Presidential 2022: Michel Barnier insists on the “legal sovereignty” of France and promises a referendum on immigration

September 15, 2021 by archyde

Sure of his fact. During the parliamentary days of the Republicans the previous week in Nîmes, Michel Barnier had aroused amazement by asserting that France was “permanently threatened with a judgment or a conviction by the European Court of Justice or the Convention on Human Rights. man, or an interpretation of (his) own judicial institution ”. The former European commissioner, whose role was unanimously hailed during the negotiations between London and the EU, also promised, if elected, a referendum to allow France to regain its “freedom of maneuver” by immigration matters.

“The cries of orchard slaying my proposal, I did not hear them when (…) Emmanuel Macron directly calls into question a European directive on two-wheelers”, he replied in an interview with Point Wednesday. “It’s bad controversy, an agitation provoked by such and such a macronist cell to defend the outgoing president. I was European before these people, I will be after; I have no lesson in European commitment to receive from them, any more than in national pride from Ms. Le Pen, ”he adds.

And to warn: “Those who think that Brexit is now behind us, the negotiations having been well conducted in the general opinion, we can continue business as usual are making a very serious mistake. If we don’t change anything, there will be more Brexits. “A warning that he also sent on Cnews Wednesday to” the bubble in Brussels “.

A “moratorium” on extra-European immigration

Michel Barnier, assuring to be attached to the ECHR, persists and signs in Le Point: he considers that “a lot of room is left to national and European jurisprudence in the interpretation of the texts”, because “there is no real reference to the issue of migratory flows in our Constitution ”, and reiterates its proposal for a“ moratorium ”on extra-European immigration for a period of“ three to five years ”.

In the meantime, “we must review all the procedures on the implementation of the right to asylum, family reunification, the allocation of residence permits, deportations”, and France must negotiate with its European partners “on the functioning of Schengen” and with “the countries of economic or ecological emigration”.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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