France's Macron proposes 'autonomy' for island of Corsica

29 September 2023
2023-09-29 19:59

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday proposed to give a form of autonomy to the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Macron vowed to introduce legislation that would "fully anchor Corsica in the French republic, and recognise the uniqueness of its Mediterranean island nature and its relationship with the world".

He set a deadline of six months for the island's politicians to reach agreement with Paris on a new law that would change the French constitution to amend Corsica's status.

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