the memorandum of understanding does not satisfy some of the nationalists

Corsican people, co-official language… It’s really not a surprise, some of the terms of the proposed memorandum of understanding have not really achieved consensus. And the mobilization in the streets will continue, said the collective.

Few people imagined that all parties would be able to agree in three days, after decades of tensions and waltzes-hesitations between Paris and Corsica, especially since within the nationalist movement itself… D as much as, even within the field nationalist, It is difficult to speak with the same voice.

At the end of Gérald Darmanin’s stay, it was confirmed.

Last night, the Minister of the Interior and the new “Mr. Córcega” of the government took off from Poretta, with some progress to their credit, but the situation remains complicated.

Throughout the day of Friday, March 18, the parties tried to agree on a memorandum of understanding that would have been signed by all, putting in stone the good will of all. Unsuccessfully.

Gilles Simeoni had not yet seen Gérald Darmanin in Bastia, to amend the first draft of the protocol, which arrived from Paris. So that it corresponds even more to the expectations of the nationalists. And, one can easily imagine, every word has been weighed.

But not enough to win general support.

At the end of his tour of Bastia, at the Bastia town hall, at the prefecture and at the CCI, the minister actually participated in a videoconference, from a room at the Poretta airport. In front of him, through an interposed screen, the group presidents of the CdC. A final meeting that should have led to the signing of the protocol.

We found, in what was the report of the meetings with the elected officials, the socio-professionals and “active forces”, and the families of the prisoners, several important points:

Among them, the opening of debates on the statute of autonomy, “the commitment to reveal the full truth about the circumstances of the assassination attempt on Yvan Colonna”, “what is at stake in economic, social, cultural and, in particular, linguistic terms”or “a concrete evolution on “the language, culture and recognition of the Corsican people”

But there is also this passage: “Although the Minister of the Interior confirmed the absence of taboos regarding the topics discussed, he nonetheless reaffirmed two intangible principles recalled by the President of the republic : the Corsica in the Republic and the refusal to create two categories of citizens”.
A phrase that is difficult to reconcile with the notions of Corsican people, resident status or co-official from language

Similarly, it stagnates in terms of “release of prisoners” and “civil, financial and legal consequences of criminal convictions.” Paris has made an effort to specify, in the text that was going to be validated last night, that “the possible release of the condemned definitely reveals the judicial authority independent of political power.” And that the rest would be “treated in accordance with the rules of law applicable to the matters considered.”

The problem is that these points are considered non-negotiable by a good part of the elected officials nationalists AND the PNC, Corse in Fronte and Corsica Libera, if they acted on the document, ultimately refused to sign it.

Later, a meeting was organized in Court, where the different nationalist currents were present, in addition to Femu, whose absence was very noticeable.

Around midnight this Friday night, the group made it known that in the current state of things they were going to maintain the mobilization. A mobilization that will take place in Ajaccio. But nothing more has been communicated about the date or the modalities of this mobilization.

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