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Vaccination pass: examination of the text suspended at the Assembly

A dramatic change in the National Assembly on the night of Monday to Tuesday where the examination of the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccine pass was the subject of a surprise suspension, after a majority of deputies refused by a show of hands the continuation of the debates.

This surprise suspension, loudly welcomed by the opposition, will probably derail the timetable for the final adoption of the text by parliament, initially scheduled for the end of the week. This extremely rare decision caused the noisy joy of the deputies of the opposition, in particular on the benches LR while the majority challenged the president of the session, Annie Genevard, like the president of the deputies LREM, Christophe Castaner and the minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

It’s a snub for the government “, rejoiced the deputy LR Julien Aubert while Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the Insoumis, welcomed a “ correction “Inflicted on the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. The Minister had previously requested the agreement of the hemicycle to continue the debates after the normal closing time of the Assembly scheduled for midnight.

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Record Channel crossings by migrants in 2021

A record number of at least 28,395 migrants made the perilous Channel crossing in small boats to reach England in 2021, more than triple the previous year, according to British news agency PA. In 2020, some 8,400 illegal arrivals had been recorded. The phenomenon has developed strongly since 2018 in the face of the closure of the port of Calais and the Eurotunnel that migrants took while hiding in vehicles.

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In November of last year alone, nearly 6,900 people reached the English shores, including a record 1,185 in a single day, said PA on the basis of figures obtained from the British Ministry of Health. ‘Interior. Channel crossings by migrants dreaming of England have become a real political headache for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Home Secretary Priti Patel, as the Tory leader promised to tighten the screws on the immigration in the wake of Brexit.

These crossings are also a regular subject of tension between Paris and London, the British authorities considering insufficient the efforts undertaken on the French side to prevent them from boarding despite the payment of financial aid. The climate was further tense after the sinking in November of a boat in the English Channel, the deadliest in this busy sea route, causing the death of 27 migrants.

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Revocation of the placement under electronic bracelet of the Balkany spouses

The placement under an electronic bracelet of the Balkany couple in order to purge their conviction for tax evasion was revoked in December but the couple appealed, we learned this Monday from the prosecutor of Évreux, confirming information from Mediapart. The magistrate, Dominique Puechmaille, confirmed this dismissal to an AFP correspondent, adding: ” they called “, without specifying when this appeal will be considered.

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According to Médiapart, the placement under electronic bracelet of Isabelle and Patrick Balkany was revoked on December 17, during a hearing of the Evreux sentence enforcement court, following a hundred incidents. The Balkany spouses are attached to this jurisdiction because of their residence in their property in Giverny (Eure), about forty kilometers from Évreux. Contacted by the investigative media, Isabelle Balkany’s lawyer, Pierre-Olivier Sur, says ” that the prosecution considered that the appeal (interjected on December 23 – Editor’s note) was suspenseful “.

The couple was sentenced on appeal in March 2020 to three years in prison for tax evasion. After this conviction on appeal, Patrick and Isabelle Balkany, aged 73 and 74 respectively, were dismissed from their elective offices. They were then mayor LR and first deputy of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine). In application of these sentences, they had been placed at the beginning of 2021 under electronic bracelet in their property of the mill of Cossy, in Giverny, with exit schedules.

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