Change of program for Emmanuel Macron. The President of the Republic, who was to go to the Var, will finally be in Roubaix, in the North, to pay tribute to the three young police officers killed in a collision last Sunday whose driver was heavily alcoholic and drugged. “This accident took place during a rescue intervention for victims, which illustrates the heart of the mission incumbent on them. An everyday mission where the police intervene to protect the French people”, explained the presidency to AFP. The Head of State, accompanied by Brigitte Macron, will meet the families and colleagues of three victims during the national tribute which will be paid to the national police school of Roubaix.
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2 – Uber Files: Élisabeth Borne heard by the Assembly’s commission of inquiry
The commission of inquiry of the National Assembly relating to the revelations of the Uber Files receives several members of the government. And in particular the Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, who was Minister in charge of Transport and then Labor between 2017 and 2022. will also be auditioned Clément Beaune and Olivier Dussopt, who succeeded him in his portfolios. In this case, revealed by The world in July 2022, Emmanuel Macron is accused of having favored the establishment of Uber in France, while he was Minister of the Economy between 2014 and 2016. Through these hearings, the 30 deputies in charge of this commission of inquiry must “to identify all the lobbying actions carried out by Uber to be able to set up in France and the role of public decision-makers at the time”. They must submit their work in July.
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3 – Catherine Colonna goes to Rome to improve Franco-Italian cooperation
Catherine Colonna, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs will travel to the Italian capital tomorrow at the invitation of her counterpart Antonio Tajani. The latter had canceled a planned trip to Paris three weeks ago after controversial comments from Gérald Darmanin. According to the French Minister of the Interior, the far-right President of the Italian Council, Giorgia Meloni, was “unable to resolve the migration issues on which she was elected”.
Catherine Colonna, former French ambassador to Rome, said on Tuesday morning on France 2 that he was not” No way “ for her to apologize on behalf of France but to put Franco-Italian cooperation on immigration back on track, particularly at the land border of Ventimiglia and in the Alps, but also, with the help of existing European instruments, in the Mediterranean.
In the first four months of the year, the number of migrants disembarked in Italy increased by 300% compared to the same period of 2022. The Meloni government has declared a state of emergency to be able to deal with the flows and a special national commissioner has been appointed to coordinate it.
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4 – Assault of the Capitol: the leader of the militia Oath Keepers will know his sentence for sedition
Stewart Rhodes, founding leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia – the guardians of the oath, in French – will face his sentence tomorrow after being found guilty of “sedition” last January for his participation in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This charge, rarely used, is punishable by twenty years in prison. Unlike insurrection, it involves planning to attack the government.
At the helm, this 57-year-old former soldier denied having “planned” this event and even judged ” stupid ” that members of his militia took part. On their side, prosecutors have shown that he started rallying troops as early as November, spending thousands of dollars on equipment and ammunition. On the day of the assault, he reportedly remained outside but directed members of the Oath Keepers by radio. Founded in 2009, the militia aimed to fight against the federal state judged “oppressive”. She was then seduced by Donald Trump, his anti-elite speeches and then his allegations of electoral fraud.
🔴 Republican Ron DeSantis, 44, finally enters the race for the White House after months of speculation about his political ambitions. The governor of Florida, with very conservative ideas, chose the social network Twitter, and an exchange with Elon Musk, to officially announce his candidacy today at midnight, Paris time.
5 – The French Olympic and Sports Committee meets on a minefield
The General Assembly of the French Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) will be held tomorrow in a tense climate as ever. Threats of complaints, calls for resignation, revelations of internal email exchanges… The crisis which has lasted for more than a year and a half is at its peak and gives a deplorable image of the sports movement just over a year from Paris 2024.
The current president of the CNOSF, Brigitte Henriques, and his ever-present predecessor as Ambassador, Denis Masseglia, are engaged in a head-on struggle in which no one sees the outcome. Unless there is a surprise resignation from the former vice-president of the French Football Federation (FFF), this new AG will not lead to much because the camp of the opponents, who reproach him in particular for his management, do not there’s no way to drop it. On France Inter, the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, demanded that “This house will come back in order”.
👉 GRANDSTAND. “Before the Paris Olympics, stop the quarrels that take place in the house of French sport”
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6 – Last test mission before the start of commercial space flights for Virgin Galactic
This is a crucial test for Virgin Galactic. The company of the British billionaire Richard Branson will carry out tomorrow a last test mission before the start of commercial flights in space scheduled for the end of June. This mission consists of sending four company employees above an altitude of 80 kilometers – the limit defining space according to the American army – on board a ship that looks like a private jet. It will be the first spaceflight in nearly two years for Virgin Galactic, who made many modifications to his ship, in order to improve its performance. The group wants make up for the accumulated delay against the company of Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, which has already sent 32 people into space. But since an accident last September, the rocket of the founder of Amazon is grounded.
We are delighted: A textile factory dedicated to the reuse of our old clothes opens its doors in Paris
The Berlier textile factory will be inaugurated tomorrow in Paris, in an office building, of which it occupies the entire second floor. This new place located in the 13th arrondissement, to the south of the capital, is financed by the municipality; it notably houses production workshops for small and medium series created from used parts, old clothes, damaged linen, end of stock, etc. One way to reuse our textile scraps and limit our waste production: Parisians throw away 200,000 tonnes of clothing every year.