the economy and autonomy at the heart of the debates

The Minister of the Interior and Overseas, Gérald Darmanin, received the delegation of the strategic committee on the future of Corsica at the Hôtel de Beauvau in Paris. Benoit Durand/Benoit Durand/Hans Lucas via R

The second meeting of the strategic committee on the future of the island was held on Friday, September 16, in Paris.

“We are going back to the hard part.” Laconic, the formula of one of the actors sums up well the importance of the meeting of the strategic committee relating to the future of Corsica, which was held on Friday, Place Beauvau. On July 21, a first meeting launched the process announced in March by the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin. This time, in the midst of the French and European crisis, there was talk of the Corsican “economic and social model”. But also the question of an institutional evolution, with regard to the autonomy regimes in force in the Mediterranean (Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily) and in the Atlantic (Canary Islands, Azores).

The economy was first at the heart of the morning’s discussions, both in the short term with, for example, rising prices and the question of gasoline, and in the long term, with topics such as the diversification of activities, infrastructure or transport. The Minister of the Interior, the Prefect of Corsica and the delegation of island elected officials, including Gilles…

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