To the amazement of many, and it seems, feigned or not, the person concerned, Alain Juppé has just been named "Sage among the Sages" member of the Constitutional Council to replace Lionel Jospin.

The Constitutional Council comprises 9 members, plus one ex officio member, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, in his capacity as former President of the Republic. It is renewable by 1/3, the unique mandate of a member not exceeding 9 years.

It was necessary at the beginning of the year 2019 to appoint 3 new "magistrates" to replace those positioned on the starting line or deceased.

According to the Constitution, the power of appointment belongs to:

- President of the Republic who has just appointed Jacques Mézard, former Secretary of State, Senator

- Speaker of the Senate who has just appointed Jean Jacques Hyest, Senator

- President of the National Assembly who has just appointed Alain Juppé

It is within the scope of his attributions that Richard Ferrand has appointed Alain Juppé.

This decision, which was made public on 14 February 2019, immediately gave rise to comments, mostly acidic, with the exception, for example, of François Baroin, a long-time friend of Alain Juppé and President of the Association of Mayors of France.

The fireworks of the critics began the day after the announcement with, the first of them, that we had to notice, namely that of Nicolas Canteloup who did not hesitate to qualify " this democratic bug, agree between reprinted justice ".

It is true that Alain Juppé was convicted in 2004 in the famous case of the fictitious jobs of the mayor of Paris then chaired by Jacques Chirac, but also that Richard Ferrand is today put in review in the context of a dark case of personal enrichment, embezzlement and fraud to the detriment of Mutuelles de Bretagne.

A chabada chabada affair (Ferrand / Juppé) on Valentine's Day!

There was more bad!

Alain Juppe fearing to take "a jerk" in the upcoming municipal elections in Bordeaux, would have preferred to join the paradise (near the Grévin Museum) policies, namely the Constitutional Council or the average age is 70 years and over.

The Constitutional Council is, it is true, in the process of becoming a political cemetery where we recase the friends or those who we wish to see definitively leave the political life or those who through the questions submitted could make the decisions expected by the power.

The next day, Alain Juppé immediately gave a press conference, whose main point, "sobs in his voice" was addressed to the Bordelais to whom he had promised to remain until the end of his mandate?

In the ranks of the Bordeaux opposition, we have obviously hammered the nail: "Pharaonic expenditure (see our previous editions) committed by Alain Juppé, to make Bordeaux, a beautiful, emptied the boxes! Alain Juppé does not leave Bordeaux by the main door; he has simply secured a golden retirement at the Constitutional Council ". The social crisis has indeed passed through the city of Bordeaux where Yellow Vests have massively manifested, the popular layers have been boosted outside the city as a result of the changes promoted by Alain Juppé and its Municipal Council. Bordeaux have seen red for many weeks.

But the rejection of Alain Juppé by the Bordelais may not be the only reason for his departure?

The news fell by means of a sober statement made by the person concerned to the press on 14 February. Even his closest associates were not, it seems, in the secret. In their vast majority the Bordelais were not aware too.

Yet there had been some early warning signs. Alain Juppé, out of rupture for many months with the Republicans, since the election of Emmanuel Macron, had he not announced in January that he would not renew his membership in the party? The rapprochement with the President of the Republic had not materialized by the appointment of his former protégé, Edouard Philippe to Matignon, a symbol!

Yet it is said behind the scenes that the appointment of Alain Juppé to the Constitutional Council would have created collateral damage in the macronie itself and in the macronie of the Elysée more precisely, which for 3 months had expressed its disagreement vis-à-vis Richard Ferrand's intentions and to the end sought to convince him of another choice, to no avail.

The President of the National Assembly who wanted to "make a coup" remained deaf to the recommendations of the Elysee who also organized a game of musical chairs. The appointment of Alain Juppé has, contrary to appearances much upset the Elysee.

Alain Juppe will therefore land on rue Montpensier where he will sit alongside Laurent Fabius, the current President of the Constitutional Council, also convicted in the case of tainted blood.

Having become Sage, Alain Juppé will now be on the reserve and will not be able to support the Macron / LREM list of the next European elections, a support that would certainly have been very useful.

Yet the two men had lunch together on Tuesday, February 12th?

In spite of everything, Alain Juppe, who had been beaten by François Fillon in the primaries of the right, had remained against the odds of a right-wing figure.

As a result, his appointment to the Constitutional Council will leave the field open to those who intend to take over the torch of the current of the social and moderate right he represented, like the example of Valérie Pecresse or Xavier Bertrand, who will certainly not resume the slogan of "happy identity" that made a large part of the right electorate go back.

Because, at this end of the game, it should be noted that Alain Juppé had put the worm in the fruit of the French right that it disintegrated from the inside.

And from this point of view, it will be noted that the one who was "the best of us" is demonstrating the opposite of Edouard Herriot's famous formula "the intelligent man is the one who measures that he can understand. In fact, since the dawn of his political career Alain Juppé has understood nothing of France and the French.

Good luck, Mr. Juppé to the Constitutional Council !

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



We have so far been accustomed to reporting the soap opera Benalla under the titles of Season (s) 1, 2 or 3.

The chapter which has been open for a few days now leads us to renumber the episodes, it being specified that, considering the turn that the affair has just taken, we will probably have to come back to it.

The National Financial Procuratorate has opened, this Thursday, February 7, 2019, a corruption investigation concerning the signing of a contract negotiated by Alexander Benalla with a Russian oligarch.

On what basis?

First of all, this is a new investigation aimed at Alexandre Benalla, on a subject mentioned by the Médiapart Journal last week when this major media broadcast a discussion dated July 26, 2018 between Alexandre Benalla and Bertrand crushes.

The oligarch concerned is a certain Iskander Makhmudov, close to Vladimir Putin. Iskander Makhmudov is suspected of having links with the Russian mafia.

After the publication of the article Médiapart journalists tried to check with Matignon, the assumption that prevails today, that the conversation was recorded at the home of the Chief of the Security Group Prime Minister (GSPM) .

The recording is overwhelming. It is even more damning that on July 26, 2018, the judicial control of Alexandre Benalla and Bertrand Crase formally forbade them to see each other.

However, on this occasion we have just discovered a central character in the case of Benalla, a character whose name had never appeared before.

It's about 34-year-old Chokri Wakrim, a soldier who is said to be "the course would be opaque".

Our colleague Libération has been investigating for several weeks the latter who would be seriously involved in the famous security contract in question, negotiated with the oligarch Iskander Makhmudov, cited above.

We fell from the chair, taking cognizance of the first elements of Liberation's investigation, which indicates that Chokri Wakrim, first introduced and sober as a friend, is none other than the companion of Marie Elodie Poitout, the head of the Safety of Matignon, promoted to Divisional Commissioner in January 2018.

Several documents consulted by our colleague attest to the proximity between Chokri Wakrim and Alexandre Benalla.

The "sulphurous" soldier accompanied him in the Château of Vincent Miclet in the Dordogne (see our previous editions).

In a video, Emmanuel Macron's "bodyguard" appears during a rifle shooting session in the Château gardens.

In another video, we see Alexandre Benalla in the Parisian home of Mohamad Izzat Khatab, a sulphurous Syrian businessman. Mohamad Khatab hosted Alexandre Benalla for several weeks after leaving the Elysee Palace.

The proximity of Alexandre Benalla with these individuals raises many questions and the first of which, that the National Prosecutor landed seeking to search the premises of Médiapart, Monday, February 4 after opening a preliminary investigation " for invasion of privacy "and" unlawful possession of devices or devices allowing the interception of telecommunications or conversations ".

On this last blow, Matignon nevertheless claims to be transparent (?) Assuring, in the face of the controversy born of the celerity with which the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office began its investigation, that no instruction had been given in this sense.

The resignation February 7 of Marie Elodie Poitout (who has been on all trips abroad of the Prime Minister) however shows that the situation becomes "critical".

At the Elysee as at Matignon we cut the branches at high speed!

Despite this, the head of Security said "remained serene"?

She just said that she just wanted to protect Edouard Philippe, which did not convince!

This is the reason why it is difficult to believe that Matignon knew nothing and many people are already questioning "the truth" of Edouard Philippe!

The Benalla affair is starting to make an ugly plaster. It would even be becoming a state affair, as Guillaume Larrivé, MP, has just declared, today:

"There is gradually a feeling of nausea vis-à-vis this case, which we saw so far only the visible face of the iceberg.

The state summit has not yet faltered.

But the sewage odors that the successive sequences of the Benalla Affair release, begin to become heavy.

The latest twists have tainted the Executive as Justice.

Therefore, it seems that we will certainly have the opportunity very soon to write the scene 2 of Act II, the malice of macronist power seemingly endless……..

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


Nothing more, it seems for the presidential couple but especially nothing has been going for some time for Brigitte Macron who had been initially relatively spared.

In a few weeks, the wife of the President of the Republic was put on the spot by shock revelations or derogatory comments.

It all started with the statements of Alexandre Benalla who, at the beginning of 2019, in an interview with Médiapart, declared that the First Lady would have continued to exchange SMS, "on various themes" with the bodyguard of her husband, now indicted.

Brigitte Macron has formally denied but her allegations have aroused strong reactions including "some were linked to the arrest of Eric Drouet and the desire to quell the scandal".

It will be remembered that in full Benalla business, the First Lady, very very annoyed, had left the Elysee to take refuge in his villa Le Touquet.

She had then made the choice to remain lurking in the shadows and not to be noticed, while still declaring "that she had been stunned" by this business "that she had not seen coming ...".

However, we already knew that Emmanuel Macron, more than ever shifted after the departure of two of his ministers (Nicolas Hulot-Gérard Collomb) could only rely on his favorite asset: his wife!

The First Lady is since, more and more in retreat, even if she says she is solid and "armored".

She was nevertheless very shocked by the surge of hatred against them. She lives very badly this situation and no longer looks at the social accounts. To stay informed (and she is!) She listens to the radio and watches television.

It is nevertheless thanks to social networks that we learned that she had completely redone the hall of the Elysée. Less golden, brighter ... the room has changed. But the cost went wrong in full sequence of yellow vests. "All this for that": € 500,000?

Social networks exclaimed by noting that the tapestries of the Gobelins had disappeared and pointing out that now this famous piece looked like a station hall or, worse, a funeral parlor. It is true that the gray which is dominant and which was the favorite color of Marie Antoinette had not succeeded to the wife of Louis XVI!

Brigitte Macron was again criticized on the occasion of the official trip to Egypt of her husband, whom she accompanied. Past official ceremonies, the couple went to visit the Grand Temple of Abu Simbel. Wearing a mouse gray trousers (?), The First Lady wore Louis Vuitton branded sneakers. According to the Dailymail, these sneakers would have been estimated at 750 €, "the salary of a cashier part time".

Brigitte Macron immediately protested, indicating that these sneakers were lent and that they were intended to highlight the French creators. That does not seem to have convinced you?

Monday, February 4, 2019, will release the highly anticipated book "Madame La Président" at Plon Editions. The book was written by two journalists Ava Djamshide and Nathalie Schuk. Good leaves have already been released on newsstands on February 1 (Elle). This book will rehabilitate may be Brigitte Macron, now also very attacked and who shows, usually according to his relatives of a usually disarming natural.

Moreover, we will know more quickly about the role (or roles) she plays with her husband: Amante! Wife! Mother ! Tutor! Communicating! We already know that, according to Philippe de Villiers, she would be the woman who breathes in the ear of the artist. To be continued !

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



ALain Gibelin, the DOPC (Public Order Director) charged with maintaining order in Paris was, on January 29, 2019, admitted to intensive care.

Alain Gibelin is the high-ranking police officer who made revelations about the Benalla case before the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission, "swearing" (all the people questioned were sworn to tell the truth), wooden cross, cross iron, that his word had more weight than that of Alexander Benalla.

This policeman with a long career and esteemed, had indeed "hinted" that Alexander Benalla had participated in security meetings when he was officially suspended from his duties (for 15 days).

Alain Gibelin had even on this occasion provided additional details by recalling that he had exchanged on the observer status that wished to obtain Alexandre Benalla for the demonstrations of May 1 st .

This exchange took place on the occasion of a luncheon, April 25, 2018, lunch which also attended the Commander of the Elysee, Eric Bio Farina.

At his first hearing before the Parliamentary Committee he had also recalled that he had warned Alexander Benalla on the conditions of regularity of his participation, regularities which were to be satisfied mainly by a prior authorization of the Prefecture to seek by the interested party. On May 1, he added, no request had reached him!

In the same way, Alain Gibelin had assured not to know how Alexandre Benalla had procured his armband and his police radio.

The statements of Alain Gibelin had made a great noise, even within the Parliamentary Commission, but also among all observers of this strange case.

They had made all the more noise that Alexander Benalla had some time later questioned the testimony of the Director of Public Order?

The Elysee then, also denied the statements of Alain Gibelin, the latter, very embarrassed, had felt obliged to step back, and retropedal on the occasion of a second hearing.

The episode made headlines and creates a huge commotion among the police and especially the police in the field. The Benalla affair has since thrown suspicion into the ranks of police officers but has also created a breach of trust with French citizens.

The popularity of Emmanuel Macron had plummeted immediately to reach the end of 2018 its lowest level and the Yellow Vests were, a few weeks later, settled on the roundabouts.

The first announcements on the announcement of the hospitalization of Alain Gibelin came from Aziz Zemouri, journalist in the newspaper "Le Point" on January 29, 2019.

Since then, no major media has communicated about the hospitalization, urgently seems it, Alain Gibelin and the case (in the case) seems to have been placed under Omerta?

As a result, we have to lose ourselves in conjectures! What happened to Alain Gibelin who according to some information distilled with caution would have made a "burn out"? Naturally this did not convince and social networks, with caution, began to get carried away. We read here or there:

"Diplomatic disease or little French political police? You will see that he will die for reasons of state.

Or: "" Another one who risks being killed with 3 bullets in the back "

Or again: "Basically, they grabbed him and put him under chemical shooting; he is not going to stay much of his brain, which is the goal "

And finally: "There are quite a few who have kindly left life this way; burn out or cancer ... it's also an honorable end ... with the Legion of Honor. "

This gives chills in the back!

And we wonder? Why the police who accused the Head of State and who had retracted is today in intensive care. Why the police prefecture refuses to explain the exact reason for the hospitalization of Alain Gibelin?

From the moment when there is no transparency, it is that there is something unspeakable and compromising.

That being the case, along with this disturbing incident, we have just learned that Alexandre Benalla was reported to have lost one of his passports a few hours before returning them. Weird! You said weird!

He would spend happy days abroad, with his small family .. Most likely in London where he had to find Alexandre Djouri, one of the protagonists of the Libyan case in which Nicolas Sarkozy is seriously implicated with 3 bets in exams.

We wish a good recovery to Alain Gibelin, that we would like to see fast standing!

However, we can only be exasperated once again by noting that the Republic of Barbouzes is not over!

Yet Emmanuel Macron had promised us to do politics differently !

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



Jacline Mouraud launches Sunday his political party "Emerging" in Orleans.

Morbihan's Jacline Mouraud, a moderate figure in the yellow vests movement, chose to launch her political party in Orléans.

She had been one of the first to denounce the price of fuel and "hunt down motorists" in a video that became viral.

For this founding committee "barely a dozen people" are expected this Sunday, January 27, in Orleans, a city chosen for its geographical location in the center of the country but city of Joan of Arc.

"Today is the reign of money. We want to consider everyone by working for a better distribution of wealth, "said the hypnotherapist and artist of 51." We want to redo politics with heart and empathy. "

If this new party does not attempt to stand for the European elections in May - "The Europeans, it is too early, we do not create a project to the French people in a month," said Jacline Mouraud-, he considers, however, to appear in the municipal elections of 2020 and "during potential legislative".

The party's program will be drawn at the beginning of the year before the first elections, with the declared desire to "redo politics with heart and empathy. ". "Today is the reign of money. We want to consider everyone by working for a better distribution of wealth, "said this hypnotherapist and artist of 51 years.

"The time for claims has passed: phase A is done, everyone knows what is happening in France. We must go to phase B, and go into the construction and the proposal. Claiming without offering is a bit incoherent! Said the party's founder.

Jenny Chase 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


The level of remuneration of politicians, a particularly sensitive subject, is one of the demands of "yellow vests":

they want to reduce the salaries of elected officials and senior officials so that they are closer to "the reality of the French".

After the salary of Chantal Jouanno, it is that of Jacques Toubon that has been pinned recently. And to the ambitious spokesman of the government, Benjamin Griveaux, to assert in front of the camera of Brut Wednesday not be able to own an apartment in Paris with his salary of 7900 euros net per month. "I do not live in a castle.

I am a tenant. I do not own property in Paris because the price per square meter is too expensive. I did not inherit, I do not have any money hidden, "said the former deputy from Paris," I do not have a car. I do not dress in very expensive costumes, I can give you great addresses not far from here, that's it, it's like that.

We must bring down this kind of myth, "insists Benjamin Griveaux. The purpose of this release?

Bring down the myth of the remuneration of politicians decried by the "yellow vests". The former local elected representative and MP assures him:

"It's not a financial benefit to be elected. ". Secretary of State also states that he divided his salary

"By three" - or rather "two and a half", he rectifies - entering the government.

"Before, I was in a big box and I made a very good living," he says, then Unibail-Rodamco's director of communications and public affairs. His remuneration was at that time more than 20,000 euros monthly.

But these statements can not seem very indecent for a smicard who earns only € 1,525.47 gross per month?

They have in any case triggered an outcry of outrage on social networks even if some users have been keen to recall the excessive price per square meter in Paris.

Like Benjamin Martinez, a surfer who posted on Facebook that "7,900 € / month to relay the word of the government of the 5th power of the world, it is not excessive especially when you see the cost of living in Paris".

And know that he is not, as he himself says, sympathetic to LaREM.

Let's keep the sense of humor like the many Internet users who offered a pot to this notary and lawyer son, who is himself married to a lawyer from the Paris Bar.

And we bet he was better communicator at his former employer Unibail-Rodamco this time !

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


Certainly Alexandre Benalla is giving trouble to the authorities so much so that this Friday Christophe Castaner attacked directly to the latter:

"His behavior annoys me when we discover that, including to ask for official documents, he would have produced false documents. He vituperated.

Placed in custody on Thursday, January 17, the former chargé de mission of the Elysée was referred to the Paris prosecutor's office on Friday to be presented to an examining magistrate for a possible indictment.

A possible forgery

It is for the justice system to clarify how the diplomatic and service passports in Mr. Benalla's possession were obtained and used.

A judicial inquiry was opened Friday morning, said the prosecutor's office, which had launched on 29 December a preliminary investigation for "breach of trust" and "use without right of a document justifying a professional quality." The former deputy chief of staff of the Elysée is also being prosecuted for

"Performing an activity under conditions that create confusion in the public mind with the exercise of a public office".

The investigation was launched after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs transmitted an article 40 concerning suspicions about the improper use he had made of two diplomatic passports after his dismissal from the Elysee Palace.

Indeed, with the diplomatic passports that the holder should have returned after his dismissal on August 1, Mr. Benalla had traveled to Cameroon, Congo or Israel alongside the businessman Philippe Solomon.

And he had used them almost twenty times between August 1st and December 31st. The first time, from August 1st to 7th, and the others in October, November and December, "said the President of the Republic's chief of staff, Patrick Strzoda, visibly annoyed. , Wednesday in front of the senators,

Moreover the investigation was extended Wednesday to the heads of "false, use of forgery and undue receipt of an administrative document", following a report transmitted by the services of the Presidency of the Republic.

According to Mr Strzoda, Mr Benalla, who was still in office at the Elysee Palace, sent a letter to the Foreign Affairs Ministry to the Chief of Staff of the Elysée to obtain a service passport.

"The chief of staff is not the author of this note," said Strzoda, during his hearing before the Senate commission of inquiry, adding: "This is an additional document that comes to feed a file that , in my opinion, is already very heavy.

However, according to the Penal Code, forgery in public writing by a person entrusted with the public authority or charged with a public service mission acting in the performance of his duties or his mission is a crime punishable by fifteen years. criminal imprisonment and a fine of € 225,000.

A very heavy and explosive file that certainly cringe at the top of the state and could reveal dysfunctions at the Elysee.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


In fact, the revelations about Alexandre Benalla never stop raining. And this character got a service passport thanks to a fake! And this borderline character has made about twenty trips abroad!

As Wednesday begins the second round of hearings of the Senate inquiry committee on the Benalla affair, Le Canard chained up, published today, reveals that the former representative of the Elysee has kept his phone encrypted "secret-defense" until January 11, as well as a service passport.

Licensed after his indictment for "violence voluntary" on May 1 protesters, Alexandre Benalla had to return the phone and passport to his departure from the Elysee.

But, strange fact, never the Elysee would have asked for the restitution.

It should be noted that the service passport facilitates the crossing of borders by allowing in particular to travel without visa in certain countries.

So despite the recent return on January 9 of the two diplomatic passports that still had Benalla after his dismissal, the latter could still use a service passport to travel with ease abroad ...

As for the phone, it is a Teorem phone, a mobile flapper, archaic design, but ultra secure.

Developed by the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and Thales Group and worth 2500 euros, it is used by the highest officials of the state, including the President of the Republic and some military officials, for make important calls.

For keeping this valuable equipment, a former collaborator could face up to three years in prison and 45,000 euros fine, according to the satirical weekly.

Why so many favors granted to Alexander Benalla who, after his dismissal, went, remember, in several African countries and in Israel?

This Wednesday, the Senate commission of inquiry into the Benalla affair is to hear again Patrick Strzoda, chief of staff of Emmanuel Macron, and Christophe Castaner, and for the first time Jean-Yves Le Drian, following the revelations on the Alexander Benalla's use of diplomatic passports.

Alexandre Benalla will have to explain himself Monday, January 21 before the senators on the use made of his passports.

Clarifications will also be requested by the commission concerning possible private activities, particularly in the security field, by the former ex-chargé de mission and his sidekick, Vincent Crase, former employee of LaREM and squadron leader in the gendarmerie operational reserve.

Hard to get rid of the plaster Benalla .....

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld


On Tuesday and March 15th, Emmanuel Macron is launching in Grand Bourgtheroulde (Eure), the "great national debate", a consultation announced at the end of November to try to get out of the "yellow vests" crisis. In his letter to the French, released on Sunday, the President of the Republic set the framework for this consultation and called "the largest number" to participate in order to find solutions for the future of the country on major issues.

The organizers of the debate

The role of organization is vested in a duo of ministers. Sébastien Lecornu and Emmanuelle Wargon, respectively Minister in charge of Local Government and Secretary of State for the Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, have been appointed by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.They will be responsible for coordinating the mission of the great national debate. The first will deal with mayors, the second with representatives of civil society. Taking an "essential" role according to the President of the Republic in his letter to the French they are "in charge of making live the debate and to follow the evolution", officialized Matignon.

A replacement at short notice after the resignation of Chantal Jouanno, president of the National Commission of Public Debate (CNDP) caught up in a controversy over her salary (14.666 euros gross per month), salary she has retained.

The guarantors of independence

To avoid unwanted intervention by the executive on the final report of the grand debate through its two ministers, this mission will also be conducted by a panel of five personalities supposed to guarantee the independence and transparency of the operation.

Two of these five will be appointed by the government, while the other three will be appointed respectively by the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (LRM), the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher (LR), and that of the Economic Council, and the environment (EESC), Patrick Bernasconi.All five guarantors to ensure "the regularity of the method and that of the work of analysis and synthesis of contributions collected" and formulate "all the recommendations they deem necessary for meet the requirements of transparency and impartiality, "according to the Prime Minister's Office.

The organization

"We wanted, in the organization of this debate, that it can be held closer to the French. Not in Paris, not in the major regional capitals, not in classic places of debate, but close to the French, "said the Prime Minister.

Everyone can organize a debate whether it's a neighborhood, a village or a region or an association. It can be based on a methodological "kit" that includes maps and data to organize a debate.

These meetings must be declared seven days before their holding by specifying the date, the place and the number of participants expected.

All contributions will be remitted to allow a thorough analysis and thus feed a restitution placed under the control and responsibility of the guarantors.

The participation

Many tools are deployed to allow the greatest number of French to take part in the discussions.

The elected officials of communes have made available during a month of notebooks of grievances in their town hall to collect the requests of their administered. In addition, meetings of local initiatives must be held in various locations (town halls, markets, train stations or workplaces). One or more themes (among the four selected by the government) will have to be chosen during these meetings.

From Tuesday, the great national debate will "unfold" from "local initiatives meetings". These public meetings "will allow everyone to debate, to be heard and to convince," says the statement.

At the end of the various exchanges, citizens will be drawn to discuss and analyze, at local initiative meetings, the proposals that have emerged. From 1 March, "regional citizens' conferences will be organized, bringing together French people drawn by lot in each region to representatives of various stakeholders," according to the government statement. The participants will be able to give their opinion on "what emerges from the first weeks of the great national debate and will thus feed the reflection on the follow-up to be given".

Setting up a digital platform

A digital platform,, already exists and can be used from Tuesday, with all the practical information. Debates will therefore also take place on the Internet. The

The French can also send their contributions by post to Mission Grand Debate, 244 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris. Finally, a toll-free number, the 0800.97.11.11 and the for the Overseas and the calls of French citizens abroad, are also dedicated to the questions of individuals.

The themes

In his letter, the chair proposes to frame the debate around 35 questions. Four main themes are proposed: purchasing power and taxation, democracy and citizenship, state reform and ecological transition. Emmanuel Macron suggests reflecting on the citizens' initiative referendum (RIC) or the annual immigration quotas.

Certainly "no forbidden questions", but many sensitive issues can not be renegotiated as the removal of the ISF, the right of asylum, abortion, the death penalty and marriage for all.

"This is an unprecedented exercise that should allow the French to say what they want. It must be well organized, with principles of transparency and impartiality, "said Philippe in the court of Matignon after the release of the communiqué.

The great debate "will lead to concrete translations in the daily life of our compatriots," said Edouard Philippe. Emmanuel Macron has promised to respond in the month following its scheduled end on March 15, before the European elections on May 26.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld



The President of the Republic has published this Sunday evening his "letter to the French" in view of the great national debate to be officially launched Tuesday, January 15. He is speaking directly to his compatriots to launch this unprecedented democratic exercise. It is, after a ninth day of mobilization of "yellow vests", to "transform the anger in solutions".

In this long missive Emmanuel Macron proposed 32 questions as an example "at the heart of our questions" ensuring that "there are no forbidden questions".

The letter from Emmanuel Macron.

Letter to the French

Dear French, dear French,

my dear compatriots,

In a period of questioning and uncertainty like the one we are going through, we must remember who we are.

France is not a country like the others.

The meaning of injustice is more vivid than elsewhere. The need for mutual aid and solidarity stronger.

At home, those who work pay for retirees' pensions. At home, a large number of citizens pay an income tax, sometimes heavy, which reduces inequalities. At home, education, health, security, justice are accessible to all regardless of the situation and wealth. The vagaries of life, such as unemployment, can be overcome, thanks to the effort shared by all.

That is why France is, of all nations, one of the most fraternal and the most egalitarian.

It is also one of the freest, since everyone is protected in his rights and in his freedom of opinion, conscience, belief or philosophy.

And every citizen has the right to choose those who will bear his voice in the conduct of the country, in the design of laws, in the major decisions to be taken.

Everyone shares the fate of others and everyone is called to decide the fate of all: it is all that, the French nation. How not to feel the pride of being French?

I know, of course, that some of us today are dissatisfied or angry. Because taxes are too high for them, public services too far away, because wages are too low for some to be able to live with dignity because of the fact that our country does not offer the same chances of succeeding according to the where the family comes from. All would like a more prosperous country and a more just society.

This impatience, I share it. The society we want is a society in which to succeed one should not need relationships or fortune, but effort and work.

In France, but also in Europe and in the world, not only a great anxiety, but also a great trouble have won the spirits. We must answer them with clear ideas. But there is a condition for this: to accept no form of violence. I do not accept, and do not have the right to accept pressure and insult, for example on the people's elected representatives, I do not accept and do not have the right to accept the indictment such as the media, journalists, institutions and officials. If everyone attacks everyone, society gets rid of it!

In order for hopes to dominate fears, it is necessary and legitimate for us to rest together the great questions of our future.

That is why I proposed and I launch today a great national debate that will run until March 15.

In recent weeks, many mayors have opened their town halls so that you can express your expectations. I had many feedbacks that I could take into account. We will now enter a larger phase and you will be able to participate in debates near your home or express yourself on the internet to put forward your proposals and your ideas. In France, overseas and with French residents abroad. In villages, towns, neighborhoods, on the initiative of mayors, elected officials, community leaders, or ordinary citizens ... In parliamentary assemblies as regional or departmental.

Mayors will have an essential role because they are your elected representatives and therefore the legitimate intermediary of the expression of citizens.

For me, there are no forbidden questions. We will not agree on everything, it's normal, it's democracy. But at least we will show that we are a people who are not afraid to speak, to exchange, to debate.

And perhaps we will discover that we can agree, mostly, beyond our preferences, more often than we think.

I have not forgotten that I was elected on a project, on major orientations to which I remain faithful. I always think that we must restore France's prosperity so that it can be generous, because one goes with the other. I always think that the fight against unemployment must be our top priority, and that employment is created first and foremost in companies, so that we must give them the means to develop. I still think that we need to rebuild a school of trust, a renovated social system to better protect the French and reduce the inequalities at the root. I still think that depletion of natural resources and climate change compel us to rethink our development model. We must invent a new productive, social, educational, environmental and European project that is more just and more effective. On these major orientations, my determination has not changed.

But I also think that from this debate can come a clarification of our national and European project, new ways of looking at the future, new ideas.

In this debate, I hope that the greatest number of French people, the greatest number of us, can participate.

This debate will have to answer key questions that have emerged in recent weeks. That is why, with the Government, we have chosen four major themes that cover many of the major issues of the nation: taxation and public spending, the organization of the state and public services, the ecological transition, democracy and citizenship. On each of these themes, proposals, questions are already expressed. I wish to formulate some that do not exhaust the debate but seem to me at the heart of our questions.

The first topic deals with our taxes, our expenses and public action. Tax is at the heart of our national solidarity. He is the one who finances our public services. It pays teachers, firefighters, police, military, magistrates, nurses and all the public servants who work for you. It makes it possible to pay to the most fragile social benefits but also to finance some big future projects, our research, our culture, or to maintain our infrastructures. It is also the tax that pays the interest on the very important debt that our country has incurred over time.

But taxes, when they are too high, deprive our economy of resources that could usefully invest in businesses, thereby creating jobs and growth. And he deprives the workers of the fruit of their efforts. We will not revisit the steps we have taken to correct this to encourage investment and make work pay more. They have just been voted and are just beginning to show their effects. Parliament will evaluate them in a transparent way and with the necessary hindsight. On the other hand, we must question ourselves in order to go further. How could we make our tax system fairer and more effective? What taxes do you think should be lowered first?

We can not, in any case, pursue tax cuts without lowering the overall level of our public spending.

What are the savings that you think are priorities?

Should we remove some public services that are outdated or too expensive compared to their utility? Conversely, do you see new needs for public services and how to finance them?

Our social model is also questioned. Some consider it insufficient, others too expensive because of the contributions they pay. The effectiveness of training as employment services is often criticized. The government has started to respond to it, after wide consultations, through a strategy for our health, to fight against poverty, and to fight against unemployment.

How to better organize our social pact? Which objectives should be prioritized?

The second subject on which we must make decisions is the organization of the State and public authorities. Public services have a cost, but they are vital: school, police, army, hospitals, courts are essential to our social cohesion.

Are there too many administrative levels or levels of local government? Should we reinforce decentralization and give more power of decision and action closer to the citizens? At what levels and for which services?

How would you like the state to be organized and how can it improve its action? Should we review the functioning of the administration and how?

How can the state and local authorities improve to better respond to the challenges of our most troubled territories and what do you propose?

The ecological transition is the third theme, essential to our future. I am committed to objectives of preserving biodiversity and combating global warming and air pollution. Today no one disputes the urgent need to act quickly. The longer we delay questioning ourselves, the more painful these transformations will be. Making the ecological transition helps to reduce the expenditure on household fuel, heating, waste management and transportation. But to succeed in this transition, we must invest heavily and support our most modest fellow citizens.

National solidarity is necessary so that all the French can achieve this.

How do we finance the ecological transition: by taxes, by taxes and who should be concerned in priority?

How do we make concrete solutions accessible to all, for example to replace the old boiler or old car? What are the simplest and most financially sustainable solutions?

What are the solutions to move, to lodge, to heat oneself, what are the solutions to move, to lodge, to warm themselves, to feed oneself which should be conceived rather at the local than national level? What concrete proposals would you make to accelerate our environmental transition?

The issue of biodiversity is also an issue for us all.

How do we guarantee scientifically the choices we have to make in this regard? How to share these choices at European and international level so that our producers are not penalized compared to their foreign competitors?

Finally, it is clear that the period that our country is going through shows that we need to give more strength to democracy and citizenship. Being a citizen means helping to decide the future of the country by electing representatives at the local, national or European level. This system of representation is the foundation of our Republic, but it must be improved because many do not feel represented at the end of the elections. Should it recognize the white vote? Should we make voting compulsory?

What is the right dose of proportional to the parliamentary elections for a fairer representation of all political projects?

Should and in what proportions, limit the number of parliamentarians or other categories of elected?

What role should our assemblies, including the Senate and the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, play in representing our territories and civil society? Should we transform them and how?

In addition, a great democracy like France must be able to listen more often to the voice of its citizens.

What changes would you like to make citizen participation more active, democracy more participative, and should more and more directly associate unelected citizens, for example by lot, with public decision-making?

Should we increase the use of referendums and who should have the initiative?

Citizenship is also about living together.

Our country has always known how to welcome those who have fled wars, persecutions and sought refuge on our soil: it is the duty of asylum, which can not be called into question. Our national community has also always been open to those who, born elsewhere, chose France in search of a better future: this is how it was built. However, this tradition is today shaken by tensions and doubts related to immigration and the failures of our integration system.

What do you propose to improve integration in our Nation? What are you proposing to improve integration in our Nation? When it comes to immigration, once our asylum obligations are fulfilled, do you want us to be able to set annual targets set by Parliament? What do you propose to answer this challenge that will last?

The question of secularism is still in France subject to important debates. Secularism is the primary value so that different beliefs, religious or philosophical, can live together in harmony and harmony. It is synonymous with freedom because it allows everyone to live according to their choices.

How to strengthen the principles of French secularism, in the relationship between the state and the religions of our country? How to ensure respect by all of the reciprocal understanding and intangible values ​​of the Republic?

In the coming weeks, I invite you to debate to answer these crucial questions for the future of our nation. I want to talk about any concrete topic that you would feel could improve your daily life.

This debate is an unprecedented initiative of which I am determined to draw all the conclusions. This is neither an election nor a referendum. It is your personal expression, corresponding to your history, your opinions, your priorities, which is here required, without distinction of age or social condition. It is, I believe, a great step forward for our Republic to consult its citizens in this way. To guarantee your freedom of speech, I want this consultation to be organized in complete independence, and be framed by all the guarantees of loyalty and transparency.

This is how I intend to transform anger with you.

Your proposals will therefore make it possible to build a new contract for the Nation, to structure the action of the Government and the Parliament, but also the positions of France at European and international level. I will report to you directly in the month following the end of the debate.

French, French, I wish that as many of you as possible can participate in this great debate in order to make a useful contribution to the future of our country.

In trust,

Emmanuel MACRON

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld



On the eve of a new day of mobilization of "yellow vests", the little murderous sentence of the president of the republic has aroused many reactions.

In front of the master bakers, Emmanuel Macron praised, Friday, January 11, "the meaning of the effort", lamenting that "the troubles that our society goes through are sometimes due to the fact that far too many of our fellow citizens think we can get Something "without this effort being made" .

"And if there is not this sense of effort, has taken the head of state, the fact that every citizen brings his stone to the building by his commitment to work, our country can never fully recover its strength, its cohesion, which makes its history, its present and its future. Learning is at the heart of this philosophy. "

While Emmanuel Macron did not directly discuss the movement of "yellow vests" during this statement, many politicians have made the link with the demonstrations of Saturday, November 17.

"At this stage, it is not clumsiness, but a cynical provocation: President Emmanuel Macron seeks to excite popular anger to cleave and pose as the only alternative to the far right and extreme left. This is outrageous, "indignant MP LR Julien Aubert on Twitter.

For his part, Laurent Wauquiez, president of the Republicans, said on Twitter that "in this period where the priority is the return to serenity, the president must have a sense of responsibility and not cause further tension."

The first secretary of the Socialist Party said that "At first we believe that it is a fake, not a president does not throw oil on the fire while the country lives on, and then if ... "

"Macron recurs in insult against his people! "

For his part the president of the Patriots, Florian Philippot, on Twitter replies with derision "Let's make sense of the effort tomorrow: ActeIX! ".

often forgotten that beside the rights of everyone in the Republic (...) there are homework. "

Monday the president of the republic must publish his letter to the French.

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



The first season of the Benalla affair drove Emmanuel Macron into the polls.

Since then, we have just started the act two which may last once more over time and we wonder: what will it be this time in a few weeks, in the explosion period yellow vests, a popular movement that visibly bends but does not break?

The first act of the soap opera Benalla was reduced to a news item, stinking certainly but caused by a disconcerting casting error.

In a few days from what we read or hear here and there, the case could really turn to the state affair.

First remark, this case Benalla sticks to Emmanuel Macron as the plaster of Captain Hadock and the head of state is once again in a situation of great political risk Alexandre Benalla has publicly become the black cat of the President.

Because this case Benalla, season 2, this time asks many questions, even more questions than the first.

It all started with Alexandre Benalla's trip to Chad in early December, a trip revealed by our colleague Médiapart. We learn on this occasion that the Elysee was aware (or could not be unaware) of this trip, since the Embassy of France had made public, via the publication of "The Letter of the Continent" ( African) published on December 12, 2018.

Emmanuel Macron was in turn in Chad on 22 and December 23, 2018, that is about two weeks later, and that the passage of his former adviser did not question him or worried?

In N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, the 27-year-old was received by President Idriss Deby himself and his brother Oumar, the head of the Directorate General of the Strategic Reserve.

It is easy to deduce that in this function, Oumar Deby has the upper hand on Chad's military orders ...

Alexandre Benalla, who had arrived from Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon by private plane, was expected at the airport. All business done, he went quietly, two days later, to Istanbul in Turkey.

The nights at the Djamena Hilton were settled by a discreet (?) Franco-Israeli businessman, a specialist in private diplomacy in Africa, Philippe Hababou Solomon, the former special adviser to the former South African president , Jacob Zuma!

This "old road" seemed to have taken a liking to young Alexandre Benalla. The two men would have known through a common knowledge that would have contacted the former advisor Emmanuel Macron after the scandal this summer. Alexandre Benalla would be today at the confluence of the networks françafricains and israeloafricain?

But who exactly is Philippe Hababou Solomon?

Jeweler by training (Place Vendôme) Philippe Hababou Solomon owns a network of friends and a long judicial locker like Oubangui Chari. After doing business in the United States, then in Tel Aviv, he returned to France to buy in 2002 AeroLyon, an operation that ended in 2004 landed on the office of the Prosecutor of the TGI of Paris.

Philippe Solomon (this is how he calls himself) meets and collaborates during his various activities with Thierry Herzog, the lawyer of Nicolas Sarkozy (with whom he spent holidays ... only once he specifies) ), Bernard Tapie for which he tries a rescue operation of one of his companies, Brice Hortefeux, Patrick Balkany, Loic The Floc Prigent, the former boss of the Elf affair, the Russian billionaire Arkadi Gaydamak, but also Bill Clinton at the time of the Monica affair, a few emissaries from the Gulf, but also, moreover, what is the strangest Captain Barril and the founder of GIGN Christian Prouteau.

But, moreover, Alexandre Benalla stayed this summer at Vincent Miclet, the gatsby of France Africa in the luxurious villa that he owns in Marrakech. One of Vincent Miclet's three Bentley Mulsanns was waiting for him at the Marrakech airport, driven by a white-glove driver, to take him to the palm grove protected by large walls, called the "Golden Horse Estate", built nearby. of the Palace of the King of Morocco.

Vincent Miclet who knows Philippe Solomon, is the 180 th fortune of France.

The first meeting between Vincent Miclet and Alexandre Benalla took place in Paris in 2017 thanks to the help of a former girlfriend of the former adviser to the Elysee.

You said 2017? Yes ! Yes ! I said 2017. But then? The attacks explaining that Alexander Benalla did indeed use his functions, his position and the doors that it opened to him to do business are therefore accurate?

It therefore seems very obvious and logical to ask today the question of what Alexander Benalla was doing in Chad, a few days before Emmanuel Macron's trip, in addition to the possession of two diplomatic passports that he still had not returned!

And once again, we affirm, the Elysee could not ignore these details!

Vincent Miclet who was born in Chad (his parents were cooperating and his mother worked at the French embassy) has for some time been suspected of embezzling 400 million dollars in Angola.

We have our heads spinning and we understand even better the mistrust of yellow vests (and many French citizens) vis-à-vis the elite, yellow vests parading today, once again in Paris and the major cities province to express their great anger.

We do not want to believe the latest statements of the Elysee recalling "that Alexander Benalla is not an official or unofficial emissary".

It is also not believed that the visit to Chad of Alexandre Benalla would be a mere coincidence. Chance has a good back!

On the other hand, it is even better to understand why Alexandre Benalla began to release his sulphates: "I will not be silent anymore," he warned in his umpteenth statement to AFP in response to "the defamatory remarks made by some people in Elysee ".

We still do not believe (or understand too well!) Why Alexandre Benalla has kept his two diplomatic passports (issued end of May 2018 for a period of 10 years) and why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Elysee did not eager to ask him for it.

In such a maelstrom we want to laugh or smile on this beautiful joke whose scenario is swelling, if only through it is the credibility of France and its interests generals who are at stake.

Also, we grit our teeth when we hear the Elysée harden, by letter, the tone against Alexandre Benalla or the deputy LREM Bruno Questel wishing the opening of an administrative investigation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... just that ... what on what , is it a new coincidence, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Drian has just seized the Parquet of Paris ... against Alexandre Benalla ...

All indications are that Alexandre Benalla is not a man like the others, even if the power has sought to play down his role and the importance of the case (remember there is little Emmanuel Macron claimed the indulgence for his former advisor).

The turn that the Benalla affair has just taken with regard to its relations with almost exclusively authoritarian regimes risks discrediting not only the President of the Republic (it is already done) but also the France whose citizens have been expressing since the beginning of December. their anger.
Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Alexandre Benalla  was reopened,  just six months after being dismissed  from the Elysee and  indicted for
"willful violence" and "prohibited port and without right of insignia regulated by the public authority" and "recel images from a videoprotection system ", after his participation in a muscled arrest May 1st.

The former deputy chief of staff of the Elysee, would have visited Chad in early December.

He met with the Chadian president and his brother Oumar Déby, who is in charge of leading the Chadian strategic reserve (DGRS).

It was in his new quality of businessman and consultant that he would have gone there.

But Emmanuel Macron, during his official visit to Chad a few days later on December 22, thought it best to explain to his African counterpart that the former collaborator of the Elysée Alexandre Benalla, was "in no way an intermediary official or official "of the French Presidency.

"Only the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the diplomatic adviser to the President, Philippe Etienne, and Franck Paris, his adviser Africa, can claim the Head of State" on the continent, recalled the presidency of the Republic Tuesday.

The annoying coincidence of the agendas questions.

The Elysee was not aware of this move after the fact that the thirty-year-old businessman claims to have been unaware of the presidential visit. Alexandre Benalla evokes "a combination of circumstances". "I did not know that the President of the Republic was going to Chad a few days later," he says on a radio station.

The mission of the former advisor also.

Alexandre Benalla would have reconverted in international relations having no connection with the Elysee. "I do consulting assignments. All that I do is legal "he still asserted" particularly shocked and scandalized by the irresponsible remarks made by 'the Elysee', implying that I would have in the course of my travels in Africa could prevail a function, title, or power for the purposes of professional solicitation. "

What also caused trouble is that Alexandre Benalla Chad was accompanied by half a dozen people on board a private plane, paying the fees by Carte bleue, including his stay at the Hilton Hotel N N'Djamena. .

According to Benalla he was in N'Djamena with a delegation of foreign entrepreneurs - mainly from the Middle East - likely to create 3,000 jobs in Chad for an industrial project representing an investment of 250 million euros.

"I went to Chad, accompanying a foreign economic delegation in the context of investments they will make on the spot, all the expenses concerning this trip was taken in charge by the head of this delegation," he said. -he assures

These activities related to personalities abroad are obviously not new. In July, Le Monde had already revealed that in March 2017, in parallel with his activities as safety officer for candidate Emmanuel Macron, Alexandre Benalla had assured the protection of Iraqi Sheikh Jamal al-Dhari during his visits to Paris.

Benalla would have traveled for business also in several other African states...

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Rumors are rife around the name of the spokesman for the National Gathering.

The boss of the former FN would she chose the young regional councilor of Ile-de-France Jordan Bardella as head of list in the European elections next May? It is in any case the rumor that circulates but it will be necessary to wait for the "convention" organized by the National Rally on January 13, Mutualité to have confirmation.

Jordan Bardella, 23, has a blistering political career with a full resume. Born in Drancy in 1995, he grew up in Seine-Saint-Denis.

It is in this department that his political commitment is born. He joined the National Front at age 16, then became departmental secretary of Seine-Saint-Denis at age 19 before being elected regional councilor of Ile-de-France at age 20. Noticed by Marine Le Pen it reaches in September 2017, after the resignation of Florian Philippot , the party spokesman, only 22 years old.

A few months later, in March 2018, he took the national leadership of "Generation Nation", the young movement of the far-right party.

Jordan Bardella, whose family is of Italian origin, masters the Italian language. This allowed him to form important links with the League of Matteo Salvini, the populist and Eurosceptic Italian party. At the end of September, Mr. Bardella participated in the League meeting in Genoa.

Bardella's choice is not unanimous at the National Rally summit. For some of the party's caciques, Jordan Bardella's youth may be a disadvantage at a time when the inexperience of the head of state is pointed to as a weakness. For others this youth is the perfect symbol to position itself as the main opponent to Emmanuel Macron. "The new world is us. "

In any case the Bardella option would present significant assets for the leader of the French far-right. Not only this "loyal apparatchik", unlike many of the leaders of his party, has no "pan" judicial to his credit, but still not giving shade to Marine Le Pen, it would allow the latter to ensure the campaign on the front line, tour that it is already towards the presidential 2022.

Driven by the news around the movement of "yellow vests", Marine Le Pen would nevertheless rely more and more on the option Bardella to try to consolidate the polls that currently give it top European elections in May 2019.

According to the latest figures published by Ifop on Sunday, Marine Le Pense is 24% against 18% for Walkers and 11% for Republicans.

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"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.

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At nearly four weeks of slingshot of "yellow vests" the President of the Republic broke the silence to speak in a televised speech.

Faced with the finding of "the state of economic and social emergency" France Emmanuel Macron announced several measures, Monday, December 10, during a televised speech recorded at the Elysee.

"We want a France where we can live worthily from our work, on this point we went too slowly I ask the government and the parliament to do what is necessary so that we can live better of his work from the beginning of the year next. "Conceded the head of state judging the claims of the yellow vests legitimate.

A mea culpa-culpa hollow but does not hide its intentions not to change course.

He declined the following measures:

1 ° Increase of 100 euros per month of the smic thanks to the premium of activity.

"The wage of a worker at the SMIC will increase by 100 euros per month from 2019 without it costing one more euro for the employer," he said. However, no details have been provided on this increase, which is added to the increase of 1.8% expected in January. Currently the monthly gross minimum is € 1,498.47, or € 1,184.93 net . With the automatic revaluation, it was to increase to 1,210 euros net in January.

The 80 euros difference comes from the activity bonus paid by the state via the family allowance funds. This bonus was already planned before the "yellow vests", with the base 30 euros in April 2019, 20 euros in October 2020 and 20 euros in October 2021, or 70 euros by the end of the five-year period. A simple advance on the calendar ...

2 ° Increase in the activity premium

The activity bonus paid to some 2.6 million people, will increase by 30 euros in April 2019 and 20 euros in 2020. This "boost" for compensation between 0.5 and 1.2 smic.

3 ° Cancellation of the increase of the CSG for retirees receiving less than 2,000 euros per month

The increase in the generalized social contribution, contribution on all income financing Social Security ,, "suffered this year" (in 2018), will be canceled for retirees receiving less than 2 000 euros net per month instead of 1 280 euros.

The CSG had increased from 6.6% to 8.3% of pensions without compensation in contrast to assets and civil servants.

4 ° An end-of-year bonus requested from employers "who can"

The government will also "ask all employers who can pay an end-of-year bonus to their employees," which will be tax-free.

5 ° The tax exemption for overtime

Overtime will be "paid without taxes or charges from 2019", a measure taken by Nicolas Sarkozy and repealed by Francois Hollande. These are the hours worked beyond the legal duration of the 35 hours. They are often increased by 25%.

6 ° No recovery of the ISF

Emmanuel Macron does not return to the abolition of wealth tax (ISF) at the beginning of his five-year term replaced by the property tax estate (IFI).

7 ° The fight against tax evasion

The head of state reaffirmed that the leaders of large French companies will pay "their taxes in France".

These measures, evaluated between 10 and 13 billion euros, must be presented Wednesday at the National Assembly by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

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"The insurrection is at the gates of France and we do not want there to be deaths this weekend," explained the yellow vest Benjamin Cauchy.

Despite the suspension of several tax measures, the call for "Act IV" of the mobilization of "yellow vests", Saturday, December 8, is maintained on social networks so that the fear of a surge of violence and dead tears the executive.

After the 4 dead and more than 800 injured recorded since the beginning of the movement on November 17, the executive anticipates a "very great violence" for this new day of mobilization. According to the Elysee, several thousand people are expected in Paris "to break and kill."

The Elysee, however, refuses to receive yellow jackets are free "who asked to see him Friday to try to defuse the social sling before Saturday. "Yellow jackets have already failed the Prime Minister," said the Elysee, which enjoins spokesmen for the movement to address the Prime Minister.

"The door of Matignon remains open" he recalls. Jacqueline Mouraud and Benjamin Cauchy are part of the "yellow vests" who launched an appeal in the JDD to condemn the violence and propose a way out of crisis "constructive" to the government. They are aware of the risk of insurrection in which lies France.

Indeed, the tension only goes up.

Some demonstrations of high school students who joined the social protest movement escalated into scenes of violence with incidents such as clashes with the police and burning cars near the settlements.

A in Mantes-la-Jolie in the Yvelines, in a sensitive neighborhood, 151 high school students, adolescents or young adults were arrested for "participation in an armed crowd". These arrests took place after new incidents on Thursday near Saint-Exupery high school, where two cars were burned and violent clashes broke out with the police.

A video of this arrest turned on social networks and scandalized more than one policy: "When I saw these images myself, I was obviously shocked," responded Jean-Michel Blanquer. The Minister of National Education, however, called for "putting the images in their context" stating that "there were shocking images because we are in a climate of exceptional violence."

For the event scheduled Saturday in Paris Eric Drouet, a spokesman for the movement, influence Facebook, calls to "return to Paris" "near places of power, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde". .. "Next Saturday, it's over. Next Saturday, this will be the final result.

Saturday, it is we who will have the stranglehold on all this, it is we who will decide what will happen, "he explains in a video. The driver calls to invest the Elysee. An investigation for "provocation to the commission of a crime or offense and organization of an illegal event" has also been opened by the Paris prosecutor.

How to deal with a possible surge of violence this Saturday during the event?

Saturday, December 8, the security system is radically revised compared to Act III.

While 65,000 members of the security forces, including 5,000 in Paris, had been deployed on Saturday, December 1, Édouard Philippe said Thursday that more than 89,000 members of law enforcement would be mobilized this Saturday in France, including 8,000 in the capital. In fact 100% of the number of police personnel namely police relief, territorial brigades, the BAC or the security companies and intervention.

A "dozen armored vehicles" wheeled gendarmerie (VBRG) will also be used in Paris to clear the barricades and blocked lanes in particular.

These vehicles, which were used in 2005 during the riots in the suburbs, as well as this year in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, will be 4 × 4 armored vehicles of 13 tons that can carry 13 gendarmes equipped with a blade.

During his press conference Friday, Christophe Castaner however did not want to detail the device in the details for "security reasons".

The "yellow vests" would end up between "an ultra-rogue who dreams of revolution and an ultragauche who advocates insurrection," according to a source at the Ministry of the Interior.

And polls are worrying with 37% of French respondents who say "understand" the violence. Will the executive's call for calm, transpartisan and republican suffice to stem the emergence of an insurrectional movement?

Garett Skyport 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.

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In a long speech the head of state addressed the "yellow vests" claiming to understand their anger. But does he think this is understanding when it is argued that previous governments did not have enough consideration for them, the yellow vests, to protect them by offering them the energy transition?

Certainly the head of state addressed them: "I do not confuse the breakers with citizens who want to get a message." But did he really understand the "social alarm"

do not change course on ecological transition, not giving up taxes. He merely presented his transformation program to "detoxify fossil fuels".

Also in these announcements, the head of state mixes the main lines of the EPP (the multi-year programming of energy) and the answers -rares- more short-term to the movement of the yellow vests. The president dwelt on the process of the electricity mix, reducing France's dependence on nuclear power.

He notably announced the closure of two nuclear reactors in addition to those of Fessenheim. France will develop solar, wind power and reduce energy consumption. He pleaded for a popular ecology and launched a large consultation at the local level with elected representatives, associations and "yellow vests".

But that yellow vests do not dream. Nothing for the ends of difficult months. Nothing to lower the energy bill of the French. In the face of the slingshot, the Elysee recreates a "new system" (which existed under Lionel Jospin) to regulate the carbon tax, which will allow the government, after Parliament's approval, to "erase" the taxation of fuel in the event of soaring oil prices.

If Emmanuel Macron hears the anger of the citizens, he does not seem to want to extinguish it, not wanting to give up anything. "We have to hear the protests of social alarm, but we must not do it by renouncing our responsibilities for today or tomorrow," he said. But "the situation of citizens who live in rural or peri-urban areas" will not be heard, it seems. Two representatives of the "yellow vests" are received this Tuesday evening at the Ministry of Ecology and meet the Minister of Ecological Transition François de Rugy.

And "yellow vests" escaping political parties as well as trade unions continue their struggle. Does the government count on the slowdown of the movement?

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The "yellow vests" continue their mobilization on Monday 19 November and protesters are now blocking several oil depots throughout France.

One thing is certain: the prime minister, invited the "20 hours" of France 2 Sunday night, in the aftermath of the movement against rising fuel taxes has not responded to the demands of the protesters.

"We heard anger but we also heard suffering, the lack of prospects, the idea that the authorities for a long time did not respond to the concerns and the feeling of downgrading, abandonment felt by a part of the population, "acknowledged Philippe about Saturday's mobilization.

He returned to the duty of security that was to be guaranteed for citizens deploring scenes of "very violent" and a heavy balance sheet including a death. "Security has been a constant of our attitude," said the head of government.

But it does not seem to take into consideration the demands of the protesters, reaffirming the commitments made by Emmanuel Macron to lower taxes and pay better work, even more taxing pollution ...

For his part Emmanuel Macron s'immure in the silence pursuing his travels abroad. It is true that its maintenance on the aircraft carrier did not have the desired effects. What strategy then to adopt on the side of the executive to defuse this movement of "yellow vests" that continues on Monday?

Questioned during his visit to Belgium by a journalist on the movement of yellow vests, Emmanuel Macron said that he "would not answer" this question and that it was not the place. "I will respond in due course but this is not the place today," continued the President of the Republic. And yet the Head of State had a special predilection to launch the French a few vexations well felt from foreign stands.

An Elyos silence of impotence in the face of rising anger that could be translated into European ballot boxes.

The "yellow vests" prepare the sequel, an event entitled "Act 2 All France in Paris".

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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.

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Hundreds of collectives have called for a road blocking day on Saturday to protest rising fuel prices.

Calls for blocking Saturday, November 17 multiply for several weeks on social networks, including Facebook.

This diffuse, apolitical movement, which aggregates many discontents, intends to paralyze the country to make itself heard by the government.

And the government is expressing concern. Monday Muriel Pénicaud had expressed his fears for "the safety of people" during the mobilizations, recalling that the "yellow vests" were not a "structured" organization .

"When there are strikes and demonstrations, there are responsible people who make it possible for those who are demonstrating to be safe," the minister told Public Sénat.

"There, we are not sure, it is still necessary that people are protected and we do not know what will happen."

Tuesday the Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, shares the same concern about the upcoming movement . "What is difficult is that we do not have a trade union organization that is used to organizing a demonstration.

For example, a demonstration is declared in the prefecture. There, very few declared it. I call those who listen to us to declare it. I call those who listen to us to declare the place of the demonstration. The government intends to be firm. Christophe Castaner has warned that the police will intervene to lift any "total blockage".

"I ask that there be no total blockage. (...) Wherever there will be a blockage, and therefore a risk for safety interventions and also free movement, we will intervene " , he warned, while ensuring that no event will be prohibited " if it does not threaten public order and if it does not hinder freedom of movement "

While the mobilization has received support from oppositions, including the National Assembly, Debout France, insubordinate France or the PS, its magnitude remains difficult to measure today.

Movement with unknown contours without leader, without union or political leadership, the call of "yellow vests" also worries the Elysée. "I'm always suspicious of these movements where everything is mixed , " Emmanuel Macron said Friday, November 9 during his memorial roaming.

In an interview recorded Monday in Verdun and broadcast Tuesday, November 6, the president warned against a form of "demagoguery . "
"I'm always suspicious of these big calls for mobilization to block everything, because usually we find a little bit of everything ," he said, scratching the "people" once again.

"Things that have nothing to do together and people who do not have many plans for the country, except to put it to a standstill," he added.

Yet during his pilgrimage in eastern and northern France Emmanuel Macron rubbed himself against the anger of the French. He has been criticized for the purchasing power, the rise in taxes or the decline in pensions. The French have not ceased to express their "ras-le-bol" general.

For a month now, more and more people are putting their safety vests behind their windshields to signal their dissatisfaction.

This demonstration of the "yellow vests" planned Saturday to fight against the increase of the fuel tariffs, points in fact the failure of the intermediate bodies which, in our representative democracy, are supposed to serve as link between the citizens and the power. Much more than a simple tension related to the mere decline in purchasing power, there is the feeling that the transmission belts of political parties, unions and municipalities no longer work.

Public opinion is no longer channeled by structures capable of responding to this mounting anger. The latter does not result only from the French but a series of poorly accepted measures: speed limit to 80 km / h, multiplication of taxes, controls, in a word the tax racket of the middle classes but also classes popular today that pushes the movement of yellow vests

Yet the government seems autistic. Where the Minister of the Interior only wants to see it as "a form of political demonstration" and "the recovery of the National Gathering", rather scolds a deep anger that can explode at any moment. . And it is not the barely veiled threats of a Castener, Minister of Interior fresh three weeks, which will repel the inclinations of the French.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld



Emmanuel Macron was on Tuesday in Verdun, northeastern France, as part of ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

On Monday, during the installation of the new Director of the DGSI, Nicolas Lerner, the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner said he was "attentive" to the threats coming in particular from "extremist movements of right and left, very active on our territory

On Tuesday, six people who apparently planned an attack on French President Emmanuel Macron were arrested and now face preliminary terrorism charges.

"This investigation is aimed at a project, imprecise and ill-defined at this stage, violent action" against the President of the Republic, said an investigator.

The suspects were reportedly arrested in the Alps, in Brittany and near the border with Belgium. Their intention to attack Mr. Macron.

No further details are available regarding the six suspects. It is also not known whether they worked together or separately.

Investigations in progress must establish the reality and exact nature of this threat

Many world leaders are expected in France at the end of the week for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice of 11 November.

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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?

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"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




The Mélenchon case , which completely overshadowed the recent cabinet reshuffle, has diverted our attention somewhat from it even though it should have given rise to a more detailed study of the pedigree of some ministers.

There is indeed a lot to say !

That is why we wanted to fill this gap and to study the case of Emmanuelle Wargon, a 47 year old enarque who has just arrived with arms and luggage to replace Sébastien Le Cornu as Secretary of State for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition.

But who is Emmanuelle Wargon, knowing that his appointment has just caused a public outcry not reassuring?

Emmanuelle Wargon , formerly of Sciences Po and HEC, is the only daughter of Lionel Stoleru, a Romanian polytechnician, who died on November 30, 2016 in Paris. Lionel Stoleru was a politician, minister of Valery Giscard d'Estaing (who wanted to send half a million supernumerary immigrants back home, a measure that Simone Veil opposed and led Lionel Stoleru to write a book at disruptive title: Immigration, a chance for France) and François Mitterrand. Lionel Stoleru was the father of the RMI, an idea he brought back from the USA to have it accepted by Michel Rocard.

Emmanuelle Wargon who made the ENA was the comrade of a certain Edouard Philippe (Promotion Marc Bloch) Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron since June 2017. This accuracy is important as will be discussed later.

Emmanuelle Wargon was unknown to the general public only a few weeks ago, just before her appointment as Secretary of State for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, and just before, too, that Nicolas Hulot resigned in the tumult that we knew because he wanted to escape the crumbling macronie. It replaced in this function Sebastien Le Cornu, who was called, with a view to the reconquest of the territories, with Jacqueline Gourault, became Minister in the Government Philippe 2 to be Minister of Cohesion of the Territories and relations with the Local Authorities (precise mission: calinotherapy of local elected officials!). Recall that Sébastien Le Cornu, reserve policeman was the commander of Alexandre Benalla, the man at the center of the state scandal this summer.

Since October 16, 2018, the appointment of Emmanuelle Wargon has not ceased to be controversial. And this controversy originated in his academic and professional curriculum.

After having been a senior civil servant (referendary adviser to the Court of Auditors) she went through the Ministry of Health, as technical advisor to the Minister Delegate for Health (Jospin government), Bernard Kouchner (who since October 16 does not dry up in praise of the Philip 2) government to become then Martin Hirsch's Director of Cabinet.

In 2015, Emmanuelle Wargon made a professional turn 180 ° from public action to the private economy. She becomes indeed that year, Director of Communication at Danone, that is to say, lobbyist. His appointment as a Minister is a perfect illustration of retro-ramouflage or when a senior official passed to private returns to perform important functions in the heart of the state!

And that's where it hurts !

Because in fact in this post, she has not only promoted the CEO of Danone, Franck Riboud. It also holds, for example, the microphone at the 11 th Forum de Convergence, an international organization advocating "zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty" . The intention is laudable! But we are disappointed when we learn that Jean Marc Borello, the good old king of the "social" network is at the head of Convergence, while waiting "for the prediction of the Mage Attali on the advent of a peaceful world arrives with Jerusalem for Capital ". But Jean Marc Borello (who was a professor at Sciences Po Emmanuel Macron) has been, and still is, a powerful supporter of the Head of State.

We swim in full euphoria globalism ...!

For all that, it did not escape us, with such an appointment, that the campaign for the European elections started on October 16, 2018;

Everything is said in these few words!

Remains the political means to obtain for the Macron clan to achieve its goals!

And, for the second time, we argue that's where the rub is still!

We must indeed recall the statements of Nicolas Hulot, affirming during his spectacular and unexpected resignation of the government Philippe 1 that the lobbies were at the doors of power. In fact, the appointment of Emmanuelle Wargon has just revealed that the lobbies were no longer at the doors of power but inside it.

The former minister of ecological transition could indeed not say as well!

Groupe Danone is one of the biggest polluters in the world in terms of plastics. Last week, Break Free From Plastics, a coalition of 1,300 environmental organizations from around the world, revealed that of the 180,000 tonnes of plastic waste collected between June and September 2018 in the environment of 42 countries, those produced by Danone were in fourth position. after those of Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestle. According to the WWF-NGO, Danone is one of the 25 companies that deplete ecosystems the most.

In fact, in the field of lobbying, Emmanuelle Wargon has joined other ministers such as Brune Poirson, former executive of Veolia, a company that received in 2013, the award (anti) Pinocchio friends of the Earth, in the category "One for all, and all for me", as well as Murielle Penicaud, who would have won 1 million euros on the back of 900 Danone licensees, and who is on his side already pinned following the revelations on insider trading which she would have been guilty of organizing Emmanuel Macron's trip to Las Vegas.

Of course the new Minister, Emmanuelle Wargon, defended herself. With her hand on her heart, she recently declared that her work as a lobbyist had always been done in the greatest transparency and that she would deport herself in case of necessity?

Except that the worm is already in the fruit because of the suspicion that concerns it.

This being the case, it is questioned that Emmanuelle Wargon accepted her appointment so easily, whereas in the past she had been a rapporteur before the Ethics Commission. The plasticity of his personality, as the alleged elasticity of his ethics are surprising because of their disturbing nature?

Because it makes sense perfectly know the definition of the conflict of interest?

All this could be a theoretical controversy, if we had not seen and heard Emmanuelle Wargon defend in July 2018 (that is to say, very recently) palm oil, which public knowledge has caused the deforestation of a large area like New Zealand in Indonesia, transforming the tropical forest into a "green desert", and causing the disappearance of rare species such as orangutan, or pygmy elephants but also, and it is more serious, the expulsion of Indonesian peasants and their impoverishment. A subject yet suitable for Convergence ... What have he thought?

In her defense the Minister said that palm oil was used by Danone for the composition of infant milk (to bring breast milk), which should be added palmic acid, a hydrogen saturated fatty acid that would not present no risk of toxicity for babies but which would be the cause of ... obesity.

Faced with this situation, Emmanuelle Wargon, who is not an expert on environmental issues, defended herself again, declaring "that today her only commitment is to serve the general interest and to put herself at the service of ecological transition ". For the moment we only ask to believe it!

It was understood, however, that she was going to be a good little soldier for Emmanuel Macron, a president who has just received the United Nations "Earth Champion" award.

It remains to be seen whether this president will not be too "pale green" in the eyes of experts and NGOs that defend the environment when France fails to achieve its climate objectives ?

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




Expected for two weeks, the government reshuffle was announced on Tuesday morning.

Among notable movements, Christophe Castaner is promoted to the Interior, Didier Guillaume arrives at Agriculture and Marc Fesneau will deal with Relations with Parliament.

After two weeks of floating, the government reshuffle was announced Tuesday morning.

This movement of musical chairs was to be known Monday, but the deadly floods of the Aude forced the executive to shift by one day the appointment of new members of the government, now composed of 35 members, against 31 previously.

What to remember

It would be a "renewed team but whose political mandate remains the same" according to the Elysee

Indeed Christophe Castaner is appointed in the Interior and will be supported by Laurent Nunez, current boss of the interior intelligence.

A pair: Support from the first hour Emmanuel Macron, delegate general of La République en marche, he is supported by Laurent Nuñez, current head of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), the domestic intelligence, after being prefect police station.

Didier Guillaume becomes Minister of Agriculture, Franck Riester replaces Françoise Nyssen in Culture. Exit Nyssen and Travert.

The latter, who leaves the government, could assume responsibilities within The Republic in progress. In Relations with Parliament, he is replaced by Marc Fesneau, current president of the MoDem group in the National Assembly.

New young secretaries of state are appointed.

On the side of the new secretaries of state, the government records several arrivals of young personalities:

Emmanuelle Wargo: 46 years old, Secretary of State to the Minister of State François de Rugy, Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, replaces Sébastien Lecornu. She was a former advisor to Bernard Kouchner before joining the Danone Group's Communications Department.

Christelle Dubos: 42 years Secretary of State to the Minister of Solidarities and Health Agnès Buzyn. Graduate of the social sector, she was until now LREM deputy of the Gironde, elected in June 2017.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher: 44 years old, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire. She was up to now number 2 of Compagnie des Alpes, a leisure company and subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

Gabriel Attal: 29 years old, is appointed Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth Jean-Michel Blanquer. He was until now LREM deputy of Hauts-de-Seine, elected in June 2017, as well as spokesman of the presidential movement.

Opposition from left and right criticized a reshuffle, epilogue of a "pathetic soap opera" according to Republican spokesman Laurence Sailliet. " All that for this.

It is a perimeter that tightens around the very close to the President and the Prime Minister and serves the last circle of its last supporters " criticizes the head of the EELV David Cormand, while the LFI MP Alexis Corbière evokes a " tinkering " and a " DIY, " which allows " second knives " to enter the government for the communist Ian Brossat.

A cosmetic reorganization that does not bring out any strong personality. The new world has its limits !
Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld


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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


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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


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Depuis l'élection d'Emmanuel Macron, sept ministres ont quitté son gouvernement. En outre le Président perd son troisième ministre d'État depuis son arrivée, après la démission de François Bayrou en juin 2017 et celle de Nicolas Hulot en septembre, Gérard Collomb a annoncé lui-même dans l'Express son départ avant les européennes, en septembre dernier, pour la mairie de Lyon ; Puis sa démission effective mercredi 3 octobre.

C'est Edouard Philippe qui s'est vu demander d'assurer l'intérim, en attendant de trouver un successeur au ministre de l'Intérieur. La passation de pouvoir du mercredi matin a été glaciale.

Le mercredi après-midi, le chef de l'État a assuré qu'il n'y avait pas de crise politique après le départ de Gérard Collomb. «Rien de ce qui se passe depuis 48 heures ne s'apparente à une crise politique. L'État fonctionne», a déclaré le président, selon des propos rapportés par le porte-parole du gouvernement, Benjamin Griveaux.

S'il ne s'agit pas d'une crise d’État parce que la Constitution, dont Emmanuel Macron célébrera les 60 ans aujourd’hui, protège le président, il s'agit bien cependant d'une crise de l'exécutif, donc du gouvernement et de l'Élysée

En effet il est inédit sous la Ve République, qu'un ministre annonce sa démission plusieurs mois à l'avance surtout de la part d'un ministre d'État, numéro deux du gouvernement et titulaire du poste régalien de l'Intérieur.

De plus cette annonce intempestive n' a contribué qu' à affaiblir davantage l'autorité du chef de l'État, déjà bien écornée par l'affaire Benalla. Selon l'article 8 de la Constitution, n'est-ce pas au Président de nommer les membres du gouvernement et mettre fin à leur fonction, sur proposition du Premier ministre ? Gérard Collomb « le plus fidèle des fidèles » court-circuitait ainsi non seulement le président mais aussi le chef du gouvernement en leur imposant sa volonté politique .

Il s'agit bien d'une crise gouvernementale inédite qui vient couronner un été des plus désastreux pour la présidence. Le départ de M. Collomb, qui a défié le pouvoir, a plongé ce dernier, déjà fragilisé dans ses derniers retranchements.

Désormais Emmanuel Macron doit reprendre la barre. Il lui faut certainement procéder à un remaniement plus large tout en trouvant une personnalité forte pour le ministère de l’Intérieur dans un contexte de menace terroriste et de pression migratoire. Et des collaborateurs compétents dans les autres postes ministériels, et non des fidèles de la première heure.

Cette réorganisation à l'Élysée suffira-t-elle à réinstaller autorité du Chef de l'Etat ?

Emmanuel Macron est également attendu sur les réformes, sa marque de fabrique. A l'évidence il sera difficile de surmonter une crise de telle ampleur !

«Le Titanic s'enfonce de plus en plus vite et l'orchestre a arrêté de jouer», a ainsi ironisé Éric Ciotti, député Les Républicains (LR.)

Garett Skyport 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




On September 19, Benalla was to be heard by the commission of inquiry of the Palais du Luxembourg. The object of this commission: to seek to establish really its functions at the Elysee. The former chargé de mission initially refused to go there, then he agreed, saying "forced".

The former bodyguard Emmanuel Macron finally agreed to appear before the senators, although unwillingly : "I am forced.

They explain to me that they will send me gendarmes and policemen. So, I will come to the convocation. Because they threaten me, in a direct way.

I will come to explain to the commission of inquiry. But she has no rights. It flouts our democracy. Said Alexandre Benalla on France-Inter.

Nevertheless, he ended up giving in to the force of law. Any parliamentary commission of inquiry has a right of direct quotation, which obliges any person summoned to accept the convocation :

an order of 17 November 1958 states that "the person who does not appear or refuses to testify or to take an oath before a commission of inquiry is liable to two years' imprisonment and a 7500 euro fine". The president of such a commission may even compel the person summoned to appear by a bailiff or a police officer

His lawyer criticizes this hearing imposed on his client and sought all "possible remedies" , saying that "many people today used Alexandre Benalla as the torpedo to swing Emmanuel Macron.

The lawyer is not the only one to criticize this hearing. Emmanuel Macron himself and several of his followers oppose this initiative of the senatorial commission of inquiry.

The president and ministers are increasing pressure on senators, whom they accuse of using the affair to weaken the head of state.

Indeed Emmanuel Macron called on Tuesday, September 11th, the president of the Senate to ask him to guarantee the institutional balances, estimating in essence that the Senate commission on the Benalla affair was moving away from it.

Gerard Larcher 's entourage confirmed the call of the President of the Republic, without revealing its content. The interview focused, among other things, on the senate commission of inquiry, but also on legislative subjects, simply specified the presidency of the Senate. On the other hand the Elysée refused any comment.

Asked about this call, the delegate general of the Republic in motion, Christophe Castaner, on the contrary assured that it was for the president to recall the separation of powers, " the essence of the Fifth Republic . "

"There is today - and this was the meaning of the exchange between the President of the Senate and the President of the Republic - some people who confuse the mission of Parliament, which is to control the government, with a mission, that the Parliament would self-attribute - to control the executive and the presidency of the Republic " according to Christophe Castaner, delegate general of LREM

The delegate general of the Republic en march, himself fired, senators on Friday morning at a press conference. "A commission of inquiry that has political ambitions" and thinks "that it can play its role of controlling the government to bring down a President of the Republic would commit a constitutional fault ," he said. If some think that they can arrogate to themselves a power of impeachment of the President of the Republic, they are themselves threats for the Republic ". he continued.

For Gerard Larcher the Senate is in his role, neither more nor less, in the perimeter that was granted him seeking to dismiss anyone.

Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet in turn warned the Senate commission of inquiry against the risk of "encroachment on the judicial field" during its work on the Alexandre Benalla case. In an article published in Le Monde, Nicole Belloubet warns: "An interference of the executive power in a judicial procedure would be shocking," she wrote. "All that concerns the presidential function can not be the subject of a commission of inquiry. "It would in fact make the head of state (...) accountable to Parliament. The Constitution forbids it formally. She added. The custody of the Seals had already taken part in the debate on Tuesday, saying that "there can be no interference" between a commission of inquiry and a judicial inquiry.

But the judicial information evoked by Ms. Belloubet does not make the hearing of 19 September illegitimate. According to the law, a parliamentary commission of inquiry "can not be created on facts that have given rise to legal proceedings and as long as these proceedings are in progress" . Thus, the commission of inquiry in charge of the Benalla case must, in order not to "interfere" with the work of justice, focus on facts in the margin of the subject of the ongoing judicial inquiry, in this case the violence that has occurred. during the Paris demonstration of May 1, 2018. Philippe Bas, the chairman of the commission, said he wanted to "remove the inconsistencies that remain" in this case.

These particular questions could arise: Who authorized Mr. Benalla to go on the ground on May 1st? Who knew about this authorization? What were then the exact functions of Mr. Benalla at the Elysee? Shadow areas for many ...

The three senators LREM members of the commission of inquiry of the Senate on the Benalla affair announced that they would not take part in the hearing of the former collaborator of the Élysée on Wednesday seeing there "a diversion of mission".

In opposition, insubordinate France leader Jean-Luc Melenchon blasted "the unprecedented escalation of tensions between the executive and the Senate".

"The battle of Macron, Castaner and Benalla with the Senate is unheard of ," he reacted on Facebook.

Britney Delsey 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



"It's a vote of confidence and adherence to the proposals I was able to make," Richard Ferrand told reporters just after the announcement of the results. "You will forgive me for not being a woman," he added.

The deputies elected unsurprisingly their candidate for the presidency of the hemicycle, it is Richard Ferrand largely designated by the majority party for this post.

Because of the absolute majority of his party, the nominee is assured of being elected president by all deputies on Wednesday.

He won with 187 votes out of 299 votes and 291 votes cast.

He will replace François de Rugy to hold the helm

Candidate of the Elysee Palace, he was preferred to the other three contenders:

the former secretary of state under Hollande and current chair of the Assembly's sustainable development committee Barbara Pompili (EELV) won 85 votes;

the elected of Isère Cendra Motin fifteen voices, and the deputy of Tarn Philippe Folliot (ex-UDI) four voices.

"I am not a darling, but a democratically elected man. ".

We will remember ! Notice to school children!

Andrew Newton 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


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La cote d'Emmanuel Macron se trouve au plus bas après la démission de Nicolas Hulot. A 34% elle est à la même époque de son mandat très en dessous de celle de Nicolas Sarkozy (47%). Il faut dire que la séquence estivale Benalla n'a pas arrangé ses petites affaires et que les Français ont découvert les coulisses d'un pouvoir gangrené par les petits arrangements entre amis des plus malsains et les rivalités les plus sordides.

La popularité du chef de l'Etat, ainsi que celle de son Premier ministre chute en effet de 5 points, selon le baromètre mensuel BVA pour Orange, RTL et La Tribune, diffusé vendredi 31 août. Avec respectivement 34% et 38% d'opinions favorables, le président de la République et Edouard Philippe sont à leur plus bas niveau dans ce baromètre depuis leur prise de fonction.

Seules 28% des personnes interrogées considèrent que la politique de l'exécutif est "juste" et 27% "efficace".

Emmanuel Macron cède du terrain auprès de toutes les tranches d’âge, mais surtout chez les Français de 50 à 64 ans, qui ne sont plus que 29% à lui faire confiance (-8), et les plus de 65 ans (33%, –5).

La cote de confiance des ministres du gouvernement suit cette tendance, avec une baisse de quatre points de la confiance dans le gouvernement, également à son plus bas niveau depuis son entrée en fonction (26%).

Au lendemain de sa démission,Nicolas Hulot devient lui la personnalité politique en qui les Français ont le plus confiance avec 47% d’opinion favorable (+5), loin devant Alain Juppé (36%, pas d’évolution) et devant Xavier Bertrand (30%, -1) .

Surtout, plus de deux Français interrogés sur trois (66%, +7 par rapport à juillet) ont désormais une « mauvaise opinion » d'Emmanuel Macron et 61% (-7) d'Edouard Philippe.

Comment pourrait-il en être autrement après toutes les petites phrases assassines et méprisantes lancées à l'égard des Français depuis l'étranger. Drôle de façon d'aimer son pays …jusqu'aux gaulois réfractaires . Nous vous faisons grâce de la liste exhaustive de ses petites gentillesses...

'Et à l'ancien présentateur d'"Ushuaïa Nicolas Hulot de dire : « C'est chiant du matin au soir »!!

Et à l'animateur télé Stéphane Bern de menacer, vendredi 3 août, de quitter à la fin de l'année la mission sur le patrimoine que lui a confiée Emmanuel Macron s'il estimait finalement n'être qu'un « cache-misère » ou un « pantin ». « Si je vois que je ne sers à rien, que je n'étais qu'un pantin et qu'on s'est servi de moi, je reviendrai à mon travail" » en continuant le combat pour le patrimoine, a-t-il confié dans un entretien de presse régionale tout en rappelant qu'il était engagé dans ce domaine « quand le président Macron n'était pas encore né » !!.

Et les Français ont-ils envie également d'être des marionnettes ?

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When he praised Denmark for being both "completely open to the rest of the world and attached to its own culture" he launched a pique for France which "has never been itself closed to rest of the world ".

Emmanuel Macron, on a state visit, did not fail to compare the Danes, "Lutheran people" open to transformations, and the French, "Gauls refractory to change", claiming identities both national and European.

He has constantly evoked before the French community in Denmark his admiration for the Danish model of "flexicurity", while conceding that the cultural differences between French and Danish did not allow to copy the identical Danish model. "It's not about being naïve, it's about a culture, a people marked by its history.

This Lutheran people, who has experienced the transformations of recent years, is not exactly the Gaul who is resistant to change! Though ! But we have in common that part of European that unites us, "he quipped.

Did he want to respond to the nationalists who, from Hungary to Italy, loudly claim their identity during their recent meeting?

The fact remains that the head of Emmanuel Macron also during his visit to Denmark talked a lot about identity.

First, there were the French who "hate reforms" in Romania. Then there were the "slackers", in front of the French community of Athens. In order not to make the adage "never two without three" lie, Emmanuel Macron has offered a new critical exit for the French from abroad.

But the French president believes he has succeeded since his election to provoke a "cultural change" among the French who "have regained a taste for risk," he declared before the Danish employers in good? Ambassador of France.

Always delicate to dance to the rhythm of "at the same time". To the French to judge.

Garett Skyport 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



Growth was confirmed at 0.2% in the second quarter, although it did capped at 0.2% in France in the second quarter, mainly because of a drop in consumption, which is running out of steam.

An air hole crossed for several months by the French economy, struggling to regain momentum after a very dynamic 2017, marked by quarterly growth rates of 0.7%.

For good reason: household consumption fell by 0.1% between April and June. Consumption of goods thus fell by 0.3% while that of services capped at 0.1%, with a 2.7% drop in transport, "mainly in rail transport".

French economic growth slowed sharply in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the encouraging results of 2017. With a rise of 0.2% between April and June, the government's target of reaching 2% economic growth in 2018 therefore seems more and more unattainable.

Is the economic downturn important?

According to a recent INSEE report, French gross domestic product (GDP) grew by only 0.2% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first three months of the year. This figure is not encouraging, compared to the 0.7% rebound recorded between October and December 2017, which strongly challenges the government's goal of 2% growth in 2018.

"These numbers speak for themselves. Between last year and today, we see a huge slowdown in growth: it has almost been divided by three, "says Patrick Artus, director of research and studies at Natixis. An air hole with explanations related to international markets with the slowdown by a "rising price of oil and energy" , the uncertain policy of Donald Trump, including the customs barriers implemented in the sector of international trade, the fear of a new crisis with Italy or Brexit. As many uncertainties that weaken investments

But that's not all: these external elements do not explain everything.

In France, "the economic slowdown is more present than elsewhere," says economist Mathieu Plane, OFCE. This deceleration is closely linked to the tax calendar. The measures put in place in the first quarter of 2018 (increase in the CSG, taxation on tobacco, tax on hydrocarbons) had a very negative impact on the purchasing power of households.

"There is currently a huge recruitment problem in French companies, which slows the pace of job creation , " Patrick Artus adds.

Public finances

The government could not keep its growth forecasts, announced before the summer break by Gérald Darmanin. Even The goal of 1.7% is seems too optimistic for some experts.

Another problem: the goal of reducing the public deficit to 2.3% this year, in line with the promises made by France to the European Commission, seems unachievable.

The employers were seduced by the arrival in power of Emmanuel Macron, a president deemed pro-business, but now the French bosses are now doubting.

This former banker of business promised to "transform France" and revive growth previously sluggish. But even if decisions are going in the right direction (relaxation of the rules and tax exemption for overtime), executives are now waiting for the Pact Act on corporate financing, profit-sharing and employee participation.

The president of Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux, "We prefer proofs of love to declarations of love," said boss bosses, who sees in a postponement of nine months of a drop in charges announced Monday a "very bad signal.

Given the growth that is slowing to only 1.7% this year according to INSEE, instead of the 2% expected by the government gives terror to the government ..

In just three months, Emmanuel Macron plummeted from 64% to 34% of favorable opinions in the French population, according to an Ifop survey for the JDD. For the man who saw himself as "Jupiterian president", the fall in popularity is overwhelming.

Not to mention business ... A high risk return ...

Alyson Braxon 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



Macron 's popularity is now at its lowest after the Benalla state affair, which reveals serious dysfunctions in a Republic that can not help but that could be astonishing.

In the YouGov barometer for Le HuffPost and Cnews in August, the action of the President of the Republic is supported by only 27% of French, down five points from July!

No effect World Cup despite the coronation of the team of France. It must be said that "after a year of mandate, Emmanuel Macron disappointed, much disappointed

For, humiliations into exasperation, the behavior of the Head of State have dissatisfied, angry, tense, irritated ... Gay Pride pornographic Elysee for July 14, embarrassing exhibitionism of the celebration of the World Cup football and a few other incidents, caused by the goats who were elected at the Palais Bourbon in June 2017 in the wake of the presidential election, have done the rest.

The Benalla affair is in fact only a Macron affair, which testifies to the courtesy that the King had granted himself and granted to his courtiers. According to our sister Clara Maybac

The drama of the end of July around the actions of some of his staff hits a blow all the harder it is not the first receipt.

He loses points in each political formation. His management of the crisis, the successive lies of collaborators, the sudden denials or amnesias did not deceive anyone.

That they come to get me ... Just go to contemplate the pool of Fort Brégançon, a whim of the presidential couple.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



It is a series of SMS, that Le Monde has managed to obtain, which gives a new light to the Benalla affair occupying the French political scene for nearly a week. Finally, we know who proposed to the project manager at the Elysee then to go to the May Day demonstration equipped with police equipment.

According to the SMS exchanges consulted by the journalists of the daily newspaper it would be the chief of staff of the police headquarters, Laurent Simonin - also indicted in the procedure for "breach of professional secrecy" and "misappropriation of images from a videoprotection system "- which would have allowed Benalla to come to the demonstration.

Mr. Benalla was therefore invited not by the prefecture but by a senior officer of the prefecture, Laurent Simonin, who did not refer to his hierarchy.

On March 26, at 11:33 am, Mr. Simonin sent a text message to Mr. Benalla: "Hello Alexandre.

The first of May will see a major demonstration with a black block at the head of procession.

Like last Thursday, there will be hot moments between the far left and the police.

I will be responsible for May Day as I was last Thursday.

I suggest you to participate in the field with one of the intervention units as an observer if your schedule permits.

You told me to be interested and I already did it with the prefect Latron two years ago .

"You just have to warn Yann Drouet of your coming so that the prefect of police is aware," adds Mr. Simonin, referring to the former chief of staff of the police chief of Paris.

"If it's possible for you," says the SMS , "I'll take care of finding you a helmet, gas mask and other protections if you want. Good to you. Laurent ".

"Good warm-up for tomorrow"

Friday, April 27 in the late afternoon, Mr. Benalla sent, still via texting, his measurements to Mr. Simonin, for equipment.

Monday, April 30, at 7:36, Mr. Simonin informed Mr. Benalla that the "Censier School [was] evacuated in 35 minutes this morning at 04:30".

"Tolbiac record beaten and good warm-up for tomorrow.

We took a black block banner.

On Tuesday, May 1st, at 13:52, Mr. Simonin sends a text to Mr. Benalla to communicate "the number of your companion Philippe.

Call him when you arrive at rue de la Cité .

He attaches the coordinates of Philippe Mizerski, commissioner of the direction of the public order and the circulation (DOPC) to the Paris police prefecture which "framed" the Elysée project manager all the day of May 1st.

The reality of the events that have unfolded since then begins to clear, even if contradictions remain.

Alexandre Benalla said he received two days before May 1 a bag containing all the equipment he had during the event: "a helmet, a leather belt, a gas mask, a police armband and a blue coat marked police and a rank captain on it. He says he also received "rangers and a radio" but we do not know at this point who provided it.

The French daily newspaper Le Monde is once again on the initiative.
Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld




At the time we write, there has been a lot of water under the bridges since the Benalla affair broke out, in the evening of July 18, 2018, following the publication of an excellent article published by Le Monde under the pen of our sister Ariane Chemin.

But since then, the political class at first, then the whole of the French citizens went from surprise to surprise as the multiple twists which enamelled the political life for 5 days exploded.

Let's go back to the unfolding of the case and to the facts that have raised more and more vivid criticisms, even to mention the existence of a parallel police force under the orders of the Elysée.

And let us also observe beforehand that the affair could only break out thanks to the Press, which nevertheless had to wait for the cessation of the inertia of the services of the State due to the bridges of the month of May and that falls the pressure of the World Cup, so that everyone understands the seriousness of the situation.

So, the affair gets underway after the social media broadcast of images filmed by a former parliamentary candidate in Isère, showing Alexandre Benalla, beating up, after throwing him on the ground, a demonstrator present at the events of May 1, Place de la Contrescarpe in Paris. These images, become "viral" .It are further confirmed by the official videos.

And the scandal begins when we learn that in his capacity as Project Manager, Alexandre Benalla is also the bodyguard of the President of the Republic and responsible for the safety of his private and public travel.

The tone goes up a notch in the afternoon of May 19 when after heated debate in the National Assembly, peppered with suspensions of meetings, the deputies of France Insoumise (Mélenchonistes) get the executive, put under pressure the creation of a commission of inquiry by transformation of the Commission of laws, this because of the urgency.

For its part, the Senate also sets up its own commission of investigations.

Since yesterday, Monday, July 23rd, (day of Saint Brigitte) the hearings began before the commissions of inquiry; that of the National Assembly, public, is diffused, is broadcasted on the chains of TV of information and that of Public Senate.

And we learn beautiful!

First of all, who is Alexandre Benalla?

The exact name of Alexandre Benalla is Lahcene Benalhia. Lahcene was born in Evreux in 1991. He is now 26 years old. He grew up in the Madeleine ZUP, a sensitive neighborhood of this well-known Norman town. His parents are from Morocco.

During his studies at the Collège Foch de l'Aigle, in the Oise, he acquired a reputation as a violent, impulsive, fiery brawler as witnessed by a former student.

But Alexandre Benalla likes politics.

He obtained his Bac and at the end of two years of university studies, he joined the ranks of the Socialist Party in 2010 where he often provides security and policing operations during the party's demonstrations. .

In 2012, he puts himself at the service of the candidate Hollande; he is engaged during the campaign of the presidential elections and participates in the service of order of the meetings of the candidate. It is also François Hollande who would have helped him to frenchify his surname and his name.

During the term of François Hollande, he spent a few days as chauffeurs on behalf of Arnaud Montebourg who turned manu militari after he caused an accident in his presence and wanted to flee without recognizing his responsibility. (Hit and run).

Alexandre Benalla is among the first to join Emmanuel Macron when he declares his candidacy for the presidential elections of May 2017. We know the rest ... Emmanuel Macron elected, Alexandre Benalla is hired immediately as chargé de mission to the Presidency of the Republic. It is Patrick Strzodal who would have signed the decision, this in his soul and conscience, to hire the

Patrick Strzodal, who is a former prefect and who should claim his rights to retirement in October, assumed the role of fuse ...

Alexandre Benalla is said to be sensitive to the Muslim cause; in any case, what has just revealed a lawyer, usual defender of the great figures of banditry, Karim Achoui, who has been around for 2 years. Note that Karim Achoui who was removed from the Paris Bar in 2012 is now in Algiers.

So a security officer beats two protesters is certainly deplorable, but over the days we understood that the scandal was elsewhere, because it is the entire Macron system that these days is "indicted".

And we learn that Alexander Benalla is not just an obscure advisor to the President of the Republic; he is also a man of confidence, which earned him all the prebends that would have been granted to him and which are scandalous today.

Alexandre Benalla always accompanies Emmanuel Macron in his public but also private trips: he accompanies him to the sea, to the mountains ... he had to follow the Presidential couple during his holidays at Fort Brégançon. He performs these duties even though the President of the Republic enjoys the official protection of a dozen police officers. But it seems that it has become indispensable to Emmanuel Macron, to whom he gives daily special services ...

Because how to explain that a simple bodyguard benefits:
Of a Renault Talisman luxury car with flashing light Type VO
From an office apartment in Quai Branly, where François Mitterrand had housed his mistress and his daughter Mazarine
Access to the Command Room of the Presidency of the Republic
Access badge of the "vice presidency" level in the National Assembly (to terrorize the deputies in march who do not agree with the orders)
A recent firearms clearance (the previous two had been refused because of the bodyguard's personality
An unofficial title of "real chief of security" Emmanuel Macron, a function that allowed him to give orders to the police hierarchy that he "terrorized" it seems, acting like a little cowboy
A possible future appointment to the functions of sub-prefect, nothing that to 26 years
More recently, a prominent role in the reorganization / overhaul of protection services (reform of the GSPR) with a long-term promise to take the lead

But because of all these prebends, abnormal in the world of police and intelligence, Chouchou-Kakou was not in the odor of sanctity and the first opportunity, relayed by the press allowed some to settle their accounts.

The case is turning to state scandal!

Except that for the Elysee there is no state affair, no case of parallel police, no business of barbouzes, but only a case of individual drift.

Despite the elements of language that were given to MEPs LREM statements of Gerard Columbus yesterday (Ben my colon, he knew nothing and ignored everything!) And that of the Prefect Michel Delpuech weakened the theory of the Elysee whose role appears more and more disturbing.

Over the days and hours, the future darkens for Emmanuel Macron, who sends his nerves to the front on the example of the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe who has just been questioned vigorously this afternoon at the National Assembly during current issues in government.

Benalla could become the blessed lampblower to whom the blame will be attributed, all the faults, those which have already been worth to him to be dismissed without any other form of lawsuit and presented to a judge of instruction following a custody.

Funny game of fake asses!

This case, which reflects the feeling of all power that reigns at the Elysee since the election of Emmanuel Macron may end badly, the state lies becoming more and more obvious.

It may end badly indeed, because as everyone knows "the wife of Caesar should not be suspected".

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Benalla was an obscure collaborator on paper, but now revelations from the world have suddenly brought him to light.

The setting aside of justice (until the revelations of the World), but also the way in which the sovereign powers aiming at the order and security of the presidency were organized around Alexandre Benalla, made this individual compromising for the Macronian power that hung up until now in its superb.

Alexandre Benalla has been indicted since Sunday, July 22 by an examining magistrate in charge of unraveling the skein of responsibility in the beating of protesters on May 1.

He is only 26 years old, and this young activist LREM was carried by the victory of his mentor in May 2017 to a post of "assistant to the chef de cabinet".

He became thanks to the confidence he enjoyed from Emmanuel Macron a powerful protagonist of power, omnipresent closer to the head of state and his wife.

He thus organized the small group in charge of the private sphere which each president gets, dedicated to the secret affairs of the head of the State. "Dedicated" to the Head of State on all fronts, it seems, he had previously served in the ranks of the police service of the PS before enjoying a nearby rarely seen for a civilian suddenly in charge of protecting the President of the Republic and his wife. Note that he had no real training in the matter ... But he had undeniable power in the device of the Elysee:

Permit to detain and then carry weapons, shooting sessions with the president's protection teams, boxing training with the GSPR, the Elysee car, access to the National Assembly to name a few. Alexandre Benalla also benefited from an office apartment in Branly quai, in a residence of the Republic in which 180 000 euros of work would have been done for the renovation.

Why so many favors?

Previously he lived in the small world of private security and he even renewed in 2014 his card CNAPS, the regulator of private security companies.

But his powers at the Elysee Palace were such that this 26-year-old man " could recruit or have a security officer fired with a simple snap of his fingers," as one union boss pointed out. Along with "privates" or bouncers of clubs, he had hired former military officers who had become cops, some of whom had become available to serve as big boys during Emmanuel Macron's campaign in 2017.

It was the " band of Alexander," as Le Monde described it: Vincent Crase, also indicted following the events of May 1; Pierre-Yves Baratier, a former soldier; Christian Guédon, a former GIGN, who became the 2017 campaign for En Marche, " siege" of Emmanuel Macron, that is to say, the security officer seated next to the driver of the president; Stéphane M., a soldier who became a police officer, also passed through the Macron campaign, propelled to the GSPR.

And, at the request of Macron, under the leadership of his dircab Patrick Strzoda (another secret adviser nicknamed "the ninja"), Benalla was entrusted with the task of thinking about a reorganization of the close protection of the Head of State and Security of the Elysée Palace - walking on the borders of the SDLP and the military command of the presidency!

We are witnessing the dysfunction of the Jupiterian power, which quickly fell out of favor ...
Do not be surprised!
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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 !!!

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"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.

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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.

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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 ... !!!!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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".


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The Secretary General of the Elysée, Alexis Kohler, is in the crosshairs of justice for corruption. Alexis Kohler is the subject of a complaint for "illegal taking of interest" , "influence peddling" and "passive bribery" filed by the association Anticor at the national financial prosecutor's office this Friday because of his family ties with the shipowner Italian-Swiss MSC.

Based on Mediapart's revelations in early May, we learn that Alexis Kohler is linked to Aponte, the Italian family founder and owner of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

The mother of Alexis Kohler is none other than the first cousin of Rafaela Aponte, who co-founded MSC with her husband, Gianluigi, in 1970.

The senior official is a close cousin of the major shareholders of this shipping group.

The anti-corruption association intends to denounce the close family and professional ties that exist between the right arm of President Emmanuel Macron and the Italian-Swiss shipowner MSC, a major customer of the French shipyards of Saint-Nazaire.

Mr Kohler and the shipowner MSC, a private Italian-Swiss group, have been conducting a series of negotiations in recent years, while the senior official held key positions in the Ministry of Economy. Moreover when he "pantouflé" in August 2016, it was to join the group MSC in Geneva as financial director of this Italian group under Swiss law.

Christophe Castaner refused Monday to talk about "case" Alexis Kohler.

Alexis Kohler, the most powerful official in France, will he be accountable to justice?

Britney Delsey 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




One year ago the President was at the Louvre Pyramid for his victory on May 7, 2017. In a year of reforms at a running pace the Head of State does not intend to give up and intends to continue his action at same tempo.

Emmanuel Macron assumes that he is pursuing the policy for which he was elected on May 7, 2017. " I do not take anyone traitor, I do what I said", he justifies regularly.

In a year, the President has dealt with many issues of the law of moralization of public life, the reform of the Labor Code by ordinances, the law of internal security, the asylum and immigration law, the reform of the SNCF, reform of unemployment insurance, through the reform of vocational training ... The list is long.

It is on the same path that the President wants to go for the second year without letting go of anything.

In 15 days announcements for the suburbs after the report of Jean-Louis Borloo handed. Then pension reform, a vast project: transforming the 37 special schemes into one system!

But these "reform at the hussar" leave behind tensions, discontent that exist for citizens who feel on the side of the road without landmarks ...

Prisons, hospitals must already be the subject of a plan planned for this summer.

The program of the second year of the exercise of power looks busy and led at the same pace.

But we will have to get results.

The first reforms of the President must begin to bear fruit for this second year, say political scientists.

If the first results are not felt, this leaves room for the counter-power, that is to say the expression of oppositions. There is already some doubt about the effects on purchasing power and unemployment.

The "great social project" promised for 2018 by Emmanuel Macron during his vows to the French, on December 31st, should allow to balance his action which has hitherto been rather addressed to the "leaders of the rope".

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



Paris police chief Michel Delpuech announced on Friday (May 4th) that 2,000 gendarmes and policemen would be mobilized to provide security during the "Macron Feast" organized on Saturday May 5th at the initiative of French MP François Ruffin.

Michel Delpuech confirmed the announcement of Gerard Collomb "a consistent and powerful device" composed of 2,000 members of the police will be deployed Saturday, as part of the event planned to "party at Macron" organized in Paris announced the police chief on Friday, May 4.

"This is the translation of the extra effort the government wants ," he added.

This is a more important device than the 1,500 men mobilized to ensure the safety of the May Day demonstration, which could not prevent the serious violence that resulted in nearly 300 arrests and 109 police custody. .

In the aftermath of an urban guerrilla caused by some 1,200 "black blocks" of which only 7 were retained, profiles surprising as a centralist among others ...

At the parade of May 1, the Minister of the Interior, Gerard Collomb, under fire of the critics, had promised "even more forces of the order at the next demonstrations"

On the initiative of the unrepresented deputy François Ruffin, Saturday's demonstration to "party at Macron" will take place

"in a particular context following the violence and abuse committed during the demonstration on May 1 by a black block of 1,200 people, " said the prefect.

But no call for violence on social networks.

But, "there is every reason to think that individuals (...) will try again to integrate into the demonstrations to constitute a black bloc. "

He added threat of black blocks so far.

By cons requisitions of the prosecutor, checks may be conducted "upstream" of the event for the arrest of "all persons" carrying objects that may constitute weapons by destination.

The procession will leave the Place de l'Opera to reach the Place de la Bastille and disperse at Bastille around 19 hours. The organizers' order service will consist of 150 people, Delpuech said, citing figures provided by Ruffin.

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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!
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One year ago, the head of state did not convince the majority of French people. Far from it, he is overwhelmed by criticism even if he is credited with having restored the presidential function damaged by François Hollande.

Authoritarian and bonapartist, his aura suffers from a poor social and economic record.

Behind an action that wants to follow the speed of globalization, no one knows his overall vision. Does he know him himself?

A myriad of decisions, laws, reforms, most often passed into force, join together, as well as the dissatisfaction that some would like corporatists, begin to aggregate. Reform of the Labor Code, reform of the baccalaureate, doubling of classes in CP, redesign of the ISF, reform of apprenticeship and vocational training, hardened immigration laws, removal of the RSI, reform of the SNCF. .

The daily life of the French is becoming more and more difficult and they do not perceive the positive consequences: amputations of pensions for some, strike in a hurry, occupation of universities, a form of confusion and discontent set in.

The label of president of the rich and cities for nearly two thirds of the French population sticks to the skin. Emmanuel Macron's desire to demonstrate the opposite with well-targeted movements in deep France does not change his perception. Carabistouilles certainly but where is my dictionary. These varied and diverse stagings that break with tradition make him an effective President ask the French?

For the economy the rise in public spending of 0.6% is disturbing. .

The French social model seems to be crumbling ...

To this we add the revelations that start to transpire in the press ... on the financing of his presidential campaign ...


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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 ...

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 !

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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 . "

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The virulent exchanges between Emmanuel Macron on one side and Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Edwy Plenel on the other raised the tension. Electric atmosphere: macronism no longer convinces!

3Your role is to make in this country that everything is more egalitarian, " attacks Jean-Jacques Bourdin.

After several extremely tense exchanges, Emmanuel Macron was questioned by Jean-Jacques Bourdin about the numerous injustices he sees in the country . "Am I going to tell you that everything in the country is right? No. Do I hear the anger of the employees? Yes, " hammered the head of state first. Then, while the journalist of RMC / BFMTV considered that the mission of the president was "very simple" in the matter, the tenant of the Elysee was annoyed. "Thank you for giving me instructions on what I should do. I am very sensitive to that. "

"Thank you for giving me instructions on what I should do," says Emmanuel Macron.

The journalists and the president surrendered to each other. Jean-Jacques Bourdin had promised not to spare the President of the Republic: he was waiting for him firmly. But it is Edwy Plenel who has most mistreated Emmanuel Macron during his interview this Sunday evening broadcast on BFMTV and Mediapart.

First exchange, first duel: questioned about Syria and the risk of participating in a military escalation by allying with Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron dryly replied to the journalist marked left: "From where I am, we can not content to give moral lessons ".

Edwy Plenel reproaches him for having "divided" the country by multiplying the social fronts. "You called your movement In March, should not you have called it 'In Force'? Attacked Edwy Plenel. Replied the President of the Republic

Asked by Edwy Plenel, a proponent of a constitutional change of regime, on the weakness of Parliament's powers, Emmanuel Macron invited him to present himself "in front of the people" if he wishes to "change the constitution".

The ZAD: another highlight with the Médiapart journalist "As in Larzac, things have been created. There are groups of young people who invent alternatives, they invent other solutions, including ecological , " says Edwy Plenel. Then the president gets angry with the zadistes who do not respect the republican laws.

"I'm going to sit in your living room and say it's an alternative farming project! " , Replies the president to the journalist who evokes the destruction of 100 names, a farm that had filed a collective agricultural project, not individual as claimed by the prefecture. "To illegally occupy a public domain for no reason is not the rule of law," says Macron. A small allusion to Minister Hulot and the president's reply fuse: "You are not the ventriloquist of any minister" asserts the president to Edwy Plenel.

Driven to its limits, Emmanuel Macron went so far as to criticize the "intellectual dishonesty" of his detractors.

Emmanuel Macron played a boxing match against two heavyweights in the news on Sunday night. Edwy Plenel, founder of Mediapart, and Jean-Jacques Bourdin, RMC / BFMTV's featured interviewer, interviewed him on many topics for two and a half hours. The spirits are warming up. Hard to agree on the set. Edwy Plenel gets annoyed. "You are not the teacher, and we are not the students," he says.

An interview with the American, the same style On the occasion of his first birthday as president, Plenel reminds Macron that he was not "elected by a majority membership in your program" .JP Bourdin asks him about the derives from Islam and the fear of the French face new morals introduced by Islam in France.

The President of the Republic repeatedly criticized the questions of journalists, deeming them "oriented" or "demagogic. "The questions may displease you but we are here to do it." Bourdin: We accept ?!

"Islam is there, many fellow citizens are afraid of this new fact. My deep conviction is to pacify religions. Next to it is feeding, radical Islam. We must distinguish between the two. "Young people tempted by jihad is one of the biggest challenges. The problem is that women and men use religion, associations, to inculcate that in young children. When this indoctrination goes as far as propaganda for terrorism, we can close them, " says Emmanuel Macron about radicalization.

A "reconquest work" in some neighborhoods was "one of the greatest challenges of our nation". "We must be intractable because it is a leprosy of society," denounced the head of state, speaking of the indoctrination that was spreading in some schools.

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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.

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If three quarters of the French, according to the Elabe survey, say they are in favor of opening the SNCF to competition, considering that the public company "does not modernize sufficiently and improve its services", the government has not won part.

And the survey also reveals that 78% of respondents say that the various mobilizations facing the executive "will increase in the coming weeks" . And 74% anticipate a spread of this challenge to other categories of people. The staff of the Ephad, emergency workers, pensioners, civil servants, students, SNCF agents ... every week its strike, and at each strike the impassibility of the government leading drums beating its reforms with orders and according to the magic word "assuming" even with an imperturbable steadiness of reckless spending like that of the Prime Minister's € 350,000 chartered plane for gaining an hour's travel while more than 5,000 homeless people were counted in the only capital.

But the two-day strike sequence every five days will punctuate the next three months and may focus on expressions of social discontent.

"Today, the challenge goes beyond the SNCF and wins the whole of the policy of the government, analyzes Bernard Sananes, the president of Elabe. There is not yet coagulation of struggles, but already aggregation of discontent. "

For the executive, a crucial battle is going on with the continuation of the five-year period and its reforms. And the risk of a social showdown of a magnitude other than the only showdown at the SNCF.

Indeed the hotbeds of disputes multiply. On the corporate side, besides Carrefour, there is always Air France. There are also the universities where the challenge is spreading. The March 22 action day, which seven out of nine public service federations had called for, also confirmed a stir.

A communication battle

The battle of the SNCF will be hard. And how the executive will deal with it will depend on the outcome of the reforms.

In this battle, "the essential thing is to keep the opinion," said, at the announcement of the reform, a government adviser .. If the hostility to the strike retains a majority, short, among the French - 53% among them estimate the "unjustified" movement according to an Ifop poll for the "JDD" published Sunday - it has crumbled by 5 points in two weeks, even before the start of the intermittent strike.

On Monday, LREM parliamentarians have stepped up to the plate, such as Gabriel Attal, to denounce "gréviculture" , to brag about the "concessions" of the executive and to point to the "conservatism" of the strikers. In short, try to make public opinion a "transformation" battle against "blocking". And hope, as the government does in the face of the pace of the strike, to see, in the course of the games that will be replayed each time, an erosion of the movement.

But the unions of railwaymen threaten to harden the strike at the SNCF. On Thursday evening, after a new meeting with the government that lasted more than six hours, the unions of railway workers, who protest against the reform of rail, denounced a "masquerade" evening and promise to again a long strike. Users of the SNCF are not at the end of their sentence. .. And the government either ...

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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 .

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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



G erard Larcher invited the former head of state to the Palais du Luxembourg to "take stock of what worked and what did not work" in the 2008 constitutional revision that he himself had carried out when he was in office. 'Elysium. Nicolas Sarkozy was heard in a hearing by senators Tuesday on its constitutional reform of 2008.

Officially, it was therefore only "a return of experience" to help prepare the constitutional reform wanted by Emmanuel Macron and challenged by elected officials right.

But Nicolas Sarkozy did not fail to make some strong criticisms against Emmanuel Macron who also intends to reform the institutions. He has issued several warnings to Emmanuel Macron. Finish benevolence!

He made a strong criticism of the Macron method by denouncing the systematic use of prescriptions. Orders have already been used for the Labor Law, and could be used again for the SNCF. "I have never been in favor of the ordinances which, in the past, instead of buying time have made it lose" , slice Nicolas Sarkozy while adding that "a strong government does not have to fear the dialogue with the Parliament ' .

He also openly criticized the use of the referendum to get his project approved. "The referendum and the constitutional reform, that can not work , " said the former head of state who himself chose to vote the Parliament in 2008, not to use the referendum.

This dialogue with the Parliament, Nicolas Sarkozy wishes for the constitutional reform while Emmanuel Macron does not exclude to go through a referendum to overcome differences with the right. In evoking his own institutional reform in 2008, Nicolas Sarkozy clarified the role of a President. "It was up to me to convince Parliament, and it was up to him to decide," he asserts. And Nicolas Sarkozy to recall his weekends spent on the phone to convince parliamentarians of the merits of his reform.

The former president has therefore posed as a defender of the role of Parliament against an executive power almighty. "We were talking about the omnipresident (about me). Apparently, I did school, " he said ironically about Mr. Macron.

And to conclude in a message we can not be clearer: "A strong democracy is a balanced democracy, where the opposition has rights. A strong majority must accommodate a powerful opposition. »... A word to you ...

Larry Ricky 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


T he "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 of legal affairs at the UMP.

Gérald Darmanin was alleged to have obtained sexual favors from the complainant at a libertine club one evening in exchange for the promise of an intervention with the Chancery that was made.

Gérald Darmanin, denounces the "supposed intentions" to harm that are lent to him in this file.

"Mrs. Spatz and I are raising with the greatest vehemence against the supposed intentions which are lent to it afterwards. These allegations are devoid of material foundation and they also violate the chronological logic of the file, " denounced the plaintiff's lawyer, Me Élodie Tuaillon-Hibon in a brief email. "Mrs. Spatz hopes that the investigating services can do their job serenely, that all the witnesses present in 2009 will be heard, and that justice will be done," she added.

Everything is not very clean on the side of the ex-call girl .

The latter had formally filed a complaint against Gerald Darmanin in June 2017 without wanting to respond four times to the convocations of investigators ... Logically follows a classification without further action. But she changed her lawyer and Me Élodie Tuaillon-Hibon thinks that the accusation of rape " by surprise" can apply to her client since she "would have manifested clearly and unambiguously, even if it was courteously and tactfully, that she did not wish to comply with the sexual solicitations " of Gerald Darmanin. And the complainant was heard on Thursday.

Everything would suggest that the current Minister of Public Accounts has had sex with this lady ... "It will be necessary to help you too," he would have said ...

Should Gerald Darmanin resign?

The minister received Saturday the support of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, who brought him "all [his] trust".

Still in office, the minister has received the support of members of the government and politicians right and left: Manuel Valls, Nicolas Sarkozy or Xavier Bertrand.

For Eric Woerth, Gérald Darmanin should not resign, MP LR of Oise, saying that "it is up to justice to say what happened"

And to add: "Anyone as long as it is not tried is entitled to the famous presumption of innocence. We will see what the investigation will give, but Gerald Darmanin is not prevented from performing his duties. Moreover, the government has repeatedly reiterated its confidence "

A dissonant voice of his party since the spokesmen of the party The Republicans said Monday that Gerald Darmanin "has no choice but to resign".

Concerned by a complaint for rape, Gerald Darmanin must he resign?

And Eric Woerth to say again: "When the tyranny of the media noise and the rumor prevails over the presumption of innocence, it is the democracy which is damaged"

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld


It was Michèle Aillot Marie (MAM) who opened the ball virulent and especially public criticism against Alain Juppé, declaring in the Parisian columns, January 21, 2018 and after the former Prime Minister assured that he put in withdrawal of "The Republicans": "it is the return of the Kindergarten School; since it is not me the chief, I'm leaving "... The declaration was made in the form of a plagiarism mimicking the character of the person concerned!

The phrase is a hit, because as everyone knows, Michele Aillot Marie knows very well and for a long time, Alain Juppé. The sentence is solid gold! It is revealing all the resentment that grows the one who imposed the primary of the Republicans before the presidential elections, otherwise his name could not have been in the debate ... and would have been definitely forgotten ...

And the former Minister of Jacques Chirac (former Minister of Defense) to still tacit a little more Alain Juppe who dares according to her announce that he will not pay his contribution 2018, even though he did not pay that of 2017, the year of the Primary.

We can not believe it!

And the activists "LR" do not believe their ears !!

Michèle Aillot Marie added, by comparison, that "there are people in the LRG who are paid for the SMIC or who receive a very small pension and who nevertheless pay their annual subscription".

But "the best of us" as Chirac called it is not finished with strikes more or less vigorous even as it is increasingly isolated on the national political scene.

On January 24, 2018, it was learned that Alain Juppé and his team had just been severely blamed by the Regional Chamber of Accounts of New Aquitaine in terms of a report that had not yet been made public, but Reuters was able to obtain a copy.

The diagnosis of CRC is striking. It is based on the analysis of accounts from 2010 to 2016 of the city of Bordeaux.

The magistrates discovered during their investigation, that the city spent a lot during this period to finance the construction sites of the new stadium, the Cité Municipale and the Cité du Vin, thus leading to a doubling of the debt of the city which is from 185 to 377 million euros. These very worrying spending overruns should inevitably have appeared in the form of a deficit at the end of the year when the accounts were closed. But that was not the case!

Why ? And how ?

By means of a contrived trick! Unworthy of a former enarque and a former prime minister, father and paragon of rigor. Alain Juppé has simply registered in receipts, year after year, loans based on a virtual offer of loans, abandoned after the closing of the accounts. The flight forward ... It was necessary to think about it ..

CRC magistrates are concerned because they believe that the city's debt-deleveraging capacity is currently insufficient to repay additional loans to balance the city's accounts and cash.

And here is "the best of us" as Jacques Chirac, slayer of mismanagement and laudateur parallel of the good, serious, the same that promised us Emmanuel Macron, that he supported, comes from to be caught in the sack of a dark budget game.

On this, the anger of the Bordelais has only gone up! Until reaching a peak on January 27, 2018, on the occasion of the 8 th ceremony of vows. The agitation reached its climax; she was thundering, enamelled with shouts, whistles and finally shoving.

It was the protesters against the cost of parking recently put that messed up the Mayor of the Saint Augustine district and disturbed the ceremony of vows. It all started with the speech of Jean Louis David, Assistant in Charge of Urban Life, who accompanied the Mayor, Alain JUPPE. The effervescence only worsened when Alain Juppé took the floor. The latter quickly went away, shouting that it was the 8th ceremony of vows that he pronounced and that no where else he had found such behavior! Nothing helped ... The verbal pugilat continued with a resumption of demonstrators retorting "it was the last" (greeting ceremony!) Hello atmosphere!

Considering that "the consultation was not to yell, because it is useless that the decision is made and will not be changed" Alain Juppé, right in his boots closed the ban.

A general scramble put an end to the ceremony, which was sloppy ... considering that we were, according to the recent murderous formula of Michèle Alliot Marie, about Alain Juppé at "the time of the sales" .

Many people have not always "swallowed" the treason of Alain Juppé and his colt Edouard Philippe! Many are also those that this incident will not annoy ...

And even more are those who think for a long time, "Alain Juppé has always been the biggest enemy of the right," as stated Eric Zemmour.

Meanwhile, it is clear that it smells of vinegar in the capital of the Duke of Aquitaine!

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld
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Après plus de dix jours de mobilisation des gardiens de prison, le mouvement se durcit ce lundi.

Plus d'une centaine d'établissements pénitentiaires sont totalement ou partiellement bloqués ce lundi matin.

Nicole Belloubet recevra à 14 heures lundi les organisations syndicales pour reprendre le dialogue.

Elles ont rejeté un projet d’accord négocié avec le gouvernement, ne le trouvant pas suffisant.

Le rendez-vous de lundi aura lieu deux jours après que les surveillants ont rejeté un projet d’accord négocié avec le gouvernement. L’UFAP-UNSA, syndicat majoritaire (40 %), a fait savoir tard qu’après avoir interrogé ses militants, il ne signerait pas le texte.

La CGT-Pénitentiaire (environ 15 %) avait déjà annoncé qu’elle en ferait de même, évoquant des propositions « bien en deçà des attentes des collègues mobilisés, notamment en termes de reconnaissance et d’attractivité de [ses] missions de service public [indemnité et statut] et de l’insuffisance de création de postes proposés ».

Ce projet d’accord prévoyait la création de 1 100 emplois de surveillant sur quatre ans, « dont une première tranche de 100 emplois dès 2018 » ; des mesures pour améliorer la sécurité des gardiens ; un régime de détention spécifique pour les « détenus terroristes et radicalisés ».

Les surveillants des 188 établissements pénitentiaires français sont donc appelés au « blocage total » des prisons, dès 6 heures, lundi 22 janvier.

Lundi , le SNP-FO et l’UFAP-UNSA avançaient le chiffre de 130 à 145 établissements touchés en milieu de matinée tandis que l’administration pénitentiaire annonçait, à 9 h 30, 50 prisons concernées

Toujours est-il qu' à Fleury-Mérogis (Essonne), plus grande prison d’Europe avec plus de 4 300 détenus, environ 150 surveillants étaient rassemblés peu après 7 heures et bloquaient avec des barricades faites de pneus et de palettes l’accès à la prison.

FO-Pénitentiaire (environ 30 %), qui fait cavalier seul depuis le début du mouvement, a appelé à durcir le ton et à des débrayages et à des « dépôts de clés ».

Des agressions répétés n'ont fait qu'attiser la colère des gardiens jugeant leur profession dangereuse, mal payée et mal considérée. C’est l’attaque de surveillants par un détenu djihadiste à Vendin-le-Vieil (Pas-de-Calais), le 11 janvier, qui a mis le feu aux poudres. Depuis, une série d’agressions dans plusieurs établissements ont eu lieu à la prison de Longuenesse, dans le Pas-de-Calais, et à Châteauroux, des conflits dans les prisons de Maubeuge (Nord) et de Sequedin (Nord)

La ministre réaffirme également « son soutien et sa solidarité aux surveillants victimes d’agressions graves et intolérables » et dit mesurer « les difficultés et les risques auxquels ils sont confrontés à chaque déplacement qu’elle effectue, depuis son entrée en fonction, dans les centres pénitentiaires ».

Carl Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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Souvenez-vous !

Emmanuel Macron l’avait inscrit dans son programme. La Taxe d’Habitation, jugée injuste par le candidat-président, sera supprimée.

Et comme toujours, ce que dit Emmanuel Macron, il le fait !

Le budget 2018 a commencé à prendre en compte la suppression de la Taxe d’Habitation.

A l’issue de ce premier acte de la réforme, l’Elysée et le Gouvernement ont poussé un ouf de soulagement, après que le Conseil Constitutionnel a validé, le 28 décembre 2017, l’essentiel du budget y compris pour le volet concernant  la suppression de la TH pour 80% des contribuables.

Pour autant, le Conseil Constitutionnel n’a pas donné un blanc seing à la réforme, menaçant même de ré-examiner cette question en fonction de la façon dont sera traitée la situation des contribuables restant assujettis, tout en rappelant que l’autonomie des collectivités locales, inscrite à l’article 72 de la Constitution, doit rester la règle.

C'est dire que le débat est loin d’être clos et que tout le monde attend l’exécutif au virage.

Le dossier de la suppression de la TH, estimé à 20 milliards d’euros reste donc sensible !

C’est pour toutes ces raisons et par curiosité légitime, que Jacqueline Gourault, Secrétaire d’Etat auprès de Gérard Collomb, a été interrogée sur le sujet, au matin du 12 janvier 2018 sur le plateau de LCP-Assemblée Nationale. L’ex-sénatrice du Loir et Cher a été obligée de répondre à une question, que le gouvernement voulait éviter, suivant en cela les recommandations d’Edouard Philippe, le Premier Ministre qui avait déclaré la semaine précédente : « je veux que chacun des membres du gouvernement....travaillent en équipe, sans couac, de façon cohérente, compréhensible et efficace ». Et patatras ! Voilà que le premier couac sur le sujet de la Taxe d’Habitation est survenu !

Et pourtant,  la suppression de la TH avait fait l’objet d’un si beau « story telling » pendant la campagne des présidentielles, pour vendre l’idée aux français qu’avec Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République, ils paieraient moins d’impôts !

Jacqueline Gourault a terni ce matin là, quelques belles pages de l’histoire.

La Secrétaire d’Etat, surnommée la Madame Corse du Gouvernement, en charge plus globalement des collectivités territoriales, a en effet indiqué très précisément ce matin là « que la suppression de la TH se fera dans le cadre d’une réforme globale, conduisant à instaurer un impôt plus juste, s’emboitant à la fin avec ladite taxe, pour assurer les besoins de financement des collectivités territoriales ».

Les mots ont été lâchés, même si la secrétaire d’Etat n’a pas donné de calendrier précis sur les intentions réelles du Gouvernement.

Jacqueline Gourault a simultanément ajouté qu’elle penchait pour que le bloc communal conserve un impôt en lien avec le territoire et en lien avec les citoyens.

Jacqueline Gourault a-t-elle été trop loin ? A-t-elle commis une impardonnable bévue, alors même qu’elle porte une image d’élue compétente, franche, directe mais néanmoins subtile et conviviale. A-t-elle lâché une information capitale sur les études, les simulations et les tractations qui sont discrètement en cours en ce moment sur le sujet ?

Très certainement recadrée dans la journée, Jacqueline Gourault a publié, le soir même, à 20h15 un tweet dans lequel elle disait « que la TH est définitivement abolie et ne sera pas remplacée par un autre impôt. La fiscalité locale sera entièrement repensée »...

Mais le doute s’est installé !

Alors en dépit de cette situation, Bruno Le Maire, Ministre de l’Economie et des  Finances s’est fendu le lendemain matin, vendredi 12 janvier 2018, à l’antenne de BFMTV d’un rappel au discours macronnien : « la suppression de la Taxe d’Habitation coutera au total 20 milliards d’euros, dont 8,5 milliards restent encore aujourd’hui à financer" ; mais a-t-il ajouté" on ne supprime pas un impôt pour le rétablir par un autre ; on ne prend pas dans la poche des Français ce que l’on vient de leur donner de l’autre main ».

Le rétropédalage de Jacqueline Gourault et recadrage de Bruno Le Maire dans la foulée  ont laissé subsister un malaise et l’inévitable impression que la promesse d’Emmanuel Macron de supprimer la TH était peut être un « fake news » ?

L’opinion publique devra suivre avec la plus grande attention cette affaire, comme le Conseil Constitutionnel a de son coté promis de le faire, avec de solides arguments.

Il reste néanmoins quelques esprits probablement mal tournés ( ?) qui ont déjà fait remarquer que la suppression de la TH en 2020, va tomber dans l’année des élections municipales (2020)  dans l’année qui précédera les élections départementales et régionales (2021), 2 ans avant les élections présidentielles de 2022.

« Des élections à gagner, cela vaut peut être bien une petite dizaine de milliards d’euros », a conclu sur le sujet, dans son édition du 3 janvier 2018,  le Canard Enchainé, toujours aussi malicieux.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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« C'est un projet de loi totalement équilibré. Il reprend deux grands principes : la France doit accueillir les réfugiés, mais elle ne peut pas accueillir tous les migrants économiques », a estimé le ministre de l'intérieur Gérard Collomb.

Le projet de loi asile-immigration n'a pas encore été présenté au Conseil des ministres, mais son contenu enflamme déjà les nombreuses associations d'aide aux migrants.

C'est pourquoi dans un entretien au « Parisien », le ministre de l'Intérieur défend bec et ongles son projet de loi sur l'asile et l'immigration largement décrié par les associations. Pas question de céder aux pressions. Il prône un « accueil inconditionnel, mais pas indifférencié » .Il se défend de passer pour « le facho de service », mais Gérard Collomb évoque auprès du quotidien « un projet de loi totalement équilibré ».

Alors que la France a enregistré plus de 100.000 demandes d'asile, selon l'Ofpra, et que 85.000 personnes ont été refusées aux frontières, Gérard Collomb tente de quantifier le phénomène. « Il est impossible d'accueillir dignement 185.000 personnes par an. C'est une ville comme Rennes ! », martèle-t-il.

En réponse au doublement de la durée de rétention administrative prévue par le texte, Gérard Collomb annonce la création de « 200 places d'ici à la fin du mois de janvier et 200 autres en 2018 ». Au sujet de la circulaire organisant le recensement des migrants dans les centres d'hébergement d'urgence le ministre de l'Intérieur assure qu'elle serait maintenue. « Cette circulaire a été extrêmement caricaturée, mais elle est assez nuancée », a-t-il déclaré.

Par ailleurs, Gérard Collomb a confirmé dans un communiqué « La création de 200 places en centre d'accueil et d'examen des situations (CAES) dans chaque région, soit plus de 2 600 places sur l'ensemble du territoire » annoncée dans un communiqué devrait rassurer les esprits surtout avec déjà 1 300 places opérationnelles d'ici au 31 janvier !

Ces centres , structures couplant accueil et contrôle administratif, permettent l'orientation des migrants vers des centres d'hébergement en fonction de leur droit au séjour.

Les CAES existent déjà en Île-de-France et dans le Nord. Après celui de Cergy (Val-d'Oise), un deuxième CAES ouvre cette semaine en Île-de-France, à Ris-Orangis (Essonne).

« Je fais ce que je crois devoir être fait » d'autant que le ministre a pris connaissance des résultats d'une enquête réalisée par l'Ifop qui révèle le rapport très sensible des Français à l'immigration. 72 % sont inquiets devant celle-ci pensant que « l'immigration est un processus inquiétant, qui cause des problèmes de coexistence entre des cultures très différentes et menace à terme [leur] mode de vie ».

Même les électeurs de Macron le pensent dans une large majorité.

Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
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Angela Merkel a arraché de haute lutte un accord avec le SPD pour la formation de son gouvernement conservateur.

Un accord était attendu depuis le 24 septembre, date des dernières élections fédérales en Allemagne. Après sa faible victoire avec seulement 32% des voix, la chancelière n'avait pas réussi à former une coalition «Jamaïque» avec les libéraux du FDP et les Verts.

Le SPD entendait devenir à nouveau une force d'opposition après son faible score 20,5% aux législatives .

Après trois mois et demi d'impasse politique pour le pays la CDU, parti de la chancelière, a trouvé, vendredi 12 janvier, un accord pour un gouvernement avec ses alliés conservateurs de la CSU et les sociaux-démocrates du SPD.

L'accord gouvernemental de principe conclu vendredi entre conservateurs et sociaux-démocrates propose de réformer la zone euro "en étroite collaboration avec la France" pour la rendre plus résistante aux crises mais aussi de limiter l'immigration en Allemagne.

Reste aux délégués du parti de donner leur feu vert lors du congrès extraordinaire du 21 janvier, à la décision du SPD d'entrer dans un nouveau gouvernement de coalition avec les conservateurs ...

Puis viendra l'heure des négociations dans le détail avant la mise en place du nouvel exécutif.

Vendredi, le président français Emmanuel Macron a dit être "heureux et satisfait" du compromis trouvé en Allemagne.

Toutefois " l'Examen " des propositions d'Emmanuel Macron (la création d'un budget de la zone euro, d'un ministre des Finances pour les pays de l'Union monétaire, d'un parlement propre à la zone euro...) ne seront examinées que plus tard par la nouvelle coalition gouvernementale.

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld
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Autant dire que les premiers vœux à la presse d'Emmanuel Macron à la presse étaient très attendus ! Les relations qu'il entretient avec la sphère médiatique depuis le début de son mandat ne laissent pas de poser des questions

Presse muselée dès les vœux puisque que les journalistes ont dû écouter courtoisement sans droit de réponse. Une pensée présidentielle "trop complexe" pour se prêter à un jeu de questions-réponses avec les médias ?! Le mutisme imposé aux journalistes lors du rendez-vous de ce mercredi laisse songeur...

« Le maître des horloges » est reparti une fois son discours terminé. Après une mise en scène en majesté à l'Élysée.

Pas moins de deux lois ont été annoncées:

Une loi sur les fake news en période électorale et une sur l'audiovisuel public.

« En cas de propagation d’une fausse nouvelle, il sera possible de saisir le juge à travers une nouvelle action en référé permettant le cas échéant de supprimer le contenu mis en cause, de déréférencer le site, de fermer le compte utilisateur concerné, voire de bloquer l’accès au site internet », a-t-il indiqué.

Mais qu'est-ce qu'une fake news? Une fausse information?

Les fake news, ces fausses nouvelles en français, rumeurs ou propagande qui se répandent via les réseaux sociaux et des milliers de comptes comme une trainée de poudre. Mais les fake news, il y en a tout le temps...

Le nuage radioactif de Tchernobyl s'est arrêté à la frontière française ? L'eau de la Seine est devenue buvable ? Le patron de Bercy n'a aucun compte en Suisse, jure-t-il devant les représentants du peuple ? Allons donc relayer les propos mensongers de Jérôme Cahusac ? Et les mensonges d'Etat ? Le journaliste français est-il obligé de les relayer ?

« Nous allons faire évoluer notre dispositif juridique pour protéger la vie démocratique de ces fausses nouvelles », a déclaré Emmanuel Macron lors de son discours.

Traduction: museler la presse française !

« Se posant en surplomb de la profession, Emmanuel Macron a parfois donné l'impression de vouloir jouer le rôle de super régulateur du système médiatique. » conclut sobrement un journaliste..

Mais par contre les ministres sont désormais sommés de porter la bonne parole -l'inversion de la courbe du chômage fake d'Etat?- pédagogie du lourd programme de réformes engagé au premier semestre de l'année...

La presse n' est-elle pas assez grande pour respecter sa propre déontologie et ne doit-elle pas rester libre? Sinon gare aux bruits des bottes. La liberté de la presse fait partie du 1er et 4ème amendements...

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld
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C'était un passage quasi-obligé. Comme l'ensemble de ses prédécesseurs, Emmanuel Macron s'est plié au traditionnel exercice des «vœux aux Français» ce dimanche soir. Le chef de l'État s'est exprimé durant près de vingt minutes ce dimanche soir à 20 heures, depuis le bureau d'angle de l'Élysée.

Une « Marseillaise » en introduction. Le chef de l'Etat, assis derrière une table, à l'Elysée. Quelques notes sur lesquelles le président de la République.

- «2017 s'achève et je ne veux pas passer trop de temps à revenir sur celle-ci» - «Par vos choix durant cette année, vous avez profondément renouvelé notre vie politique et permis une transformation en profondeur de notre pays», s'est-il ensuite félicité.

«Je veux miser sur la fraternité: c'est ce qui nous unit, ce qui nous a fait, ce qui nous tient ensemble. Je crois dans la réussite, dans le succès... Mais que valent-ils s'ils nourrissent les égoïsmes et le cynisme de quelques-uns? Rien de bien durable. .. «Nous avons besoin d'entreprendre un grand projet social»

Il doit inspirer notre politique de santé, notre politique vis-à-vis de ceux qui vivent en situation de handicap, notre politique d'hébergement des sans-abris, notre politique social pour aider les plus démunis...

1° «Vous appartenez à un collectif plus fort et plus grand que vous: la Nation française»

«La cohésion nationale ne dépend pas seulement du président de la République, du premier ministre, ou du gouvernement. Elle dépend de chacun d'entre vous. Demandez-vous chaque matin ce que vous pouvez faire pour votre pays. Au-delà des difficultés du quotidien et de la vie, dites-vous toujours que vous appartenez à un collectif plus fort et plus grand que vous: la Nation française. C'est ce collectif qui vous a éduqués ; qui vous soigne ; qui, quand vous tombez, vous aide à vous relever ; et qui vous aidera dans vos vieux jours. Dites-vous à chaque instant que vous avez quelque chose à faire pour votre pays.

Seul clin d’œil à l'Américain John Fitzgerald Kennedy. « Ne vous demandez pas ce que votre pays peut faire pour vous, mais demandez-vous ce que vous pouvez faire pour votre pays », avait déclaré l'ancien président des Etats-Unis en 1961, le jour de sa prestation de serment.

2° «Le travail est le cœur de notre projet commun»

«Je veux miser sur le travail. Il est au cœur de notre société parce qu'il permet de trouver une place, de progresser dans la vie, de s'émanciper de son milieu d'origine quand on le souhaite. Mais c'est aussi par le travail que notre Nation sera plus forte parce qu'elle produira et qu'elle s'enrichira. »

« L'année 2018 sera à mes yeux celle de la cohésion de la Nation. Nous nous sommes trop longtemps et trop souvent divisés. Les débats sont nécessaires, les désaccords sont légitimes, mais les divisions irréconciliables minent le pays. Je veux plus de concorde pour la France en 2018. Pour cela, je veux avant toute chose miser sur l'intelligence française, car nous avons cela en nous».

4° «Je crois profondément que l'Europe est bonne pour la France»

«Sur le plan européen, l'année 2018 sera décisive. Vous le savez, je me suis pleinement engagé dans cette bataille car je crois profondément que l'Europe est bonne pour la France. La France ne peut pas réussir sans l'Europe car elle la rend plus forte. Chers concitoyens européens, 2018 sera une année toute particulière, et j'ai besoin de vous: je souhaite que, par la consultation citoyenne, vous puissiez exprimer et dire ce que vous voulez pour l'Europe - quelques mois avant les élections européennes - et que vous permettiez à vos gouvernement de dessiner un grand projet. (...) Je crois profondément que l'Europe peut devenir une puissance économique, sociale, écologique et scientifique, qui pourra faire face à la Chine et aux États-Unis, en portant les valeurs qui nous ont fait et qui font notre histoire commune. J'ai besoin de votre détermination pour ce sursaut européen et pour que, ensemble, nous ne cédions rien ni aux nationalistes ni aux sceptiques. (...) Que nous retrouvions le goût commun d'un avenir où nous décidons pour nous-mêmes».

Emmanuel Macron a aussi réitéré sa volonté d'apporter un toit à tous les sans-abri, en écho à sa promesse formulée en juillet. Une promesse non tenue pour le moment. Premier vœu pieux du début de son quinquennat.

Une Marseillaise en guise de conclusion. Rien que du très classique dans cette mise en scène extrêmement sobre.

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld
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Pierre angulaire de la future politique d'immigration, le projet de loi "Immigration et asile", que prépare le gouvernement, est scruté attentivement. L'exécutif prend son temps : le projet a déjà pris un mois de retard .

La future loi "asile - immigration", préparée par le ministre de l'Intérieur Gérard Collomb s'annonce plutôt comme un dossier politiquement explosif.

"C’est un énorme texte, très volumineux, explique un proche du président. Il faut prendre le temps, et on fait preuve de prudence."

Lors de la dernière réunion interministérielle (RIM) sur ce dossier, vendredi soir à Matignon, nombre d’arbitrages ont été repoussés. C'est que l’exécutif avance sur ce texte comme sur des œufs.

On se souvient du discours d'Orléans, le 28 juillet : "Je ne veux plus, d'ici la fin de l'année, avoir des hommes et des femmes dans les rues, dans les bois", avait martelé le chef de l'État, qui avait aussi préconisé une "vraie politique de reconduite aux frontières". Mais la volonté affichée ne semble pas suffire, même présidentielle...

Il entendait distinguer clairement demandeurs d'asile et migrants économiques. Pour le ministre de l'Intérieur, si les réfugiés doivent être accueillis, les migrants dits "économiques" n'ont pas leur place.

Or 91.000 étrangers en situation irrégulière ont été interpellés en 2016.

Pour ce qui concerne l'asile, les mesures visent à réduire les délais de traitement des demandes, le Président ayant préconisé de les réduire à six mois maximum, contre quatorze jusqu'ici.

Mais pour ce qui a trait aux procédures d'éloignement des déboutés du droit d'asile ou, plus généralement, des personnes faisant l'objet d'une obligation de quitter le territoire français (OQTF), les mesures à mettre en places s'avèrent plus délicates.

Selon le ministère de l'Intérieur, sur 91.000 étrangers en situation irrégulière interpellés en 2016, seuls 31.000 se sont vu délivrer une OQTF et moins de 25.000 ont quitté le territoire français.

La solution envisagée par le ministère de l'Intérieur serait un allongement de la durée légale de rétention dans les centres de rétention administrative (CRA). Cette dernière passerait de quarante-cinq jours actuellement à quatre-vingt-dix jours, soit le double.

Un plan d'ensemble va également être mis en œuvre via des circulaires ou des réaffectations de moyens en augmentant ainsi de 400 le nombre de places en CRA, mais aussi les effectifs de la police de l'air et des frontières (PAF). A l'étude également la réorganisation des renvois par voie aérienne avec pour les préfets des objectifs d'expulsion des demandeurs d'asile qui sont astreints au règlement de Dublin .

L'enjeu pour le gouvernement est aussi de pouvoir identifier les migrants. Une autre mesure prise le 12 décembre permet ainsi à des personnels des préfectures et de l'Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration de venir dans les centres d'hébergement d'urgence afin de recenser les personnes qui s'y trouvent. Une décision dénoncée par Jacques Toubon, le Défenseur des droits .

Ce durcissement se trouve étroitement lié aux évolutions de l'opinion publique traumatisée par l'actualité récente.

Après l'attentat de Marseille, le 1er octobre, le gouvernement a durci son discours. Deux jeunes femmes avaient été poignardées à la gare Saint-Charles par un individu en situation irrégulière qui avait été relâché par la préfecture du Rhône. L'homme n'avait pas été placé en rétention par la préfecture du Rhône la veille en dépit d'une interpellation en situation irrégulière. Aucune procédure d'éloignement n'avait été engagée à son encontre.

Mais des dents commencent à grincer chez certains LREM si bien que le ­Président a demandé à son Premier ministre, Édouard Philippe, d'entamer en janvier des "consultations" au côté de Gérard Collomb afin d'aboutir à "une position plus consensuelle". En Marche se divise déjà. Avec le futur projet de loi "immigration-asile", le groupe macroniste à l'Assemblée nationale risque ainsi de se fracturer si bien que le ministre de l'Intérieur reçoit depuis plusieurs semaines, par petits groupes, pour des petits déjeuners ou des dîners, les élus de la majorité.

Si bien que les Marcheurs espèrent que le nouveau patron de la droite, Laurent Wauquiez, se prêtera à la surenchère...Un signe de courage politique non négligeable chez les macronistes...

Alizé Marion pour DayNewsWorld
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Valérie Pécresse a indiqué ce vendredi matin 15 décembre, son choix de rester au sein de LR, insistant sur sa "différence" avec Laurent Wauquiez

"J'ai fait le choix de rester",a annoncé Valérie Pécresse.

La présidente de la région Île-de-France a rencontré Laurent Wauquiez jeudi 14 décembre tout en refusant la proposition de ce dernier de présider le conseil national de leur parti pour défendre un courant alternatif à la ligne Wauquiez au sein des Républicains.

Et ce contrairement à Xavier Bertrand, qui a annoncé lundi son départ du parti.

Elle entend ainsi peser sur la ligne politique qui sera celle de la droite. . "Je fais le choix de la liberté dans ma famille politique. Je fais le choix - avec tous ceux qui partagent ma sensibilité politique - d'être dedans mais d'être différents".

"L'unité n'est pas l'uniformité", justifie-t-elle ainsi. "Je dis à tous les militants, à tous les élus qui sont tentés aujourd'hui de quitter la droite parce qu'ils ne se reconnaissent pas dans la ligne politique de Laurent Wauquiez, je leur dis 'restez avec moi, ne renonçons pas à peser sur l'avenir de la droite'", lance Valérie Pécresse.

En septembre, celle-ci avait lancé "Libres !", un mouvement politique par lequel elle souhaite rapatrier les déçus de la droite et ceux qui ne se reconnaissent pas dans la ligne Wauquiez. Valérie Pécresse semble vouloir donner de l'ampleur à son mouvement.

"Aujourd'hui la droite est convalescente, elle a besoin de renouveler puissamment son logiciel", déclare-t-elle, cinq jours après l'élection du président de son parti.

"Une famille politique meurt du caporalisme et aussi de l'uniformité", a également dit Mme Pécresse, qui "attend de voir les gestes de rassemblement (que Laurent Wauquiez) fera" énonçant trois principes:

la"non-porosité avec le Front national" et de ses "affidés", le "respect des sensibilités et de leur place" au sein du parti et la "ligne eurolucide et pas eurosceptique".

La présidente LR d'Ile-de-France se pose déjà comme l'une des adversaires du nouveau patron de la droite en vue de la présidentielle alors qu'elle avait elle-même refusé à se présenter, ce qui lui avait valu plusieurs remarques de Laurent Wauquiez.

En effet dimanche soir, juste après sa victoire, il avait notamment félicité ses deux concurrents, Maël de Calan et Florence Portelli, qui "ont eu le courage de se présenter", et appelé les "personnalités qui n'ont pas voulu s'engager dans cette campagne" à mettre leur "talent au service de la famille".

Valérie Pécresse dit attendre de voir les gestes de rassemblement que fera Laurent Wauquiez et juge inéluctable la tenue d'une primaire avant la présidentielle de 2022...

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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La gestion catastrophique du dossier du nouvel aéroport du grand ouest, de Notre Dame des Landes pourrait déboucher, enfin, sur une décision de principe définitive, avant les Fêtes de fin d’année ou dans les tous premiers jours de l’année 2018. C’est ce que vient de déclarer Nicolas Hulot, Ministre de la Transition Ecologique.

Pour achever les dernières pages du Roman Noir de cette affaire, le gouvernement actuel, devrait en effet , enfin s’armer du courage le plus élémentaire et décider, soit de se conformer aux décisions (dont un referendum local) et jugements pour  construire le nouvel aéroport de Notre Dame des Landes, soit  renoncer à ce projet, une fois pour toute.

C’est sur France Inter, vendredi dernier, 8 décembre 2017, que Nicolas Hulot a annoncé, que la décision sur ce projet très controversé serait prise bientôt, en suite au dépôt du rapport des médiateurs prévu pour le mercredi 12 décembre.

Gare à la tempête politique ! Ca va tanguer et chacun retient son souffle !

Ce rapport, c’est Emmanuel Macron qui l’a voulu, « pour apaiser les tensions »( ?) mais aussi plus probablement pour l’aider à trancher pour l’avenir, sur ce projet quinquagénaire qui a

« collé à la godasse de plusieurs générations d’hommes et de femmes politiques comme un chewing-gum ».

Des fuites ont déjà permis de savoir quelles sont les différentes options qui vont être présentées.

C’est le Télégramme (de Brest) qui a diffusé les premières informations.

Petit retour en arrière : Le 1er juin 2017, le nouvel exécutif nommait 3 experts pour une mise à plat de l’ensemble du dossier et construire à son intention une aide à la décision.

Une pluie de critiques s’était abattue sur cette nouvelle étape, jugée par beaucoup comme une ultime mascarade, et ceci   à part égale, car l’un des experts s’était déjà prononcé publiquement en faveur du nouvel aéroport, quand un second est un proche avéré de Nicolas Hulot.

Après plusieurs semaines de travail, les experts ont fait un point d’étape le 26 septembre à Nantes, devant un auditoire de 200 à 300 personnes. Les deux études demandées par le gouvernement ont été esquissées ce jour là.

Suivant les fuites récentes voici les grandes lignes des options qui auraient été étudiées plus avant et leurs premières critiques

1-  l’optimisation de l’aéroport de Nantes Atlantique : cette option comporte outre la rénovation de l’aéroport, la création d’une nouvelle piste. Mais alors que les opposants de l’aéroport de Notre Dame des Landes avaient estimé son coût  à 175 millions d’euros, les auteurs du rapport ont chiffré cette optimisation dans une fourchette de 415 à 545 millions d’euros, soit un écart de près de 130 millions d’euros, soit entre 1/3 ou 1/4 du coût de l’estimation de base. Cela fait beaucoup quand même!

Les experts ont précisé que leur estimation a inclus, outre le  coût des travaux, le manque à gagner pendant la fermeture de l’aéroport... Mais pourquoi donc prévoir une fermeture temporaire de l’aéroport ?

De mémoire, l’aéroport Saint Exupéry de Lyon qui a fait au cours de la dernière décennie l’objet de travaux d’extension et de modernisation importants, a continué de fonctionner pendant ceux-ci ?

l faudra que les experts s’expliquent sur ce point étrange !

Il faudra aussi qu’ils répondent sur le point de savoir s’il est vrai que le cap des 9 millions de passagers prévus initialement pour 2065 pourrait être franchi dès 2040 ?

Il leur sera également demandé si l’allongement des pistes, dont le tracé devra éviter le survol des immeubles de Nantes, détruira comme certains le prétendent plusieurs zones humides ?

Ils pourront également confirmer si la solution de l’optimisation est celle qui s’en sort le mieux sur le plan de l’empreinte carbone ?

2-  la construction d’un nouvel aéroport :

Prévu en 2010 pour accueillir 4 millions de passagers par an, la construction de Notre  Dame les Landes  aurait été estimée à 561 millions d’euros par les experts.

Les opposants prétendent que le coût final devrait être plus proche du milliard d’euros.

Les opposants indiquent déjà que le coût des nouvelles infrastructures pour accéder à l’aéroport n’a pas été chiffré sérieusement et que l’on ne sait toujours pas qui va les payer ?

La décision du gouvernement va donc être difficile à prendre, face à un rapport qui semble ne pas avoir beaucoup éclairé les problèmes de coût, ni par voie de conséquence, par qui leur charge sera assurée.

Dans sa réflexion, il devra de surcroît  tenir compte de facteurs extrinsèques au strict cout des travaux de bases, mais tout aussi puissants:

-      comme ceux de l’évolution des volumes de fréquentations  prévisibles, sachant qu’aujourd’hui le nombre de passagers de l’aéroport de Nantes Atlantique peine à atteindre les 3,5 millions de passagers par an, et qu’un objectif de 9 millions supplémentaires d’ici 40 ans ne serait qu’une fable.

-      Comme ceux de savoir ce que l’on fait des aéroports de l’Ouest, notamment Rennes Brest. Si l’option retenue est celle de l’aéroport de Notre Dame des Landes, que se passera t il pour celui de Rennes distant de quelques 80 km de ce dernier ?

-      Comme ceux de savoir, si le choix du gouvernement se porte sur l’aéroport de Notre Dame des Landes, ce qui va se passer dans le cadre de la libération du site.

Il faudra définitivement expulser « les zadistes » et les évacuer, au risque de provoquer une nouvelle fois des incidents graves.

Ces « zadistes » seraient aujourd’hui entre 200 et 300, prêts à devenir des martyrs et leur évacuation va être une affaire épineuse.

Ces opposants se sont organisés de façon quasi militaire et sont prêts à mourir pour la cause !

-      Restera le problème de VINCI, l'entreprise avec laquelle le gouvernement précédent a signé de façon très imprudente un marché qui prévoit une clause de résolution. Si le projet est abandonné, cette clause résolutoire coûtera 280 millions d’euros à l’Etat ?

Il se pourrait alors que resurgisse une vieille affaire, révélée en son temps par Médiapart ; celle du préfet Bernard Hagelsteen, qui après avoir été en charge pour l’Etat de la concession de l’aéroport travaille aujourd’hui pour le groupe Vinci.

Le successeur de ce préfet  a été Jean Daubigny, un proche de Manuel Valls, celui là même qui a envoyé les CRS déloger les opposants.

Pas très joli tout cela !

Voici 50 ans que Kafka règne sur ce dossier. Il y a 50 ans le développement urbanistique de Nantes n’était certainement pas celui constaté aujourd’hui et pour éviter tout ce saccage, il aurait probablement été possible de mieux prévoir.... et éviter que l’on fasse joujou avec l’argent des contribuables.

Mais ainsi va la vie publique en France !

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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"Il nous faut gagner la guerre contre le terrorisme dans la zone sahélo-saharienne. Or elle bat son plein. Il y a des attaques chaque jour, il y a des Etats qui sont aujourd'hui menacés", a déclaré le président français Emmanuel Macron."Il faut donc intensifier l'effort (..) Nous avons un objectif simple qui est d'avoir des victoires au premier semestre 2018".

La réunion internationale sur la Force commune du G5 Sahel a porté ses fruits .

A Paris, le G5 Sahel trouve les moyens de ses ambitions. Dirigeants européens et africains se sont retrouvés mercredi à la Celle Saint-Cloud pour accélérer la mise en œuvre de la force régionale du G5 Sahel face aux djihadistes qui gagnent du terrain dans cette zone.

Le lancement effectif de cette force, baptisée FC-5GS par les militaires, achoppait encore sur le manque de fonds.

Les besoins de la force G5 Sahel (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Tchad et Mauritanie) ont été évalués à 250 millions d'euros pour sa mise en place et à 400 millions pour la rendre pleinement opérationnelle.

L'Union européenne a confirmé mettre 50 millions d'euros sur la table pour financer cette force composée de troupes de cinq pays de la région, l'Arabie saoudite cent millions de dollars, les Emirats arabes unis, trente millions et les Etats-Unis 60 millions de dollars

La force antiterroriste du G5 Sahel a donc reçu mercredi de nouveaux soutiens financiers internationaux.. Le tour de table pourrait être bouclé lors d’une prochaine conférence prévue le 23 février à Bruxelles

La force du G5 Sahel, composée de soldats de cinq pays de la région (Mali, Tchad, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritanie) a effectué une première opération "exploratoire" en novembre mais doit monter en puissance pour atteindre au moins 5.000 hommes d'ici au printemps 2018. Le Niger a par ailleurs annoncé son intention d'ajouter deux bataillons, soit 1.600 hommes, aux effectifs du G5 Sahel.

Sur le plan opérationnel, les pays du G5 Sahel vont aussi "renforcer leurs efforts en priorité sur la zone centre (Mali, Burkina et Niger)", a expliqué Emmanuel Macron. Cela consistera en une "augmentation des effectifs engagés, un renforcement des postes de commandement, une planification accélérée des opérations, avec des objectifs au premier semestre 2018".

Les partenaires vont leur "donner les moyens et fournir les capacités", a ajouté la chancelière Angela Merkel en apportant équipements et infrastructures.La future force dispose déjà d'un quartier général à Sévaré, dans le centre du Mali, et de deux PC à Niamey et en Mauritanie.

Même si les jihadistes ne sont que quelques centaines - entre 500 et 800, selon les estimations - ils conservent cependant une forte capacité de nuisance

Surtout contre des Etats extrêmement fragiles tel le Mali dont le processus de paix tarde à se mettre en place. En effet le G5 devrait concentrer ses efforts sur le centre le Mali, où une rébellion à dominante peule, dirigée par Amadoune Koufa, gagne du terrain depuis près de deux ans. Ce combat ne pourra cependant être gagné sans qu'une ligne politique ne soit clairement définie. Or, c'est sur ce point que la lutte contre le djihadisme au Mali est la plus mal en point. Les accords d'Alger, signés en 2015, restent largement théoriques. Les négociations piétinent depuis des mois et rien ne laisse espérer une amélioration rapide.

Les jihadistes multiplient donc les attaques meurtrières contre l'armée malienne, ils étendent leurs actions dans le centre et dans le sud du Mali, au-delà des frontières avec le Niger et le Burkina Faso. Ces groupes jihadistes, certes dispersés lors de l'intervention française Serval en 2013, ont retrouvé un second souffle malgré la présence de 12.000 Casques bleus (Minusma) et de la force française Barkhane de 4.000 hommes dans la région.

"Nous sommes conscients que le temps nous est compté, qu'avec ce qui s'est passé au Moyen-Orient, avec la fin de la guerre en Syrie, il y aura un reflux (de jihadistes) vers nous", a dit Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta, président du Mali et du G5 Sahel.

D'où "l'urgence aujourd'hui à faire en sorte que les forces du G5 Sahel aboutissent rapidement à des résultats concrets", a-t-il indiqué avant d'insister. "Pour cela il nous faut tenir les engagements financiers que les uns et les autres ont faits".

Déclaration entendue. Mais au Mali de reconstruire une paix solide...pour des résultats concrets.

On notera cependant l'absence mercredi de l'Algérie, acteur majeur de la région.

La force conjointe du G5 Sahel (Mauritanie, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Tchad) a pour objectif premier «d’éradiquer» selon le chef de l'Etat les groupes jihadistes qui continuent de frapper la région, mais a également pour mission de lutter contre le trafic de drogue, d’armes et de migrants à travers le Sahara. ..

Vaste mission qui pourrait à terme prendre le relais de l'opération «Barkhane»...

Mais ce mercredi, à La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, il aura été peu question de développement alors qu' Emmanuel Macron avait pourtant insisté sur la complémentarité «indispensable» des deux «volets».

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Plusieurs dizaines de dirigeants sont réunis ce mardi à Paris pour donner un coup d’accélérateur au financement de la lutte contre le changement climatique.

Près de 4 000 invités sont conviés au « One Planet Summit » à La Seine musicale, le nouvel écrin culturel inauguré en avril sur l’île Seguin (Hauts-de-Seine).

Voilà deux ans que l’Accord de Paris visant à contenir la hausse de la température sous le seuil critique de 2°C a été signé.

Mais malgré les engagements pris par les Etats, rien ne change vraiment et Donald Trump a annoncé le retrait américain du pacte contre le réchauffement terrestre.

Triste nouvelle lorsque l'on sait que les Etats-Unis sont le deuxième émetteur mondial de gaz à effet de serre, derrière la Chine !

Concrètement pourquoi un tel sommet ?

Pour atteindre les objectifs déjà fixés par la COP 21 , il faut, on le sait déjà, de gros investissements financiers . Ce serait l’objectif du "One Planet Summit" :

"Une COP, c’est le consensus multilatéral, ce sommet, c’est la mobilisation de ceux qui veulent aller plus vite", explique Laurence Tubiana, économiste active de la COP21.

Or jusqu'ici pas plus de 50 grandes entreprises (Adidas, Allianz, Diageo, H&M, Philips, Unilever, Kering etc), ont publié une déclarationcommune pour "une action climat ambitieuse".

Comment inciter la finance privée et publique à aller dans la bonne direction ? En clair à ne plus investir dans les énergies fossiles

"BNP Paribas est le 41e plus gros financeur mondial du charbon, Société Générale le 45e et Crédit Agricole le 52e." rapporte un bilan des altermondialistes. Peut concluant !

Vers un "verdissement" de la finance ?

Les banques de développement et institutions publiques liées au G20 n'en prennent pas vraiment le chemin : elles dépensent annuellement 72 milliards de dollars dans des projets liés aux fossiles. Le Alors faut -il réorienter les capitaux vers les énergies vertes ?.

Selon Christian de Perthuis cela passerait par "le processus de labellisation de certains produits" dits verts : une labellisation modifiant le couple rendements/risques des produits. Ces derniers deviendraient ainsi moins coûteux et les financements plus nombreux.

Les besoins en financement d’infrastructures durables sont estimés à 90 000 milliards de dollars d’ici à 2030 par l’initiative New Climate Economy...

Le but de ce sommet est donc de convaincre les banques de développement, Etats, assurances, banques, fonds etc. à réorienter leurs capitaux en ce sens.

Mais ce sommet n’est pas une conférence des donateurs, insiste la présidence française !!!

Donc pour trouver d’autres sources de financement, l’idée brillante d’une taxe européenne sur les transactions financières, est revenue sur le tapis ...projet au point mort après des années de discussions. Le serpent de mer de la taxe sur les transactions financières européennes, que le président Macron assure vouloir relancer, ne figurera pas dans les déclarations.

Parmi les annonces nouvelles, une coalition de fonds souverains, avec la Norvège en chef de file, associe le Qatar, le Koweït, les Emirats arabes unis, l’Arabie saoudite et la Nouvelle-Zélande s’engageant à travailler ensemble pour verdir leurs portefeuilles.Mais aucun objectif chiffré.

Un « groupe de philanthropes », réunissant une dizaine de fondations, dont celles de Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates ou encore Richard Branson, ont pris l'engagement d' augmenter la part de leurs actions en faveur du climat.

Du côté des investisseurs, une centaine de fonds d’investissement et de fonds de pensions, les américains CalPERS et BlackRock,et la banque britannique HSBC, « s’engagent à la transparence de leurs investissements climatiques vis-à-vis de l’ensemble de leurs actionnaires », explique-t-on à l’Elysée.

Mais en dépit des déclarations volontaristes du gouvernement aucun engagement ferme nouveaux.

Cet ensemble de mesures « comprend quelques initiatives intéressantes, beaucoup de choses recyclées et dénote une absence de volonté politique forte », déplore Armelle Le Comte, d’Oxfam France.

Une « douzaine d’annonces plutôt collectives », selon l’Elysée, devraient être rendues publiques mardi 12 décembre à la Seine musicale.

Constat amer du Président et joli coup de com: «On est en train de perdre la bataille», a-t-il martelé. Pour le président français, le compte n'y est pas. Les engagements pris il y a deux ans, lors de la Cop 21 à Paris, ne sont pas tenus !

Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
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Ces élections à la Présidence du parti « Les Républicains » ont eu lieu, hier dimanche, 10 décembre 2017.

La première incertitude du scrutin, résidait dans la participation des électeurs, tous obligatoirement militants de LR et à jour de leur cotisation.

A priori, ces élections ont eu lieu sans couac, tant sur le plan de son organisation que de son déroulement, suivies comme d’habitude par la Haute Autorité.

Si aucun des candidats n’avait obtenu 50%+1 voix, c’est à dire la majorité absolue, dès le premier tour, un second tour aurait du être organisé.

Or, au vu des résultats, cela ne sera pas nécessaire.

La « messe » a été dite dès le premier tour, et ceci quand bien même que Florence Portelli ait déclaré, au soir du scrutin « qu’elle entendait rester vigilante, parce qu’un tiers des militants ne s’étaient pas déplacés ».

Certes les militants sont, quelque soit le parti, considérés comme des individus plus engagés qu’un citoyen ordinaire, ce qui les inclinent plus à participer ; mais la remarque parait spécieuse, quand on se remémore le niveau de participation aux élections présidentielles de mai 2017 ou encore aux législatives de juin 2017.

L’équipe Wauquiez ambitionnait une participation aux alentours de 60 à 70 000 votants. Le pari a non seulement été tenu, mais les résultats ont été au delà de toutes les espérances : 99597 militants ont voté, soient en se déplaçant dans les bureaux de vote ouverts pour la circonstance, soient en votant par des moyens électroniques. Ce résultat a donné une légitimité immédiate à Laurent Wauquiez et ceux qui n’étaient pas, ou ne seront pas avec lui, en interne du parti devront très certainement en tirer les conséquences, d’eux-mêmes. On pense à Valérie Pécresse ou encore à Xavier Bertrand !

Les résultats définitifs sont les suivants :

Nombre de votants : 99 597

Laurent Wauquiez , élu : 74,64%

Florence Portelli : 16,11 %

Mael de Calan : 9,25%

Laurent Wauquiez était en droit de dire sa satisfaction dimanche soir  et de constater que la Droite était de retour, bien vivante et mobilisée.

Dans sa déclaration, il a affirmé que non seulement elle était de retour, mais qu’elle était aussi «sereine et sûre de ses valeurs ». Il n’en demeure pas moins que Laurent Wauquiez va avoir tout à faire, tout à reprendre....probablement à abandonner le principe de l’organisation de primaires aussi stupides que celles qui ont eu lieu en décembre  2016, ceci tout en maintenant un vrai débat démocratique en interne. Pour cela, il faudra en passer par une réforme du statut.  Maël de Calan, qui s’est aussi exprimé hier au soir comme Florence Portelli, a indiqué « qu’il fallait ouvrir le débat et qu’il jouerait tout son rôle dans ce cadre ».

Mais ce résultat  d’élection, sans bavure ni contestation possible, à la présidence de LR, va pouvoir être entendue « comme un message d’espoir pour le futur » pour défendre selon Bernard Accoyer, Président par intérim sortant, « un vrai projet pour la France ».

Si Laurent Wauquiez n’était pas tout à fait un inconnu pour les Français, sa notoriété restait à faire vis a vis d’eux, selon ses détracteurs. Cette notoriété va désormais pouvoir évoluer.... à la hausse, espérons- le et peut être plus rapidement que prévu.

En revanche, dans les milieux politiques, plus restreints, Laurent Wauquiez est bien connu et ses gestes sont depuis longtemps suivis à la loupe. C’est le cas pour Emmanuel Macron et ses équipes qui ont déjà compris que Laurent Wauquiez allait être un concurrent sérieux pour l’avenir. Une vraie menace !

Cette hypothèse reste bien sûr à confirmer, mais il faut rappeler qu’Emmanuel Macron  a été élu par défaut, face à Marine Le Pen au second tour de l’élection présidentielle.

A noter, dans le droit fil de cette remarque qu’Emmanuel Macron, a été sifflé samedi, lors du discours qu’il a prononcé à l’occasion des obsèques de Johnny Halliday. Sa notoriété ne semble donc pas aussi sûre que certains le prétendent..

Des sympathisants de Marine Le Pen comme d’Emmanuel Macron pourraient rapidement se rétracter, face à une nouvelle offre politique, jeune et énergique en la personne de Laurent Wauquiez. A 42 ans (alors qu’Emmanuel Macron en à 39 ans) Laurent Wauquiez va pouvoir jouer dans la cour des grands, à égalité de moyens par rapport au Président de la République.

L’avenir est donc plein d’espérance pour « Les Républicains » et leurs sympathisants, conduits désormais par leur nouveau champion.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Le chef du Kremlin a officiellement annoncé son intention de briguer un quatrième mandat à la tête de la Russie

.Voici dix-sept ans qu'il dirige le pays. « La Russie continue d’aller vers l’avenir et personne, jamais, ne l’arrêtera. Oui, je vais présenter ma candidature » à l’élection présidentielle, a annoncé, mercredi 6 décembre, Vladimir Poutine devant les employés de l’usine automobile GAZ de Nijni-Novgorodune , rencontre retransmise en direct à la télévision. «C'est toujours une décision très importante pour n'importe quelle personne, car la motivation doit venir uniquement de la volonté de rendre la vie meilleure dans ce pays, de le rendre plus puissant, mieux protégé», a-t-il poursuivi.

D’une durée de six ans (depuis 2012), son nouveau mandat s’achèvera en 2024. Car personne ne doute de sa victoire. Au pouvoir depuis dix-sept ans, il a déjà dépassé Brejnev en devenant le dirigeant à la plus longue longévité au Kremlin après Staline.

Peu de concurrence périlleuse pour le scrutin prévu le 18 mars 2018 : son principal opposant, Alexeï Navalnya été condamné pour des malversations financières. La candidate Ksenia Sobtchak, fille de l’ancien mentor en politique de Vladimir Poutine, journaliste, figure de l’opposition libérale, candidate "Contre tous" à l’élection présidentielle inaugurait au même moment son local de campagne. Le second d’Alexeï Navalny est condamné à vingt jours de prison pour appel à un rassemblement illicite.

A Vladimir Jirinovski, président du parti nationaliste LDPR, candidat à l’élection présidentielle d'ajouter: « Aujourd’hui, Poutine et moi-même sommes les deux seuls candidats sérieux »

Viatcheslav Volodine, porte-parole du parlement russe, Russie Unie : "Cette décision de se présenter à un nouveau mandat inspire l’espoir et la certitude que nous continuerons de nous développer à l’avenir."

Natalia Poklonskaïa, députée de Crimée, égérie du mouvement conservateur religieux en Russie : "Je suis POUR Vladimir Poutine, et je tiens à dire que je ne fais confiance qu’à notre président qui nous a rendu notre patrie, restaure la Russie et aime son peuple."

Poutine IV n’est cependant plus tout à fait le même que Poutine I, que tant d'années passées au pouvoir ont transformé. Il n'est plus l’ancien officier du KGB prenant les rênes du pays en 2000.

Poutine, 65 ans, avait été élu président pour la première fois en 2000, réélu en 2004. Il était ensuite devenu Premier ministre sous la présidence de Dimitri Medvedev en 2008, avant de reprendre son fauteuil au Kremlin en 2012.

Vladimir Poutine incarne avec autorité l'ambition d'une grande Russie à la puissance retrouvée.

Arrivé au pouvoir en 2000 dans un pays au pouvoir instable et à l'économie chancelante, M. Poutine représente pour beaucoup l'homme de la stabilité et d'une nouvelle prospérité, grâce à une manne pétrolière conséquente pendant des années.

Sur la scène internationale, celui qui avait qualifié la disparition de l'Union soviétique de "plus grande catastrophe géopolitique du XXème siècle" s'est employé à restaurer l'influence de la Russie dans le monde, mise à mal après la chute de l'URSS et les années de Boris Eltsine.

Vladimir Poutine a redoré le blason de la "grande Russie" en annexant la péninsule ukrainienne de Crimée, après son occupation par des troupes russes et un référendum même s'il est jugé illégal par la communauté internationale.

La Russie est redevenue un acteur de premier plan sur la scène internationale en passe de gagner sa guerre en Syrie en soutien à son allié Bachar Al-Assad. L'intervention militaire de la Russie depuis 2015 en soutien au régime de Damas a changé le cours de la guerre et permis à Bachar al-Assad de rester au pouvoir.

Le président russe a aussi cherché à imposer son pays comme puissance sportive en organisant en 2014 les jeux Olympiques les plus chers de l'histoire dans la station balnéaire de Sotchi et en se se préparant à l'accueil en 2018 du Mondial de football.

Mais les rêves du Kremlin sont assombris par Malgré les accusations de dopage institutionnalisé depuis la sortie du rapport McLaren en 2016 et au lendemain de la décision du Comité international olympique d’exclure la délégation russe des JO d’hiver de Pyeongchang (Corée du Sud) en février, Vladimir Poutine reprend l'offensive : « La Russie continue d’aller vers l’avenir et personne, jamais, ne l’arrêtera.  Oui, je vais présenter ma candidature ».

Une façon de faire passer un message clair : peu importent les critiques étrangères, du CIO ou de la presse occidentale, le Kremlin reste en charge et la Russie suit son chemin.

S'ajoute une exposition à la gloire de Poutine l'exposition «SuperPutin» qui a ouvert ses portes au sein du musée d'art contemporain de Moscou, l'UMAM. Elle met à l'honneur le président russe rendant un hommage appuyé à Vladimir Poutine par 30 œuvres mettant en avant un trait marquant dans la personnalité de celui qui est à la tête du pays depuis 2000.

Il ne manque certes pas d'organisations dénonçant un recul des droits de l'Homme et des libertés en Russie.

Les relations avec l’Occident, et en particulier les Etats-Unis, n’ont jamais été aussi tendues depuis la fin de la guerre froide...

A cause des sanctions occidentales et de la chute des cours du pétrole, le revenu par tête a baissé et le PIB a dégringolé pour retrouver son niveau de 2009 mais la réélection l’an prochain, garantie grâce à une popularité supérieure à 60 % selon les sondages, lui permettra de rester à la tête du pays jusqu’en… 2024..

,"Je viens d'une famille modeste, j'ai vécu très longtemps cette vie" raconte-t-il sur un site internet dédié à sa biographie. De cette jeunesse dans les rues de Léningrad, il déclara en 2015 avoir appris une chose: "Si le combat est inévitable, il faut frapper le premier". C'est la méthode de cet homme à poigne qui n'a pas peur des décisions difficiles!

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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De la capitale des Gaules, sur laquelle règne depuis 2001 Gérard Colomb, actuel Ministre de l’Intérieur, Laurent Wauquiez a défié l’Etat Français.

L’épisode s’est déroulé à l’occasion de la dernière séance publique du Conseil Régional qui s’est tenu les 29 et 30 novembre 2017, au siège du tout neuf l’Hôtel de Région implanté dans le quartier de la Confluence, ceci avec conférence de presse simultanée.

Il est vrai que Laurent Wauquiez avait des raisons solides pour entrer en résistance publiquement. Le conflit avec l’Etat a des origines multiples :

1°  Sur le sujet des « Crèches de Noël ». Le Président de la Région a qualifié cette péripétie de « caprice », en ajoutant que l’affaire « est une provocation à la laïcité ».

Ces déclarations suivaient la récente décision du Tribunal Administratif de LYON (en date du 6 octobre) qui avait  annulée celle du Conseil Régional décidant d’installer une crèche dans le Hall d’entrée de l’Hôtel de Région. C’est au nom d’une laïcité radicale que la décision a été prise par les magistrats de la juridiction administrative lyonnaise, les motivations du jugement indiquant que la décision de la Région "méconnaissait le principe de neutralité (.....) et que le caractère culturel, artistique et festif  invoqué par celle-ci n’étant  pas  démontré".

La Région Auvergne-Rhône Alpes a évidemment fait appel de cette décision judiciaire, rappelant à nouveau que les départements de la Drôme et de l’Ardèche accueillent des entreprises qui fabriquent des santons de toutes les formes et de toutes les couleurs. Rappelons que la Justice administrative, qui doit être la même pour tous, avait légalisé précédemment  la décision du Conseil Départemental de la Vendée ...

Mais ont est en Vendée , un département certes très catholique mais aussi LE département qu’a présidé pendant de longues années Philippe de Villiers ...Effectivement, en son temps , alors qu’il n’était encore que Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances , Emmanuel Macron avait fait un « pieux pèlerinage » au Puy du Fou, après avoir évoqué de façon « très émouvante » Jeanne d’Arc et rappelé qu’autrefois la France avait un roi ...

Ces rappels, qui auraient pu indigner tous les « laicards » de France, n’avaient , de fait et secrètement , qu’un but : laisser entrevoir qu’il (Emmanuel Macron)  pourrait comme Jeanne d’Arc sauver la France, et s’installer sur un trône ... présidentiel... Et comme prévu par Philippe de Villiers dans ses prédictions pour l’élection présidentielle de mai 2017, Emmanuel Macron fut élu Président de la République ; chez les de Villiers, Philippe adore Emmanuel Macron, alors que son frère, Pierre, « ne peut pas le saquer »...D'où l'épisode du 14 juillet 2017 !

2°  Laurent Wauquiez a raison parce que le Tribunal Administratif de Lyon, toujours lui, risque d’annuler dans les prochains jours « la clause Molière » introduite par le Conseil Régional, sur proposition de son Président, dans les Cahiers des Charges des contrats signés entre la Région et les entreprises qui travaillent pour elle. Cette clause a été écrite, en Français, par le nouveau Conseil Régional issu des urnes en décembre 2015, « pour que soit assuré la bonne compréhension des consignes de sécurité par les travailleurs étrangers et aussi pour rendre plus difficile les recours à des travailleurs étrangers ». Bref ! pour dissuader le recours aux travailleurs détachés ! Emmanuel Macron ne professe pas autre chose !

Laurent Wauquiez défend  toujours sa mesure, mais à l’audience publique qui s’est tenue récemment, le rapporteur public, qui est la voix de l’Etat et du gouvernement en place a conclu dans son rapport à l’annulation de la délibération critiquée.

Cette clause Molière est d’ailleurs déjà appliquée dans la Région Ile de France, présidée par Valérie Pécresse ... mais peut être pas pour longtemps, car le Conseil d’Etat a été saisi du problème. La Haute Assemblée a déjà déclaré que la décision « Pécresse » était illégale, et l’illégalité constatée devrait être appliquée sur tout le territoire français. En toute hypothèse les juges, « indépendants », du Tribunal Administratif, qui devraient se prononcer prochainement devrait tirer de l’avis du Conseil d’Etat leur propre décision. Attendons de voir le jugement qui sera proclamé. !..

3°  Laurent Wauquiez a, une troisième fois, défié l’Etat et ceci juste avant le vote du budget 2018 (session des 29 et 30 novembre). Accompagné d’Etienne Blanc, Premier Vice Président de la Région, en charge des finances, Laurent Wauquiez, visiblement très contrarié, voire en colère, a protesté contre la baisse des dotations de l’Etat, allant jusqu’à mettre en cause le fonctionnement du Fonds de Soutien au Développement Economique dont les crédits sont destinés aux Régions ...

La critique est grave !

La perte totale de recettes à constater par la Région serait, pour 2018 de 91 millions d’euros !!

A ce propos, Laurent Wauquiez a rappelé que la « fameuse compensation à l’euro près » de la réforme de la taxe d’habitation n’était que billevisées puisque les compensions de l’Etat baisseront cette année encore de 10 millions d’euros. Le contrat de confiance (quelle ironie !) proposée par l’Etat aux collectivités territoriales est déjà rompu ! De contrat de confiance, il n’en est point , puisque sur le papier, les régions sont déjà obligées de réduire leurs dépenses de fonctionnement !

La baisse de 91 millions de recettes provoquée par le désengagement de l’Etat, pour la Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes, représente tout de même, le coût moyen de ... deux lycées...

Ces baisses de dotations ont même été déplorées par l’opposition régionale.

Laurent Wauquiez avait de toute évidence le beau rôle, lorsqu’il a rappelé que simultanément l’Etat ne s’impose pas les mêmes règles, les budgets des ministères ayant augmenté de 2%... et d’ajouter qu’en 2 ans, depuis qu’il dirige la Région, d’importantes économies ont été faites, ce que confirme le rapport publié le 17 octobre 2017 par la Cour des Comptes sur les finances des collectivités locales.

Dans son rapport la Cour a confirmé que la Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes était celle qui avait réalisé le plus d’économies sur son budget de fonctionnement et le plus d’efforts financiers pour l’investissement. « Quelle hypocrisie » conclut Laurent Wauquiez, qui ajoute que « le gouvernement voudrait nous mettre à la diète sans s’imposer les mêmes règles ».
Dans cette affaire, c’est bien évidemment le contribuable et les électeurs qui arbitreront dans les années à venir le match et qui choisiront le plus vertueux des deux : Laurent Wauquiez  ou Emmanuel Macron ?

Le prochain rendez vous électoral aura lieu à l’occasion du renouvellement des députés européens. Les élections européennes vont avoir lieu en même temps dans tous les pays de l’UE, le 25 mai 2019. Elles précéderont les élections municipales qui auront lieu l’année suivant, en 2020.

Les élections européennes ont commencé à faire débat, le gouvernement ayant fait part de son intention de modifier le mode de scrutin, en abandonnant le principe des listes régionales pour revenir à des listes nationales.

Gageons que dans cette hypothese Laurent Wauquiez pourrait prendre la tête d’une liste nationale surtout s’il venait à être élu à la Présidence des Républicains courant décembre 2017.

Ces hypothèses ont très certainement été celles retenues par le Figaro Magazine, du 1er décembre qui titrait, sur fond d’une photo en noir et blanc, de Laurent Wauquiez : « Et si c’était lui ? »

Cette hypothèse semble tétaniser Emmanuel Macron qui, comme cela vient d’être démontré, n’est pas près de lui faciliter la tâche. Selon les experts, Emmanuel Macron « s’adapte au danger permanent que représente Laurent Wauquiez » (Didier Geoffroy, son directeur de campagne pour les élections des Républicains). Les deux sont de la même génération.

En tout état de cause, et pour l’immédiat, ce sont les élections internes chez les Républicains qui sont scrutées. Le tribun Wauquiez s’exprime régulièrement devant les militants. Les salles sont pleines à craquer. Un bon signe, puisque ce sont les militants qui vont voter.

PS : Privé de crèche par la Justice, Laurent Wauquiez vient de présenter une exposition de santons de Provence dans l’Hôtel de la Région, ces derniers jours....

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Emmanuel Macron a indiqué qu’un "hommage sera rendu" à Johnny Hallyday.

Face à l’émotion provoquée par la mort de Johnny Hallyday chacun lui rend à sa façon hommage.

En déplacement en Algérie, ce mercredi, le chef de l’Etat Emmanuel Macron a indiqué qu’"un hommage" lui sera rendu, sans préciser, à ce stade, s’il s’agirait ou un non d’un hommage national :

"il faudra voir avec la famille", a-t-il souligné. Une certitude, il assistera en compagnie de son épouse Brigitte Macron, aux obsèques du chanteur.

Sachant que, pour l’heure, la date de la cérémonie n’est pas encore connue.

En déplacement en Algérie, Emmanuel Macron a indiqué qu’un "hommage sera rendu" à Johnny Hallyday.

Mais sans préciser s’il s’agirait d’un hommage national

Le chef de l’Etat a indiqué qu’"un hommage" lui serait rendu, sans préciser, toutefois la nature.

Lui, par contre assistera en compagnie de son épouse Brigitte Macron, aux obsèques du chanteur. Sachant que, pour l’heure, la date de la cérémonie n’est pas encore connue.

En début d’après-midi, l’Assemblée nationale a elle aussi rendu hommage à Johnny Hallyday par des applaudissements .

François de Rugy, le président de l’Assemblée, ouvrant la séance des questions d’actualité au gouvernement par ces mots :

"A l’image des Françaises et des Français, nous avons tous quelque chose de Johnny Hallyday".

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Pour Emmanuel Macron, l'audiovisuel public est "la honte de la République" alors qu'il a été adulé par certaines chaînes pendant sa campagne présidentielle n'hésitant pas au passage à avoir quelques intérêts avec une chaine..

Mais le chef de l'Etat a parfois la mémoire courte et assuremment un sacré culot !.

Donc le chef de l'Etat aurait prononcé cette phrase en marge d'une rencontre avec les députés de la commission des affaires culturelles de l'Assemblée nationale...

Si Emmanuel Macron ne porte pas l'audiovisuel public dans son cœur , il en a égrainé les motifs :

il dénonce leur mauvaise gestion, la médiocrité des contenus qu'elles proposent mais aussi les relations pernicieuses qu'elles entretiennent avec leurs partenaires extérieurs (animateurs, producteurs...). Questionné par un député sur la question des fake news, il a répondu que les journalistes n'ont pas fait le travail d'éthique nécessaire sur le sujet. Il a condamné le mode de nomination des présidents de ces entreprises par le CSA. Une fois nommés, les intéressés n'ont de compte à rendre à personne.

Le gouvernement d'Edouard Philippe planche actuellement sur un véritable big bang concernant l'audiovisuel public composé de France Télévisions, Radio France, France Médias Monde, Arte et l'INA.

Le président a déjà imposé 80 millions d'économies dès 2018 à l'audiovisuel public pour une réforme en profondeur : des suppressions de chaînes, des fermetures de bureaux en région, un regroupement des entreprises au sein d'un seul et unique holding une révision de gouvernance et du mode de nomination des patrons.

Mais pourquoi réduire par exemple la fréquence de diffusion des magazines d'information "Envoyé spécial" et "Complément d'enquête" sur France 2 ? Les journalistes de France Télévisions étaient montés au créneau pour protester contre cette perspective. Le mot-dièse #TouchePasAMonInfo a émergé sur les réseaux sociaux en soutien aux journalistes enquêteurs...

Le programme d'En marche ! affichait sa volonté de rapprocher "les sociétés audiovisuelles publiques pour une plus grande efficacité et une meilleure adéquation entre le périmètre des chaînes et leurs missions de service public". . "Leurs conseils d'administration seront plus indépendants et plus ouverts dans sa composition. Ils seront chargés de designer les dirigeants, après appel public à candidatures", annonçait ainsi la plateforme.

Le futur président de la République avait aussi fait savoir sa volonté d'accélérer la "transformation

numérique" de l'audiovisuel public "en concentrant les moyens sur des chaînes moins nombreuses mais pleinement dédiées à leur mission de service public".

Cette violente diatribe contre l'audiovisuel intervient alors qu’un document de travail du ministère de la Culture a fuité qui prévoie des réductions drastiques d’effectifs.

La présidente Delphine Ernotte présentera le 21 décembre au conseil d'administration du groupe un vaste plan de réduction des dépenses, passant notamment par la suppression de 180 postes à la faveur de départs à la retraite.

Ce plan suscite l'inquiétude chez les salariés et Delphine Ernotte est sous la menace d'une motion de défiance des journalistes.

Emmanuel Macron aurait enfin souligné que la situation de l'audiovisuel public ne pouvait se résumer ni à une question de personnes, ni à une question d'économies.

Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
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Brigitte Macron a baptisé le bébé panda de Beauval.

Le premier bébé panda né en France a désormais un nom. Il est né le 4 août et s'appelle Yuan Meng qui signifie «réalisation d'un rêve».

Etaient présents le vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères chinois Zhang Yesui et l'ambassadeur de Chine en France Zhai Ju, l’ex-Premier ministre Jean-Pierre Raffarin, grand amoureux de la Chine, tout comme Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, secrétaire d'État auprès du ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères.

Brigitte Macron a prononcé son premier discours en tant que Première dame. «Il est dans la vie des bonheurs simples dont la profondeur vous étonne, c’est précisément ce que je viens de vivre en rencontrant Yuan Meng», a-t-elle introduit à la tribune. «Yuan Meng est né ici tout en étant d’ailleurs. Il est le fruit énergique et vigoureux de l’amitié franco-chinoise, de cette amitié solide où il est possible de confier ce qu’on a de plus cher à quelqu’un dont on sait qu’il en prendra soin comme de lui-même. C’est cela qui a été fait ici à Beauval», a poursuivi la marraine du bébé panda remerciant la famille Delord, propriétaire du zoo.

Brigitte Macron a adressé un message à la Première dame chinoise, Peng Liyuan, absente de la cérémonie : « Je suis heureuse de vous transmettre toute mon amitié et de vous dire, madame, merci et à bientôt», a déclaré Brigitte Macron avant de tenter quelques mots en chinois - elle a dit «Je vous remercie» - pour «saluer la pérennité de l’amitié entre la France et la Chine». Brigitte Macron accompagnera son mari pour un voyage officiel en Chine début 2018

À première vue, l'événement peut sembler anecdotique. Mais il est en réalité éminemment politique et diplomatique.

«Cette naissance exceptionnelle, nous l'attendions depuis longtemps, après plusieurs tentatives», s'est ainsi félicité Rodolphe Delord, le directeur du parc zoologique.

La première dame a dit de cet événement qu'il était «l'illustration du dialogue toujours fécond entre nos deux peuples qui se regardent, s'écoutent et se comprennent depuis deux siècles».

Carl Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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Avec cette tournée internationale - justement, en Chine, en Inde et en France- Barack Obama est porteur d'un message essentiel : rappeler au monde que l'Amérique est toujours là porteuse d'un message d'optimisme.

C'était d'ailleurs le thème ambitieux «ne pas avoir peur et innover» de la soirée à l'auditorium de Radio France pour une conférence devant le «réseau social» des Napoléons, une «communauté» de 3000 Français passionnés d'innovation.

Un sujet, celui de sa campagne de 2008 : «l'audace de l'espoir».

«Le rythme de la globalisation et du changement technologique ont ébranlé le monde, les défis de notre temps ont créé des tensions et des inégalités énormes», selon l'ancien président démocrate. «Les gens veulent être rassurés, il était donc inévitable que nos politiques et nos modèles sociaux soient bousculés», poursuit Barack Obama

Il a en tête sans doute son successeur dont il ne prononcera jamais le nom mais aussi les nationalismes en Europe et dans le monde.

«Certains contre-récits ont gagné en puissance ces derniers temps, des gens qui disent que la force fait la loi, que les normes et les règles peuvent être ignorées… La question est de savoir si nous pourrons rebâtir nos arrangements institutionnels de manière à ce que le changement serve tout le monde afin que nous puissions rejeter le nationalisme et la xénophobie, et réaffirmer nos valeurs de pluralisme et de démocratie…», poursuit-il.

Il faut remplacer «la peur par l'espoir», dit Obama lucide de cette époque « la meilleure et la pire des époques» . «Je dis à mes filles que malgré tous ses tourments, le monde n'a jamais été aussi prospère», ajoute-t-il appelant aussi à la méfiance envers la désinformation et le rôle des réseaux sociaux.

Il loue «le projet européen» » tout en critiquant sa volonté de « micromanagement » .*

« L'Union européenne doit être préservée. Mais elle doit comprendre qu'essayer de micro-gérer chaque détail de la vie des citoyens énerve les gens. Il y a du nettoyage à faire. Les leaders européens sont un peu timides dans la défense du projet européen et dans la défense de leur démocratie. ». Il insiste sur la nécessité de collaborer entre nations, et notamment entre les États-Unis et ses alliés européens. Paris lui a déroulé le tapis rouge... Il évoque l'accord climat, signé l'an dernier à Paris. «Je vous concède qu'il y a une absence temporaire de leadership sur cette question» .

Le discours en faveur de l'Europe frappe chez un président américain étant, à ses débuts, plutôt indifférent au continent européen, et regardant du côté du Pacifique favorable qu'il était alors à un pivot vers l'Asie.

Le discours a martelé le même thème: l'espoir, la coopération internationale, la lutte pour les cause justes.

L'ancienne «rock star» de la politique américaine, après son discours, se prête à l'interview avec Stéphane Richard, le patron d'Orange et "parrain" des Napoléons.

Il dit sa peur de GAFA trop puissants…quoique américains, sa peur du changement climatique, de la prolifération nucléaire et des pandémies.

Mais il dit aussi sa confiance que «tout cela peut être géré, qu'on trouvera des solutions».

Rien de décisif en revanche sur les défis du terrorisme islamique ou les grandes migrations.

«La démocratie est difficile, les gains que nous faisons sont fragiles, mais je suis persuadé que l'avenir n'appartient pas aux hommes forts», affirme l'ancien président

« Cette histoire ensemble, ces efforts ensemble, démontrent le pouvoir de nos valeurs. Cela nous donne une confiance, mais cette confiance ne doit pas nous faire nous reposer sur nos lauriers. L'autosatisfaction n'est pas ce qui marque les grandes nations. Nous devons maintenir nos idéaux. Si nous commençons à douter de nous-mêmes, si nous remettons en question ce que nous avons obtenus dans l'ordre international depuis plusieurs décennies, nous allons ouvrir la porte à ceux qui disent que les démocraties ne fonctionnent pas, que l'organisation sur des bases ethniques et le tribalisme sont les réponses aux défis d'aujourd'hui."

Les Etats-Unis doivent montrer l'exemple et la puissance américaine ne sera que renforcée par la sécurité et la prospérité des autres. « Les Etats-Unis ne peuvent pas fonctionner isolés ; ils ont besoin d'un partenaire puissant comme l'Europe. J'ai eu la chance de travailler avec Angela Merkel, David Cameron, les présidents Nicolas Sarkozy et François Hollande. »

Voilà pourquoi il s’était fixé des objectifs ambitieux comme le Traité Trans-Pacifique, l'Accord de Paris sur le Climat ou encore l'Accord avec l'Iran sur le nucléaire.

Il s'agit de la défense d'une vision de l'ordre international : libéral, ouvert, équitable, avec des normes à respecter par chacun.

"La démocratie est difficile à maintenir. Je suis convaincu que le futur est de notre côté si nous faisons passer les valeurs que nous chérissons."poursuit-il.

"Seriez-vous un meilleur président aujourd'hui?", demande Richard. "Probablement, oui. J'étais meilleur à la fin. Mais ma femme me quitterait. Non, je n'y tiens pas. J'adore mon épouse." .

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Comment financer les opérations de sauvetage du patrimoine français ?

Le débat a été mis sur la place publique, à l’occasion de la nomination de Stéphane Bern au poste de « Monsieur Patrimoine », crée pour lui et à sa mesure, par Le Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron.

A cette occasion, Stéphane Bern a demandé que soit mis en place un plan d’urgence pour la Défense du Patrimoine, qui, selon lui, doit devenir rapidement une cause nationale.

Cette nomination n’a pas fait l’unanimité, c’est le moins que l’on puisse dire !

Néanmoins, la Défense du Patrimoine est une cause à laquelle de nombreux français se sont déjà dévoués depuis longtemps, à titre individuel ou collectif (associations, Fondations etc.) alors que parallèlement, depuis la loi Malraux du 4 aout 1962, et malgré quelques rustines, rien d’important en matière de protection du Patrimoine n’a été ajouté aux politiques publiques mises en place dans les années 60.

Il apparait donc nécessaire aujourd’hui  de reprendre le dossier et d’y ajouter des solutions neuves et  supplémentaires  pour dégager les enveloppes de financements qui, avec les nouvelles avancées technologiques et l’exceptionnelle qualité de la main d’œuvre, sont de plus en plus importantes

Malgré ce constat, cela fait donc 54 ans que bon gré, mal gré, ici ou là, ont été rénovés des centres villes historiques, des châteaux anciens, des abbayes etc..(Sans oublier le petit patrimoine : ponts, lavoirs, halles etc.)  et ceci soit à l’initiative d’investisseurs privés soit à celle d’investisseurs publics.

Mais la France est un vieux pays, aux racines historiques très diverses. Au fil des ans et des siècles, les constructions religieuses ou civiles se sont accumulées, strates par strates, styles après styles, déployant ainsi sur l’ensemble du territoire des constructions d’une extrême richesse architecturale, une richesse à laquelle les français sont attachés. C‘est leur patrimoine ! celui de la Nation France.

Le recensement de ces joyaux architecturaux a révélé qu’à ce jour c’est quelques 44 000 monuments historiques qui ont été protégés d’une façon ou d’une autre.

Dans ce chiffre 9000 sites classés, inscrits ou à inscrire sont dans un état de délabrement avancé et c’est dans le patrimoine rural que leur nombre est le plus élevé ; 25% de ces joyaux nécessitent des restaurations plus ou moins rapides.

Or chacun sait que les petites communes rurales n’ont pas les moyens pour entretenir leur patrimoine historique, pas plus d’ailleurs qu’un grand nombre de propriétaires privés qui sont obligés de trouver des trésors d’idées et de trouvailles pour , chaque année, récolter l’argent nécessaire à leur entretien.

Et bien souvent cela ne suffit pas !

Le développement du tourisme a accéléré ces tendances. Chaque année, quelques 83 millions de touristes étrangers découvrent avec enthousiasme les richesses patrimoniales de la France et c’est en milliards d’euros que se calcule le chiffre d’affaire dégagé par l’accueil  des touristes sur le sol français.

Ne pas suivre et accompagner cette tendance seraient une faute !

Jusqu’à présent, en dehors des billetteries ou des spectacles d’animations, c’est dans la poche du contribuable que l’argent a été trouvé. Le système a démontré néanmoins ses limites, compte tenu du niveau d’endettement du pays.

Les enveloppes financières sont en effet considérables. A titre d’exemple la refonte d’un musée de Reims a coûté près de 45 millions d’euros ; simultanément la ville a du trouver 5 millions d’euros pour restaurer, la seule, mais  somptueuse Rosace de la Cathédrale, celle où les rois de France se faisaient couronnés et « oindre ».

Parmi les piste explorées ont trouve le Mécénat. Le mécénat s’est développé sur le principe de la carotte fiscale bien calculée pour que tout le monde y trouve son compte.

Cette  piste intéressante à permis « aux Riches » voire à ceux qui sont devenus, par l’accumulation des richesses, années après années « très Riches » de s’engager dans des programmes de sauvetage du Patrimoine auxquels ils ont associés leur noms.

C’est l’exemple américain qui a ouvert cette voie, entretenue par une réflexion sur  l’inanité de la quête du toujours plus...L’encouragement fiscal associé à la générosité prend dans ce cas la forme d’un acte civique ou moral... rassurant et revalorisant. De plus, mieux vaut investir dans le mécénat plutôt que payer des impôts !

Sauf que dans cette voie Emmanuel Macron n’a pas lancé « aux riches », dans ses premiers mois de mandat et ses premières réformes, un appel, qui aurait pu être associé à la Réforme de l’ISF ! Un acte manqué malheureusement !

Une autre solution a été dernièrement suggérée par Stéphane Bern : faire financer l’entretien des églises ou des cathédrales, propriétés de l’Etat ou des collectivités publiques depuis la loi de Séparation de l’Eglise et de l’Etat de 1905, au moyen de recettes de trésorerie procurées par une billetterie.

La plupart des églises en France étant consacrées, et donc lieu de culte, l’idée a suscité des remarques sévères et un rejet presque généralisé de part d’un grand nombre de pratiquants.

Les églises sont au demeurant accessibles à tous, gratuitement depuis toujours, dans le respect du bon déroulement des cérémonies religieuses !

La Ministre de la Culture, Françoise Nyssen, vient de lancer une autre idée : elle songe au Loto, un jeu à succès, accessible à tous, mais plus spécifiquement aux acharnés du grattage. Ironie de l’Histoire, qui bégaie :

le Loto, qui vient du mot italien Lotto (dont la racine est « lot/lotir ») était autrefois un impôt extraordinaire  perçu au travers d’un jeu de hasard .

On en revient indirectement à une solution fiscalisée... volontaire ou non....pour sauver un patrimoine qui prend « l’eau » (et non lot) de plus en plus souvent. Ce loto patrimoine devrait être mis en place dès 2018. Affaire à suivre...

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Dimanche soir les négociations pour la formation d'un gouvernement patinent toujours. Angela Merkel joue sa survie politique.

L’issue était encore incertaine dimanche soir. Nouveau report de cette «table ronde», échec total.

Après un mois de négociations, les différents partis de la possible coalition d’Angela Merkel – sans précédent au niveau fédéral – restaient toujours en désaccord sur les grandes lignes de la ligne gouvernementale de la prochaine législature.

La pomme de discorde entre le FDP, les Verts et la CDU-CSU porte sur la politique migratoire pour l'essentiel.

Pour éviter le désastre, les écologistes ont fait des concessions en acceptant la limite du nombre de réfugiés à 200 000, un douloureux compromis qui doit être avalisé par les militants le 25 novembre.

Mais le chef des Verts, Cem Özdemir, a exigé que les conservateurs cèdent en contrepartie sur le regroupement familial suspendu lors de la «crise es réfugiés».

Les écologistes (Die Grünen), qui ne sont jamais arrivés à s’accorder sur la réintroduction, en mars 2018, du droit au regroupement familial .

Entre 100 000 et 200 000 personnes pourraient en bénéficier en 2018.

Pour les ultraconservateurs de la CSU, la branche bavaroise du parti de Merkel, ce serait un suicide électoral, alors que l’extrême droite a battu des records en Bavière, terre conservatrice, aux élections de septembre.

Viennent s'ajoutait les luttes de pouvoir internes à la difficulté des négociations.

En effet le président de la CSU, Horst Seehofer, est très contesté tout comme la chancelière Angela Merkel à la CDU.

Un échec signifierait de nouvelles élections et sans doute la fin de la carrière politique de la chancelière et du patron de la CSU.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Lannonce de la démission de  100 membres (dont des députés) de LREM (La République en Marche) a fait l’objet d’une bombe.

Certes, on avait déjà entendu quelques protestations, contestations, divergences d’analyses, mais il avait été convenu que ces incidents, jugés isolés et particuliers, ne méritaient pas que l’on s’y attarde.

En fait, ces 100 membres démissionnaires ne sont pas contents, mais pas contents du tout !

Ils ont exprimé leur mécontentement dans une tribune diffusée mardi 14 novembre 2017. Leurs noms n’ont toujours pas été révélés ; mais en démissionnant ainsi  ils entendent protester publiquement contre « le manque de démocratie interne chez LREM. ».

Dans cette tribune ils ont même été jusqu’à dénoncer « les violences qui règnent à l’intérieur du parti », des violences souvent suivies « de menaces ». De plus, les démissionnaires anonymes craignaient « des représailles ».

Au travers de leur déclaration, ces marcheurs ont expliqué que contrairement à la Chartre du Mouvement publiée en octobre  2017, laquelle  stipule que le mouvement s’engage à respecter les règles de la République, à respecter les règles élémentaires de la courtoisie, à s’engager à ne commettre aucune discrimination ou abus de pouvoir( ?) à se dresser contre les corporatismes, à transcender les intérêts particuliers et à croire à l’intérêt général, LREM était tout sauf bienveillant et empathique. Et pourtant la Chartre a été conçue comme le socle des valeurs défendues par le mouvement.

Avant de s’engager dans l’acte extrême qu’est une démission, ces marcheurs en colère ont rappelé qu’ils ont tout tenté pour « instaurer le dialogue » et sollicité (mais en vain) une médiation. Ils dénoncent le manque d’écoute, une des valeurs primordiales pourtant affiché par le mouvement crée par Emmanuel Macron.

La « désignation » avant l’élection, selon les bonnes vieilles méthodes du passé, de Christophe Castaner comme Chef du Mouvement, n’augure rien de bien, selon les démissionnaires et laisse peu d’espoir pour un futur fonctionnement démocratique du parti.

Christophe Castaner réfute bien sûr ces attaques, revendiquant l’adhésion de quelques 170 000 adhérents supplémentaires depuis l’élection à la Présidence de la République d’Emmanuel Macron, lesquels ayant voulu se débarrasser des oripeaux de l’ancien régime, on eut envie d’une organisation « démocratique dynamique ».

Les ténors majoritaires du parti, sont simultanément montés au créneau, pour relativiser l’événement qu’a constitué cette démission de 100 adhérents et dénoncer une tentative de déstabilisation.

Le parti est néanmoins en pleine crise de nerfs dans une ambiance générale morose et c’est dans cet état que va se dérouler le Congres de Lyon. Lyon la capitale de la macronie ! Lyon a été en effet avant l’heure, grâce à son sénateur-maire, Gérard Collomb qui a beaucoup soutenu Emmanuel Macron, une ville macroniste.

Le Conseil National de LREM (et non le Congrès, c’est ainsi que le désigne le nouveau parti qui veut marquer sa différence) va parait-il adopter, ce weekend, « les nouvelles valeurs du mouvement », désigner son délégué général, Christophe Castaner, (le toujours actuel Secrétaire d’Etat aux Relations avec le Parlement et porte parole du Gouvernement) et le bureau exécutif du mouvement?

Edouard Philippe, le Premier Ministre devrait prendre la parole. On attend aussi François Bayrou, qui a été invité.

Reste à savoir devant combien de participants ? (l’élection de Christophe Castaner s’est passée ce matin à huis clos, il a été difficile d’obtenir des informations précises).

Car, plusieurs parlementaires trainent les pieds depuis plusieurs semaines. Certains se sont même étranglés en recevant « leur convocation ».

La vitalité militante des premiers jours s’est peu à peu affaissée, et même si en Aout 2017, le député macroniste, Arnault Leroy et membre du triumvirat qui a assumé provisoirement la gestion de En Marche, comptait près de 400 000 militants, le chiffre est impossible à vérifier et le doute a commencé à s’installer. Il se dit qu’ont été  comptabilisés comme adhérents, toutes les personnes ayant communiqué, pour une raison ou une autre, leur adresse @mail. L’astuce est grossière !

En fait, le parti comptait 72 066 personnes, le 17 aout 2017. Le chiffre est issu de la comptabilisation des personnes ayant votées les statuts. LREM ne serait donc au final que l’un des partis présidentiels les plus riquiqui de la Vème République.

Il y aurait dans les faits, une véritable désaffection depuis quelques semaines, au fur et à mesure de l’apparition des dissensions. Les comités locaux se sont vidés et certains animateurs ont été jusqu’à se trouver seuls lors de certaines réunions locales. L’activité militante est au point mort ; une adhérente de Marseille aurait confié récemment qu’elle avait réalisé, trop tard, « qu’elle (ils) avait(ent) été des marionnettes, le temps de l’élection, car une fois terminée, ils n’ont plus eu besoins de nous ». Un autre adhérent dénonce les problèmes « autour de l’argent : même le pognon est virtuel ; grâce à ses parlementaires, la formation va percevoir 100 millions d’euros pour le quinquennat ; mais le trésor reste à Paris ; il sert à payer les 80 permanents qui ont été recrutés, en revanche les bénévoles sont taillables et corvéables à merci » dit-il. Une animatrice locale d’un département francilien, furibarde, a écrit dans un long @mail interne que : " l’audace et la bienveillance qui ont caractérisé la démarche de notre candidat (Macron) ont laissé place à l’arrivisme, la pusillanimité, à la servitude et à la défiance ».

Un propos qui pourrait être compris comme voulant épargner le responsable en tête, Emmanuel Macron, dans les dérapages constatés ; sauf que sachant aujourd’hui que c’est lui qui a choisi Christophe Castaner comme délégué général du mouvement (et que le vote d’aujourd’hui n’a été qu’une ratification), c’est bien lui qui est visé.

Toutes ces critiques se sont confirmées à l’occasion du débat entre les 4 listes de  candidats à l’exécutif du mouvement, diffusé sur BFMTV. Selon RTL, le nombre de spectateurs qu’ont réuni sur Internet les débats qui s’est déroulé il y a deux jours, (deux jours avant le congrès) n’a pas dépassé les 270.

En toute hypothèse, ce débat avait déjà été compris comme un simulacre, cherchant à démontrer que les décisions internes étaient prises de façon horizontale alors qu’en fait, le Blabla et ses décisions induites n’étaient que verticales. Jupiter était déjà passé par là !

Dernière minute : Nous confirmons que Christophe Castaner a bien été « élu » ce matin à la délégation générale du parti. Le vote a eu lieu à main levée. Seuls deux participants se sont abstenus... !

Avec un parti baudruche, les flottements vont, malgré les apparences continuer à se manifester au risque de faire perdre encore plus de poids à la valeur confiance qu’avait récoltée Emmanuel Macron pour l’élection présidentielle.

Malgré une majorité pléthorique à l’Assemblée Nationale, Emmanuel Macron risque d’avoir mangé son pain blanc.. La suite risque d’être laborieuse voire dans certains cas, très conflictuelle.

Une question se pose, dès lors ? Combien de temps va-t-il tenir ?

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld



The tradition goes back to Louis XI, 1482 exactly. It was renewed in 1604 by Henri IV, Huguenot by birth and became a Catholic , because "Paris was worth a mass."

In 1604, to testify to his real religious commitment, Henri IV decided to donate to the Lateran, the Cathedral of the Pope, the Benedictine Abbey of Clairac (Lot et Garonne) . To thank him, the Lateran granted him the canonical title of Canon and pledged to celebrate a Mass for the Kingdom of France every December 13, anniversary of the birth of Henry IV.

Despite the episodes of the French Revolution and the passing of the 1905 law, the tradition continued . The Presidents of the Republic are thus entitled, Canons of the Lateran . Nevertheless, it is diplomatic practice for the Vatican to wait for the new President to be installed to confirm the attribution of the title.

Traditionally, Presidents of the Republic accept this one; all did not, however, move to Rome to take possession of it.

It is within the framework of this tradition that Emmanuel Macron, former student of the Jesuit College of Amiens, initially accepted the title.

But, it must be known that Emmanuel Macron, who received the sacrament of baptism at the age of 12 years ... is today agnostic . Is this the reason why no trip to Rome is currently scheduled in the President's agenda to take possession of the title? Or is it because of the first critics of the left secularist who gave him his support for the presidential election?

However, the idea of ​​an official visit of Emmanuel Macron to Rome seems to make its way according to certain information. On October 15th, Nathalie Loiseau, Minister of European Affairs, sent a message to Pope Francis, mentioning the wish of the President of the Republic to meet him . The wish is apparently shared on both sides!

The acceptance of the title by the President of the Republic has already provoked the ire of laypeople of all kinds, "who cry out for the diversion of secularism in favor of a regressive reading that replaces ecumenism" (see Marianne of 3 / 11/2017) who accuses Emmanuel Macron of perverting the Republic! Just that ! What will these say, if Emmanuel Macron decides to go to the Vatican to take possession of the title?

All this would have been an epiphenomenon, if once again the question arises of who is actually Emmanuel Macron . This question, Pope Francis was already asking on April 29, 2017, in the plane that brought him back from Egypt: "Emmanuel Macron! I do not know who he is, I can not give a clear opinion. "

So what will Emmanuel Macron do in fine, he who is neither left nor right, but left and right, it seems?

Even though this case does not have any direct economic consequences, it has in fact the principles and the tradition, which have a certain influence on the world media and diplomacy.

Emmanuel Macron will be forced to leave his game, to stop playing hide and seek or to bend the rules. Will he decide clearly that Paris is worth a mass?

Or the opposite?

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld
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La démission surprise de Saad Hariri fait planer le spectre pour les Libanais d' une nouvelle guerre entre sunnites et chiites .Pas  moins de quarante mille personnes ont participé au marathon de Beyrouth dimanche !

Un marathon qui s'est transformé en manifestation pour Saad Hariri avec des t-shirts, des pancartes, des déclarations d’amour, gage de stabilité et d'équilibre politique dans un petit Etat fragilisé.

Que réclamaient ces dizaines de milliers de manifestants si ce n'est le retour du Premier ministre démissionnaire et actuellement en Arabie Saoudite.

Une mobilisation interconfessionnelle et intercommunautaire pour demander le retour de Saad Hariri, pour le fonctionnement du gouvernement et celui du système politique. Il était Premier ministre depuis onze mois et cela fonctionnait plutôt bien au regard de ce qu'avait déjà vécu le Liban.

Et l'intéressé a finalement rompu le silence écrasant dans la soirée, à Ryad, pour une interview télévisée, assurant qu’il était libre et qu’il allait bientôt rentrer.

En Arabie Saoudite de son plein gré et « libre » !?

Plus d' un Libanais pense qu’il est retenu contre son gré. Tous voient dans sa démission le signal de la catastrophe : la guerre qui recommence entre sunnites et chiites, comme en Syrie. Saad Hariri ne représente-t-il pas depuis un an la clef de voûte d’un système fragile ? Dans l' interview diffusée dimanche 12 novembre sur la chaîne libanaise Future TV, qui appartient à son parti politique, M. Hariri, les traits tirés, a réfuté la thèse dominante qui le présente comme l’otage des autorités saoudiennes. Il a affirmé à plusieurs reprises que ses hôtes ne l’ont pas forcé à démissionner, et qu’il rentrera « bientôt » à Beyrouth, répétant que son absence est due aux dangers qui pèsent sur sa vie.

Les Libanais expliquent certes sa démission par la psychologie, en rappelant le sort de son père, assassiné sur la Corniche de Beyrouth malgré son cortège blindé. Rafic Hariri était président du Conseil. Son fils a repris l’affaire. Il a hérité du leadership des sunnites, du poste de Premier ministre et surtout, de la fortune des Hariri qui vient d’Arabie Saoudite.

Un rôle dans le scandale saoudien de corruption ? Saad Hariri est Saoudien, avant d’être Libanais. Il est né à Ryad. Avec sa démission, qu'il avait imputée à l’Iran, la bête noire de l’Arabie saoudite, accusée de « vouloir détruire la nation arabe », il n’a plus d’immunité diplomatique. .. Et il a annoncé sa démission le jour même de la purge anticorruption par l'héritier saoudien, Mohamed Ben Salman alias « MBS ». Un coup de filet sans précédent, qui, dans l’esprit des Libanais et de nombreux observateurs étrangers, a pu servir à Riyad pour faire pression sur M. Hariri, propriétaire dans le royaume d’une entreprise de construction, Saudi Oger...

Dans son interview le chef de file de la communauté sunnite libanaise s’est efforcé d’apaiser la situation entre sunnite et chiite. Il a usé, à l’encontre de l’Iran et du Hezbollah, le mouvement chiite libanais pro-Téhéran, de formules plus mesurées que dans sa précédente intervention, et a laissé entendre qu’il pourrait revenir sur sa démission. « Je ne suis pas contre le Hezbollah en tant que parti politique, mais je suis contre le fait que le Hezbollah joue un rôle externe et mette le Liban en danger », a martelé Saad Hariri. Il a évoqué la possibilité de revenir sur sa décision mais en posant une condition: que le Liban applique une politique de "dissociation" et de neutralité dans les conflits régionaux.

« Sur le fond, c’est une désescalade, a déclaré Karim Emile Bitar, professeur de relations internationales à l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth. On a retrouvé le tempérament conciliateur de Saad Hariri. »

L’interview du premier ministre démissionnaire a certes été diffusée en direct mais cinq autres chaînes libanaises ont refusé de retransmettre l’émission, conformément aux consignes du président Michel Aoun, qui avait estimé que les déclarations de M. Hariri seraient automatiquement sujettes à caution, compte tenu des « conditions mystérieuses entourant sa situation en Arabie saoudite ». Le président libanais demande à Riyad d’« éclaircir » la situation de son premier ministre et a refusé la démission de ce dernier.

L’entretien, conduit par Paula Yacoubian, une célèbre animatrice de talk-shows, a été réalisé dans la villa que M. Hariri, détenteur de la nationalité saoudienne, possède à Riyad. « Je suis libre ici, si je veux voyager demain, je voyage », a déclaré d’entrée le dirigeant libanais.

« J’ai écrit ma démission de ma main, et j’ai voulu provoquer un choc positif », a ajouté le chef du gouvernement.

Pour un choc, aucun doute. Positif ? L'avenir seul le dira. Mais il ne fait aucun doute que l’ouverture consentie par M. Hariri et son tuteur saoudien est aussi le résultat des inquiétudes manifestées ces derniers jours par les capitales occidentales. Outre Emmanuel Macron, qui a fait comprendre au prince héritier saoudien, durant son escale de jeudi soir à Riyad, que la stabilité du Liban était une ligne rouge, la Maison Blanche a qualifié samedi M. Hariri de « partenaire fiable » des Etats-Unis.

« Pour qu’il y ait une solution politique au Liban, il faut que (…) la non-ingérence soit un principe de base », a ajouté lundi le ministre français des affaires étrangères, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visant, sans le dire, la couronne saoudienne...

Et n'oublions pas non plus l’échec de la tentative de MBS de remplacer Saad Hariri par son frère aîné, Baha qui a la réputation d’être plus anti-Hezbollah que son cadet.. Mais en vain puisque les figures tutélaires de la famille, comme la veuve de Rafik Hariri, Nazik, et sa sœur, Bahia, contactées par Riyad dans cette perspective, ont toutes deux, refusé de se prêter à la manœuvre saoudienne, de même que les cadres du Courant du futur. « Le jeu du royaume n’a pas porté ses fruits, estime Walid Charara, membre du centre de recherche du Hezbollah. MBS doit maintenant trouver une porte de sortie. »

Des enjeux cruciaux pour le paix dans le monde arabe autour de cette mystérieuse démission !

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Le feu couvait peut être depuis longtemps? Mais tout semble avoir démarré vers la fin du mois d’octobre.

Dans son édition du 1er novembre, le Canard Enchainé, toujours bien informé relatait que « le chef de l’Etat ne décolérait pas depuis une dizaine de jours » contre son Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, Bruno Le Maire.

L’origine de la colère jupitérienne : l’ordre donné par Bruno Le Maire à l’Inspection Générale des Finances (IGF) de faire une enquête sur le processus de la désormais très célèbre depuis quelques semaines, décision de création de la Taxe de 3% sur les dividendes des entreprises, ladite décision ayant été sanctionnée par le Conseil Constitutionnel le 6 octobre 2017. (Voir nos pages précédentes).

Bruno Le Maire a fait l’annonce du lancement de cette enquête le 24 octobre au micro d’Europe 1.

Mais crime de lèse majesté ! Bruno Le Maire n’en avait pas référé préalablement au Président de la République !

Petite explication de texte sur cette affaire qui enfle :

Lorsque le principe de cette taxe de 3% a été voté, Emmanuel Macron était Secrétaire Général Adjoint à l’Elysée (sous François Hollande), en charge des questions fiscales. Emmanuel Macron est en outre un ancien membre de l’Inspection Générale des Finances.

De son coté, Bruno Le Maire est un ancien Haut Fonctionnaire, énarque lui aussi. Du point de vue d’un actuel conseiller de l’Elysée, Bruno Le Maire, en cette qualité, ne pouvait pas ignorer la situation particulière dans laquelle il allait placer le Chef de l’Etat, étant donné que l’IGF va devoir déposer un rapport mettant en cause leur ex-collègue, devenu aujourd’hui Président de la République !

Les chiens sont lâchés visiblement de part et d’autre.

Bruno Le Maire semble au vu de ces dernières informations faire cavalier seul. Pire, il ne serait « pas assez actif » aux yeux d’Emmanuel Macron, avec la brosse à reluire, pour faire les louanges du Président de la République, ce qui est interprété comme un signe de défiance voire d’hypocrisie.

Mais est-ce qu’Emmanuel Macron est plus franc vis- à- vis de son ministre ? On sait qu’en matière de loyauté et de franchise, François Hollande pourrait nous apporter des éclairages intéressants sur celui dont il avait fait son conseiller puis son ministre et qui l’a publiquement trahi.

De surcroît, on a déjà compris qu’Emmanuel Macron n’aime pas ceux qui se mettent sur son chemin et entravent son action, tous comportements qui pourraient nuire à sa crédibilité politique et pourquoi pas à son avenir politique.

Ces informations qui ont « fuité » n’ont pas empêché Bruno Le Maire de faire voter, sous forme d’amendement, un texte de correction fiscale et budgétaire (à introduire dans prochaine loi modificative budgétaire - PLFR) au moyen d’une taxe supplémentaire à acquitter par les 300 plus grandes entreprises françaises. Il en a même fait accepter le principe par le Conseil des Ministres le 2 novembre ; le texte a été déjà débattu en Commission des Finances de l’Assemblée Nationale le 6 novembre.

Depuis cet incident, il ne semble pas que les relations se soient apaisées entre les deux hommes politiques.

Bruno Le Maire, qui a encaissé, sait très bien qu’en privé, Emmanuel Macron l’a  traité de « serpent », en raison de de son coté sournois ?

Alors, que peut-il donc se passer lorsque deux sournois se rencontrent et s’affrontent? En reprenant le vocabulaire reptilien d’Emmanuel Macron, nous rappellerons le dicton qui énonce « qu’il ne peut pas y avoir deux crocodiles dans un même marigot », car autrement  il y en a toujours un qui « bouffe » l’autre.

Bruno Le Maire semble bien connaitre l’adage.

Le Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, qui manie brillamment la langue allemande et qui est très germanophile, a décidé de rencontrer hier, 8 novembre, son homologue allemand, Peter Altmaier.... officiellement pour évoquer l’avenir de la zone euro, officieusement ...

Selon certaines informations, des négociations auraient eu lieu s’agissant de la Présidence de l’Eurogroupe, négociations qui auraient été mises officieusement à l’ordre du jour de la réunion. Un job prestigieux est en effet à prendre à ce niveau, puisque le président sortant de l’Eurogroupe, le néerlandais Jeroen Dijsselbloeur devrait se retirer, le Parti Travailliste Néerlandais, dont il est membre, ayant perdu les élections. Son mandat expire en janvier 2018.  Bruno Le Maire pourrait donc briguer le poste .... Avec le soutien de l’Allemagne. Une bonne façon pour sortir, sans blessure, du marigot français !

Selon Reuters, les discussions à Berlin pourraient avoir été décisives pour l’avenir de Bruno Le Maire. Un article publié par le journal allemand, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung place Bruno Le Maire parmi les favoris pour le poste. D’autres candidats sont en effet sur les rangs, le portugais Mario Centeno, le luxembourgeois Pierre Gramegno, la lettone Dana Reizniere-Orola, le slovaque Peter Kazimir.

La visite de Bruno Le Maire à Peter Altmaier, un allié proche d’Angela Merkel, ne serait donc qu’un prétexte .

Le poste de Monsieur Euro au sein de l’Eurogroupe est un excellent marche- pied. Jean Claude Junker qui l’a occupé de janvier 2005 à janvier 2013, l’a bien compris. Jean Claude Junker plaide en ce moment pour un regroupement (pour des raisons d’efficacité, mais probablement pas seulement ?) des poste de Commissaire chargé de l’Economie et des Finances (poste occupé en ce moment par Pierre Moscovici) avec celle de Président de l’Eurogoupe. La personne en charge de ces deux fonctions fusionnées, serait en outre, de droit, vice-président de la Commission Européenne.

La fonction issue de cette fusion, devrait donc comporter des prérogatives extrêmement importantes, très élargies, en charge de faire respecter par les Etats de l’UE les règles concernant la limite de 3% du déficit budgétaire  et  les  règles  sur la réduction de l’endettement des pays. Un poste idéal pour contrôler la politique d’Emmanuel Macron sur le plan fiscal, budgétaire et financier à partir de Bruxelles...Gare !

Les couloirs parisiens bruissent de spéculations sur le sujet ..

Dans ce contexte, pouvons-nous nous attendre à un remaniement ministeriel dans les prochaines semaines, avant Noël peut-être ?

Si ce jeu de chaises musicales venait à se produire, de toute évidence ce ne serait pas à l’avantage d’Emmanuel Macron, qui aura un censeur potentiel au dessus de sa tête. Une situation de tous les dangers pour l’européiste convaincu qu’il n’a pas cessé d’affirmer depuis son élection.

Pour ce qui concerne Bruno Le Maire, on est en droit de se poser la question de savoir ce qu’il fera de sa toute nouvelle carte de LREM, un retour au bercail chez Les Républicains n’étant pas du tout envisageable.

Le succès de la démarche de Bruno Le Maire dans les semaines à venir devrait faire perdre le caractère hypothétique qu’il a encore, d’un remaniement ministériel à venir.

Dans ces circonstances, il faudra  bien sûr nommer quelqu’un au poste de Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, pour remplacer Bruno Le Maire.

On sait aussi que Christophe Castaner est attendu à la tête de « En Marche ». Il pourrait être « élu » le 18 novembre. Même si traditionnellement, il n’est pas imposé au président d’un parti politique d’abandonner son fauteuil ministériel, certains ont déjà commencé à rappeler que la Présidence du premier parti politique de la Majorité Présidentielle ne semble pas être compatible avec le cumul d’un poste ministériel ?

S’il devait en être ainsi, Emmanuel devra trouver un nouveau porte-parole ?

Mais Christophe Castaner occupe également le porte-feuille des Relations avec le Parlement.. Il faudra donc, là aussi lui trouver un remplaçant. Le nom de Jacques Mézard, Ministre de la Cohésion des Territoires, se murmure, mais rien n’est certain ? Jacques Mézard serait parfaitement satisfait du poste qui lui a été dévolu jusqu’à présent. Le nom de Jacqueline Gourault , proche de François Bayrou  est aussi évoqué pour ce poste ministériel sensible. On évoque aussi l’arrivée de petits nouveaux qui se sont déjà faits remarquer depuis les élections législatives, tel que : Hugues Renson, député de Paris, Amélie de Montchalin , députée de l’Essonne et rapporteur du budget. D’autres noms circulent, celui de Gabriel Attal et de Sacha Houlié.

Plus croquinolesque, il se murmura qu’Emmanuel Macron souhaiterait à l’occasion de ce remaniement ministériel, exfiltrer Muriel Pénicaud , la Ministre du Travail, en charge des réformes du Code du Travail, mais qui est citée dans l’affaire Business France et qui pourrait être mise en examen prochainement.

Il se murmure aussi que Julien Denormandie, 37 ans, actuellement Secrétaire d’Etat à la Réforme des Territoires pourrait prendre du galon ?

A l’inverse, il pourrait y avoir des sorties fracassantes comme celle du « senelissime » (adjectif qui lui est donné par certains hauts fonctionnaires) Gérard Collomb, fatigué, de Jean Yves Le Drian, de Jacques Mézard , s’il n’obtient pas le fauteuil des Relations avec le Parlement ou encore Brune Poirson.

Il faudra donc suivre cette affaire de remaniement ministériel qui pourrait nous en apprendre beaucoup sur l’autorité réelle d’Emmanuel Macron, lequel remaniement  serait le second en 6 mois de présidence d’ Emmanuel Macron.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Laurent Wauquiez a des racines lyonnaises. Il est en effet né à Lyon le 12 avril 1975. Issu d’une famille d’Industriels du Nord, il a toujours figuré parmi les premiers de classe.

Arès des études au Lycée Louis- Le- Grand, il fait des études d’histoire et obtient un Master à l’Université de Panthéon-Sorbonne en rédigeant un mémoire de maitrise portant sur le thème : " Le flambeau des Milles et une Nuits et l’Orient des Lumières de 1704 à 1798." Il est reçu à l’agrégation d’histoire après un passage à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et obtient peu après un DEA de Droit Public. Il entre à l’ENA dont il sort en 2001.

C’est après avoir obtenu son agrégation, qu’il fait la rencontre de Jacques Barrot, Maire d’Yssingeaux en Haute Loire, figure tutélaire de la Démocratie Chrétienne.

Il occupe un poste de  stagiaire pendant quelques mois à la mairie. Avant ce premier poste à la mairie d’Yssingeaux, il avait effectué deux séjours de plusieurs mois en Egypte où il a travaillé à l’Ambassade de France tout en aidant parallèlement l’association caritative de Sœur Emmanuelle en donnant des cours de français.

Laurent Wauquiez devient le suppléant de Jacques Barrot  à l’occasion des élections législatives de 2002.

Lorsque Jacques Barrot devient Commissaire Européen, (et doit démissionner de son siège de député qui dès lors est vacant) Laurent Wauquiez se présente et se fait élire brillamment à la députation.

Tout de suite il se met au travail. En sa qualité de député il rédige coup sur coup (ou participe à leur rédaction) plusieurs rapports sur des thèmes à caractère social proches des problèmes quotidiens rencontrés souvent par les citoyens français comme :

-      Réflexion sur les problèmes de l’emploi et la pauvreté (en coopération avec les équipes d’Emmaüs)

-      Rapport sur les conditions de vie des étudiants à la demande de François Fillon, alors Premier Ministre

-      Réforme de l’attribution des tutelles

-      Réflexion sur la protection juridique des majeurs

-      Eradication de la pauvreté des enfants

-      Etc...

Il devient Secrétaire d’Etat  chargé de l’emploi en 2008, après avoir été élu, au premier tour au fauteuil de Maire de la Commune du Puy en Velay.

En sa qualité de Secrétaire d’Etat auprès de Christine Lagarde, il étudie comment reformer en profondeur le marché du travail, comment effectuer la fusion entre l’ANPE avec les ASSEDIC, comment réformer la Formation Professionnelle, comment améliorer l’emploi des seniors.

Difficile selon nous, au vu des investissements intellectuels et sociaux de l’homme et de l’homme politique de voir en lui un « Bad Boy », un traitre voire selon les plus persifleurs  un homme violent, indifférent à la détresse d’autrui, éloigné des difficultés quotidiennes de ses concitoyens et seulement habité par une ambition incommensurable.

Certes l’homme est ambitieux mais l’ambition n’est pas en générale un défaut mais plutôt une qualité qu’il a su développée en raison de son parcours personnel et de ses expériences politiques diverses. Plus simplement, il a dû tout simplement et très certainement dérangé un establishment ronronnant et monopolisateur !

Dans le droit fil de son expérience acquise en tant que Ministre des Affaires Européennes de 2010 à 2011 (avant de devenir Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur), il semble fondé aujourd’hui à plaider pour une Europe qui assume son identité culturelle et qui soit plus offensive pour protéger les emplois de la concurrence déloyale née d’une mondialisation dévoyée.

Tout son parcours est inspiré par une philosophie personnelle et une réflexion ancrée sur les réalités de terrain et la défense des valeurs culturelles de la France.

Il est donc logique que ses qualités naturelles soulèvent aujourd’hui tant de critiques que ce soit de la part de ses adversaires ou des « amis » de son propre camp, alors qu’il s’est porté candidat à l’élection de la Président du parti « Les Républicains ».

En arrachant la Présidence de la Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes en décembre 2015, il est en effet devenu un homme politique incontournable, jalousé et envié (des études récentes viennent de démontrer que la jalousie était le sentiment le plus partagé des Français, une vraie spécificité française).

En vrac , on l’accuse, malgré sa carrière fulgurante et son âge (il a aujourd’hui 42 ans, soit 3 ans, pas plus, qu’Emmanuel Macron) de n’être qu’un « vieux briscard de la politique » une critique évoquant selon ses détracteurs, coups tordus et absence de loyauté ?

A cela Laurent Wauquiez répond que les élites parisiennes ou européennes (à l’exemple de Michel Barnier, l’ancien Commissaire Européen, avec lequel il y a eu quelques frictions) se sont démonétisées en perdant leur exemplarité vis à vis de l’électorat en général dont ils sont restés distants.

Laurent Wauquiez regarde les gens droit dans les yeux, écoute, cherche à comprendre, gribouille sur son calepin « des petits mots » et finalement séduit inévitablement.

Après être passé par la Droite Sociale, il serait devenu aujourd’hui, selon ses adversaires le représentant de la Droite Dure, « voire extrême », tissant ( ?) des liens avec le FN. A voir ? Dans ses récents discours, il affirme qu’il n’y aura pas d’alliance avec le Front National, espérant bien, comme l’avait fait Nicolas Sarkozy siphonné les voix de Marine Le Pen. Ces critiques semblent mal fondées, une fois de plus, compte tenu de son parcours personnel. Laurent Wauquiez aurait tout simplement mieux senti les sentiments des Français effrayés par une Europe passoire, aux frontières grandes ouvertes, exposée à une immigration de masse et à une mondialisation féroce, voire inhumaine, faisant litière des aspirations des Hommes.

Laurent Wauquiez assume. Et mène une campagne active pour l’élection à la Présidence des LR, élection qui aura lieu les 10 et 17 décembre 2017. Il ne voulait pas être le seul candidat dans la compétition, pour que le parti ne soit pas vu comme un parti qui bétonne et donne l’impression d’être verrouillé, ce qui aurait fait le jeu d’Emmanuel Macron. Il a été entendu puisque, lui y compris il y aura 3 candidats dans la ligne de départ. Ses deux concurrents sont une femme, Florence Portelli , ancienne Filloniste et Maël de Calaen, juppéiste. Il aurait obtenu pour faire valider sa candidature près de 25 000 parrainages, venant de tous horizons : élus et militants.

Personne au vu de ces chiffres ne cherche sérieusement à lui contester son élection, même si beaucoup ont l’intention de le supplanter lors d’élections présidentielles de 2022. A voir là aussi ?

La droite est sonnée  depuis la débâcle du printemps 2017. Elle doit être entièrement reconstruite : "Notre famille politique est dans un état lamentable, tout est à rebâtir " dit-il.
Il prône le retour du respect et de l’autorité en se comparant au héros  de cinéma d’action, Will Smith, affirmant qu’il n’hésitera à franchir certaines lignes rouges, si c’est pour le bien. Il veut que les Républicains soient au centre du jeu. Il promet « une droite de retour », « une droite qui soit une vrai droite », ne jetant pas un voile pudique sus ses idées  D’ailleurs  il dit « qu’il ne sait pas ce que c‘est la droite molle, la droite humaniste, la droite centriste ».

Heurté par ceux qu’il considère comme ayant trahi le mouvement (Les Constructifs) qui se sont vendus pour un plat de lentilles (du Puy bien sûr !) pour un poste ministériel, il a annoncé qu’il était dans ses intentions de choisir ses adversaires.

Au passage, il ajoute  souhaiter être le premier opposant à Emmanuel Macron , qu’il vient de qualifier « de petit président arrogant et capricieux, qui fait preuve de beaucoup de froideur et d’un vrai manque d’empathie ». Régalien, il estime qu’Emmanuel Macron est un petit président « inconsistant idéologiquement, dépourvu d’amour charnel pour la France », expression de « son désert de l’âme ». Il estime qu’Emmanuel Macron qui penche vers le communautarisme n’a pas pris la juste mesure des menaces faites au pays, en particulier en matière d’attentats.

Certains prétendent qu’il appartient à la tradition bonapartiste de la droite, gaulliste, chiraquienne etsarkoziste ; cornaqué dès ses début en politique par Jacques Barrot , UDF, il serait plutôt un jacobin, régionaliste complètement investi dans sa fonction de Président du Conseil Régionale Auvergne Rhône Alpes... et donc un baron local, proche du terrain, du terrain , toujours du terrain ! Qu’il arpente sans cesse  pour « sentir » les aspirations desFrançais au regard de leur racines et de leur mode de vie.

Laurent Wauquiez est un bourreau du travail, méthodique. Il a déjà sa stratégie dans sa tête , mais reconnait qu’il a besoin de l’aide de tous car pour « faire ensemble ce qu’il s’est fixé il a besoin d’être porté »

Laurent Wauquiez , du haut de son 1,91m à l’intention de porter un message fort pendant sa campagne pour la présidence des LR sans oublier les plus faibles et les plus fragiles.

Il sera aidé dans sa démarche par son épouse, Charlotte, dont il est très amoureux (il ne le cache pas). Il s’affiche d’ailleurs ostensiblement avec celle qui partage sa vie et dont il dit qu’elle est la meilleure du couple, en raison de sa « belle âme ». Il porte d’ailleurs traditionnellement la fameuse parka rouge que Charlotte lui aurait offert, dont il dit qu’elle lui aurait porté chance dès sa première élection. Charlotte, qui est administratrice au Sénat lui a donné deux enfants : Baptiste né en 2003 et Louise en 2006. Il porte une grande attention a sa famille (et à la famille en général) et dit qu’il a besoin de la stabilité de celle-ci, dans laquelle Charlotte assure « une fonction  régulatrice au niveau de son couple ».

A l‘évidence, aucune critique ne lui sera épargnée, c’est cela le sort des premiers de classe. Il reste au demeurant le grand favori.... et l’amoureux de l’Orient qui pourrait reprendre à son compte le dicton : « les chiens aboient mais la caravane passe ».

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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L’événement a été tenu très secret par l’Elysée de l’époque, mais voici ce qu’écrivait en octobre 2016 le WSJ (Wall Street Journal), dans une publication (reprise par Pierre Jovanovic).

« French President, Francois Hollande, in late October and asked how France could lure finance jobs away from London after Brexit. Mr. Dimon’s message was blunt : The chances that banks would move more employees to France were slim unless the country softens its labor laws. Mr. Hollande reassured Mr.  Dimon that change would come. But it would happen under his succesor, he said”

Mr. Dimon est Jamie Dimon (démon, il porte peut être bien son nom ?) qui est toujours le PDG de la JP Morgan and Chase.

Jamie Dimon a été  reçu à l’Elysée dans le plus grand secret en octobre 2016 par François Hollande qui voulait et souhaitait transformer Paris en City (à l’identique de celle de Londres) après que les anglais ont voté pour le Brexit.

Traduction rapide :" quand tu auras enlevé tous les droits qui protègent les salariés de ton pays, nous viendrons en France nous installer....Ce à quoi François Hollande a répondu que ce serait fait par le Président suivant, lui même ou un autre..."

On connait la suite. En Décembre 2016, François Hollande a annoncé qu’il ne se représenterait pas à la Présidence de la République. Son successeur élu en mai 2017 a été Emmanuel Macron, au pouvoir maintenant depuis 6 mois environ.

Mercredi 25 octobre 2017, une réunion discrète s’est tenue à l’Elysée, le soir au cours d’un diner, en journée à Matignon avec la participation ... c’est le plus é la Ministre du Travail, Muriel Penicaud.

Pour ce jour là, l’agenda de l’Elysée indiquait sobrement : 20h30 : Diners avec des investisseurs internationaux !.

En anglais ce soir là, devant un auditoire sous le charme, Emmanuel Macron a développé ses arguments : La France était en train de devenir un territoire réunissant les conditions indispensables pour une reprise économique, accompagnée si possible par une montée en gamme des produits français.

Les 5 ordonnances modifiant le Code du Travail venaient d’être publiées (le samedi 23 septembre 2017).

Tous les puissants de la finance, nationale et mondiale étaient là.

Si la Présence du Premier Ministre Edouard Philippe, semblait naturelle, on ne peut que se demander en quoi celle de la Ministre du travail était indispensable. Pour parler des futures et nouvelles réformes du Code du travail et de leur contenu, qui devront prendre en compte la demande de cet aréopage de financiers de haut rang ?

Les réunions qui se sont déroulées toutes la journée du 25 octobre, n’ont pas fait l’objet d’informations détaillées, ressemblant ainsi, sur ce point, à la réunion secrète tenue par François Hollande en octobre 2016. Rien ou presque rien n’a transpiré et très peu de médias se sont fait l’écho de cette réunion et si cela a été fait, cela a été très succinct.

On sait donc peu de chose sur la liste des participants à cette journée.

On sait quand même qu’étaient présentes, la plupart des entreprises du CAC 40 : Michelin, Renault, Airbus, PSA, Bouygues, L’Oreal, Vivendi, Orange, Total etc... Toutes ces entreprises sont françaises ou implantées déjà en France et on ne voit pas très bien l’intérêt de cette réunion pour celle-ci, alors qu’elles fréquentent régulièrement les allées du pouvoir.

En revanche, on sait qu’Emmanuel Macron avait invité des représentants de la haute finance internationale voire de grands fonds de pension : ex : Blackstone (qui gère 5900 milliards de dollars, soit l’équivalent de deux fois le PIB français, Carlyle, ou encore le Fonds souverain de Norvège qui pèse 1000 milliards de dollars.

On ne sait pas de façon sûre au plan français, si AXA Private-Equity était présent ? On peut néanmoins le supposer, Henri de Castries, ancien patron d’Axa Assurances et Banque, qui avait dans un premier temps soutenu le programme de François Fillon, (lequel avait soulevé un tollé en ce qui concerne sa proposition de supprimer la Sécurité Sociale ... pour les petits risques après modification) est devenu le soutien actif d’Emmanuel Macron, allant jusqu’à déclarer dans le Figaro du 25 septembre 2017 « que les réformes allaient dans le bon sens »...

Que des reformes soient nécessaires au pays, on ne peut le nier ! Qu’il faille le moderniser en passant par un accroissant du recours au numérique, on ne peut qu’approuver !

Que la France soit à vendre à l’encan et que ses salariés, généralement reconnus comme bien formés en général et de bonne qualité (la main d’œuvre française est appréciée de part le monde) avec certainement pas. On ne peut donc que se montrer suspect vis-à-vis de cette réunion que l’on a cherché une fois de plus à tenir secrète.

François Hollande qui depuis quelque temps est redevenu bavard, ne pourrait- il pas nous donner ses appréciations (au regard de sa propre expérience) sur cette réunion d’octobre 2017.

Il est très possible que certaines révélations sur ces réunions occultes déclencheraient au travers du pays un torrent d’injures par le bais des réseaux sociaux.

Emmanuel Macron a tout fait pour convaincre les participants à investir en France ... mais il faut que ce soit au profit de la France  et non dans la perspective de son dépouillement, Hommes et biens matériels tout à la fois.

Mais si ses propositions n’ont portées que sur la fiscalité et le droit du travail, comme cela a filtré, on ne peut qu’être quelque peu inquiet.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Macron a choisi le porte-parole du gouvernement et secrétaire d'Etat chargé des Relations avec le Parlement, Christophe Castaner, 51 ans, pour prendre la direction de La République en marche! (REM), ont déclaré mardi 24 octobre plusieurs sources gouvernementales et parlementaires.

«En Macronie, on n'est pas demandeur, on a une mission », résumait récemment un proche du chef de l'Etat au sujet de la direction d'un parti de 380.000 adhérents revendiqués.

Depuis l'élection présidentielle, le parti LREM peine à exister sur la scène politique et à retrouver une voix qui porte, Macron a donc pris les choses en mains : il désigne quasiment celui qui va prendre la direction de LREM

"C'est passionnant comme enjeu, vous imaginez? Il faut construire un nouveau mouvement politique, qui va rassembler le plus grand nombre d'acteurs qui sont engagés dans le mouvement en France. Je trouve ça absolument passionnant, bien sûr ça m'intéresse", a déclaré Christophe Castaner .

Bien sûr l’Elysée se refuse à confirmer l'information ne voulant pas admettre officiellement que c’est le président qui décide de la personne à placer à la tête du mouvement qu'il a créé.

Dans les faits, il reste quelques formalités à accomplir. : réunir ses parrainages (60 adhérents membres du Conseil, dont 30 députés, 3 sénateurs, 10 référents territoriaux et 5 élus non parlementaires) déposer son dossier avant le 2 novembre. Puis c'est le conseil national de LREM - le parlement du parti - qui l'élira au poste de "délégué général" lors d'une convention le 18 novembre à Lyon.

À ce titre, l’élection à main levée du 18 novembre par le conseil national de La République en Marche apparaît comme une simple formalité...

Un exemple de fonctionnement démocratique en Macronie !!

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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Dinnombrables français ont fait ces dernières années, directement ou involontairement, le constat qu’ils se trouvaient dans un désert médical : absence ou insuffisance de généralistes, durée interminable pour obtenir un rendez vous avec un ophtalmologue, un gynécologue, un dermatologue etc.. Il faut parfois faire plusieurs kilomètres , pour se rendre dans un de ces cabinets médicaux. Cette problématique est d’ailleurs souvent le sujet favori des conversations en famille, avec des voisins, entre amis, toutes générations confondues.

Pour pallier ces difficultés, nombreux sont ceux qui se rendent directement au service des urgences des hôpitaux, engorgeant souvent et inutilement ces services (la bobologie ne relève pas, il faut le rappeler du service des urgences hospitalières) et augmentant la durée d’intervention (sauf urgence absolue) des médecins urgentistes présents.

Et pourtant la France n’a jamais compté autant de médecins : au 1er janvier 2017, la France comptait 291 000 praticiens inscrits au tableau de l’ordre. Parmi ceux ci, le nombre de  professionnels en activité régulière a reculé de 10% depuis 2007, ramenant le nombre de professionnels actifs à 198 000.

Ces chiffres sont donnés par le Conseil de l’Ordre lui même, qui dans ses missions a pour objectif, d’accompagner les médecins, de veiller au maintien des compétences et de la probité du corps médical, et de conseiller les pouvoirs publics.

Depuis de nombreuses années, le Conseil de l’Ordre des médecins a attiré l’attention des pouvoirs publics, sur les bases préoccupantes de la baisse du nombre de généralistes en premier lieu et sur la disparité territoriale en second lieu.

Comment en est on arrivé là ?

Depuis 10 ans, ce n’est pourtant pas moins de 10 plans de relance en matière de santé qui ont été mis en place et qui n’ont pas empêche une aggravation à la baisse de l’offre médicale, toutes spécialités confondues.

Faute d’information fiables, il a en effet été difficile, de toute évidence, de trouver des solutions rapides et efficaces ! Ceci d’autant plus que la notion de désert médical est vaste...

Pour la plupart des Français, un désert médical est un territoire rural, peu peuplé, qui s’est vidé de ses médecins, généralistes en particulier, ceci sous l’effet du vieillissement des praticiens et du désintérêt des jeunes générations de médecins, très féminisées, pour ces territoires d’installation. Mais ce n’est pas que cela ...

La ville de Paris est depuis peu, entrée elle aussi dans le classement, les médecins ayant renoncé à s’installer dans la capitale, eu égard au coût de plus en plus inaccessible de l’immobilier.

Les grandes banlieues et les zones périurbaines, sont elles aussi devenues progressivement des déserts médicaux, ceci sous la pression d’un autre phénomène, celui de l’insécurité à laquelle ils sont confrontés quotidiennement.

C’est donc à ce dossier, délicat et sensible qu’Emmanuel Macron a du s’attaquer, moins de 6 mois après son élection à la présidence, le dossier figurant en haut (très haut) dans la pile des dossiers qui l’attendaient..

Le 13 octobre, c’est donc Edouard Philippe, accompagne de son ministre de la santé, Agnès Buzyn, qui s’y colle, annonçant un plan, qualifié d’inédit, contre les déserts médicaux.

Comme pour d’autres sujets, le maitre mot de la reforme a été selon les deux membres éminents du gouvernement, « le pragmatisme ».. Une reforme baptisée : «  renforcer l’accès territorial aux soins »..

Edouard Philippe a martelé, à l’occasion de la présentation du plan, à Châlus en Haute Vienne, que le projet gouvernemental privilégiait la persuasion, l’incitation et que toute coercition, laquelle avait été un échec auparavant, était totalement exclue dans ce plan.

Applaudissement des tous les syndicats libéraux de médecins naturellement ! Ce qui n’a pas empêché Agnès Buzyn de déclarer que malgré la confiance qu’elle plaçait dans les médecins (elle est elle même médecin) elle allait mettre en place un plan rigoureux d’indicateurs destinés à évaluer les dynamiques de terrain au regard des mesures contenues dans le plan.

Mais une fois de plus, il a été décidé d’encourager la coopération entre médecins et de favoriser la construction, en concertation avec les élus locaux, de 1000 maisons de santé supplémentaires. Un budget de 400 millions d’euros a d’ailleurs été prévu pour atteindre cet objectif. Les rémunérations des personnels de santé, seront revues à la hausse ! Les infirmières (iers), jusqu’à présent cantonnées dans des missions spécifiques réduites seront désormais autorisées à assurer certains soins et le suivi de certaines maladies chroniques. Le plan prévoit aussi, un décloisonnement entre ville et hôpital, chaque médecin devant être, s’il le souhaite encouragé à partager ses activités entre médecine de ville et médecine hospitalière. Une nouvelle tarification des actes a aussi été prévue dans le plan et des crédits seront affectés au développement de la télémédecine. Tous les EHPAD seront équipés de ce matériel avant  2020.

Reste néanmoins et encore les problèmes de la mobilisation des élus locaux et de la reforme du numerus clausus.

Sous la pression de leurs électeurs également patients ou malades, les élus territoriaux chercheront autant que possible  à atteindre, les objectifs du plan, si leur secteur est concerné. Mais comme chacun sait les ressources des collectivités locales, avec notamment la suppression de la taxe d’habitation sont en train de fondre comme neige au soleil, provoquant l’ire des responsables peut être leur opposition.

Le numerus clausus. ! Depuis que Jacques Chirac l’a décidé et quantifié, le numerus clausus fait débat. Le sujet est même à vif ! La première année d’études de médecine est un immense gâchis. La sélection est rude : 12% seulement des bacheliers, non issus de la filière S, sont inscrits en PACE (première année commune des études de santé), la sélection est tout sauf démocratique (2500 candidats pour 350 places), le redoublement n’est possible qu’une fois.

Pour contourner le système, certains étudiants n’hésitent pas à aller faire leurs études ailleurs en Europe, en Belgique, en Roumanie, pour revenir en France passer leur 6eme année  en vue des épreuves du classement national. Le système broie ! Des vocations ont été brisées nettes, provoquant parfois des drames familiaux. A coup de fiches ingurgitées, de QCM par milliers, la fameuse 1ere année ne développe cependant pas les qualités humaines de la plupart des candidats (ou ne permette pas de s’en assurer !)

Le système est à bout de souffle, même si certaines expérimentations comme celle développée au Collège Stanislas (« Stan ») un établissement privé catholique sous contrat, qui a lancé, de façon artisanale tout d’abord, une formation, cherchent à permettre aux étudiants de passer ce cap difficile de la première année de médecine. A « Stan » on a optimisé un accompagnement sur 3 ans, comparable sur la forme, à l’enseignement proposé depuis 150 ans par les Jésuites. Depuis, d’autres organismes privés se sont aussi développés pour soutenir la préparation au concours.

La Ministre a assuré qu’elle reconsidérerait le problème du numérus clausus. Mais en attendant, il faut 8 à 10 ans pour former un médecin, qualifié, compétent et opérationnel.

Aussi, réorientation progressive et diversification des profils, ont été aujourd’hui proposés comme des solutions temporaires, offertes aux étudiants.

En clair, et globalement même si les intentions sont là, selon certains spécialistes, les déserts médicaux ne sont pas près de disparaitre.Les plus catégoriques, qui rappellent sans cesse le rôle négatif des gouvernements qui se sont succédé, des médias et des syndicats médicaux, continuent en effet à penser que toutes ces mesures incitatives risquent d’être une fois de plus , vaines, ceci tant que l’Etat sera omniprésent et omnipotent dans ce dossier des déserts médicaux.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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Des élections législatives viennent de se tenir en Tchéquie les 20 et 21 octobre 2017, pour élire les 200 députes de la 8ème législature. Ces députes ont été élus pour 4 ans.

La formation « populiste » ANO (Akace Nespokojenych Obcanu/action des citoyens mécontents et « oui » en tchèque) dirigée par le milliardaire Andrej Babis (parfois qualifié de Trump Tchèque) a largement remporté ces élections, en assurant 78 sièges et en faisant campagne contre la corruption, mais aussi contre l’accueil des migrants et contre la zone euro, sans pour autant prôner la sortie de l’Union européenne (UE). Rappelons que la République Tchèque a conservé sa monnaie nationale, la couronne !

On ne peut pas éviter de rapprocher ces résultats électoraux de ceux qui viennent de se dérouler en Autriche. Ces élections autrichiennes, qui ont eu lieu le 15 octobre dernier, ont vu, sans surprise, pour certains observateurs, la large victoire du parti conservateur autrichien (30% des voix) mené par le très jeune Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Sébastian Kurtz, qui depuis longtemps, lui aussi se bat pour fermer les frontières de l’Europe aux réfugiés. Une thématique proche de la droite extrême qui,  il y a quelques mois était aux portes du pouvoir. Les partisans de l’extrême droite ont eux aussi manifesté leur joie, car, ayant fait leur meilleur score historique, ils peuvent former une coalition avec Sebastian Kurz. Sebastian Kurz , qui a tout juste 31 ans est devenu le plus jeune dirigeant européen.

On est aussi dans l’obligation de rapprocher ces derniers résultats électoraux, d’autres résultats électoraux récents qui sont en train de recomposer le paysage politique de l’Europe.

L’Allemagne : la formation « populiste » anti migrants a raflé 12,6% des suffrages au cours des dernières élections législatives, faisant ainsi entrer pour la première fois, au Bundestag, depuis 1945, 90 députes de la droite dure.

La France : après une campagne axée sur le rétablissement des frontières, la lutte contre l’immigration mais aussi la sortie de l’euro, Marine Le Pen s’est qualifiée pour le second tour avec un score de 21,3% des voix (7,6 millions de voix). Depuis, droite et extrême droite se cherchent. C’est ainsi que Jean Fréderic Poisson, ancien candidat de la droite à la primaire des présidentielles et Nicolas Dupont- Aignan qui avait fait alliance au second tour avec Marine Le Pen, rêvent d’une grande coalition de Droite.

« Amoureux de la France » ils préparent ensemble le lancement d’une « plateforme participative » qui sera lancée le 25 octobre à Paris, ceci dans le but de constituer une offre politique, sans tabou, « ouverte aux Français sortis rincés du quinquennat Hollande » et déjà déçus par l’illusion Macron, dont le pouvoir est selon eux déjà menacé.

Les Pays Bas : le parti pour la Liberté (PVV) de Geert Wilder est devenu, en mars dernier, la seconde force politique du Parlement néerlandais, après avoir, pourtant, été longuement ostracisé.

La Bulgarie : les nationalistes bulgares ont fait leur entrée au gouvernement où ils ont obtenu deux postes de vice premiers ministres et deux ministères. Ces nationalistes sont entrés ensuite, dans la coalition « Patriotes Unis », elle aussi anti migrants.

L’Italie : La Ligue du Nord qui a soutenu le « NON » au referendum sur la reforme de la constitution, faisant chuté Mattéo Renzi, détient 18 sièges à la Chambre des Députés.

Elle s’est transformée progressivement en parti anti-euro et anti immigrés, après avoir été un parti sécessionniste. Mais comment ne pas se rapprocher là aussi, cette situation de « l’autre referendum » (informel, sur Internet), celui qui s’est organisé ce dimanche à l’initiative des présidents « Ligue du Nord » de la Vénétie et de la Lombardie. (15 millions d’habitants, deux fois plus que la Catalogne candidate elle- aussi à l’indépendance), lesquels revendiquent, moins de migrants et  plus d’autonomie, financière et fiscale au pouvoir central. Ces initiatives pourraient elles avoir un effet domino en Italie ?

La Grèce : « Aube Dorée » a conforté ses positions, à la faveur de la crise migratoire et à cause ou en raison de la crise financière organisée comme une purge par les dirigeants européens.

La Suède : Les Démocrates de Suède (SD) ont réalisé une percée historique. Le parti compte 48 sièges au Parlement sur 349.

En Belgique : Le Vlaams Belang (VB/Intérêt flamand) qui prône l’indépendance de la Flandre, a vu son électorat siphonné récemment par le parti Nationaliste Nouvelle Alliance Flamande (N-VA) très à droite.

La Hongrie  ou Viktor Orban développe une ligne dure, anti-immigrationniste.

Et la Pologne , et ... etc...

Très curieusement, l’Europe (UE) et les dirigeants européens ne semblent toujours pas perturbés par la montée des populistes et des Eurosceptiques. L’Europe Monétaire est de son côté en train de glisser lentement sous les coups de boutoirs de ces mouvements nationalistes, tous inspirés par le déficit démocratique imposé, il faut en convenir, depuis longtemps  par les institutions européennes jugées trop distantes et trop technocratiques.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld
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«Le gouvernement a dû appliquer l'article 155 de la Constitution. Ce n'était ni notre souhait, ni notre intention», a affirmé le premier ministre conservateur, Mariano Rajoy, à l'issue du conseil des ministres. «Nous appliquons l'article 155 parce qu'aucun gouvernement d'aucun pays démocratique ne peut accepter que la loi soit ignorée.»

Le couperet est tombé ce samedi matin. Lors d'un conseil des ministres extraordinaire, Mariano Rajoy et les membres de son gouvernement ont enclenché à contre-coeur l'article 155 de la Constitution permettant la suspension de l'autonomie de la région. Reste au Sénat la validation des mesures prévues. Voilà le dernier épisode d'une crise sans précédent pour l'Espagne.

Quelques heures plus tôt, le roi d'Espagne , sortant de sa réserve habituelle, est intervenu dans cette crise, la pire qu'ait traversée le pays depuis la fin de la dictature de Francisco Franco en 1975, pour affirmer que l'État saurait faire face à cette "tentative inacceptable de sécession (...) avec ses institutions démocratiques légitimes". "Nous ne voulons pas renoncer à ce que nous avons construit ensemble", a ajouté Felipe VI à la veille du Conseil des ministres. L'UE répète qu'elle ne reconnaîtrait pas l'indépendance de la Catalogne, qui quitterait automatiquement l'Union. Antonio Tajani a rappelé que, « trop souvent par le passé, la perspective de changer les frontières a été présentée comme une panacée divine et s'est transformée en un chaos infernal ». Emmenées par les deux plus grandes banques catalanes, Caixabank et Sabadell, près de 1 200 entreprises ont transféré leur siège social hors de Catalogne.

Au refus de renoncer officiellement à l'indépendance de la Catalogne, Madrid a usé de ses prérogatives. Objectifs affichés : "rétablir la légalité", "revenir à la normalité et la coexistence", "continuer avec la reprise économique" et "organiser des élections". Les mesures seront soumises à l'approbation du Sénat, attendue pour la fin octobre

Le chef du gouvernement a négocié avec l'opposition l'enclenchement de la suspension de l'autonomie.

Les mesures concrètes vont se négocier avec le Parti socialiste (PSOE), principale force d'opposition, et ses alliés centristes de Ciudadanos.

Madrid devrait prendre le contrôle de la police régionale, les Mossos d'Esquadra, dont le chef a été inculpé de sédition pour ne pas avoir empêché le référendum d'autodétermination. La mesure vise aussi à organiser des élections en janvier dans la région. «L'issue logique de ce processus serait la tenue d'élections, organisées conformément à la loi», selon le porte-parole du gouvernement, Inigo Mendez de Vigo.

Dans le but d'éviter toute escalade des tensions, Madrid a insisté sur le fait que ces mesures sont prises pour un temps limité, transitoire, devant déboucher sur de nouvelles élections régionales.

Sommé de revenir à la légalité, le chef du gouvernement catalan, Carles Puigdemont, a au contraire menacé de faire proclamer formellement l'indépendance de cette région de 7,5 millions d'habitants si son autonomie était suspendue.

Une grande manifestation est d'ailleurs prévue à 17 heures à Barcelone pour la libération de deux leaders indépendantistes arrêtés au cours de la semaine et la suspension des prérogatives d'une région très jalouse de son autonomie risque de susciter une forte mobilisation, même si la population est divisée sur la question de l'indépendandance.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Le président du gouvernement espagnol, Mariano Rajoy, avait donné jusqu'à ce jeudi matin 10h00 aux autorités catalanes pour renoncer clairement à une proclamation unilatérale d'indépendance. Passé ce délai, Madrid pourrait suspendre l'autonomie de la région en application de l'article 155 de la Constitution de 1978

Jeudi 19 octobre, Carles Puigdemont, le président indépendantiste catalan, a finalement décidé de ne pas déclarer l'indépendance, tout en indiquant que ce serait le cas si Madrid devait retirer son autonomie à la Catalogne.Le président du gouvernement autonome de Catalogne, Carles Puigdemont, à l'expiration jeudi matin de l'ultimatum lancé par Madrid, a renvoyé tout simplement la balle à Madrid.l

Le gouvernement espagnol pourrait renoncer à suspendre l'autonomie de la Catalogne si le président indépendantiste de la région acceptait de convoquer des élections régionales pour repartir à zéro et mettre fin au conflit qui l'oppose à Madrid, a-t-on appris de source gouvernementale.

Suite à cette déclaration, les services du Premier ministre Mariano Rajoy ont annoncé, à la sortie d'une réunion spéciale du conseil des ministres, que l'article 155 de la Constitution, permettant de suspendre l'autonomie politique de la Catalogne, sera activé samedi. Cet article permet à l'Etat central de prendre le contrôle de la Catalogne, c'est-à-dire le contrôle sur la police catalane, ou encore les finances de la région. Madrid pourrait aussi envoyer des technocrates pour remplacer certains membres du gouvernement catalan.

Cette option était soutenue, depuis Bruxelles, par le chef de l'opposition espagnole, le socialiste Pedro Sanchez, en contact permanent avec le chef du gouvernement sur ce sujet . "La seule voie possible pour M. Puigdemont est de restaurer la légalité et, d'un point de vue politique, convoquer des élections anticipées", a-t-il déclaré. Il a ajouté que cette voie mettrait fin "sans aucun doute" à la menace de suspension d'une autonomie.

Cette offre peut être interprétée comme une ouverture pour désamorcer la crise ouverte depuis des semaines entre Barcelone et Madrid.

Des élections permettrait sans aucun doute d'éviter que ne soit prise cette mesure drastique qui n'a jamais été appliquée depuis que l'Espagne est redevenue démocratique en 1977; Mesure qui risquerait également de déclencher des manifestations ingérables dans cette région de 7,5 millions d'habitants.

Une façon également pour les indépendantistes de renoncer à une déclaration unilatérale d'indépendance en pouvant par ailleurs se renforcer électoralement ...

Si camp pro-indépendantiste pousse Carles Puigdemont à déclarer l'indépendance, les milieux économiques,eux, observent avec une inquiétude non masquée la fuite de centaines d'entreprises de Catalogne.

Une joute verbale continue entre les deux pouvoirs quelque peu sans issue..Reste peu de temps de réflexion...

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Emmanuel Macron n'a pas réussi à convaincre la majorité des Français malgré ses déclarations appuyées d'un chef d'Etat qui dit qu'il « aime et estime l’ensemble de (ses ) concitoyens ».

Que retient-on de cette interview qu'il semblait lui-même diriger malgré les trois journalistes venus l'interroger ? Qu 'il ne changerait ni de cap ni de style et que les Français devraient s'habituer à sa façon de parler, loin du « politiquement correct », « aseptisé » de ses prédécesseurs .

Pour lui le peuple l'a investi d'une mission. « Le peuple français ne m'a pas demandé de gérer, mais de transformer » a clarifié le Président.

Cette « transformation en profondeur » nécessite donc une politique demandant des efforts aux Français qui lui ont donné par le truchement des urnes la légitimité pour le faire .

Un vaste chantier qui ne portera ses fruits que dans un an et demi, deux ans, selon le Président inflexible dans sa détermination de mener à bout son programme annoncé durant la campagne.

Pour lui l'essentiel reste la bataille pour l'emploi dans un monde en profonde mutation. Il s'est voulu pédagogique pour expliquer l'action menée en cinq mois : après la réforme du Code du travail qui donne une plus grande souplesse aux chefs d'entreprises, il faut impérativement passer par le deuxième train de réformes portant sur la formation et l'assurance chômage. En dégageant 15 milliards d'euros pour la formation professionnelle il compte « offrir de vraies formations qualifiantes aux chômeurs ». « Si nous ne faisons pas cet investissement nous ne gagnerons pas la bataille contre le chômage » assène-t-il.

La suppression de l’ISF pour la transformer en IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière) fait partie intégrale de sa bataille pour l'emploi et il l'assume pleinement en pointant l'erreur de son prédécesseur (la taxe à 75 % sur les hauts revenus) qui a fait partir les grandes fortunes de la France.

« Je ne crois pas à la jalousie envers les riches. ». Ces derniers sont les « premiers de cordée » métaphore lourde de sens : aux autres de s'y accrocher pour gravir la montagne. La suppression de l'ISF, il l'assume également. L’allègement de l’impôt sur le capital va permettre l'investissement et l'innovation. La fortune immobilière est par contre comparée à de la rente facile qui n'est pas réinvestie : cela revient à « jouir de sa richesse plutôt que d’aider l’économie en réinvestissant ».D'où la création de l'IFI .

Qu'on se le tienne pour dit Emmanuel Macron  reste droit dans ses bottes, et ne changera pas de cap malgré les résistances.

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La colère gronde depuis plusieurs semaines chez les élus locaux ; qu’ils soient Maires, Présidents de Conseils départementaux, Présidents de Régions ou simples élus de base, tous sont aujourd’hui remontés comme des pendules contre l’Etat et ses symboles, Bercy et  le Président Emmanuel Macron (dont il est lui même issu).

Ici, ou là, à moins qu’ils ne soient très officiellement étiquetés LREM, et considérés comme des élus « godillots », la grogne s’est installée progressivement chez les élus locaux au fur et à mesure des annonces du gouvernement et du Président lui même, annonces très souvent contraires aux promesses de campagne longuement clamées pendant toute l’année qui a précédé l’élection présidentielle 2017.

Et pourtant, tout était bien parti ... Les élections législatives du mois de juin 2017, avaient porté au pouvoir 350 députés, donnant ainsi à Emmanuel Macron , élu président de la République quelques semaines plus tôt, une majorité plus que  confortable pour porter son projet. Parallèlement, ces victoires électorales écrasantes avaient autorisé le Président à envisager l’élection d’un nombre significatif de sénateurs à l’occasion du renouvellement de la moitié des sièges de la Haute Assemblée, en septembre. Pari perdu !

Les résultats des élections sénatoriales n’ont pas « été bonnes pour LREM » ... c’est un euphémisme...

Mais rappelons nous, les sénateurs sont élus par des grands électeurs, tous élus locaux. La confiance n’était visiblement plus au rendez vous !

La grogne couvait comme chacun sait depuis le mois de juillet, lorsqu ’après la Conférence Nationale des Territoires et le vote de la suppression de la réserve parlementaire, Edouard Philippe avait annoncé le fameux coup de rabot, entrainant pour les collectivités locales un gel de 300 millions d’euros de recettes.

La grogne couvait ! Mais comme chacun sait, en juillet et en août la France est en vacances, élus compris.

Mais rebelote ! Une seconde passe d’arme a eu lieu, le 27 septembre, à l’occasion de la réunion du Comite des Finances locales consacrée à la préparation du budget 2018.

Les Présidents de Région ont ce jour là claqué la porte. Jacqueline Gouraud (MODEM/ralliée à Emmanuel Macron), Ministre auprès du Ministre de l’Intérieur Gérard Collomb a du faire face, héroïquement, a une levée de bouclier mémorable lorsqu’elle a été amenée présenter le projet budgétaire de baisse de 450 millions d’euros sur les ressources traditionnellement versées aux régions par l’Etat.

Après 4 années de baisse constante de la DGF (Dotation Globale de Fonctionnement) la stabilisation récente du volume de cette DGF  avait néanmoins suscité, notamment de la part de élus de petites villes de France des réactions saluant « quelques mesures rassurantes », et « allant dans le bon sens » ??

Mais une quinzaine de jours plus tard, le ton est à nouveau monté de plusieurs crans supplémentaires, et quasiment unanimement, tous élus confondus (élus ruraux, élus de villes de toutes tailles).

Des élus ont même démissionné, fatigué comme Philippe Richert, Président de la Région du Grand Est, ou écœurés , en protestation se sentant une fois de plus trompés, et effrayés pour beaucoup par les conséquences juridiques et politiques de telles mesures : conséquences sur leur budget d’investissement mettant les entreprises du bâtiment et des travaux publics à la diète, avec tous les risques à la clef de suppression d’emplois ... locaux, non délocalisables.. ; conséquence sur leur budget de fonctionnement, risque de déficit budgétaire ou d'augmentation des impôts locaux (ou ce qu'il en restera comme la taxe Foncière)

Tout s’entrechoque en effet au travers de ces réformes multisectorielles: suppression de la taxe d’habitation soit disant compensée, mais on sait ce que valent les promesses de l’Etat sur ce point, fins des emplois aidés, suppression du nombre de fonctionnaires (en grève demain10 octobre), obligation de réaliser 13  Milliards d’euros d’économie etc..

Quelques 70 maires de la Creuse, furieux de ne pas avoir pu rencontrer le Président à Egletons ont  appelé leurs pairs à décrocher le  portrait d’Emmanuel Macron des murs de leurs mairies.

L’un d’entre eux a même décidé de faire réduire la taille de la photo du Président : 1/3 de dotation en moins, 1/3 de ...surface de photo en moins.

Les Régions ont refusé de signer l’engagement de réduction de dépenses prévues pour les 319 plus importantes collectivités !!.

L’incendie « politique » menace à tous les étages  à 6 semaines du 100 éme   Congrès des Maires, l’AMF présidée par François Baroin, qui vient de déclarer fermement que le débat n’était pas aujourd’hui entre droite et gauche, mais entre L’Etat et les Territoires, avec remise en cause de la décentralisation initiée en 1982.

Comparé à Jupiter, puis à Napoléon, c’est  à Louis XIV qu’il est aujourd’hui associé, car le Roi Soleil, dès son installation au pouvoir (très jeune) s’était lancé lui aussi avec ardeur dans une vague réformatrice, se mettant à dos les Grands du Royaume.

On dit qu ’Edouard Philippe, qui navigue à vue et cherche désespérément à éteindre les incendies (lui qui a été maire du Havre, alors qu’Emmanuel Macron n’a jamais été un élu local) aurait confié qu’il était en train de subir un vrai supplice chinois !! . Ses futures rencontres avec des élus locaux investis de responsabilités diverses s’annoncent agitées, ceux-ci étant chauffés à blanc.

Mais, jusqu’ou le système tiendra t il ?

Emmanuel Macron pourra-t-il-encore tenir longtemps sur cette ligne réformatrice, face à la bronca des élus qui n’en finit pas ?

Se souviendra-t-il à temps de cette phrase célèbre du Duc de Liancourt-de La Rochefoucauld, au moment de la prise de la Bastille, et alors qu’il venait d’informer Louis XVI des événements: « Sire, ce n’est pas une révolte, mais une Révolution » !!

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Selon un sondage Harris Interactive pour RMC et Atlantico publié ce vendredi en effet, près de six Français sur dix (57% exactement) se disent choqués par les mots utilisés par le chef de l'Etat.

Lors d'une visite mercredi de l'Ecole d'application aux métiers des travaux publics à Egletons et au cours d'un aparté avec le président de la région Nouvelle Aquitaine, Alain Rousset (PS) évoquant les difficultés de recrutement dans une fonderie d'Ussel (Corrèze), M. Macron s'est fendu de son habituel langage fleuri :

"certains, au lieu de foutre le bordel, feraient mieux d'aller regarder s'ils ne peuvent pas avoir des postes là-bas, parce qu'il y en a qui ont les qualifications pour le faire et ce n'est pas loin de chez eux"

La dernière saillie d'Emmanuel Macron accusant certains salariés "de foutre le bordel" au lieu d'accepter la mobilité a provoqué une telle polémique ce jeudi 5 octobre 2017 que voulant eteindre l'incendie l'entourage de ce denier s'est vu contraint de s'expliquer :

Macron a déclaré "assumer" ses propos, il ne les aurait pas tenus dans "un cadre officiel" !!!

Pourtant, il était bel et bien entouré de caméras ce jour-là lors de sa visite très médiatique en Corrèze …

Le chef de l'Etat "ne retire rien sur le fond" de ses déclarations faites, a-t-il fait savoir, via le nouveau porte-parole l'Elysée, Bruno Roger-Petit.

Mais il "n'emploierait pas, dans un cadre officiel, le mot 'bordel', qu'il a utilisé dans une discussion officieuse", a ajouté son entourage. "Ces mots, on les utilise tous. Les Français les utilisent", a de son côté tenté de déminer le porte-parole du gouvernement d'alors Christophe Castaner.. Mais ce dernier a tout de même dû reconnaître que ces mots étaient "surprenants dans la bouche d'un président de la République" .

Mais plus préoccupant encore :Emmanuel Macron n'en est pas à sa première saillie. «  les illettrées », « les fainéants » «  les riens », « les pauvres en autocar » sont une simple piqûre de rappel d'autres expressions controversées d'Emmanuel Macron.

"C'est de l'arrogance", a fustigé le patron des députés LR Christian Jacob dénonçant "un président qui ne supporte pas la moindre contestation". Et au patrons des députés LR d'enfoncer le clou. Macron, qui n'a "jamais été élu local", "devrait arrêter ce genre de provocation d'enfant gâté »ajoute-t-il d'un ton cinglant

.Le secrétaire général des Républicains Bernard Accoyer n'a pas été plus tendre à l'égard de l'attitude d'Emmanuel Macron :

"Il est le président de tous les Français et la première exigence, c'est un respect à l'égard de tous nos compatriotes quels qu'ils soient et en particulier ceux qui sont en difficulté."

« Ce mépris de répétition » d'Emmanuel Macron fait montre non seulement de l'immense fracture entre une élite sortie tout droit d'une école mais aussi la nécessite impérative d'avoir une bonne connaissance du terrain en tant qu'élu local.

Reste que les Français se disent choqués par ce manque de considération de la part d'un Président qui ne sait pas même employer un langage policé. Jupiter est descendu très vite de son piédestal. Il ne sait que s'attirer les foudres.

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La réforme de l'ISF agite les parlementaires de tous bords, y compris au sein de la majorité.

Voici le dossier empoisonné par excellence. À droite comme à gauche il soulevé des crispations. En optant pour la quasi-suppression de l’impôt de solidarité sur la fortune (ISF), le gouvernement vient d’ouvrir une nouvelle séquence politique.

C'est pourquoi Edouard Philippe revient sur la réforme de l’impôt sur la fortune (ISF) qui, selon lui, « ne marche pas », qui a fait « fuir le capital » et qui va se transformer en un « impôt sur la fortune immobilière ».

« En quinze ans d’ISF, on a fait partir 10 000 contribuables représentant globalement 35 milliards de capital. Et quand ils sont partis, ils ne payent pas non plus l’impôt sur le revenu. », affirme le Premier Ministre dans une interview.

Cette option s'avère défendable sur le plan économique : en effet Emmanuel Macron fait le choix de la relance économique et de la création d’emplois en s’appuyant sur ceux qui investissent. Et la fortune immobilière, considérée comme une rente, reste taxée.

Au sein même de la majorité, ce choix met mal à l'aise des députés d' En Marche. A François Bayrou lui-même de parler d'un budget « déséquilibré ». Les socialistes et les syndicats s’engouffrent dans la brèche. Le chef du gouvernement,quant à lui, estime que cette critique « ne correspond pas à la réalité ». « Beaucoup de mesures redistribuent du pouvoir d’achat vers les plus faibles et les classes moyennes », rappelle-t-il.

Mais cette réforme suscite de nombreuses polémiques sur la question de la taxation des « signes extérieurs de richesse », comme les yachts qui sont exclus du champ du nouvel ISF.

C'est la raison pour laquelle Edouard Philippe se dit ainsi « ouvert » à une hausse des « taxes spécifiques » sur certains biens de luxe emboîtant le pas à ses ministres de l’économie et des comptes publics, Bruno Le Maire et Gérald Darmanin.

Pour corriger le tir, le gouvernement prépare un alourdissement des taxes spécifiques sur toute une série de biens considérés comme signes extérieurs de richesse. Finalement, les yachts et les voitures de luxe pourraient être taxés davantage.

En réalité, le débat est surtout symbolique, car la rentabilité de cet impôt est mince. En 2016, il représentait quatre milliards d'euros, soit moins de 0,4% des prélèvements obligatoires.

C'est que l’ISF n’est pas qu’une question fiscale , il relève avant tout du symbole.

Depuis son rétablissement sous la forme de l’ISF par Michel Rocard en 1988 pour financer le RMI (Revenu minimum d’insertion), la droite se méfie de cet impôt auquel elle a préféré ne plus s’attaquer comme l'avait fait à ses dépens Jacques Chirac. Nicolas Sarkozy n’y a pas touché.

Emmanuel Macron décide de le supprimer en gardant la taxation sur l'immobilier considéré comme une rente.

Ce choix fait de lui le Président des riches au yeux de l'opinion publique à un moment où les inégalités se creusent. Le fossé ne cesse de se creuser, souligne l’observatoire des inégalités. 10 % des Français les plus riches possèdent la moitié du patrimoine. Leur contribution à l’effort de redressement, et pas seulement en voyant leurs impôts baisser, peut se défendre.

C’est en effet un choix discutable sur le plan politique tout simplement pour des raisons de calendrier. Cette réforme intervient au moment où le gouvernement baisse les APL, taille dans les contrats aidés et flexibilise les relations du travail au profit des chefs d’entreprise.

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Lundi  25 septembre 2017 le projet de loi antiterroriste a commencé son passage devant l'Assemblée en «  session extraordinaire ». Il vise à la transposition dans le droit commun de certaines mesures de l'état d'urgence prises au soir des attentats du 13 novembre 2015. Cette loi doit prendre le relais, le 1er novembre prochain, de l'état d'urgence prorogé à six reprises. Il s'agit de mesures comme les perquisitions rebaptisées "visites", les assignations à résidence en élargissant également le périmètre , et les fermetures administratives de lieux de culte.

D'autant que la menace terroriste , à son plus haut niveau, devient permanente et endogène. Contre cette menace , l'exécutif entend donc inscrire dans la loi ordinaire les "mesures les plus efficaces" de l'état d'urgence, selon les termes de Gérard Collomb, ministre de l'Intérieur.

Le Sénat a déjà procédé à l'adoption du texte en première lecture, en juillet dernier. Il y a apporté quelques modifications lesquelles ont été désapprouvées par le gouvernement. Plusieurs d'entre elles se sont vues annulées en commission à l'Assemblée nationale.

Mais de nombreuses mesures sont critiquées par les associations de défense des libertés individuelles comme étant liberticides. Ces dernières craignent que les opérations des services de police et de renseignement ne détournent ces lois à son profit

Pourtant le gouvernement assure que toutes les dispositions de la loi constitue un ciblage des plus précis sur les personnes soupçonnées d'être en lien avec la mouvance terroriste.


1°Une plus grande souplesse pour les perquisitions

Le préfet, représentant de l'Etat pourra demander dans le cadre d'investigations concernant le terrorisme des perquisitions, baptisées "visites et saisies". La personne concernée pourra être retenue pendant une quatre heures. Le lieu ciblé exclura le domicile ou le lieu de travail des avocats, magistrats et journalistes.Ces "visites et saisies" seront autorisées par le juge des libertés et de la détention (JLD) du tribunal de grande instance de Paris, après avis du procureur de Paris.


2° Les assignations à résidence

Les assignations d'une durée de trois mois et renouvelables dans la limite d'un an maximum, ne bénéficierait que d'un contrôle a posteriori par un juge administratif. Amnesty International, considère que ce type de décision puisse être pris "sur la foi de simples soupçons peu ou pas étayés des services de renseignement".


3° L'élargissement du périmètre des contrôles d'identité

Le gouvernement , s'appuyant sur l'article 25 du code Schengen, demande non seulement que soient élargies les possibilités de contrôles d'identité aux frontières mais également le périmètre. Ainsi la durée maximale des vérifications passerait de six à douze heures alors que les contrôles pourraient avoir lieu également aux abords des gares internationales (et non plus seulement à l'intérieur) et ce dans un rayon de 20 kilomètres autour des aéroports et des ports. Des associations craignent le détournement de ces mesures à de fins de contrôle de l'immigration irrégulière...

Gérard Collomb a assené que « ne pas maintenir un certain nombre de contrôles aux frontières, c'est sous-estimer la menace. Nous avons vu dans les derniers dossiers terroristes qu'il y avait des allées et venues entre la France et la Belgique, entre la France et l'Espagne » . La porosité des frontières s'avère un danger terroriste.

4° L'ajout de critères pour la fermeture des lieux de culte

Des critères supplémentaires pourrait faciliter la fermeture d'un lieu de culte : si les activités qui s'y déroulent "provoquent à la violence, provoquent à la commission d’actes de terrorisme ou font l’apologie de tels actes". Une fermeture consécutive du lieu de culte portée jusqu'à six mois avec une sanction de trois ans d’emprisonnement et 45.000 euros d’amendes en cas de violation de cette interdiction.

Les sénateurs avaient prévu que la découverte "d'écrits" véhiculant de telles provocations puissent constituer des preuves. L'exécutif a obtenu le fait que les "idées et théories" représentent aussi une menace. Le gouvernement fait la liste des "pratiques" qui sont "désormais beaucoup plus insidieuses", "plus indirectes" faisant clairement allusion à Internet : "La référence à tel ou tel théologien prônant ces idées, la présence de ses ouvrages dans la bibliothèque du lieu de culte, la présence de sa biographie sur le site internet du lieu de culte, ou encore la simple présence sur ce site, d’un lien Internet vers un site organisant une conférence ou vers un ouvrage relayant ces idées".

Serait-ce une atteinte à la liberté de conscience et au libre exercice des cultes garantis tant en droit interne qu’en droit européen et international ?

5° Les possibilités de surveillance renforcées

La mesure censurée en octobre 2016 par le Conseil constitutionnel sur les écoutes hertziennes revient dans l'hémicycle avec un cadre juridique pour y recourir. En fait il s'agit des communications quotidiennes empruntant les réseaux hertziens( GSM, Bluetooth, wifi...). Le texte Les boîtes noires du renseignement offre des algorithmes qui permettent de détecter des connexions suspectes sur Internet et seraient utilisables.Pour tous les citoyens?.

Au nom du terrorisme il faut être très circonspect et ne pas priver le citoyen de toute liberté, par contre il s’avère nécessaire d'opposer une plus grande fermeté, à  l'égard d'individus fichés S, des lieux de culte, clubs de sport,prônant la violence par exemple, des opération plus musclées dans des zones repaires ...

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Comme tous les trois ans, pas moins de 76 000 "grands électeurs" (députés, sénateurs, élus locaux...) sont appelés aux urnes, dimanche 24 septembre 2017, pour renouveler, comme tous les trois ans, la moitié des sièges de la Haute Assemblée .

Ce scrutin indirect a valeur de test pour Emmanuel Macron et sa majorité.

Trois mois après le raz-de-marée macroniste à l'Assemblée nationale, il n'y a pas de vague LREM .

La victoire revient à la droite qui devrait même élargir son assise, toujours majoritaire et les LREM obtiennent moins de voix qu'ils ne le pensaient au Sénat:

une petite trentaine et siègeront en quatrième position.

Une soirée un peu compliquée pour Macron dont l'objectif était de passer à 45, voire 50 membres.

A défaut d'un avertissement, c'est l'expression d'un profond malaise de la société française

.A suivre

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon a mobilisé contre la réforme du Code du travail. Ils sont venus « contre le coup d'Etat social ». Au total, 150 000, selon les organisateurs. 30 000, d'après les chiffres de la police.

Et d’autres combats ont été annoncés contre les autres réformes à venir comme sur la formation professionnelle, l’assurance chômage, le logement…

"la bataille ne fait que commencer" lancé le tribun. Ces sujet ne relèvent plus des ordonnances comme celles du code du travail.

Et le licencié de philosophie compte encore faire descendre dans la rue l'opposition et l'incarnait à l'heure où les partis politiques de droite comme de gauche sont laminés.

Macron et Mélanchon ont en commun de ne plus croire à la pertinence du clivage gauche-droite . Que veut-t-t-il montrer ?

Que le pouvoir peut se prendre dans la rue ?

Répliquer à la formule du Président expliquant sur CNM que la démocratie ne se fait pas dans la rue  ?

« Personne n'avait parlé au peuple de cette façon ! Ni les rois ni les gouvernements ! » a-il lancé et de poursuivre « Il vous reste à consulter l'histoire de France, le tance Mélenchon. C'est la rue qui a abattu les rois. C'est la rue qui a abattu les nazis. C'est la rue qui a abattu le plan Juppé. C'est la rue qui a obtenu le retrait du CPE. »

Le député a appelé les organisations syndicales à «déferler à un million sur les Champs-Elysées.

Nous sommes prêts à nous ranger derrière elles. La bataille n'est pas finie. Elle commence. ».

Le chef de file des Insoumis se positionne en unique opposant contre le libéralisme de Macron.

Mais ces outrances langagières provoquent de vives réactions d'indignation et déplaisent fortement.

Samedi, le leader de La France insoumise a évoqué «la rue qui a abattu les nazis» en réponse au président Emmanuel Macron, qui avait dit plus tôt dans le semaine que «la démocratie, ce n'est pas la rue»..

Mais beaucoup pointe du doigt un amalgame «insupportable»». Ces propos du chef de la gauche radicale Jean-Luc Mélenchon a provoqué l'indignation de la classe politique française dimanche, l'exécutif dénonçant «une faute politique» et «morale

Face aux critiques, le chef de file de La France insoumise a tenté de se justifier en assurant n'avoir «jamais comparé le gouvernement actuel aux nazis».

Le porte-parole du gouvernement, Christophe Castaner, a dénoncé dimanche «une faute politique» et «morale» et jugé que «cet amalgame avec les nazis est totalement insupportable».

«Indigne de porter ces couleurs quand on mêle démocrates «Indigne de porter ces couleurs quand on mêle démocrates et républicains à la fange nazie», avait tweeté dès samedi M. Castaner en partageant une photo sur laquelle on voit M. Mélenchon s'adresser à la foule, drapé dans son écharpe tricolore de député.

La droite aussi a critiqué la sortie de M. Mélenchon. «Les nazis; c'était autre chose» et «quand on est un tribun, il faut être à la hauteur de la tribune», a martelé l'ancien ministre Les Républicains Eric Woerth.

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"Le destin des dauphins, parfois, c'est de s'échouer", avait déclaré Jean-Marine Le Pen, à propos de Bruno Gollnisch...

Entre Florian Philippot et le Front national, c'est le divorce.

Florian Philippot, le vice-président du FN, a annoncé ce mercredi 21 septembre qu'il « quittait » le parti . Ce haut responsable du parti d'extrême- droite français Front national, était considéré comme le bras droit de Marine Le Pen. Ce départ, après celui de Marion Maréchal , fait montre des tensions que traverse cette formation depuis l'échec à la présidentielle de mai.

Florian Philippot avait été rétrogradé mercredi soir au rang de vice-président sans attribution du Front national pour avoir refusé de quitter la présidence de son association "Les Patriotes".

"On m'a dit que j'étais vice-président à rien... Ecoutez, je n'ai pas le goût du ridicule, je n'ai jamais eu le goût de rien faire, donc bien sûr je quitte le Front national", a déclaré l'ancien numéro deux signant la fin d'une relation privilégiée avec Marine Le Pen,des années durant ce qui avait permis au parti d'augmenter fortement ces scores . N'oublions pas que Marine Le Pen avait recueilli lors de la dernière présidentielle plus de 10 millions de voix.

Les internautes ont rapidement fait le lien avec le fameux #Couscousgate, cette fameuse photo qui a circulé sur la toile où l'on pouvait voir Florian Philippot et la conseillère régionale Sophie Montel manger un couscous dans un restaurant. Les militants du FN s'étaient affrontés sur les réseaux sociaux à ce propos.. .

Mais au-delà de cette anecdote les raisons de ce départ mérite d'être plus profondément analysées vue la virulence des réactions politiques au sein même du FN , à l'image de celle du député FN des Pyrénées Orientales Louis Aliot, pour qui Floriant Phillipot n'avait pas sa légitimité au sein de la famille Le Pen.

L’extrême droite en France n’est jamais parvenue à unir ses différentes chapelles.

Le numéro deux du FN incarnait surtout le courant social et souverainiste de Chevènement .

Pendant ses années au Front National , Florian Philippot a travaillé au sein du parti à travers son image médiatique qui donnait une assise de haut-fonctionnaire (énarque) capable d'être aux manettes de la France. Il connaissait non seulement bien ses dossiers mais également les rouages du pouvoir.

En outre il  continuait l’œuvre de « dédiabolisation » du parti commencée par Marine Le Pen en 2007 qui avait provoqué le départ de plusieurs figures historiques du parti ( comme le catholique traditionnaliste Bernard Antony, l’ancien de l’OAS Roger Holeindre, le nationaliste Carl Lang, Jérôme Bourbon le maurrassien) en désaccord avec ce qu’ils appellent la normalisation.

Surtout en régions Rhône-Alpes et Paca, des mouvements identitaires se forme alors autour d’ex-proches de Bruno Gollsnich.

D’anciens militants et élus du FN en désaccord avec le fonctionnement de la famille Le Pen créent des mouvements régionaux ou locaux. Exemple : Jacques Bompard est réélu maire d’Orange depuis 1995 et député sous les couleurs de la Ligue du Sud.

Un départ d'une extrême violence. Il était à cet égard le Bruno Mégret de Marine Le Pen.

Mais à la différence de ce dernier Florian Philippot n'avait pas de réel enracinement dans ce parti. Son comportement hautain ne plaisait d'ailleurs pas du tout à la "base".

Bruno Mégret était l'homme d'appareil, l'intellectuel du parti de Jean-Marie Le Pen . Il avait claqué la porte en disant que « le parti n'appartenait à personne » et il avait emporté une bonne partie de l'appareil du parti, à la différence de Philippot , assez isolé.

Départ également d'une extrême violence, J-M Le Pen traitant son ancien numéro deux de « félon » mais il n' empêcha pas Jean-Marie Le Pen d’accéder au second tour de la présidentielle en 2002 avec 16,8%.

Aujourd'hui le départ du numéro deux est tout aussi violent. Le compagnon de Marine Le Pen l'a traité de « sectaire, de traître ».

D'autres d' énarque « arrogant »,« extrémiste », plein de « haine » et de « morgue », « une montgolfière gonflée à l'hélium médiatique ».

En fait l'ex- numéro deux du FN paie l'échec de la Présidentielle. Il sert de bouc émissaire.

Victoire momentanée de la fabrique Le Pen ?

Le départ de Florian Philippot va permettre un réalignement de la stratégie du parti sur ce que souhaitent vraiment sa base militante et électorale. D'ailleurs dans son premier discours après deux mois de silence, elle ne s'est adressée qu'à ses militants..

On ne peut que constater l'explosion des différents partis le PS , les LR et maintenant le FN avec une Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, actuellement partie du FN, qui prône un rapprochement avec Wauquiez, futur Président des LR ? Une stratégie d'union des droites ?

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Les élections sénatoriales vont avoir lieu ce dimanche 24 septembre 2017.

L’assemblée sénatoriale (Senat) compte 348 sénateurs.

Les sénateurs sont élus au suffrage universel indirect par un collège électoral comptant des grands électeurs, tous élus dans la circonscription unique qu’est un département, métropolitain ou d’Outremer. Il faut néanmoins, comme pour l’assemblée nationale, compter quelques sièges pour la représentation des Français de l’étranger (12). Les grands électeurs sont donc : des députes, des sénateurs, des conseillers départementaux, des conseillers régionaux et des conseillers municipaux.

La durée du mandat d’un sénateur est de 6 ans (contre 5 pour les députés).

Le renouvellement de l’assemblée sénatoriale a lieu par moitié, tous les 3 ans depuis la loi 2011-410 du 14 avril 2011.

Selon ces principes, c’est donc 178 sièges qui sont à renouveler ce dimanche 24 septembre 2017, tous appartenant à la série 1, comprenant les départements numérotes de 37 à 66 ,plus des départements d’Outremer, plus 6 sénateurs (sur 12) représentant les Français de l’étranger.

En plus du suffrage universel indirect, les sénateurs sont élus au scrutin uninominal à deux tours dans les départements comptant un ou deux sénateurs ; dans les autres départements comptant plus de 2 sénateurs, le scrutin est un scrutin de liste.

Le Sénat est actuellement présidé par Gérard LARCHER, qui par ailleurs est le second personnage de l’Etat, puisque constitutionnellement, c’est le président du Sénat qui remplace le Président de la République en cas de décès par exemple. C’est ce qui s’est passé en 1973 par exemple, après la mort de Georges Pompidou ; Alain Poher, Président du Sénat au moment de la mort du Président de la République a assuré la présidence de la République jusqu’au 10 mai 1974, date à laquelle a été élu le nouveau Président Valery Giscard d’Estaing.

Gérard LARCHER, est un élu de droite (ex-RPR), représentant à ce titre la majorité de droite issue des urnes suite au renouvellement de 2014. (La gauche était majoritaire au Sénat avant 2014).

Le Sénat et les sénateurs sont essentiellement des représentants des collectivités territoriales, fins connaisseurs par principe des problèmes de terrain, au plus près des élus locaux.

Dans le régime bicamériste qui est constitutionnellement celui de la France, le Sénat vote les lois et naturellement les amende selon sa conviction et ses tendances politiques, ceci dans le cadre de ce que l’on a l’habitude de qualifier de navette parlementaire.

En cas de divergence avec l‘assemblée nationale, une tentative de conciliation est organisée dans le cadre d’une commission mixte. C’est néanmoins l'Assemblée nationale qui a toujours le dernier mot et c’est donc le texte issu du dernier vote de celle-ci qui devient exécutoire.

Les élections sénatoriales sont des élections politiques, comme la plupart des élections et chaque parti ou chaque camp politique (droite ou gauche) cherche à emporter la majorité.

Dans cette optique, la droite espère bien conserver sa domination, objectif qu’il semble possible d’atteindre, les élections locales (municipales, départementales, régionales qui ont eu lieu de 2014 à 2015) ayant majoritairement été emportées par la droite.

Mais le nouveau venu qu’est La République en Marche (LREM) espère de son côté devenir la seconde force du Sénat, pour soutenir le Président de la République Emmanuel Macron et parvenir à constituer une majorité des 3/5 du Parlement (Sénat + Assemblée nationale) pour parvenir à mettre en œuvre les reformes constitutionnelles promises par le candidat Macron.

Tout cela parait simple sur le papier, mais comme toute élection politique les résultats des scrutins peuvent apporter leurs lots de surprises et modifier ici ou là les équilibres politiques présents. Ces surprises peuvent avoir diverses origines. En général elles sont le résultat de changement d’alliances de dernière minute, de tractations entre les deux tours ou de la notoriété très forte localement de certains candidats...

De ce point de vue, un certain nombre de points chauds ont été recensés :

Paris : La droite est divisée, mais la gauche qui était unie en 2011, part elle aussi dispersée. Elles sont toutes deux concurrencée par une liste LREM, conduite par Julien Bargeton, Adjoint aux Finances de la ville de Paris. Malgré tout, Pierre Laurent, N° 1 du PCF semble assuré de conserver son mandat, comme l’écologiste Esther Benbassa.

Seine et Marne : La tète de liste LREM avait été promise à Nicole Bricq qui vient de décéder récemment accidentellement. Elle a finalement été attribuée à un élu LR « constructif », Arnaud de Belenet. Anne Chain-Larché et Vincent Eblé, respectivement tête de liste LR et PS devraient néanmoins être réélus.

Yvelines : Gérard Larcher, le président actuel du Sénat se voit défier sur son terrain par l’ancien député Jacques Myard. Gérard Larcher compte sur sa popularité auprès des élus locaux pour être reconduit dans un nouveau mandat. Mais à gauche Philippe Esnol (RDSE) qui a soutenu Emmanuel Macron va tenter de garder son poste lui aussi.

Essonne : La droite semble en position de foncer. A noter, que sur la liste LR figure Laure Darcos, épouse de l’ancien ministre de l’Education, Xavier Darcos. Mais le PS fait front uni derrière l’ancien bras droit de Manuel Valls, Carlos da Silva. Le PS sera néanmoins en concurrence avec une liste communiste.

Seine Saint Denis : Le président du Groupe communiste au Sénat défend son siège, dans cet ancien fief du PCF. Mais sa liste doit affronter 3 autres listes de gauche. A droite, les deux sortants, Philippe Dallier et Vincent Capo-Canellas, ne devraient pas avoir de problème. Mais il n’en est pas de même pour Eric Raoult , ancien ministre qui se présente pour la première fois.

Isère : Rappelons que la ville de Grenoble, est tenue par une majorité écologiste (EELV) et PCF. Cinq sièges sont à pourvoir et les écologistes soutenus par leurs alliés de gauche pourraient tirer leur épingle du jeu. Néanmoins André Vallini, ancien ministre PS, candidat à sa réélection" estime que la colère montent chez les élus locaux, même chez ceux qui ont parrainé Emmanuel Macron et avoue ne pas savoir à qui profitera de cette situation", à la droite ou à la gauche ?.

Morbihan : La gauche avait raflé les 3 sièges en 2011, mais cette fois ci la droite et le centre pourraient réaliser une percée ?

Nord : 5 listes de droite sont en compétition, une LR, dirigée par Philippe Daubresse, une UDI présidée par Valérie Letard, ancienne secrétaire d’Etat. Les 3 autres sont tirées par Jean Pierre Decool, Jean Pierre Bataille, Dany Wattebled. Malgré les défaites accumulées par les socialistes à l’occasion des élections locales, l’ancien ministre des sports, Patrick Kanner, tête de liste du PS devrait être réélu.

Pas de Calais : très affaiblie aussi dans ce département, la gauche qui détient actuellement 4 sièges sur 7 part en ordre dispersé. Malgré cela, le Président du Conseil Départemental PS, Michel Dagobert , largement soutenu , part en dissident. Le FN pourrait profiter de la situation pour enlever un siège dans ce département dont Marine Le Pen est l’une des députées.Il y a néanmoins en face du FN, deux listes dissidentes d’extrême droite.

Pyrénées Atlantiques : LREM ne présente pas de liste dans le bastion de François Bayrou, mais les deux sénateurs de gauche sortants font liste séparée.

Guadeloupe : L’ancien ministre, Victorin Lurel, que l’on a beaucoup entendu sur les antennes ces derniers jours à l’occasion du passage de l’ouragan Maria... se présente pour la première fois. Il a des adversaires divers gauche (5 listes DVG) . Mais 3 sénateurs sortants sont passés à LREM dont la liste est dirigée par un conseiller Dominique Théophile.

Ces élections sénatoriales qui ne concerne pas le grand public et sont dans la plupart des cas ignorées par lui, ont pour l’instant pas ou peu été commentées ou expliquées.

Que sortira t il néanmoins des urnes qui pourrait changer les équilibres politiques actuels ? Les résultats auront leur importance.

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld