In the headlines this Wednesday, May 24


In the headlines this Wednesday, May 24

Hearing. The former RN candidate for the 2022 presidential election, Marine Le Pen, will face the parliamentary committee on foreign interference this Wednesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Usually chaired by RN deputy Jean-Philippe Tanguy, the commission will exceptionally be headed by MoDem Laurent Esquenet-Goxes to avoid any conflict of interest. The loan taken out by the far-right party from a Russian bank in 2014 should be at the heart of the debates.

Gathering. Fifteen days after the resignation of the mayor of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, several town councilors from Sarthe will meet to express their "total and unanimous support for Yannick Morez". At the call of an association of mayors, a rally will take place in front of the prefecture of the department. According to the elected officials, the aggression "is such that it is urgent to implement a real policy of prevention and criminal follow-up at the national level to help the elected officials attacked within the framework of their mandate".

Trial. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has taken legal action against the publishing house L'Archipel. The latter is accused of "invasion of privacy" for the book La Secrète, written by Bérengère Bonte. Passages on the "health, family life and sexual orientation" of the head of government are controversial. Elisabeth Borne is claiming a symbolic euro in damages, 5,000 euros in legal costs, as well as 1,000 euros in penalty payments per violation found, in the trial of the day.

Movie theater. To be found in dark rooms this Wednesday, May 24: Omar la Fraise with Benoît Magimel and Reda Kateb, a gangster film set in Algeria; Love and the Forests, the thriller by Valérie Donzelli with Caesarized actress Virginie Efira; Disney Studios' The Little Mermaid, a live-action re-imagining of the 1989 Disney animated film.