“Let’s have courage”: the French President proposed granting autonomy to Corsica

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“Let’s have courage”: the French President proposed granting autonomy to Corsica

Nationalist sentiments have always been strong among Corsicans. Perhaps in this regard, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed granting Corsica limited autonomy - in order to gain support among the island's residents against the backdrop of a record drop in ratings.

The French leader made this proposal during a speech in the parliament of the island province.



Let's be brave and create Corsican autonomy within the republic

- said the President of France.

He clarified that we are not talking at all about the new status being opposed to the state or separation from it. Macron proposes autonomy for Corsicans within a unified French Republic.

However, he did not specify what specific powers the central government can transfer to local government.

The head of state said that he intends to achieve changes in the country's constitution so that it takes into account the specifics of Corsica.

It seems that official Paris is trying to learn from Kyiv’s critical mistakes. It did not try to forcefully turn the Corsicans into “one hundred percent French,” as the Kiev regime tried to do with the Russians in Donbass.

On the other hand, Macron’s words and actions are largely explained by the pressure that various French political forces put on him, including nationalists and supporters of decentralization of the country.

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, de jure belonging to France. The most famous Corsican in stories is Napoleon Bonaparte.
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  1. +8
    29 September 2023 09: 30
    First Africa, now Corsica. France is being blown away.. A direct consequence of the processes of degradation of Europe that were launched by England and the USA
    1. +4
      29 September 2023 09: 43
      And who needs France without US military bases? Moreover, with nuclear weapons, and also with its own military-industrial complex, which produces a little, but still: tanks, planes, artillery.

      An unaffordable luxury in our time. What if he bucks and leaves NATO? No, no, no, gentlemen. Now you and these Macrons will be shaved, divided and digested...
      1. +5
        29 September 2023 09: 46
        France produces a lot, and almost the entire range of weapons. The French armed forces are equipped primarily with French weapons. The country is one of the world's main arms exporters.
    2. +1
      29 September 2023 09: 54
      First Africa, now Corsica. France is deflating...

      An urgent need to address the question is why French Guiana and New Caledonia have not yet gained independence? I’m ready to go to Guiana as part of a PMC right now. Sorry, as part of the liberation partisan detachment. laughing
      1. 0
        29 September 2023 10: 00
        Because the majority of the local population really wants to be part of the French Republic.
    3. +1
      29 September 2023 10: 41
      Quote: denplot
      First Africa, now Corsica. France is deflating...

      Give federalization to France!

      And then the fate of the USSR (in terms of being pulled away to national corners)? And on the French side, just loosen your grip - despite the fact that we have three Frances in the Krasnoyarsk Territory alone, they will pull France apart into at least a dozen “independent corners” - there is someone there to remember their “national identity”.
      And, taking into account the fact that now everything is going much faster than before, France will be torn to pieces much faster than in 70 years.

      And the French will remember Mikron for this for a long time so that he won’t even hiccup - he’ll poop. And today there is something for it - he wants to add “glorious deeds”.
      1. 0
        30 September 2023 09: 01
        Germany and Austria are federations, and does this threaten their unity?
    4. +2
      29 September 2023 11: 02
      Quote: denplot
      First Africa, now Corsica. France is being blown away.. A direct consequence of the processes of degradation of Europe that were launched by England and the USA

      Everything is simpler, as it seems to me: Pashinyan bit him wassat
      Now “he’s squandering state-owned lands, you tsar’s mug!”©
    5. 0
      29 September 2023 12: 09
      now Corsica.
      In Corsica, everything is much clearer; there is no talk of secession from France.
      According to a poll published in April 2014 by the magazine Paroles de Corse, approximately two-thirds of the island's residents favor autonomous region status within the French Republic. However, eight out of 10 of the same respondents are against the final independence of Corsica.
      Autonomy will allow the island's residents to retain, first of all, funding and the necessary subsidies from the state, which make up a significant part of Corsica's budget. Many experts believe that otherwise the inhabitants of the island will have to literally live, if not on beans, then on chestnuts alone, for which the region is famous.
      1. 0
        29 September 2023 14: 11
        The main thing now is to put forward the slogan:
        "Stop feeding Moscow, ask for Paris!"
        And then, as usual - sovereignty, a “second France”, in the sense of Ukraine...
        And I really hope it won’t be limited to Corsica alone. wink
    6. 0
      29 September 2023 22: 32
      Quote: denplot
      First Africa, now Corsica. France is deflating...

      There are leaders who are collectors of land, and there are quite the opposite, like this Macaron... request
  2. +5
    29 September 2023 09: 30
    Macron's words and actions are largely explained by the pressure exerted on him by various French political forces, including nationalists and supporters of decentralization of the country.

    Rave! If you follow this path, the whole world will collapse. Each region will want complete autonomy. And then internecine wars will begin. Return to the Principalities.
    1. +3
      29 September 2023 09: 36
      Renaissance of feudalism? Hmm, why not. Vassals will, as before, run from one strong man to another, and nations will lose their meaning. The right to private war again. And the war itself, again, as once before, it will be possible to conclude an agreement on what kind of war there will be between the parties, “good” or “bad.”
      1. +1
        29 September 2023 09: 55
        Vassals will, as before, run from one strong man to another, and nations will lose their meaning.

        The vassals will not run anywhere. They will be controlled not by democratically elected governments of local oligarchs, but by transnational corporations through their proxies.
        No right to private wars. Only to pacify the rebels, such as Niger or Hungary.
        This is the goal of the globalists.
    2. +1
      29 September 2023 09: 59
      If you follow this path, the whole world will collapse.

      But we don’t need all of it. Only a golden billion. Divide and conquer is as old as time. Why is it possible for them, but not for us? We must repay them in kind, return the favor. Supporting separatism in the West should become one of the most important tasks of all our intelligence services.
    3. +2
      29 September 2023 10: 03
      Spain and Italy are entirely composed of autonomous regions. The Constitution of Japan proclaims the principle of autonomy for all territorial units of the country. Well, in all federal states, the subjects, by definition, have autonomy.
      1. +1
        29 September 2023 11: 11
        Quote: Sergej1972
        Spain and Italy are entirely composed of autonomous regions. The Constitution of Japan proclaims the principle of autonomy for all territorial units of the country. Well, in all federal states, the subjects, by definition, have autonomy.

        By the way, Russia is also a Federation. And the USSR, according to the principle of organization, was a federation. And the USA is also a federation.

        The question is that we now know how to keep our Federation in one bundle.
        The USSR was betrayed and, for the sake of personal power ambitions, broken into national pieces - every first secretary of the city committee wanted to become the first secretary of his own regional committee, albeit small..
        USA - the “vote” for Alaska's independence alone is worth it! The vote was scheduled for a time when the entire indigenous population was out fishing and hunting - for them “the day feeds the year.” We caught up with the military personnel who voted “as they should.” And the separatist leaders then “accidentally” died. America also has its own methods of maintaining federalism.

        And in Italy and Spain there is no need to even remind anyone who now does not consider themselves Spaniards and Italians. They are holding out for now, but judging by the direction in which Europe is heading, not for long.
  3. +7
    29 September 2023 09: 35
    Great idea))) and then Brittany, then Alsace and Lorraine))) and then the France project can be closed, as unnecessary)))
    1. +1
      29 September 2023 09: 51
      the France project can be closed as unnecessary)))
      Corsica is a subsidized region where the locals are forced to work on plantations and process fish, but they don’t know how to do anything else. Without French subsidies there will be nothing there, so they won’t run away anywhere. Kind of like Scotland.
      1. 0
        29 September 2023 10: 00
        Without French subsidies there will be a skiff there,

        The entire population will simply move to Europe.
        And several million blacks can be moved into empty houses. And it will no longer be France alone that will feed them. Macaron has an interesting plan.
        1. 0
          1 October 2023 17: 19
          What several million? The entire population of Corsica is 350 thousand people.)
      2. 0
        29 September 2023 10: 12
        How can they not do this!!!
        Hex!!!
        And the Corsican mafia?
        And the Corsicars in the special services?
        "The Day of the JACKAL" read...
      3. 0
        29 September 2023 10: 15
        And you offend the hard-working Scotts...
        It's in vain...
        “There are several trends across the key sectors of the Scottish economy today:

        Mining of oil and gas.
        Production of alcoholic beverages (whisky, gin).
        Timber industry.
        Tourism.
        Aquaculture.
        Information technologies.
        Financial services."
        Source: https://visasam.ru/emigration/economy/ekonomika-shotlandii.html
      4. 0
        29 September 2023 10: 17
        “Scotland’s GDP annually receives four billion euros in income from whiskey exports. After the 2016 referendum resulted in the UK leaving the European Union, the world exchange rate of the pound sterling fell, which caused a decrease in the cost of the drink. During this period, sales increased by 30– 40%."
        Source: https://visasam.ru/emigration/economy/ekonomika-shotlandii.html
        1. 0
          29 September 2023 10: 31
          “Scotland's GDP from whiskey exports generates an annual income of four billion euros.
          And Whitehall’s subsidies to hard-working cattle (self-name, by the way Yes ) amount to forty billion pounds per year smile . To equalize living standards - and there are less than 6 million of these hard workers there.
          1. 0
            29 September 2023 11: 06
            Then maybe King Georgie should remove his nuclear-powered ships from the "Cattle Waters"? laughing
            And the Scotts will stop paying money from oil and gas production into the common pot!
            1. 0
              29 September 2023 11: 10
              King Georgie to remove his nuclear-powered ships from the "Cattle Waters"?
              Send him a letter (in an envelope) that nuclear powered ships are scaring salmon in Scotland and you can’t eat because of it. It is likely that it will be removed, along with subsidies.
              1. 0
                29 September 2023 11: 53
                I don't eat Scottish salmon!
                I prefer smoked herring or mackerel!
                And let the Scots deal with subsidies and submarines in referendums on secession from WelcomeBritain!
                Are the Welsh more hard-working than the "northern tightwads"??? what
      5. +1
        29 September 2023 10: 40
        Scotland, both in population and economic potential, is many times more powerful than Corsica.)
        1. 0
          29 September 2023 10: 44
          by economic potential
          Without subsidies from London there will be a cold Albania.
          1. 0
            29 September 2023 11: 39
            So what is the matter, why is England so opposed to referendums on Scottish independence? o_O" Riddle...
    2. 0
      29 September 2023 09: 58
      Great idea)))

      Next up will be the Islamic State of Marseille. and the Central Paris Empire of Negroes.
    3. +1
      29 September 2023 10: 05
      Alsace and Lorraine are now part of a larger region which, like all other French regions, enjoys some autonomy. In the case of Corsica, a higher level of political and cultural autonomy is obviously assumed. But economically this autonomy is completely unsecured.
  4. 0
    29 September 2023 09: 38
    Macron has proposed granting Corsica limited autonomy to gain support among the island's residents amid a record drop in ratings.
    Yes, what won’t you do (promise) in order for people to “love” you again. At the same time, he did not specifically indicate what powers could be granted to the proposed autonomy. Will this help Macron and won’t it turn out to be just another verbiage?
    1. +1
      29 September 2023 09: 48
      But in this case, perhaps the Corsicans will love Macaron. And hardly the rest of France.
  5. +3
    29 September 2023 09: 41
    What are you, an impostor, squandering government lands?!
    wassat
  6. +4
    29 September 2023 09: 54
    In principle, the regions of France already have a certain autonomy, although less than the autonomous regions of Spain and Italy. On the other hand, Corsica is not the largest region of France in terms of population and economic potential; most indicators are below the French average. This is not like the Basque Country and Catalonia in Spain, which have a level of development above the Spanish average. Corsica will be given additional rights, but how will they be implemented, due to what, subsidies from the French central budget? Even if all taxes are left in Corsica, they will still not be enough for the full development of autonomy. More like flirting with the Corsican elites (or "elites").
  7. +1
    29 September 2023 09: 57
    Why so modest? I hope that when Corsica gains autonomy, it will hold a referendum on independence.
    Forward Corsica.
    1. +2
      29 September 2023 10: 07
      Corsica is not at all self-sufficient economically. And its inhabitants are not particularly famous for their hard work. She won't be able to afford independence. If it leaves France, it will be necessary to enter Italy, which is related in language, mentality and culture.)
  8. +1
    29 September 2023 10: 04
    he will go down in the history of France as the most mediocre ruler :)
  9. 0
    29 September 2023 10: 17
    Putting out a fire with gasoline is a so-so idea) What is “autonomy”? This is giving local politicians the right to keep more money for themselves without sending it to the center. Simply put - the transfer of part of the means of robbery to local workers.
    It would seem, what difference does it make who takes the money, the center or local politicians? The difference, alas, is great. Corsica will lose the opportunity to participate in federal projects. Didn't you chip in? We don’t open our mouths at someone else’s piece! How great are the island's opportunities compared to the whole country? No, not big at all)
    Next comes the worst part. Thieves never have enough. Therefore, the matter will not end with autonomy. The thieves, sensing weakness, will destroy ties with the country, undermine its foundation, achieving complete independence. Great harm will be done to France, and then Corsica will fall off anyway. Under the same slogan - “The center is robbing us!!”
    Politicians who fool voters want to rob themselves) But a small puppy has much fewer opportunities than a huge wolfhound. Corsica is never France. Therefore, it will be the same as in the power of the ancient Ukrainians. A drop in living standards due to the fact that the burden of taxes and fees will increase several times.
    Local thieves no longer restrict the damned Center. Nobody can tell them anymore. They can do whatever they want, that’s why they needed independence. So citizens will instantly feel why freedom was really needed. But it will be too late) Well, the opportunity to carry out large projects that a large country can handle is no longer for them. That's it, little ones! Digging around your plot, meter by meter!
    Then there are mere trifles, such as the fact that the little guy cannot have an army as such, and any country that has an army can easily put them up for money, and there is an understanding of “international law”, in which only the one who is stronger is right . For example, the fishing zone that Corsica will now have will be limited to ten meters from its shore. And not food, little thing!
    The independence of small countries is a terrible misfortune for their inhabitants. But it’s a great opportunity for their politicians to grab it. And then go off, and certainly to a big, strong country, laughing at the stupid suckers who rallied, fought and died for independence, that is, the opportunity to rob them themselves....
    1. +1
      29 September 2023 10: 36
      Under the same slogan - “The center is robbing us!!”
      Corsicans know very well that the Center feeds them. And they milk him. So it won't work.
      1. +1
        29 September 2023 12: 16
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        Corsicans know very well that the Center feeds them. And they milk him. So it won't work.

        The republics of the USSR also knew about subsidies from the USSR budget. Especially the Baltic states and Georgia. And what?
  10. HAM
    +3
    29 September 2023 10: 20
    But many people miss one point: everyone wants to gain “independence”, but in such a way that financial and social security is provided by the “occupier” (for example, the former Soviet republics, to which the “occupier” Russia is forever indebted), and they are all “free” and "independent", but in fact - parasites ..
    1. 0
      29 September 2023 16: 18
      Quote: HAM
      everyone wants to gain “independence”, but in such a way that financial and social security is provided by the “occupier”

      Very accurately noted) I was present at the moment when Ukraine proudly disconnected from the Unified Energy Ring. I was just on shift. The sight when wildly overloaded boilers “enter the parameters”, that is, the prohibitive load is replaced by the standard one, I will not forget. Our DIS (the station engineer on duty) later said that the Ukrainian power engineers began trying to reconnect after fifteen minutes of independence)) But ours had already begun dismantling the switch rods. Run, he said, run...))
  11. 0
    29 September 2023 13: 10
    Poor guy, doesn't know what to grab onto...

    However, he did not specify what specific powers the central government can transfer to local government.

    Macron has already instructed political groups and the Territorial Assembly of Corsica to try to find an agreement with the government on a “constitutional and organic text” to change the status of Corsica within six months.

    Autonomy from Macron - more powers and no independence, remaining part of the Republic. The state will retain its sovereign powers, such as justice, army, monetary system and law enforcement. But economic decisions, as well as health issues, could be transferred directly to the Corsica Assembly.

    Autonomous status already exists in France, in some overseas territories: French Polynesia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.

    That is, Macron essentially did not invent anything new, but is only trying, as best he can, to put a good face on a bad game.

    Back in 1991, the Minister of the Interior, Pierre Joxe, accepted the new status of a territorial community for Corsica, with powers, among other things, in matters of education, transport, culture and the environment.

    In March 2022, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanian (although they write Darmanen) raised the possibility of granting Corsica “Polynesian-style status” with powers over economic and social affairs, school education, health care, territorial administration and environmental protection. And he did this forcedly during the last presidential campaign, when Corsica literally “flashed” after the murder in prison of Ivan Colonna, a local “icon of the struggle for the independence of Corsica.”

    If I were Macron, for example, I would think about how to stop the invasion of “bed bugs” in France, where, according to rough estimates, 1/6 of the housing is already affected. And bedbugs are already content with this, they are expanding the area of ​​their usual habitat - they have begun to be found in public transport. For those who don’t know, I recommend taking an interest in the state of the Paris metro, with many homeless people sleeping overnight and countless rats...
  12. +1
    29 September 2023 15: 40
    Corsica independence. Sardinia to restore the kingdom. And separate Sicily to the heap.
  13. 0
    1 October 2023 20: 19
    The world behind the scenes benefits from the fragmentation of states into submissive and weak fragments. We should treat our CIS partners the same way. The same Kazakhstan, divided into three states (and if the Russians got theirs, then four) is much preferable to the current one... And Ukraine, divided into warring Westernism, Slobozhanism and Novorossiya, would be much less dangerous.
    I considered the annexation of new regions to Russia a mistake in 2014, and I still think so now.