Elisabeth Borne he had promised to monitor Italy after the appointment of Giorgia Meloni as prime minister, but perhaps he would have done better to take care of his government’s policies more boldly. The sixty-two year old was in fact forced to submit her resignation to the president Emmanuel Macronwho has already chosen his replacement: this is the Minister of Education Gabriel Attal. Former executive spokesperson from 2020 to 2022, he is essentially known for three reasons: being the youngest head of government in the history of the French Republic, being gay and being strongly anti-Salvini, so much so that his policies on the immigration.
Creature of Macron, Attal engaged in a vitriolic clash with the then Interior Minister in 2018 Salvini. Undersecretary for Youth at the time, the new Transalpine prime minister branded as Italian immigration policy is “vomiting”.. A heavy j’accuse, which damaged relations between the two countries, before the obligatory step back. Interviewed by Repubblica, he threw water on the fire: “I have nothing against Italy, perhaps I used the wrong word, it was a quick reaction.”
In short, Attal’s history with our government is anything but positive. Hope is linked to the maturation of the young prime minister, especially in a particularly delicate historical phase on the immigration front and not only for the Ventimiglia dossier. There has also been a lot of talk about him due to his statement homosexuality, so much so that his partner, Stephane Sejourne, is group leader of Renew Europe in the European Parliament. A factor that has allowed him to gain consensus in French society, to the point that polls indicate that one in two French people like him and more than a third asked for him to be appointed head of government
One of the most important battles waged as Minister of Education is that against abayas in schools. With a straight leg tackle, came the ban on Islamic students from showing up to school wearing the traditional tunic that covers the whole body, from shoulders to feet, often accompanied by a veil that leaves only the face uncovered. An intervention that sparked heated debates, to the point of risking culture war, but defended to the end in the name of the secular nature of the school.
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