaign.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



In a previous edition, we talked about the performance of Marion Marechal Le Pen before the conservative Republicans Republicans, packed!

At the same time, we mentioned the latter's intention to open a political academy in Lyon

Since then, the MMLP Academy project has been realized and finalized. It is in Lyon and more precisely in the district of Confluence, just a step away from the Hotel of the Region Auvergne Rhône Alpes that is in the process of settling.

The exact address is now known: at the corner of Smith Street and Casimir Perrier Street in Lyon, on a surface of 400 m2.

It is the company "Idea O '" (based in Montretout, within the family domain of Saint Cloud) which has been designated as the carrying structure of the project.

MMLP has already made the deposit of its original project to the INPI (National Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property).

The areas of activity of the company that have been declared are: office work, organizational and business management consultancy, communication consulting, public relations, conference management.

The MMLP project in Lyon

The overall intention of MMLP is to "give intellectual, cultural, legal, technical and media weapons to future generations so that they are able, as best as possible, in the business as well as in the political arena, to convince. "

In concrete terms, the objective of the academy will remain to offer students courses leading to recognized diplomas.

The layout of the premises should be completed in the coming weeks. An open house and a communication campaign are already scheduled.

Among the relatives of Marion Marechal Le Pen, several personalities are likely to help. This is the case of the industrialist Charles Beigbeder (former member of the UMP) and close to Charles Million, former Minister of Defense, former Deputy and former President of the Rhone Alpes Region. Charles Beigbeider supported the launch of the "Avant-Garde" association promoted by Charles Millon.

We also know that Christophe Boudot, leader of the 30 regional advisers Auvergne Rhône Alpes came to support him, supported by his troops. It is most likely this move that caused him to be removed from the political office of the FN.

Moreover, the choice of Lyon for the establishment of the Political Academy of MMLP has certainly not been innocent!

Lyon has always been a city where various right-wing and extreme right movements abound, following the example of Génération Identitaire but also of the "Manif for all" and its political emanation "Common Sense" .

Although it has been well received by some, the MMLP project in Lyon has undeniably appeared for others to be a direct competition; example that of Laurent Wauquiez, the boss of LR but also president of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region.

To put a stop to all criticism MMLP once again recalled that it had withdrawn from politics, the operational policy is no longer relevant for it; It must be recognized that this political positioning is serving him for the moment. Nevertheless, some people feel very seriously that even in this configuration and thanks to his personality it participates ... again and again to the destabilization of his aunt Marine Le Pen.

Because, in fact, nothing says that she will not one day have the taste of "come back" ?

And in this case it may be without the FN, historical version, that it will make his "come back" , but rather with other political figures like ... Laurent Wauquiez?

However, it will first be necessary to lift some mortgages, including for example ... its possible participation in the 2020 municipal elections in Lyon.

In Lyon, we know that Gerard Collomb is considering not representing himself. But we also know that he caresses the idea of ​​propelling his wife Caroline Collomb, 30 years his junior who has been for several months the place of reference for LREM, a calculation that has already attracted many critics ... within from the Lyon left.

Caroline Collomb currently divides her time between the Secretary of State for Digital and the Minister of the Interior, her husband, "Gege" for the close friends. A Caroline Collomb hyperactive for some time, who shouts victory for having set up no less than "24 thematic commissions to enrich the action of the government" and which envisages the creation of a "campus en marche" to train those who want to be elected. A word of warning hello!

But Caroline Collomb who is already preparing his campaign will have to seriously fight because of the hostility that have already manifested to him several elected "on the move" as Guy Corazzal who has already deposited his logo at the INPI.

The name of Nathalie Perrin Gilbert, mayor of the 1st arrondissement, who could represent France Insoumise also circulates. Nathalie Perrin Gilbert who is known for his franc spoken has already released his stink balls by swinging his first deputy about a case concerning the conduct of his marriage. Hello atmosphere!

One two Three ! What else!

The municipal of Lyon could give link to a women's war, because we also speak of Laurence Balas or MP Anne Bugnera or the insatiable centrist Fuziya Bouzerba.

Marion Maréchal Le Pen may already have decided not only to decide to discover the charms of LYON, the city of Light, the former capital of Gaul, the city that Prince Charles accompanied by Camilla his wife come to honor on occasion from their recent visit.

She could indeed have the ambition to participate in this war of ladies!

Unless, close the ban, some local politicians do decide to start, like Charles Millon who would like to find "the spirit of Uriage" or Etienne Blanc, First Vice President of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region which according to some cleverly distilled confidences has already begun a discreet campaign.

Etienne Blanc could then have to face Pascal Blache, LREM too. Pascal Blache is Mayor of the 6th arrondissement, President of the micro-party he created, Cap Lyon Métropole. Pascal Blache, who does not hide his ambitions for Lyon, will nevertheless have an uneasy task.

Indeed, the left and the macronistes are numerous on Lyon; they are, however, divided which makes some say that we could well end up in the configuration of a 2001 upside down. Faced with the division of the right, it was Gerard Colomb who had won! This time the solution could be reversed.

It will follow the story of Lyon salads ...

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




The minister Nathalie Loiseau creates the controversy but assumes by denouncing the Senate, Wednesday, May 9 the "shopping of the asylum" of some migrants, who would choose between "Sweden and Italy" to settle.

Asked about refugees in Europe, the European Affairs Minister has caused an uproar in the ranks of the left by using this expression as if some migrants choosing a host country were shopping in the supermarket.

"When we arrive from South Sudan, we can go shopping in the asylum and find that we are better in Sweden than in Italy but still , " said Nathalie Loiseau, before try to justify herself by explaining that she herself went to South Sudan.

His remarks made the senator ecologist Esther Benbassa jump. "How dare you use this word" shopping "to talk about people who are in misery, in suffering, in destitution? She replied sharply.

Other senators also expressed their indignation on Twitter.

If the minister then explained herself on Twitter. "The expression is not happy indeed," according to Nathalie Loiseau, she did not withdraw his words.

It noted that the term "shopping for asylum" refers to "a reality and is commonly used by specialists in the European asylum system".

"This term is included in several texts The fight against 'shopping for asylum' is an objective of the review of the European asylum system France supports the harmonization of procedures and the precision of each person's responsibilities and solidarity among states, " she added.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




The WWF WWF sounds the alarm: every year this fateful date arrives earlier and earlier since 2014 and France is one of the first predators on the planet.

If the whole world lived like France, from May 5, the planet would have consumed all the natural resources that the Earth can renew in one year, announced the NGO WWF France.

And she would "need the equivalent of 2.9 Earth planets to provide for her needs," according to WWF France. According to this report, France is among the first 10 countries to live on credit this year on the back of nature, behind Qatar, the United States or Russia, but well before Spain or Morocco for example.

If all humanity consumed like the French, it would take almost three planets to meet the needs!

The world average is around 1.7 Earth.

Fishing, agriculture, livestock, carbon footprint, each year the NGO WWF in partnership with Global Footprint Network calculates the "day of overcoming" of each country to around the world.

Humanity is therefore living more and more " on credit" from an ecological point of view.

"We call on the government to know if it is ready to implement a real strategy of ecological deleveraging," said the director of WWF France.

This worrying situation is worsening from year to year. "All scientists are alerting us to the fact that the ecological crisis is not only for 20, 30 or 40 years, it is now that the impacts begin to be felt", points out Pascal Canfin, director General WWF France "No country in the world has both a satisfactory level of economic and social development and respect for the limits of the planet's natural resources ," he says.

The fall in the price of oil has a not insignificant influence. .

"Ten Africans have a lesser ecological footprint than an American," says the former minister responsible for development in the five-year term of François Hollande. And France is not exemplary in this regard. A paradox for Pascal Canfin, while the Hexagon was host to the Paris agreement on climate.

"The ecological footprint of the French has deteriorated in the last three years, particularly because of the decline in the price of oil," says Pascal Canfin. "The main culprits are the means we use to heat, transport and eat," he continues.

Yet the solutions to save the planet exist.

Pascal Canfin points out that the trend can be reversed ..

"We are able to drastically reduce the impact we have on our planet. We have all the solutions. We know how to build houses that are less emitting, we know how to pass cars. We know how to do it, but we are not there yet, "he insists.

When we pride ourselves on being the leader of the COP 21!
Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld



The day after the demonstrations of May 1st, the accounts were made: violent excesses and acts of violence on the sidelines of the processions took place in the French capital. The Paris police chief, Michel Delpuech, reported 109 people in police custody.

The demonstrations of May 1st were marked by overflows. The police chief of the capital announced on Wednesday May 2 that 109 people were in police custody.

Obviously the authorities had been warned of possible acts of violence on the part of the "Black Blocks" but for the prefect of police there was no underestimation of the situation with the mobilization of 1,500 police forces .

An admission of weakness, however, from the Minister of the Interior who has promised to increase the police presence at future events. "For the next events, there will be even more law enforcement with the intention this time to completely separate the protesters from those who want to break," said Gerard Collomb.

What happened ?

1,200 hooded people of radical radical movement of extreme left of the black blocks arrived in group, well equipped and organized, according to the prefecture of police. Police used tear gas and two water launchers.

Gerard Collomb regrets the nascent controversy over the reaction of the security forces and the extent of the damage, the main one for him being the absence of serious injuries (4 injured too much, however). Same speech on the side of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.

"Either we move too fast, or we move not fast enough, or there are too many people, or there are not enough people," he said about the police device. But the Prime Minister especially "found that there were no wounded."

In any case the responsibility of the government remains in question and the French can not be satisfied with a statement of Emmanuel Macron since Australia

"May Day is workers 'day, not rioters' day , " Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference this morning in Sydney to hammer his " sesame miracle" against Violence "Everything will be done so that their authors are identified and held responsible for their actions," tweeted the French president, traveling to Australia.

The opposition gave voice.

Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Republicans (LR), regretted "terrible images for our country," in a tweet. "Bankruptcy of the sovereign state. It is urgent to restore authority: full support for our law enforcement agencies who are facing these thugs, " he added.

Republican spokeswoman Lydia Guirous mocked Emmanuel Macron, who "continues his business banker road show in Australia, forgetting the French and their safety . yet it is its primary mission , " lamenting that " the state is disintegrating in Paris ".

The demonstrations gathered over 210,000 people in France according to the CGT. There were 143,500 demonstrators for the Interior Ministry, against nearly 142,000 last year.

A first May in fact confiscated to the demonstrators ...

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld



It is difficult for now, hot, to draw serious lessons and built on the visit of Emmanuel Macron to Donald Trump.

So for the moment, we will stick to the only comments of images, some of which, on each side of the Atlantic have sparked smiles, sarcasm or even admiration from their side surprising.

A malicious photographer photographed the two presidential couples from the back on the second day of Emmanuel Macron's visit to Washington.

The two First Ladies were in white; Melania Trump wore a huge hat. White too.

From this unofficial photo taken at the White House, we could see the bouncing buttocks Melania Trump, neighbor with the sad buttocks Brigitte Macron. The image has panicked the web! For us it will be: No more comment!

The strange embraces on both cheeks and the endless handshakes of the two heads of state were the delight of comedians and us too.

These images have stunned each side of the Atlantic. They even shocked the United States where these behaviors in public are in principle reprobated

On the French side, the images of Papa Donald pulling Emmanuel's hand ...

to take him to school were more surprised on the French side than on America. Beyond the political jokes, these images appeared heavy sense.

When the "alfalfa" monkey tears his vassal when they meet in the oval office.

The gesture or Donald Trump dust dandruff on the dark jacket of Emmanuel Macron, which was meant as a mark of sympathy and a sign of complicity ...

could on the French side be considered a gesture intended to humiliate

Emmanuel Macron's trip to Washington marked the spirits. Many questions remain pending with the first one concerning the degree of influence of France on the USA. Did Emmanuel Macron change Donald Trump's opinion on sensitive issues such as the Paris Agreements or Tehran's nuclear weapon ?

Case to follow.

Clara Maybac for DayNewsWorld




Both heads of state would have "a very special relationship" , a "very strong personal relationship". Emmanuel Macron us the "basin".

And the endless handshake in front of the cameras we remember of course.

For a year now, they have shown their friendship and put themselves on the stage.

Results are remembered almost more since Emmanuel Macron has done white cabbage.

But what do they have in common, they ask themselves, across the Atlantic?

Curious this way to appear as a duo while everything could separate them.

One is a colorful businessman while the other a pure product of the ENA passed by the bank Rotchild.

One is protectionist with its slogan "America first", the other speaks only globalization. Donald Trump likes in Melania the model younger than him, Emmanuel Macron with his two rings on the fingers likes in Brigitte a woman older than twenty-five years that him.

But it's a fact: in Europe, it is Emmanuel Macron that Donald Trump addresses.

As a friend?

Do not be naive! In politics at this level we have no friends but interlocutors !

France, outside the Gaullist period, has always maintained ties of friendship with the States of America. Cooperation ?

It has always existed between the two powers and it was not until the bombardment of Syria - with dead, of course - that the Allies acted together.

Anti-terrorist cooperation has been active for a long time ...

And do not let's face it: Donald Trump does not listen to his French counterpart. He came out of the Paris agreement.

He put his embassy in Jerusalem. He imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum ...

He did not fail to deny the same night the words that Emmanuel Macron himself had persuaded the US President to stay in Syria. False, the American soldiers will go home!

No wonder many US media are skeptical, doubting that the "good relationship" between the two heads of state translates into real political progress.

It is skepticism that prevails.

For the New Yorker, Bloomberg, the New York Times or CNN, Emmanuel Macron's efforts to seduce Donald Trump are part of Macron's strategy.

" Trump's seduction by Macron is a definite exercise. The question is not whether Trump and Macron are friends; it's to know why, and for what purpose, " writes the New Yorker.

And at the famous weekly to unfold the theory of "bromance" between the two heads of state.

This word-case, "bro" (frangin) and "romance" (idyll), refers to a strong but platonic friendship between two men.

The bromance theory of Trump and Macron is based on the fact that their alliance is personal and special.

From Trump's point of view, it can be by flattery according to the newspaper for whom Macron "built his career" by flattering

And compare the relationship of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump to that maintained by the former French minister with the president, Francois Hollande.

The New York Times makes the same comparison, and goes further:

" Mr. Macron has built a career by offering respectful and flattering attention to power figures older than him. Mr. Trump is only the last in the succession of these men, " writes the American daily while naming François Hollande and Jacques Attali as an example.

Worse the word of the end.

Jeremy Shapiro, research director at the European Council for International Relations, a think tank based in London, summarizes the visit of Emmanuel Macron in a pithy phrase:

" This tour will tell the story that the two men have a good relationship, but it may not make any real difference. A personal relationship is great, but Trump does not remember it once you leave the room, "he says, questioned by Bloomberg.

It is finished elective affinities!

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



The text is presented as a "global" reform of the entire legal machine: Nicole Belloubet's ambition is to tackle the poor endemic of the slowness of the judicial machine and to unclog the institution ...

The main provisions of a gigantic bill presented by Nicole Belloubet Friday, April 20 was developed by the Chancellery at the end of the five yards of justice opened on October 5. Increase of the justice budget, registration of complaints online, generalization of the listening to all the offenses, the procedures, population of prison, ..., the text sweeps very broad and contrary to what announces Nicole Belloubet the litigant will be directly impacted.

Justice, not always well rendered, seems to be an ultra-sensitive area. The justice budget will have to grow by 24% between 2017 and 2022, to 8.3 billion euros.

Job vacancies will be filled, and 6,500 net job creations are scheduled. 7,000 prison places will be built as well as 20 closed educational centers for minors.

The main surprise after the passage of the text to the Council of State is the abandonment of the project of national prosecutor's office antiterrorist. While the State Council saw a "risk of isolation of magistrates" coupled with a "useless rigidity to adapt the workforce" at the mercy of the evolution of terrorism, "further reflection" is necessary c This is why the Paris prosecutor retains this national jurisdiction.

An overview of the measures in this text of 57 articles and some 80 pages.

It is organized around five major projects defined by the government: simplification of criminal and civil procedures, territorial organization, digitization, meaning and effectiveness of sentences.

Its scope is wide. The text concerns civil and criminal justice but also judicial procedure. Its entry into force would have concrete consequences for the litigants and the actors of the judicial world.

The goal, for the Prime Minister, is to "simplify" the steps: in the same city, the litigant will go to the TGI where it will be directed to the good service whether it is a dispute over a pension or a complaint of violence. But let's face it the merger is also a way to save money.

The merger of the district and high courts (TGI) is not without comment.

IT is a place of proximity justice, where civil cases are judged (over-indebtedness, unpaid rents, guardianship, etc.) for which the request is for amounts less than 10,000 euros. If the project plans to merge TI and TGI when they are in the same city, the same is not true for isolated IT will be "spare rooms". An experiment will be launched in two regions comprising several courts of appeal, allowing the grouping of certain civil disputes in the same court. The merger of these courts with the IMTs is the most contentious project of the justice reform. It will result, according to the Union of Magistrates (USM, majority) and the Union of Magistracy (SM), the suppression of the courts and the function of the magistrate. "The magistrate is recognized as being the judge of proximity, it is the judge of the one who does not have the means, neither intellectual, nor numerical, nor financial to seize a jurisdiction", advance Jérôme Gavaudan, which puts it has a "profound desire to change the judicial institution in its human nature".

Added the experimentation of a departmental criminal court.

Halfway between Assize Court and Criminal Court, he will judge crimes of up to 20 years imprisonment. Composed of magistrates only and no longer popular jurors about 57% of the cases currently judged at the assizes would be concerned.

On the criminal side, the project aims to develop the fixed fine for certain offenses, including the use of narcotics and will also favor the appearance on prior recognition of guilt.

Alternative dispute resolution methods such as conciliation, mediation and participatory procedure, for example, will become an obligatory step and then only seize a judge. Online mediation platforms will be certified. The stated intention is to favor the amicable settlement of the disputes to avoid the recourse to the judge as much as possible. The judge to enjoin the parties to meet a mediator for example. With the reform, a mediator can now be seized online, with companies private law, so pay. "They have neither ethics nor training," says Jérôme Gavauda

Litigation divorces will no longer have the prior conciliation hearing before the Family Court Judge. Consent to medically assisted procreation with donor will be collected by the notary and not by the judge, as the change of matrimonial regime.

Injunction proceedings will be dematerialized and centralized in one court.

Simplification of the criminal procedure

Victims will be able to file complaints online and the judicial police officers will no longer need to renew their clearance by changing their department. Police custody of twenty-four hours may be renewed once without presentation of the person to the prosecutor. But the special investigative techniques, such as sound and computer data capture, authorized for terrorism and organized crime, can be used for all crimes! The public prosecutor may ask the judge of freedoms and detention for telephone tapping, now limited to organized crime, for all offenses punishable by a sentence of three years or more .... Videoconferencing for a Remand hearing will be mandatory for the detainee.

The penal composition, which allows the prosecution to propose a sanction in exchange for the extinction of the prosecution, may be extended to all the offenses.

A new scale of penalties is introduced from the fine to the prison through mandatory internship, community service or home ownership under electronic bracelet. Prison sentences of less than one month are banned. From one to six months, the sentences will be carried out in an open environment or under an electronic bracelet. From six months to one year, they can be arranged by the judge of enforcement of sentences, but beyond (they are now suitable for up to two years).

The stay with probation is reinforced probationary suspension with individualized socio-educational monitoring. The release under duress will become the rule unless the judge decides otherwise, allowing the convicted person to serve the last third of his sentence outside the prison.

This project carried by the minister may be very controversial.

While it aims to simplify criminal and civil procedures while improving the effectiveness of sentences, it is also accused of undermining the rights of the defense and limit access to the judge, which can not be acceptable ...

Reform of justice: "In a democracy, it is up to the judge to settle a dispute" hammers Jerome Gavaudan,

According to him, she will remove the "justiciable of his judge".

"Many things are not going in this reform." Jerome Gavaudan, president of the conference of the bâtonniers and lawyer at the bar of Marseille, is very critical on the reform of justice,

Put the means in justice. For Jérôme Gavaudan, the urgency was not to legislate but to put means in justice. "There is no danger in the judiciary, but there is danger in putting the means," he says. "Do we want to maintain in a democracy like France access to the judge or do we want to save the judge from the motives of economy?", He wondered.

A reform challenged by many legal professionals, who denounce a text "detrimental to the rights of the defense," according to the beating of Paris, Marie-Aimee Peyron.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld


S NCF, Air France, civil servants, Ehpad, universities ...

While the days of sectorial actions multiplied, the CGT and Solidaires organized Thursday a national mobilization interprofessional.

The stated goal: the formation of a united front against the government's policy.

Several events France and gathering of employees of the public and private, as well as students.

This time anger is felt in many sectors and the famous "social spring" hoped for by the unions could well take place to look at the numbers.

SNCF's two-day strike against rail reform continues as Thursday 19 April

in the transport sector, employees of RATP disengaged from Wednesday 22h until Saturday 7h and that the CGT and Unsa have filed a notice to participate in the day of mobilization.

These calls to strike by all the unions of civil servants have been unpublished for ten years.

With this call for mobilization, the unions CGT and Solidaires want to capitalize on the multiple protest movements to aggregate them.

In addition, anger goes beyond the strict framework of the world of work: universities (Tolbiac, Nanterre, Montpellier, Strasbourg) and Sciences Po also experience blockages.

Some in the context of a mobilization against the reform "Parcoursup", establishing the "selection" at the entrance to the university.

The others denouncing the lack of democracy in the way of governing Macron.

Emmanuel Macron refuted on Sunday any "coagulation" of "discontent" , but the strikers of April 19 intend to fight and wish a unitary movement "first May 1st.

But the unions do not agree on this for the moment. "The convergence of struggles is not the cup of tea of ​​the CFDT.

For one simple reason: it never allows concrete results for the workers, " Laurent Berger, CFDT leader at the end of March, told Pascal Pavageau's arrival at the head of FO. give it.

Just 50 years after  1968 May !

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts offered a rope to Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday 17 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

A "gift" to conclude an intervention on the precariousness of the workers who did not really like the President of the Republic.

"What defines the rope is the rope.

It allows the first to advance and the last not to fall.

But in our societies, this rope no longer exists.

The rich are getting richer, the middle classes are stagnating and precarious while the most fragile are abandoned to their fate. "

Philippe Lamberts, ecologist, then concluded his intervention by offering a green rope to Emmanuel Macron .

" You have a habit of giving your guests a symbolic gift, let me do the same . "

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld




Face to a Jean-Pierre Pernaut who has recognized human qualities, a kindness and expertise appreciated was held on Thursday on TF1 Emmanuel Macron sitting in a classroom Berd'huis, a small village in the Orne to explain that he will not quit his program.

The latter who wanted to fall from his sphere Jupiter could not find better to bring viewers of the TJ of thirteen hours to the specific audience, including seniors and rural people, that he heard "the concerns" , but also intended to continue " with the same force " reforms despite challenges.

On all the sensitive files he defended the decisions taken with arguments of a breathtaking simplicity whose principal is summed up in a motto:

"I ask you to trust me"!

"I'm not going too fast in my reforms. It's the world going at full speed.

France must adapt to this world in motion, " said Emmanuel Macron, he wants to get rid of the label of " president of the rich " that his opponents of right and left. Since the rich do not need a President The rich, like him, are the first to be roped.

The head of state has promised a boost on the incentive, all companies up to 250 employees can now distribute without charge or tax.

An exercise of style dull, cold, despite the thanks that the tenant of the Elysee has distributed to retirees he does not consider "portfolios" .

The first part of a media offensive followed by a second interview on Sunday evening of two hours with Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Edwy Plenel, on BFMTV, RMC and the Mediapart site.

Kelly Donaldson for DayNewsWorld



His custody was extended on Thursday night. A complaint for "contempt" was lodged by one of the police officers. The bouncer and the young woman could also file a complaint.

Jean-Vincent Placé was arrested drunk in the night of Wednesday to Thursday: the former Secretary of State in suspected of disturbing, drunk, women in a bar at Princesse Street, around 2 am and insulting police officers.

He verbally attacked a 20-year-old woman who refused to dance. After his refusal, he would have called "dirty whore who deserves that" .

Then he insulted the bouncer of the intervening establishment to calm the situation. "We are not in the Maghreb here" , or "I'm going to send you back to Africa, you'll see," he reportedly said to the vigil.

The latter signaled to BAC police who were passing by. Vincent Placé also insulted them, calling them "tocards".

"You do not know who I am," he would have repeated several times before many witnesses.

A blood alcohol level of 2.32 g

The custody was held for "contempt of any person depositary of public authority, racial insult and violence without disability committed under the influence of drunkenness" .

At the time of the facts, Jean-Vincent Placé was accompanied by Loïc Hervé, Senator of Haute-Savoie .

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


Let us put the problem of immigration in its historical and political context , in order to better understand the underside of the maps.

Information needed further! Yes ! Because the worst is perhaps still to come !! And will it be necessary to understand what is happening and why?

This ultra-confrontational subject, in fact risks to fly, in terms, in shine the EU ... if things are not taken in hand ... in transparency ..

The situation thus briefly summarized and the setting planted, we will make some historical reminders indispensable.

It was in 1973/1974 that, for the first time, in the aftermath of the 39/45 War, the migration policy of Europe was sketched out.

We must go back to 1974, the year of the founding of the Association of Parliamentarians for Euro-Arab Cooperation (APCEA) to touch the beginnings of this story that has lasted for almost 50 years.

At that time Europe, which was not yet called EU, had only 9 countries, including Great Britain. Remember, it was the Europe of 9 !!!

The initial objective of this association (of European level) was defined on 7 and 8 June 1975, unanimously in STRASBOURG, in a political resolution which "asked the European governments to take the initiative of steps which would help to ensure the withdrawal of ISRAEL FROM ALL OCCUPIED TERRITORIES IN 1967. "

The background of this political resolution was accompanied by a request for help in the development and understanding of the Arab cause , in a context described as having never been so favorable to the cause (sic). .

In short, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was immediately involved in the settlement of a conflict that has been going on since 1945 in this troubled Middle East.

An economic component follows the said Strasbourg resolution, which calls for the need (and usefulness ) for the establishment of close economic cooperation between Europe and the Arab world.

The first step in this economic cooperation was the concrete objective of providing support for the recycling of petrodollars, after OPEC decided to quadruple the price of oil (remember, this is the beginning of the crisis of oil)....

To complete the whole, the same resolution added a cultural component calling for the recognition of the historical contribution of Arab culture to European development (?) While completing the text with a critique of the situation of the time which, in the eyes of the signatories provided only limited space for the teaching of the Arabic language and Arab culture. (We saw a few years later how Najat Vallaud BelKacem sought to implement this principle definitively!)

In its conclusion, the Strasbourg Resolution expressed the wish that the European governments facilitate the demand of the Arab countries, by creating ample means for the reception of migrant workers and their families .... as well as the development of their cultural life and religious inspired by Arabic texts and Arabic architecture ..

From year to year, the foundations of this Strasbourg Resolution (ignored by a very large number of European citizens) have been deepened regularly, until the Protocols of Barcelona, ​​signed in 1975 and where Europe has definitively switched to the camp. Arabic allowing some to say that "Europe had just been ceded to the Arab world .." But that was only the beginning ...

  1. Because, under the pressure of ISECO (Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture), an avatar of more Muslim brothers , whose headquarters are in Rabat, installed in a luxury hotel and otherwise called in French : Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture, the phenomenon of "colonization" of Europe (setlment in English) has continued to deepen, to the detriment of Europeans of origin.
  2. For, under the pressure of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation established in March 1972 in Jeddah) which is the largest intergovernmental organization at the United Nations (UN) and which includes 57 countries, all aimed at the consolidation of Islamic solidarity, the safeguarding of the Holy Places and an unwavering support for the Palestinian people, the arrival of migrants from North Africa or the Middle East, "Islamization" has continued to grow.
  3. Because the DOHA resolution (Qatar) taken at the conclusion of the 9 th Islamic Summit Conference held between 12 and 14 November 2000 , in Doha precisely, only confirmed once again that.

All these protocols and resolutions have thus progressively enabled the establishment of well-prepared Islamic communities, chosen to migrate to a European country and settle there as conquered countries, by refusing to submit to the principles of integration required. before. The phenomenon has only escalated ..... In response to a rejection from the indigenous populations.

For nearly 40 years, with the active support of the various French governments (both right and left) or European personalities such as Stefaan de Clerkc, son of Albert de Clerkc, both members of the Christian Democrats and Flemish, CD & V , well introduced and very influential in the European institutions, all the facilities were given to this migratory approach prepared for a long time and in detail.

We have just demonstrated that the agreement and the compromise were so strong that all the so-called wild immigration that we have seen for more than 20 years is in fact only the result of a particularly effective collaboration with the organizations Islamic ones set out above.

"The EU must accept one million asylum seekers (and migrants per year)."

"EU must give € 15,000 to each migrant for the first two years of their stay"

"The EU must finance Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey up to € 5,000 per refugee".

"The EU must finance secure roads and well-designed corridors to safely transport migrants from Greece and Italy to their final destination"

Consciousness and eyes begin to open. But do not forget, and this is what I wanted to show you, that this process was initiated in the 1970s, in all discretion, without the citizens being consulted.

This process was opened by the Strasbourg Declaration of 1974, this at the request of 200 persons under suspicion ... but hyperpuissant ...

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer will appeal the judicial control imposed on the former president, indicted on Wednesday in the investigation into the suspicion of Libyan financing of his successful campaign of 2007, announced Friday Thierry Herzog on RTL

The former President of the Republic, indicted for "passive bribery", "illegal financing of electoral campaign" and "concealment of Libyan public funds" did not appreciate neither his unacceptable custody, nor his indictment with judicial review on Wednesday.

Its placing under judicial control includes several prohibitions:

ban not only to visit four countries (Libya, Tunisia, South Africa and Egypt) but also to contact nine people of the file including his friends Brice Hortefeux, Claude Gueant and Bernard Squarcini.

For a "question of principle", the former President of the Republic will challenge this judicial control.

He promised to "win (his) honor" victim that he is the "ignominy" of the "Gaddafi gang" and Mediapart, which had published in 2012 a Libyan document accrediting funding of about 50 million euros.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld



Placed Tuesday morning in custody in the premises of OCLCIFF, the anti-corruption office in Nanterre, Nicolas Sarkozy spent the night at home. His audition resumed Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock.

The former president is questioned in connection with the investigation into suspicions of Libyan financing of his campaign of 2007.

Could justice not hear the former President of the Republic in free auditor as it did for Brice Hortefeux.

There are countless investigations opened by justice against Nicolas Sarkozy that resulted in non-places ....

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


This morning, Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine), as part of the case of alleged Libyan financing of his 2007 presidential campaign.

This is the first time that the former head of state is heard in this investigation.

Police custody in the premises of the Anti-corruption Office of the Judicial Police which can last up to 48 hours. Former Minister of the Interior Brice Hortefeux is also heard, but under the status of free hearing.

The judges have been investigating since April 2013 financial flows involving protagonists linked to the regime of Gaddafi, considered the pivot of terrorism, through the French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine.

The detention in custody of Nicolas Sarkozy this Tuesday follows the latest hearings by the French justice of several Libyan dignitaries, including Abdallah Senoussi (brother-in-law of Gaddafi).

Abdallah Senoussi said, during a hearing in the context of the International Criminal Court, "personally supervised" the transfer of five million euros "for the campaign of President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2006-2007", by Takieddine's intermediary.

"As for the support given to Western personalities to enable them to gain power, the sum of 5 million euros was paid for the campaign of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2006-2007. I personally supervised the transfer of this sum via a French intermediary, in the person of the chief of staff of the Minister of the Interior. Sarkozy was then minister of the interior. (...) I confirm that this sum has been received by Sarkozy, " he said on September 20, 2012.

Ziad Takieddine was indicted on December 7, 2016 for "complicity in bribery and trading in assets and liabilities." He had confirmed remittances of cash from Libya, made according to him at the request of Abdallah Senoussi, the former boss of Libyan intelligence, to " pay fees for training [...] Libyan agents" . According to him, he handed over several suitcases containing cash for a total amount of 5 million euros. During a trip in 2006 he explained that he had handed a suitcase of 1.5 million euros to Claude Gueant at the Ministry of the Interior. About ten days later, he handed him a suitcase containing 2 million euros. A third trip would have been organized in January 2007.

The books of former Libyan oil minister Choukri Ghanem, who died in 2012, were recovered by the French courts and also mention the existence of payments to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Bechir Saleh, the former grand financier of Gaddafi and a man of relations with France, recently wounded by gunfire during an attack in Johannesburg, had also told Le Monde: "Gaddafi said he had financed Sarkozy. Sarkozy said he had not been funded. I believe more Gaddafi than Sarkozy. "

Another key figure in the case, the Franco-Algerian businessman Alexandre Djouhri, a friend of Dominique de Villepin and Claude Gueant, was again detained on Monday, February 26. The judges of instruction of the financial pole of Paris wonder in particular on the resale at the price of a villa belonging to him in Mougins (Alpes-Maritimes) to the Libyan fund directed by Béchir Saleh.

A search carried out in Switzerland at the home of Alexandre Djouhri, allowed the investigators to seize documents. Some of them show the "business" links between Djouhri and Claude Gueant, indicted in the case for "laundering tax fraud".

The former head of the French state (2007-2012), candidate for a new presidential term in 2017, has always firmly denied these accusations. The right calls for respect for the presumption of innocence.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



There was a peak of pollution detected in Paris and the Paris region on February 7, 2018. Detection scientifically made !

Anne Hidalgo could have, as usual, convened the press and once again develop its certainties about the origin of this one:

the car and the diesel, the usual culprits!

Well no !

We did not hear it!

And for good reason !

On 6 February 2018, Paris and its surroundings were drowned in the snow, a snow that blocked all transport and motorists in particular, forcing them to leave their cars in the garage or in the parking lot leaves to return to their home on foot if they were not too far away.

In some cases, halls, gymnasiums or public meeting rooms have been opened for their accommodation, warm with snacks in support.

There was a second peak of pollution on Paris and its region on 21 and 22 February 2018, a period when many Parisians had left the capital to go on holiday and join the snowy mountainous sites.

Results of this migration of Parisians:

less important intra and extra muros traffic, fewer deliveries, closing schools and removing school buses or parental trips to accompany children to school.






Find the mistake !

This has been done by a number of observers, engineers and even activists who have sought to explain these surprising pollution peaks.

Careful study done, on these two events the pollution came from a huge toxic cloud coming from the Eastern Countries (Germany, Poland, Hungary, .. etc ........)

or the thermal power stations were working at full regime to ensure the production of electricity necessary for the proper functioning of the economy and heating !!

And in terms of pollution Paris and its region were served, because it came from the burning of coal, coal and even more lignite ...

It's the European maps and their weather studies that revealed the problem!

The nonsense storytellers of the Hidalgo clan remained very discreet about these incidents. They will nevertheless have to review their copy and make sure that the misinformation that they make reign on the real and exact causes of pollution in Paris ceases as soon as possible. Parisians expect more transparency on the subject of pollution.

The re-information made of evidence and truth is the prerogative of a serious and conscientious press and journalists.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Conservative leader Doug Ford is in the lead and would be the best prime minister for 24% of the electorate.

The latter would be followed by far by the NDP leader Andrea Horwath at only 15%, as for the Liberal Prime Minister Kathleen Wynne, she would be only third at 13%.

Progressive Conservatives dominate Ontario and Doug Ford is seen as the best premier for the province.

The Progressive Conservative Party gets 42% of the vote, compared to 26% for the Liberal Party and 24% for the New Democratic Party.

Let's hope that the June elections should confirm these figures in the ballot box, Ontario, but also all of Canada's eyes on the situation .

Steven Colton for DayNewsWorld


Lille, the capital of Hauts-de-France hosts the Sixteenth Congress of the National Front, the last under this name since Marine Le Pen has just given it a new name, to symbolize the character "government party" she wants to print to his training.

Steve Bannon was welcomed on Saturday, March 10 with American star.

A surprise guest at the XVIth Congress, Donald Trump's former strategic advisor made his show for about forty minutes, applauded by the delegates.

The former host of the right-wing US site Breibart, did not fail to decline his conspiracy creed: GAFAM (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft) interpenetrating with central banks and governments would destroy the purchasing power of the workers and the middle class.

He also traced Trump's election campaign, which he said was the victim of systematic smear campaigns: "You are fighting for your country and you are being labeled a racist. That kind of disgusting talk is over! " He exclaimed after greeting Marine Le Pen and the National Front, as well as the Italian League, the nationalist parties in Poland and Hungary.

Marine Le Pen, the only candidate for her succession, was re-elected without surprise President of the National Front

, with 100% of the votes cast, after a postal vote. The results were proclaimed Sunday at the party congress in Lille.

The member for Pas-de-Calais begins a third term as head of the party she has led since she took over from her father in 2011.

The party has new statutes removing the function of honorary president, occupied since 2011 by the co-founder of the party Jean-Marie Le Pen.

But internal quarrels, clashes at the top of the Front and the disappointing performance of Marine Le Pen against Emmanuel Macron between the two rounds of the presidential election last year have undermined a party that was on the rise.

In this face-to-face Marine Le Pen seems to have lost its legitimacy as a presidential candidate and reached the glass ceiling.

She struggles to raise her party after her failure in the presidential election and about which she admits "a hole of air" . Moreover, the proof of this is the number of members of his party who went from 100,000 in October 2017 (according to Marine Le Pen) to 81,000 in November (according to FN management), then to 51,487 in December (same source ). Moreover, since 2014, 25% of municipal councilors elected on an FN list have resigned from this training.

The hope of the frontistes: Marion-Maréchal Le Pen

The niece of Marine Le Pen is the great absent. The former MP from Vaucluse officially withdrew from politics to focus more on her daughter and move into the world of business. But how much is present in the conversations. Never absent will have been so present. At the Congress of the National Front, this weekend, in Lille, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was in everyone's head. Temporarily removed from politics since last spring, the youngest of the Le Pen clan has nurtured many exchanges between activists. On February 22, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen caused a sensation by participating in the great congress of American conservatives, the CPAC, and by launching Trump's slogan "France first" .

Besides, to look at it is the political line defended by r the youngest Le Pen who was validated this weekend in Lille: economic issues have been pushed back, the time is back to fundamentals that are the fight against immigration, Islamism, "borders colanders "or" mondiaslism ".

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen's whole strategy shows that she intelligently prepares for her return to the political arena but for later weaving her canvas. The niece Marine Le Pen has just launched a "science-political academy" to detect and train future leaders of the French rights.

Marion Marshal-Le Pen also intervenes in "free forums" , notably at Valeurs Actuelles , has at his disposal discreet networks influential within the French radical right as those of the group Audace bringing together entrepreneurs close to the National Front as well as by the monthly L'Incorrect , a bridge between the Republicans and the National Front.

The political line of the niece of Marine Le Pen is shared by a large number of local and national leaders of the FN: liberalism on the economic level and conservatism in terms of morals. Marion Maréchal Le Pen also defends the rights not hiding his desire to unite with the other formations of the radical right, even with the party Republicans led by Laurent Wauquiez.

And 83% of FN voters say they want his return, according to a recent survey FIFG. What MP Gilbert Collard had abruptly summarized before the congress: "If Marine, for a reason that is so far unknown, decided not to continue, we have in reserve Marion.

In the next presidential election, she will be only 32 years old. Perhaps the relief of his aunt ...

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld



S urpopulation, overflows, wear guards ... The French prison system is in the grip of many damages. The year 2018 began with a generalized snort of prison supervisors who confirmed the need to intervene quickly.

Nearly a month and a half after the huge supervisors' strike, the president announced on Tuesday a "criminal overhaul" in order to make the prison more efficient by promoting alternative measures to short-term detentions and tightening conditions. adjustment of longer sentences.

The Head of State therefore wants a criminal justice system that abandons the prison preference for other "options" such as the electronic bracelet or the work of general interest, partly inspired by the countries of northern Europe and also intended to fight against prison overcrowding. With an occupancy rate of 200% in the Paris region and 120% at the national level, France is one of the worst students in Europe. As of January 1, 2018, 68,974 detainees were crammed into 59,765 places.

The measures mentioned by Emmanuel Macron are as follows:

1 ° The end of the "automaticity" of incarceration for prison sentences of less than one year.

Also "sentences of less than a month will be outlawed," said the head of state. It will no longer be possible for judges to incarcerate a prisoner with sentences of less than one month. "It's the small sentences that are the least effective," the President justified.

Certain offenses (road, drug use) will be fixed by fines or other sanctions. The electronic bracelet will be used more often at home and community service will be honored by working with businesses, communities and the state.

2 ° Short sentences executed outside prison.

Emmanuel Macron said that sentences between one and six months could be executed outside prisons.A way to fight against prison overcrowding ... To do this 1500 positions of counselors insertion and probation will be created. Currently the number of these advisers is 4 000 for 250 000 people followed in detention or in an open environment.

3 ° The end of the adjustments of sentences beyond one year.

For all sentences of more than six months "there will be more automatic development , " said the Head of State. "Beyond a sentence of more than one year, there will be no more adjustment of the sentence". Today the adjustments of sentences can be discussed with the judge of application of the sentences whatever the duration of the sentence.

4 ° The introduction of the unique personality file

"I wish [the introduction] of the unique personality file , " said the president. A document that already exists for minors. It allows to determine with precision the personality elements of the defendants before their judgment. "This will allow a better decision to avoid unnecessary prison sentences , " the president noted.

5 ° Voting rights granted to prisoners.

"We tried to explain why the detainees did not have the right to vote, I still have not understood," said the president who announced his willingness to grant the right to vote for prisoners . "An inmate is an individual simply deprived of his liberty, but not of his other rights," explained Emmanuel Macron.

6 ° The creation of 7000 new prison places.

During his five-year term, 7000 new prison places will be created instead of the 15.000 previously announced and the existing establishments will undergo renovations

Measures that, for Emmanuel Macron, should allow the fight against prison overcrowding, while respecting the "dignity" of prisoners and allowing their "reintegration".

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld



As the most sensitive issue since recent court decisions that have been debated, setting an age below which a minor could not be considered a willing adopter is one of the measures in the draft law against sexual and gender-based violence, which will be presented on March 21st in the Council of Ministers

For several weeks, the debate had been about a threshold of 13 or 15 years. The government has decided.

Marlene Schiappa, Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men, said early Monday that the government decided to keep the age of 15 as a threshold below which one can not agree to a sexual relationship.

"After the citizens' consultations in the framework of the Tour de France of Equality and the conclusions of the expert report handed to Matignon, the government has decided to retain the age of 15 , " said the Secretary of State Equality between women and men.

Seven experts, commissioned in February by the government, to look into the subject and gave Monday their opinion to Matignon by opting to set at 15 years the minimum age of consent to sex.

They advocate introducing into law two new offenses of rape and sexual assault on minors under 15 years of age.

According to these lawyers, legal practitioners, doctors or childcare professionals, this age "does not seem excessive in the double imperative of strengthening the protection of minors from sexual offenses and clearly prohibiting sexual abuse. on a minor of 15 years by a major, " they write in their opinion given to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

The modalities of introducing this age limit into the penal code have not yet been specified. Marlène Schiappa was " happy" Monday that the age of 15 years, long sought by the associations that fight against violence against children, won.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld


We have just learned that some would have given the nickname "Torquemadette" to Anne Hidalgo!

Not very bad or sign that a hallali is getting ready?

To take a closer look at what happened on Friday night,

March 2, 2018 at the Salle Pleyel during the ceremony of the Caesars, we are forced to note that nothing goes for the Parisian Mayor, elected mayor in 2014. The Mayor of Paris has not received a warm welcome at the 43rd ceremony of the Caesars, broadcast on Canal +.

The images show it twice: it was first whistled and booed by a part of the public, at the moment when Manu Payet delivered his opening speech, then tacked a little later in the evening when The latter recalled that in Paris "heavy legs and ants in the feet necessarily raised in Paris a traffic problem."

A traffic problem?

Yes !

But that the ways on banks that Anne Hidalgo, she said, does not intend to give back to motorists despite the cancellation of the deliberation of September 26, 2016 (and the decree of October 18 taken on its basis) by the Administrative Tribunal of Paris (decision published on February 28, 2018). The decision of the Administrative Court of Paris was a snub for Anne Hidalgo.

The Administrative Court has indeed considered "that the public could not appreciate the pedestrianization of the roads on banks in terms of its importance and its stakes", judging by implication, that the procedure initiated by the City of Paris was irregular.

On the basis of this unfavorable decision, still unfulfilled for some, the censors of the Mayor of Paris have again manifested themselves. And the topics of discontent are many!

On the closing of the traffic of the George Pompidou way, of the entrance of the Tuileries Tunnel and the creation of a public walk to their site: the critics are distributed of more beautiful, with the example of that emitted by this Parisian who believes that the decision of Anne Hidalgo is a huge mistake because the river corridors (the Seine in this case) are thermal drains that evacuate pollution (like the Rhone corridor) almost instantaneously, while the fact of closing the traffic on the center of Paris, confines this one inside the capital because of the verticality of the buildings!

On the same subject, others rage against the primary activism of the elected, "his fuel" favorite that leads them according to them, to tamper with the figures or interpret them in his favor. By mirroring the figures of the 5% drop in traffic with the 30% decrease in pollution announced by the services of the capital, it seems indeed possible to think that the pollution of Paris would not be solely due to the automotive and diesel hated, in particular.

And all the subjects who anger or exasperate pass there:

Hazardous and costly municipal management, like the Velib, a failure that gave the mayor cold sweats, because of vandalism that broke a record (thousands of gray biclous have been stolen or broken since their commissioning). ).

But also the colossal debt of the capital: the debt that continues to skid should reach 18 billion euros by the end of 2018. The Regional Chamber of Accounts recently lambasted management of the city, a management that impoverishes.

But also the project announced recently increase of 250% of the Housing Tax on second homes, to plug the holes naturally, decision will succeed the creation of new taxes all-round.

But also the presence of more and more migrants (between 300 and 500) and who squat the sidewalks where the charities come to ensure the distribution of meals (whose reliefs attract rats) to the chagrin of residents who start to s' to organize in defense committee. Opponents of the Mayor of Paris note that these migrants give a deplorable image of the city of Lights to tourists.

But also the rats that have proliferated because of the blatant dirt that reigns in the streets and that the recent floods have made out of their holes.

But also sectarianism and clientelism that reigns almost universally and that have impacted the city's relations with some of their users or partners, such as the Ferris wheel or the case of Michel Déon's burial

Anne Hidalgo has lost many supporters since the last municipal elections. Those who are still present seem to be divided in favor of this or that file.

A recent poll has just shown that it had collapsed in the latest rankings of opinion: It has more than 32% of supporters left on Paris and only 18% on the whole of France (Barometer Elabe / Les Echos)

Worse, she has recently become the target of comedian Nicolas Canteloup, who in a devastating recording summed up his main setbacks by having her answer as follows, to the most significant critics who concern her: "I made the decision to verbalize the rats who stay too long in the city of Paris ".

In one sentence everything is said or almost!

The battle of Paris seems obviously, already engaged.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


We learned on March 1, 2018, during the morning interview with Jean Pierre Elkabbach, that Gerald Darmanin, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts would file a criminal complaint for slanderous denunciation this Friday, March 2, against a second complainant whose name has not been revealed, who also accuses the minister of abuse of weakness, abuse of power and rape "by surprise".

The Minister "right in his boots" visibly feels entitled to undertake these prosecutions, the Paris prosecutor having filed the first complaint, filed by Sophie Patz, February 16, 2018, for identical facts.

On the advice of his lawyer, who said that his client would go to the end, Sophie Patz has resubmitted January 22, 2018 a second complaint with civil party.

A little reminder about news, which for some time has agitated the entire Parisian microcosm that has just discovered or rediscovered the "unfortunate" practices of Emmanuel Macron's minister!

Indeed, Saturday, February 3, 2018, while he hosted Gerard Junot and Isabelle Margot in his show "Hello Terrians" Thierry Ardisson split an allusive tirade evoking the penchant of Gérald Darmanin for swapping that he would practice to practice in the famous club "Les Chandelles", the most posh club in the capital that once frequented Dominique Strauss Khann.

It would indeed be in this club that the misadventure of Sophie Patz would have started in 2009.

Gérald Darmanin was at that time in charge of the UMP, after having been the parliamentary assistant of Jacques Toubon, then a close collaborator of Christian Vaneste of which he becomes the Campaign Director during the legislative elections of 2007, then In the national elections, he was from that time advisor to the legal affairs within the UMP, Xavier Bertrand being then general secretary of the party.

His rapprochement with Christian Vaneste (convicted of homosexual remarks) would have, according to the academic Anne Sophie Petitfils, closer to "the gray zone located on the edge of the Right and Far Right, leading him" to adopt positions traditional Catholics tinged with fundamentalism " and to collaborate with the monthly " Politique Magazine " , a press organ inspired by Charles Maurras related to the French Action and National Restoration movements. Gerald Darmanin would even have a time, at that time, was very close to the Royalist Movements.

At the same time, and always alongside Christian Vanesse who elected him municipal councilor of Tourcoing in 2008, Gerald Darmanin "would have implemented a form of neo-clientelism consisting of offering divisible goods (?) And to propose personal interventions to the electors of the 10th North District. "

No wonder then that Sophie Paz, who is now 46 years old, has asked the support of the future minister, to obtain his rehabilitation, following a criminal conviction dated October 15, 2003, sentence pronounced for having harassed his ex-companion from whom she wanted to recover the money he stole from him. A dark affair, which Sophie Patz's former call-girl profession (then called Olga Patterson before being married) had not allowed to temper, despite her protests; a conviction which she wished in any case to be cleared in 2009, thanks to the services of the specialist of the political intervention, that was already, Gérald Darmanin.

The facts denounced by Sophie Patz are apparently the result of the qualification "of rape, by consent acquired by surprise" and in exchange for services. In terms of services, there were none, so much so that the young woman was obliged, at the end of November 2009, to denounce the practices of the Nordic elected to Jean François Cope, who in response urged him to take legal action against the northern elect.

We understand better why among the UMP / Republicans, many seem to know the story of Sophie Patz and the inconvenient practices of Gerald Darmanin!

We also better understand why Gérald Darmanin's anti-Wauquiez counterattack, which only seems to be explained by the political proximity of Laurence Saillet, with Xavier Bertrand, member of the 2nd Aisne constituency since 2002, then a member of the government Raffarin III and Villepin and his new functions as spokespersons of the Republicans. In fact, everyone knows each other! and everyone knows the little secrets (or scandals) of others!

Sophie Patz has been fighting for a long time, alone, most certainly. And Gérald Darmanin, who has been trying to quell this dirty affair for as long as he has probably thought he could achieve his ends by joining the ranks of the Macronists (and their support) who have since May 2017 all the powers. So it does not matter betrayals and ideological differences!

We understand better why, too happy with the unexpected rallying of the one who called the Minister of Sports, Valerie Fourneyron to ban the wearing of the veil, and who was also chief of staff of David Douillet, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe renewed "all his confidence " to Gerald Darmanin recently.

But, it was without counting without this new complaint for abuse of weakness, February 13, 2018, against the minister of a resident of Tourcoing, city whose Gerald Darmanin was the mayor. This second complainant, Sarah, was called because she wished for the moment to remain anonymous. Having seen that a woman had lodged a complaint against Gérald Darmanin for acts of rape and abuse of weakness, Sarah decided to lodge a complaint against the Minister whose intelligence and power she had so far feared. Sarah has told since her fear of a powerful, which nevertheless left him a very bad memory in September 2015. As for the serial killers, the mode of operation of Gerald Darmanin was the same: in exchange for housing and work, Sarah was forced to give sexual favors to the minister.

Gerald Darmanin said at the microphone of Jean Jacques Bourdin recently that he was quiet as a Baptist, on these two stories ??? To have !

Certainly Gérald Darmanin benefits from the presumption of innocence. But these lacks of exemplary repetition are disorder in the government and ministerial table that was originally intended to rid the tinsel of the past, different and modern.

But Minister Darmanin is either wanted or not at the bottom of his responsibilities, facing the issue of abuse of power and respect for women, both in the old and new regimes. Still, the issue of abuse of power hinders the political class is obvious, following all these twists and turns. However, some elected officials probably do not want to be swept away by sandals of this type that work and reflect on the entire political class. Beyond this, experts have already tried to decipher the "affairs" that stick to the skin of Gérald Darmanin. And there we risk going from surprise to surprise.

Indeed, if according to these experts the rapes may be difficult to characterize legally, because of the difficulty of proving the absence of consent, the facts reported by the two complainants could enter into the Praetorian definition of the .. Prostitution since the minister's sexual needs would have been met for remuneration: an intervention, a home, or a job ...

We remember the scandal of Dominique Strauss Khann. Here a scandal of the same type could taint the activity of the government of Edouard Philippe and the choices of Emmanuel Macron. ?

It is understandable why, several elected on the right and Laurent Wauquiez in particular have asked during January the resignation of Gérald Darmanin, this without having recourse to any manipulation of the plaintiffs, perfectly useless handling, the minister having placed himself in the uncomfortable situation in which he finds himself today.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


The popularity of Emmanuel Macron dropped by six points in one month according to a BVA poll broadcast Wednesday, February 2

8 and conducted February 26 and 27 with a sample of 1,019 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over (method quotas) .

The head of state is down for the second month in a row.

The tenant of the Elysee, with only 43% of favorable opinions, has fallen by nine points since December and is approaching its worst score, reached last October (42%). He loses points as well on the left as on the right and on the extreme right. He remains fortunately for him supported by his camp to 96%.

This decline in popularity is not only noticeable among retirees who are being impoverished by the CSG reform, but also in all strata of the population.

He is perceived as the President of the cities despite his attempt to soften the rural world by having received the young farmers at the Elysee Palace before his appearance at the Salon de l'Agriculture.

Moreover he is seen as the man of "social breakage" and ordinances perceived as a denial of democracy.

The Prime Minister, he is seen as "the man of the implementation of the reforms" which "assumes its role of shield" ...

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld


The "draft law for controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum " is presented on Wednesday 21 February in the Council of Ministers. "Balanced" for Gerard Collomb, the text is considered too repressive by the associations and "lax" by the right and the National Front. The text should then be examined in March in the Committee on Laws in the National Assembly, before being debated in April.

This text aims to "get out of the current situation where we do not welcome those to whom we must welcome, and we do not take away those who have no title to stay in France," summarized Monday, February 19 Édouard Philippe . No less than 130,000 foreigners settle each year in France and it is better to integrate them.

New rights are granted to immigrants such as the transition from one to four years of the residence permit for foreigners who do not have the status of refugees who can obtain a ten-year card. The text also proposes to provide better protection for girls who are threatened with excision and victims of domestic violence. Family reunification measures are extended to brothers and sisters.

The asylum application in the bill undergoes some changes to adapt to the less permissive European legislation than the current French law. Thus, the average duration of the asylum application will last six months compared to fourteen months, the maximum period for the application for asylum, from the entry into the territory, will increase from 120 days to 90 days. days as well as the appeal period before the CNDA- the appeal court that the asylum seeker can seize if unsuccessful-will be reduced to 15 days instead of 30.

Nationals of countries considered as safe as well as those who pose a threat to public order, must submit to an expulsion decision even in case of appeal to the CNDA.

"A national scheme" will determine "the share of each region in the reception of asylum seekers" who will be required to "reside there to benefit from the material conditions of the reception", ie also the right to asylum seeker allowance (ADA). The integrated reception and orientation services (SIAO) managing the 115 will be required to communicate each month to the French Office of Immigration and Integration (Ofii) "the list of persons accommodated (...) having presented asylum application " or obtained protection to enable the enumeration of migrants.

The fight against irregular immigration will go through the prohibition of the right to remain on the ground "from the reading in public hearing of the decision of the CNDA" . Moreover a rejected asylum will no longer have the opportunity to seek the stay for another reason, for example medical, except "new circumstances". To these measures is added the creation of a "crime of unauthorized crossing of the external borders of the Schengen area" punished by one year in prison in order to discourage arrivals via Comoros or Guyana. The same measure is recommended for those who enter France without spending "during opening hours" by one of the approximately 285 border crossing points set up since the state of emergency.

For Bruno Retailleau, president of the LR group in the Senate, this bill "is falsely firm" does not change anything in terms of immigration. "We are in a situation, France and Europe, where in the coming years we will have a migration shock, a demographic shock (...) We are exploding the counters on immigration", has he warned about Sud Radio.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


This is our wish, because Alice, her daughter, is still waiting, for that, for an answer from the City of Paris!

"I really liked Michel Déon, a novelist whom I esteemed and whom I met often. He was always attentive to others, especially young writers. "

It left me a warm memory. "So spoke Milan Kundera of Michel Déon, the author of the Lunch of Sun, died December 28, 2016 in Galway in Ireland, his second homeland (which inspired him a lot) after France . Attentive! Warm! This is how Michel Deon's friends described him who did not deserve the last avatars relating to the setting in the ground of his ashes. According to his wishes, Michel Déon was cremated on the spot, in Galway and his ashes were repatriated by his daughter who resides in Paris, this in waiting to be definitively buried. The ashes of Michel Déon are stored since, in the apartment of the latter, closed in a cinerary urn.

Remember that since 2008, it is forbidden to keep the ashes of the deceased at home ... and that every mayor is in charge of the law of this aspect of the funeral policy, thus acting in his capacity of civil registrar. The mayor is assisted in this by a police officer or the country guard as the case may be. (Small or large municipality)

Following the rules and words of her father, Alice Déon (Director of the Round Table Editions) therefore wished that her father had a tombstone so that, moreover, his memory remains visible of the walkers.

She asked the Paris City Hall to obtain a place in the Montparnasse Cemetery, the cemetery that already houses very large personalities (nearly 300) shows, science, or literature, such as Gainsbourg, Proust, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Sartre .... His idea being that he could talk closely, as a neighbor, with his illustrious accomplices.

To her surprise, Alice Déon was refused a Paris burial place for her father.

It all began with an @mail from the Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Paris, sent January 2, 2018, which invoked to justify this refusal Article L.2223-3 of the General Code of Local Authorities. A bureaucratic behavior, as recently denounced Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy in which Michel Déon was admitted March 5, 1987. An overwhelming finding when it comes to burial and death, d a talented writer and well known.

Regulation for regulation, it will be recalled that any municipality is required to accommodate in its cemetery, a resident person, deceased on its territory or having a vault. But Michel Déon, who lived with his daughter in Paris when he was not in Ireland, did not have a cellar.

So ! Bureaucracy when you hold us?

Bureaucracy! but not that, perhaps, because we will be lost in conjectures and examine other points. As it is known, every mayor has the power to make exceptions, depending on the available places.

The first request of Alice Déon dates from the beginning of 2017 a request for which she did not receive a refusal one year later! , since the @mail of Ivoa Alavoine (the assistant director of cabinet) dates, as already stated, from January 2, 2018.

The press and the friends of Michel Déon immediately seized the question immediately.

Despite their indignation and especially that of his colleagues (Michel Déon was a journalist at Paris Match) the City Council confirmed last February 15, his refusal.

In a bombastic style, Anne Hidalgo herself (mayor of Paris) protested his good faith and political independence by writing to the heirs "that the undeniable demand of our city bylaws ran up against the equally unquestionable legitimacy. demand simultaneously " admitting simultaneously " that the regulation of the cemeteries of the City of Paris could have unsatisfactory " ...

Suddenly, a hundred writers and publishers mobilized to ask collectively, signature of petition in support, Anne Hidalgo, to find a quick and dignified solution. For a year, Michel Déon is indeed a "quasi-illegal resident" in the capital, this even though Paris is his hometown. Michel Déon was born rue de la Roquette on August 4, 1919. The writer was educated in the famous lycée Janson de Sailly before joining the Faculty of Law of Paris. Michel Déon was recruited from 1940 to 1942 and enrolled in the 152nd Infantry Regiment. Demobilized in Lyon in 1942, he became, for the southern area, secretary of the Drafting Action Charles Maurras French.

Michel Déon who was also Royalist, has all his life been clearly anchored to the right. Michel Déon has never put his beliefs in his pocket during his life. Michel Déon was also immortal. In fact and for many, and not only for the sorrowing spirits, the question is posed today: Michel Déon is it a death too right for Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris?

These events have once again highlighted the sectarian nature of Anne Hidalgo, who under the pretext of Republican regulations, refused the request of Alice Déon, yet resident in Paris. And some remember that Anne Hidalgo has already been in the past, quick to venture into a battle of the same type, described as hazardous: example: the laying of a plaque in memory of Composer Henri Dutilleux, refused by Madam Mayor at first on the grounds of alleged collaboration with the Vichy regime and then greeted afterwards, participatory ceremony in support, shortly thereafter.

Some close to the Mayor of Paris, annoyed by the bad manners of Anne Hidalgo, as Bruno Julliard his first assistant or the writer Alexandre Jardin, would have advised him to be less rigid, Alexandre Jardin even going to him blow out to be "less cow" and stop this bullfighting. In order not to lose completely, Anne Hidalgo decided not to decide anything, by creating a commission ... to think about the problem. A gas plant that could in a few months (how?) Give birth to a thick report (!) To submit to the City Council of the City of Paris.

This unless the case and the corresponding Theodule committee were buried by then!

Because the Republican High Affairs, inspired by the principle of equality which does not leave room for human or contingent appreciation, which is immediately qualified as a right pass or precedent, requires, to emerge solutions of long palaver or galimatias .

Our humor is maybe a little black?

But we would have liked, like so many others, that Michel Déon quickly left the mantelpiece to go to rest in peace, definitely, and without consideration of his political opinions, in this Montparnasse cemetery where Stendhal had engraved at his time on his grave , "That here lay a Milanese heart .." and we wanted to say it because no one regretted to this day that Henri Beyle / Stendhal, one of the greatest French writers of the XIX century, rests in the cemetery of Montparnasse, Orne in its central place, the "Genie du Sommeil" sculpted by Horace Daillon.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




The young Les Patriotes party holds its founding congress this Sunday in Arras, in the Pas-de-Calais.

Florian Philippot, former number two of the FN, was unanimously elected president of the party by the militants.

Although he knows he has made "a bold choice" with the creation of this new political party in September, he remains convinced that there is "an enormous place" to take.

" There is a majority of French people who are in love with their country, who are for a free, independent France, leaving the European Union," he told more than 500 people.

The 36-year-old politician always carries the same speech:

he is " there to convince" of the need to take France out of the European Union.

He wants a French Brexit: a Frexit.

But is there really a place for Les Patriotes in the French political landscape?

Beside the nationalist party of Marie Le Pen, he will have to make a place among other sovereignists, like Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, president of Debout France and former ally of Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election, and by François Asselineau. In the European elections the Patriots will play their all-round with their three seats, those of Florian Philippot, Mireille d'Ornano and Sophie Montel.

The path of Floriant Philippot is not unlike that of Bruno Mégret who in 1998 had split with the National Front ... We know the rest .........

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




After the two victories in the by-elections of Val d'Oise and Territoire de Belfort, plus a successful show on France 2, the President of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region who has recently become President of "Les Républicains" has just started a good sequence .

This is in any case what has just revealed the latest survey IFOP-FIDUCIAL commissioned by many confreres.

Laurent Wauquiez, who had dropped by 8 points in January, jumped by 7 points in February, thus settling down, obviously in the role of leader of the Right and main opponent to Emmanuel Macron, who is going through a difficult time at the moment. .

Laurent Wauquiez realizes, on the studied sample, 41% of good opinions in this last survey.

Within the Republicans, Laurent Wauquiez wins 20 points (83% of good opinions) thus leaving for the first time Alain Juppé who loses 10 points (69%) and his rival Valérie Pecresse (58%).

Tested in duel with Valérie Pécresse, Laurent Wauquiez is still a little behind this one, with nevertheless a small gap of 2% (44% against 42%).

On the other hand he crushes Marine Le Pen (62% against 25%) in a similar test. Calm is not yet fully back to the right, but it is clear that a new page has just opened for Laurent Wauquiez who has lost much of his old image of "Bad Boy".

This evidence will be confirmed by the result of one of many polls to appear in much of the press ...

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The Israeli police on Tuesday urged the judiciary to charge "corruption, fraud and breach of trust" to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who once again claimed his innocence and ruled out his resignation. "I can reassure you: the coalition is stable and neither I nor anybody has plans for an (anticipated) election. We will continue to work together for the sake of our Israeli citizens until the end of the mandate, " scheduled for 2019, Netanyahu said in a speech in Tel Aviv.

In any case, the decision to officially put Mr. Netanyahu, 68, back to the Attorney General Avishai Mandelblit. It could take several weeks or months to decide.

But what are the cases threatening Benyamin Netanyahu?

1 ° M. Netanyahu is believed to have received bribes from wealthy personalities like Australian billionaire James Packer or Arnon Milchan, an Israeli producer in Hollywood.

These businessmen allegedly provided Benjamin Netanyahu and his family members in the form of cigars, champagne bottles and jewelery in the amount of one million shekels (approximately € 230,000) between 2007 and 2016. Benjamin Netanyahu assured that these gifts are nothing but gifts. In exchange, according to the police, Mr. Netanyahu has passed a tax law that benefited Arnon Milchan, and has given preferential treatment to some of his businesses. James Packer, a billionaire who owes his fortune to casinos, is meanwhile accused of providing luxurious travel (hotels and planes) to the Prime Minister's son.

2. The Prime Minister has made a pact with Arnon Mozes, head of the daily Yedioth Aharonot. Police have a record of the two men, in which the prime minister discusses the possibility of reducing the influence of a free daily, Israel Hayom, rival of Yedioth Aharonot, by "legislation and other means." In exchange, the daily, whose line is rather critical of Benyamin Netanyahu, would have treated the Prime Minister more favorably in his columns.

3. Some of its very close ones are touched by a particularly sensitive subject in Israel: the security of the country. These are retrocommissions paid on an armament contract signed in 2016 with the German shipyard ThyssenKrupp for the order of nearly 2 billion euros against the construction of three nuclear-powered submarines. David Shimron, Benyamin Netanyahu's cousin and personal lawyer, is believed to have received bribes to help the company circumvent the tender as he also worked for the German group in Israel.

The police's findings call into question the continued existence of Mr. Netanyahu, who has been in power for nearly 12 years in total, including the attitude of his coalition partners. The latter, however, have no intention of dissociating themselves. The police report is "as full of holes as a Swiss cheese , " Netanyahu said.

The man at the head of the government since 2009 has targeted his former finance minister Yair Lapid, a key witness in one of the cases, "while he promised to knock me down at any cost." Mr. Lapid appears in the polls as one of Mr. Netanyahu's main competitors in the event of an election ...

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


T he candidate Macron promised in March 2017 to re-establish a "mandatory national universal service" of one month and for the whole of the same age group, between 600,000 and 800,000 young people per year. But this announcement was more than once contradicted and the government spokesman wanted to end the quack of this weekend.

This is why Benjamin Griveaux, spokesman for the government, has permanently cut short questions, declaring Tuesday, February 13, that the device would be " national", "universal" and " mandatory".

The latter will concern between 600,000 and 800,000 girls and boys, who are not yet on the labor market but for legal reasons, it can not be imposed on adults.

Indeed the service can not be made "mandatory for adults" while Macron targeted the age group of 18-21 years.

"Even if it is adopted by Parliament, even if the Constitution is changed, there could be an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights", argued Jean-Jacques Bridey, LREM deputy of Val-de-Marne.

This service, which could be implemented as early as 2019, will not last more than a month with varied teachings. Its vocation is not only to create a " social mix" but also to learn the sharing of republican values.

On the program, to inculcate "the discipline, the authority, the priorities strategies of France" , but also "physical and sports activities to allow cohesion" called this is what the counselor Emmanuel Macron thought about the issues military, the former UDI Mayor Serge Lepeltier.

However today the project is still vague and a report will detail the proposals of this national service, according to B. GRIVEAUX. But beyond these broad lines, the project of the Elysee, raises doubts because of its cost (estimated between two and three billion euros per year) and host capabilities armies, reduced since the deletion in 1997 military service. Just for the housing of conscripts, investments of 17 billion euros would be needed first and then the SNU would cost 2 to 3 billion per year.

But anyway, the founder of En Marche! promised that its funding would not weigh on the defense budget . "It will arrive safely, it will be conditioned by all the ministries concerned, and not just by the Ministry of the Armed Forces, it will have ad hoc funding, which will not impact the military programming law 2019-2025 which must to be presented soon , "he had said when he wished the army on January 19, 2017.

In any case, an overwhelming majority of French people are in favor of returning a national service.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld




The question arose even before the second round of the partial legislative elections of February 4, 2018: Emmanuel Macron and the LREM group of the National Assembly will they lose deputies?

The answer fell on Sunday night: the two candidates in the second round, supported by a coalition of right, all currents, were elected, thus removing two seats to the majority that supports Emmanuel Macron.

These by-elections concerned the 1 st district of Territoire de Belfort and the 1 st constituency of Val D'Oise.

The parliamentary elections of June 2017 were canceled on December 8, 2017 by the Constitutional Council seized of appeal for annulment on the grounds that for the Territoire de Belfort leaflets falsely attributed to the opponents of the candidate LR had been distributed the day before polling day and for that of Oise because of the elective incompatibility of the substitute of the candidate LREM.

Voters were summoned to return to the polls.

For most political observers these results were unsurprising, both En Marche and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe were at the lowest level in the polls.

The double defeat of the candidates LREM has pleased, naturally, Laurent Wauquiez who qualified as early as Sunday evening, the scores obtained of "disavowal" for the Head of State, thus placing him in a position to claim the position of the first opponent of the Emmanuel Macron.

For Laurent Wauquiez, "the real France was expressed Sunday, in spite of the false communication of the government".

The strategy adopted by Laurent Wauquiez, since he was elected to the Presidency of the RL, seems to have paid off, just as his analysis and his speech, in favor of immigration seriously controlled and reduced, or that towards a European reconstruction less liberal and less globalist.

The executive and the presidential party have tried to mitigate the political consequences of these results, impacted it is true by a very low participation, "declaring that the by-elections are still difficult elections for the majority in place" . Christophe Castaner was nevertheless obliged to concede "that it was not necessary to interpret these results, as the French have not yet been able to see the positive effects of the social and economic policy choices made by Emmanuel Macron". Clearly, the presidential majority has asked time to time ...

We will see in a while, because there will be other by-elections in the weeks to come.

Even if results similar to those observed this weekend came out again from the ballot boxes, it must nevertheless be admitted that these results will not change the political weight of LREM which will still retain for a long time an overwhelming majority.

But, these results must nevertheless be interpreted as the manifestation of a real impatience of the voters, when it is not that of a strong exasperation at 9 months (the duration of a gestation?) Of the presidential election of Emmanuel Macron.

So were elected deputies:

Ian Boucard, LR with 59.18% of the votes, in the Territoire de Belfort

Antoine Savignat, LR with 51.45% of the vote, in Val d'Oise.

For Laurent Wauquiez, LR is today the only opposition force capable of winning an election, noting that between the two LR towers was the only political force capable of winning votes while opposite LREM has lost, the left does not follow them anymore. "

Tuesday morning, at 11 am Laurent Wauquiez, accompanied by Christian Jacob, Chairman of the LR Group at the National Assembly came to welcome the two newly elected deputies

On the early morning of the 4 Vérités on France 2 the President of the Republicans, said he thought "a message had been sent" adding "that Emmanuel Macron had to listen to what the French say and understand what is their daily life.

"Everything has increased" insisted the elected right, pointing out that even the small pensions are affected by the CSG, "referring to" figures referring to a recurring criticism of the head of state, who on the budget 2018 has made 42 % of tax gifts to 5% of the richest French. For Laurent Wauquiez, "Doubt was instilled in En Marche, Emmanuel Macron seduced more than in ... the news or in the microcosm" ..

The presidential vessel is likely to take even more lodging in the coming days, given the monetary and financial crash (and stock market) that is emerging or some more political problems like the one that comes to Corsica in the favor of Emmanuel Macron's two-day visit.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



For many observers, some personalities wish (or wished for a long time) to obtain the "scalp" of Mathieu Gallet ...

As proof, the SMS exchanged in May 2016, between Aurélie Filipetti, (former Minister of Culture and former companion Arnaud Montebourg she had a daughter) and Agnès Saal.

It was Challenge who first told this incredible event.

In his SMS, Aurélie Filipetti welcomed the publication of a damning report on Mathieu Gallet whose Médiapart had made his fillies.

She added with perversity "we continue, we must not let go! ". What were the reasons for this plot between the two women, obviously very complicit.

E n April 2014, the Minister of Culture, Aurélie Filipetti announced the appointment of Agnès Saal as president of the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) after almost appointing her as Director of Cabinet. Agnès Saal had previously worked in various ministerial offices of the Jospin government!

Agnès Saal, who would have left nearly 400 000 € of bills at the Center Pompidou of professional expenses a few years earlier, came (2016) to be pinned for a bill of 40 000 € for 10 months of taxi costs some of which concerned travel of his son who had his confidential booking code with the company G7.

The case was revealed by the association Anticor, which had published some crisp details on the notes of Taxi Agnès Saal, for the only month of August 2014 (6161 €) even though she was on leave in August ?

Referred to the Paris Criminal Court for embezzlement, Agnès Saal had stated in her defense that her predecessor, Mathieu Gallet, whose salaries had been increased by 55% between 2010 and 2013, would have spent some 1.3 million euros in Communication and Strategy Council, the file that led to his recent conviction.

For Mathieu Gallet, it all started with a vitriol report from the CGEFI (a service of Bercy) and an instruction of the Court of Auditors which had given rise to an investigation opened by the Créteil Public Prosecutor's Office on the management of Mathieu Gallet for offenses favoritism "on contracts concluded between 2010 and 2014" , contracts all falling within the competence of its Presidency.

Agnes Saal's case continued in the courts, which sentenced her to 3 months suspended sentence and a fine of € 3,000 for her temporary exclusion from the public service for 6 months, all of which was ignored. according to her of her protests under which she had argued that his personal expenses had not reached 10% of those of his predecessor, Mathieu Gallet ... With his support, the "Taximan" had returned to the Ministry of Culture July 4, 2014. The social networks were ignited on this occasion. The canvas is still shaken!

Luc Besson was inspired by the story of Agnès Saal in his movie "Opus Taxi".

But the antagonism that had persisted between the two histrions was an open secret, especially since the turpitudes of Agnès Saal had been revealed by Mathieu Gallet himself during one of his investigative interrogations.

At these people! M'sieu, when we talk ... it's not for nothing!

The fact remains that for one as for the other the statement is overwhelming, revealing that the Very High Officials believe they are untouchable ... and budget ... It is in this context that Mathieu Gallet comes to be sentenced on January 15, 2018, to one year of suspended sentence and € 20,000 fine. It was the Reuters agency that first published the information, which immediately raised multiple speculations.

Mathieu Gallet! Will remain or will not remain at the head of Radio France of which he is the President since February 27, 2014.?

From the outset, Mathieu Gallet stated that he would not resign, rightly arguing, that having appealed, the decision of first instance was neither final nor binding. It was without counting on the ferocious intervention of Françoise Nyssen who in front of the microphone of Europe n ° 1 called immediately Mathieu Gallet "to draw all the consequences of the decision of justice of January 15, on behalf of the exemplarity (one pinches!) of the State shareholder, which exemplarity must be an absolute condition " ?

Exit the suspicions of sexual harassment of Gérald Darmanin, exit the unscrupulous and sometimes unlawful behavior of some LREM deputies, exit absenteeism of some deputies, exit the Bayrou and Marielle de Sarnez case, Exit the expenditure of nearly 350 000 Prime Minister Edouard Philippe for a Tokyo-Paris flight which was to save him only one hour ... on his schedule, an expense that the person concerned assumed .

In any case and obviously, Françoise Nyssen, who does not have in his capacity as Minister of Culture, direct authority on the career of Mathieu Gallet did not care! She, too, assumes ... in a flashy fashion (in a recent declaration to the world) an order that has certainly come from above.

Jupiter had to demand the head of Mathieu Gallet, even if he defends himself ... His entourage nevertheless confirms, like his heavy silence on the subject!

Some are nevertheless embarrassed and have said, following the example of Frederic Mitterrand who exhumed "a rumor that gave Emmanuel Macron and Mathieu Gallet in a relationship, rumor that he believes would not have played in his favor."

The Parisian elite has nevertheless lost. Mathieu Gallet's dismissal took place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. It is expected to take effect on March 1 st . Mathieu Gallet will give this Monday, February 5 a press conference that will follow. In the columns of the JDD of this Sunday, February 4, Françoise Nyssen, repeats to the envy that the CSA made its decision in all independence, recalling once again in a peremptory way, that she even considered "that the conditions were no longer fulfilled so that Mathieu Gallet remains at the head of a public company ".

Statutory interim presidency should be provided by Jean Luc Vergne, 69 years, for several weeks, leaving the time to put in place a number of reforms and changes in the audio-visual desired by Jupiter such as the attribution of the airtime to the various currents that will present lists for the European elections. Jean Luc Vergne is a "light" socialist who became a Macronist who committed himself at the beginning of April 2017 by signing a collective text in favor of Emmanuel Macron, a text published in HuffPost . This former boss of Human Resources of Sanofi, Elf / Total, PSA / Peugeot or BPCE is a player in the seraglio.

Moreover, even if the revocation of Mathieu Gallet seems to be part of a certain rationality, declared by the current team Macronnienne, we will like to make two observations:

1. Emmanuel, who has never ceased to plead and always pleads benevolence, seems to have given extremely hard orders, absent from all benevolence.

2. The attitude of the Minister is also contrary to the "free and plural" principles that she has publicly defended since the death of her son, a so-called early child.

The event led him to create, a school in the tradition of German philosopher Rudolph Steiner who developed a doctrine inspired by the anthroposophy of Helena Blavastky (XIX century), a philosophical current that made fury in Germany between the two wars.

This current builds on "religious syncretism, irrationalism, undemocratic and pro-capitalist elitism" (read Actes Sud / Comment Le Monde Diplomatique). Actes Sud is a publishing house created by her father, a publishing house she runs since the latter's disappearance.

We wonder? What will be the bases of the audiovisual reform?

The Minister has already put in opposition "her possible personal syncretism" with the French Catholic tradition when she had these days pummeled the 3 pages written by Olivier Dard on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Maurras and Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1914-1918 war . From this point of view, the Mathieu Gallet case could only be an epiphenomenon. As "driver" by the Minister of Culture, this case could not hide deeper intellectual influences and can be very dangerous given the profile of the latter profile already denounced by Jean Luc Mélenchon, who has already qualified the school created by the sectarian school minister in the true sense of the word.

Case to follow very carefully !!

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The demonstration organized this Saturday in Ajaccio brought together several thousand people, a success for nationalist elected officials: thousands of protesters, 5,000 to 6,000 according to the police, more than 20,000 according to the organizers. A very honorable figure for this island of 330,000 inhabitants. "The bad weather probably deprived us of several thousand participants," said Gilles Simeoni.

The latter, who were denied last week by Senate President Gérard Larcher and the Prime Minister, made the call. The rally followed the call of the presidents of the Corsican executive and the Territorial Assembly, Gilles Simeoni and Jean-Guy Talamoni.

The sympathizers hope that this mobilization citizen will weigh in the dialogue with Emmanuel Macron who arrives Tuesday on the island, in Ajaccio for the commemorations of the assassination of the prefect Erignac. Murder committed twenty years ago by a nationalist commando.

Paris demanded the end of the violence to begin any dialogue with the nationalists. It is done with this parade good child on the course Napoleon. Moreover, two figures of nationalism, Edmond Simeoni, father of the first, one of the pioneers of the movement and Charles Pieri, former cacique of the FLN, stood aside and did not respond to the solicitations of the press .A way of not appearing as stamped by the FLNC.

The bandera, the Corsican flag, in hand, thousands of protesters wore signs on which were inscribed the word Demucrazia (democracy) and young people sang "Sò elli", a well-known nationalist song and the Dio vi salvi Regina, the Corsican hymn.

Gone are the days of the FNLC bombs and fratricidal wars.

In the middle of the afternoon, everyone dispersed in the calm so that Gilles Simeoni savored this moment: "It is an unprecedented mobilization, without aggressiveness or tensions . Paris must now understand that there is no alternative strategy for them, that we must help us succeed, " said the president of the Corsican executive.

The President of the Republic, is expected firmly by the nationalists for a debate on the status of the island and its relations with the continent. "Now the President of the Republic to say, to speak and, I hope, to show that he heard what we said today" concludes Gilles Simeoni

Kelly Donaldson for DayNewsWorld



The 90 - 80 km / h reduction in maximum speed on secondary roads starting July 1 triggered a sling among motorcyclists and motorists.

Events are organized this Saturday throughout France.

In Paris, appointment was fixed at 14 hours at the Château de Vincennes.

Nearly 60% of respondents say they oppose this reduction in speed.

If in many European countries, road safety statistics are much better than in France, it is not due to the single factor of speed as the government wants us to do.

"A European consensus admits a speed limit of 90 km / h on the secondary network," says the association 40 million motorists.

"With limitations at 90 or 100 km / h, some countries do better than us (on road mortality), it shows that it is not a question of speed but of behavior," insists the director general of 40 million of motorists, Pierre Chasseray.

Indeed the French Federation of Motorcyclists (FFMC) as the association 40 million motorists point out other aggravating factors as

1 Taking alcohol or drugs

2. The inexperience of the driver.

3 ° The bad state of the roads like a pothole destabilizing a biker, the guardrails ...

"With this measure, we do not try to prevent accidents, which is the behavior of motorists and the state of infrastructure, but we try to limit the impact. It is a dressing on a wooden leg, " concludes Didier Renoux, spokesperson for the FFMC.

Associations denounce this new measure that they correctly tax "rentier security".

" The only concrete result of the experiment is the multiplication by three or four flashes of radars," quips Didier who does not hesitate to speak of " politics turned towards more repression".

This measure, which is far from unanimous even among the macronnistes (two ministers openly marked their opposition as Jacques Mézard, the Minister of Cohesion of the territories or Gérard Collomb)

urged the Senate at the request of some 50 senators to create a working group on road safety.

The Upper House wants to " evaluate the usefulness of this measure," said Senator (LR) Haute-Saone, Michel Raison.

The radar policy with 24.44 million flashes a year is not akin to road safety but rather to a new racket. It would be more judicious to proceed with an intelligent modulation of the limitation according to the dangerousness of the roads ...

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




At the weekend, the court confirmed the reopening of an investigation against Gérard Darmanin for rape charges. It is a 46-year-old woman, Sophie Spatz nee Olga Patterson, a former call girl who blames the Minister of Action and Public Accounts.

Sophie Spatz filed a complaint for rape against the minister. The latter contests the facts, which date from 2009, and filed a complaint for slanderous denunciation.

Sophie Spatz has been heard for more than eight hours by the judicial police and she believes she was raped on March 17, 2009 in a hotel in Paris. while in 2009 she would have changed her life, would be married to a finance engineer. She would have ended her activity.


She was 37 years old, then a supporter of the UMP, she wanted to erase in his criminal record a conviction for blackmail against one of his former companions pronounced against him in 2004. (10 months in prison suspended sentence and € 15,000 for damages for " blackmail" , "malicious appeals" and " threat of crime" against his former companion).

In 2006, this 46-year-old woman turned to Gérald Darmanin, then a young 26-year-old in charge