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The Minister of Overseas Affairs, Sébastien Lecornu, travels to Guadeloupe and Martinique. He will land in Pointe-à-Pitre at the end of the day before meetings with local elected officials on Monday (in Guadeloupe) and Tuesday (in Martinique), France Télévisions’ political department has learned.
The Pas-de-Calais has been classified as an orange flood alert since 10 am this morning, after the night’s bad weather which notably led to flooding of the Lys, Lawe and Clarence rivers. Météo France maintains its orange snow and ice vigilance activated Saturday afternoon for 11 departments located in the Massif Central, the Alps and the Pyrenees.
While the situation is tense between London and Paris, the British are not invited to the interministerial meeting to fight against illegal immigration and smuggling networks which will be held this afternoon in Calais. For the vice-president of the Hauts-de-France region, interviewed this morning on franceinfo, it is“is an error”.
• Countries continue to barricade themselves against the threat of the Omicron variant. Israel will ban from this evening the entry of foreign nationals on its territory, a case of which has been confirmed in the country. For its part, Australia announces that it has identified two passengers from South Africa infected with this new variant. Follow our live.
• The elected officials of Guadeloupe yesterday asked for the arrival of an interministerial delegation on the subject of “state powers” after the government put on the table the question of the autonomy of the island, shaken like its neighbor Martinique by a social explosion which again caused violence. Follow our live.
Four days after the worst migratory drama to have occurred in the English Channel, a European meeting is being held today in Calais to step up the fight “against the networks of smugglers”. It will be held without the British, excluded by France, while tensions have hardened in recent days on the migration issue.
• Eleven departments, from the Pyrenees to the Alps via the Massif Central, have been placed in orange vigilance against snow and ice by Météo France.