Tuesday, January 18

Emmanuel Macron is going to Nice today to talk about security

The arrival of Emmanuel Macron today in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) will be placed under the theme of security. The Head of State must notably lay the first stone of the future “police hotel” alongside the mayor, Christian Estrosi.

According to the Elysee, this project should bring together the national and municipal police. Scheduled to come into service in 2025, this structure will accommodate some 2,000 police officers (1,200 national, 800 municipal) and will be equipped with the first urban hypervision center, connected to surveillance cameras as well as to numerous sensors (air, traffic, etc. .). Its creation cost 220 million euros, including more than 170 financed by the State.

During this trip, the President of the Republic must also “draw the contours” of the future programming and orientation law for internal security (Lopsi), for the years 2022-27. This text was mentioned by Emmanuel Macron in his speech in Roubaix, at the end of the Beauvau de la sécurité, on September 14. The Head of State had undertaken to “[le] present in the 1st quarter ”, adds the presidency.

Accompanied by Gérald Darmanin and Marlène Schiappa, respectively Minister of the Interior and Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Emmanuel Macron will address security issues more broadly, during an exchange with representatives of the police, society civil and judicial. It will be a question of the fight against delinquency, the care of victims, feminicides and cybersecurity, according to the Elysee.

While his official candidacy for the presidential election of 2022 is still pending, the President of the Republic will take advantage of this visit to defend his record but also “to trace perspectives”. According to an adviser, Emmanuel Macron “cannot afford to be frozen on security”.

In a second step, the Head of State will visit Tende, in the Roya valley, where the storm Alex wreaked havoc at the end of 2020. In the presence of elected officials from the affected municipalities and residents, he will make a report places of reconstruction sites, for which 572 million euros of public aid have been allocated. At the time, these catastrophic floods left ten dead and eight missing in several valleys near Nice and Menton.


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