Xi Jinping in Occitanie, Alain Ferrand in police custody, rain in the P-O… the essential news in the region

Xi Jinping in Occitanie, Alain Ferrand in police custody, rain in the P-O... the essential news in the region

Most of the news in the region this April 29, 2024. The independent Nicolas Parent and Michel Clementz – MaxPPP

Every evening at 8:30 p.m., find the essential news in the region on midilibre.fr.

Macron invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to our home

#HAUTES-PYRÉNÉES –This is a summit meeting that will live up to its name. As part of the state visit to France by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which will take place on May 6 and 7 to celebrate 60 years of relations between the two countries, the strong man from Beijing will be welcomed by Emmanuel Macron in the Hautes-Pyrénées. The Élysée announced it this Monday. The Chinese president and his wife will accompany the Macron couple to different places that mattered in the life of the head of state. Emmanuel Macron actually went to the Hautes-Pyrénées a lot in his childhood to visit his maternal grandmother, Germaine Noguès, who died in 2013.

The mayor of Barcarès placed in police custody

#PYRÉNÉES-ORIENTALES-New unexpected twist in the legal affairs of the mayor of Barcarès. While he had demanded for three years the reduction of his judicial control in the context of another case and had obtained the lifting of his ban on leaving French territory, Alain Ferrand was in Congo-Brazzaville in recent days. However, on his return to the P-O this Sunday morning, via the flight linking Paris to Montpellier, he was arrested when he got off the plane at the airport and placed in police custody. A measure which was extended this Monday morning. According to L’Indépendant, he was arrested as part of an investigation carried out by the specialized interregional jurisdiction (JIRS) of Marseille and entrusted jointly to the research section of the gendarmerie and the regional judicial police service of Montpellier. The elected official would be accused of the acts of « favoritism » and more precisely to have favored a private company regarding the municipality’s call for tenders for the construction of the wooden chalets of the famous Village of Community Christmas. At the end of his hearing this Tuesday, he should be brought before the investigating judge responsible for this new case.

It (finally) rained in the Pyrénées-Orientales

#WEATHER – This will not compensate for the two years of drought, but it finally rained in the Pyrénées-Orientales, and not just a little. In 24 hours, between Sunday and Monday, 70 mm fell in Perpignan, the equivalent of the rain that has fallen since the start of the year. The cumulative rainfall in April, 77 mm, represents 17% more than the seasonal norm, which has not happened for a long time. The latter even make it possible to reach 145 mm of water that has fallen since the start of the year, when over the twelve months of 2023, there had been 244 mm. But it will take a lot to make up the deficit, especially since at this time, the emerging vegetation absorbs part of the rain.

Today’s figure: 5.3

#ECONOMY –BPI France supported, in 2023 in Occitanie, more than 5,400 companies, by directly committing 1.9 billion euros. This support from BPI Occitanie made it possible to mobilize, through leverage, 5.3 billion euros for the benefit of the regional economy. The bank supports businesses, with priority support for reindustrialization, technological innovation and decarbonization. Thus, 365 million euros were dedicated to innovation.

Whistleblower: a debate this Tuesday in Montpellier

#RIGHTS – This Tuesday, April 30, is the fiftieth anniversary of the ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights. rsquo;Man. On this occasion, Face Hérault and the Human Rights Institute of the Montpellier Bar are organizing a special meeting « of rediscovery and sharing around common rights », from 4 p.m. at Montpellier town hall, which will allow discussion and awareness among the youngest. A round table open to the public will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the 26th criterion of discrimination, whistleblower, in the presence of Cécile Barrois de Sarigny, deputy to the rights defender.

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