The President of the Republic and the entire government “sad and sorry”
Olivia Grégoire, government spokesman, replied to journalists this Wednesday when leaving the Council of Ministers: “We did not spend the Council of Ministers detailing what happened at the Stade de France, but the topic was discussed. Could things have been done Could it have been better? Yes. Was there a tragedy or injuries? No. Can we improve things in sight? of the next sports leagues? Sure.” By also emphasizing that France is “able” to host major events and in particular with Roland-Garros.
“What was shared this morning is that we need to keep a little calm even if things need to improve. We must not forget those who, before the government, had a bad night, i.e. the supporters, the families, the 2700 spectators with tickets who could not see the match. As a priority, the President of the Republic and the entire government had grieved and felt sorry for these people who were displaced and simply did not have a match anymore.”
The points to be discussed at the hearing of Darmanin and Oudéa-Castéra before the Senate
This afternoon, Senators Gérald Darmanin and Amélie will question Oudéa-Castéra. The clearly stated will is to shed light on Saturday’s events, the elected officials expect a “speech of truth”. “We are confused in general, there have been too many contradictions,” one of them sneers. “At some point you can’t hide,” he adds.
Senators want concrete elements, evidence. They count on a duration of 1h30/2h (duration that can be extended according to the answers of the ministers). They will be around thirty, some interventions will be done in video.
Among the points that will be discussed:
- The figures quoted by Darmanin (30,000 to 40,000). How did the Minister of the Interior arrive at this figure?
- What about the use of public violence? According to the senators, there were public security police officers and mobile troops, knowing that public security has not been trained in maintaining order.
- How to improve flight attendant training?
- Finally, they will put on the table the May 25 note indicating that there could possibly be 50,000 counterfeit notes in circulation: why not anticipated?
The Minister of Sport sends a message
Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera, who is due to appear before the Senate Committee with Gérald Darmanin on Wednesday from 5 p.m., tweeted: “Do not squat under pressure. Walk. Walk towards the Council of Ministers this morning “. In addition to promoting walking, the minister seems to be responding to the criticism that is emerging after the incidents at the Stade de France and the arguments of the government.
Darmanin and Oudea-Castéra for the Senate
Four days after the chaos surrounding the Stade de France, Interior Ministers Gérald Darmanin and Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra will explain to the right-wing Senate about the incidents that disrupted the League final champions. The two ministers will be heard jointly for two hours from 5 p.m. by the Law and Culture committees, during a session that is open to the press and broadcast on the Senate website.
Four days after the Champions League final, won by Real Madrid against Liverpool (1-0), the incidents at the Stade de France are still at the center of the debate. Follow all the latest information live.