Uproar within the senior civil service following RN assaults on dual-national French individuals | EUROtoday

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Inès Ben Kraiem, Franco-Tunisian diplomat, at the Arab World Institute, in Paris, June 27, 2024.

“Questioning our loyalty to France offends and hurts me. I do not experience this double belonging as a handicap, but as an asset” : cooperation attaché on the French embassy in Libya, Sid Rouis is among the few, throughout the French diplomatic equipment, to overtly denounce the intention of the National Rally (RN) to ban binational French to entry an important positions “sensitive” of the civil service. The promise is “terrifying”says this Franco-Algerian, former quantity two within the workplace of Yamina Benguigui, Minister Delegate accountable for Francophonie underneath François Hollande. Sid Rouis was born in Algeria. He arrived in France in 1983, as a part of a household reunification process. His place is all of the extra notable since he’s not a civil servant, however a contractor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “I have everything to lose. We have to kick the anthill”he justifies, properly conscious that he dangers a sanction for violation of the obligation of confidentiality, and runs the chance of not seeing his contract renewed.

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The RN might properly downplay the scope of this strategy, however the shock wave it creates is actual throughout the French senior administration. Promised insistently by Jordan Bardella within the lightning marketing campaign in view of the primary spherical of the legislative elections, Sunday June 30, the measure sparked energetic exchanges this week throughout the debates between the leaders of the three camps within the operating. “It’s infamous and ridiculous”, judged Emmanuel Macron, Friday June 28. Marine Le Pen herself needed to rebuke an RN deputy who had attacked the twin nationality of the previous Minister of Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. “A few dozen positions are affected”defined Tuesday the RN candidate for the workplace of prime minister within the occasion of cohabitation, with out specifying what he means by ” sensitive “Or “strategic”. “You want to put a Franco-Russian in charge of a nuclear power plant? Doesn't that pose a matter of national interest to you?”tried to plead Mr. Bardella.

The argument could appear curious coming from a celebration now eager, within the midst of the Ukrainian conflict, to overlook its proximity to Vladimir Putin's Russia. It doesn’t assist to reassure employees holding two passports. “We must not fall into the identity trap posed by the RN, but start from the principles of equality and non-discrimination”judges a French diplomat, with a Latin American passport – she prefers to stay discreet in regards to the nation involved.

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