Macron offers sop to Corsica independence – but is it enough to stop rebellion

Macron offers sop to Corsica independence – but is it enough to stop rebellion
 

“Discussions are still ongoing, but we have formally agreed to include a specific article [about Corsica] in the Constitution,” Jacqueline Gourault, an interior ministry official in charge of Corsican affairs, told reporters following a meeting with separatists in Ajaccio.
“The President wants this constitutional reform to happen.
"This is not an empty promise, but a concrete reform,” Mrs Gourault added.
Emmanuel Macron offered the unexpected yet highly symbolic move of recognition in the Constitution following a visit to the French Mediterranean island last month, adding that it would... read more

 
1 March 2018 in World News, Views: 37
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