Today: Wednesday, 17 April 2024 year

Macron told when they will make constitutional changes on the status of Corsica.

Macron told when they will make constitutional changes on the status of Corsica.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would continue discussions on the status of Corsica, which could be enshrined in the constitution at the end of next summer.

Emmanuel Macron told MPs that he has neither a taboo nor a predetermined decision regarding the future status of Corsica, adding that he is ready to make changes in his constitutional reform after the summer, French media reported.

It is noted that the negotiators must “formulate proposals that should fit into the draft constitutional reform that the president wants to carry out after the summer” in order to submit it for discussion in 2023-2024.

The question of Corsica’s secession from the republic remains unacceptable to the government.

The fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, Corsica, has changed hands many times over its long history. In 1755, the island once again became free, the Corsican Republic was proclaimed on it. But already in 1768, Corsica finally became part of France.
For many years, the island has been trying to achieve autonomy. Among the highest priority issues for Corsican leaders are: obtaining legislative powers in the economic and social fields, recognizing the Corsican language as official, amnesty for independence fighters – members of the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FNLC), some of whom are wanted or behind bars.

Gilles Simeoni, the leader of the For Corsica party, which won the elections in 2017, said that Corsica is striving for autonomy, not independence.