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Nice: the presentation by Christian Estrosi of the future police hotel parasitized remotely by Éric Ciotti


Against a backdrop of political enmity, the department accused the town hall of wanting to “evict him from the project” at the very moment when a public meeting was being held on the subject.

Le Figaro Nice

Without resentment?

After a beginning of the week spent criticizing the action of the State and of the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, in particular in an interview with


, Christian Estrosi passed the ointment on Thursday evening.

Always with the same pride, he presented the project of the police station during a “big public meeting” which had been announced with great fanfare, but which nevertheless brought together few people in the Mediterranean university center.

“From time to time, he makes rants

, defended a close friend of the city councilor about his remarks to



He is very concerned about the security issue, he expressed a fed up.

It had to come out."

At the time of seeing the prefect Bernard Gonzalez again - who had meanwhile defended himself from the criticisms formulated - a complicity was again displayed.

“When we do good for my city, I give back to Caesar what is Caesar's

, recognized the mayor in reference to the financing of 172 million euros from the State (75%) of this future police hotel. , scheduled for delivery in December 2025.

Emmanuel Macron has decided to press the button and I want to express my gratitude to him.”

For almost an hour, the city councilor of Nice hammered home the virtues - already stated with Gérald Darmanin when he came in early December - of such a project by unveiling new visuals.

Each time they meet, the first cop in France would ironically slip to Christian Estrosi

"that he has not a penny left for the other police stations in France"

because of him, according to the words of the mayor of Nice.

Read alsoIn Nice, the future police hotel, “symbol of the security continuum”

diverted attention

But attention was quickly diverted when the Alpes-Maritimes department posted a vitriolic "ciottist" press release to criticize Christian Estrosi.

Right when the latter took place behind his desk to speak.

Attempt at remote sabotage?

"We have thus been informed that the city of Nice would purely and simply refuse that the departmental community participate in the financing of this police station, the creation of which we have supported since the announcement of the project", write Éric Ciotti, in his capacity as head

of the finance commission and Charles-Ange Ginésy, the president of the CD06.

“If this were the reality, given the catastrophic state of finances, we could not understand this political posture by which the city of Nice would play with taxpayers' money”


Before bringing the tenant of Beauvau back into the dance once again between the two enemy brothers of the Côte d'Azur.

Éric Ciotti specified

“having seized it to reaffirm our desire to participate in the project”


The department wishes to provide funding

“on the basis of a competition fund with the State.

The best interests of our fellow citizens must always take precedence over small private interests”

, they conclude, themselves actors in these bickerings.

It was during a meeting last week with Gérald Darmanin that Éric Ciotti would have raised the subject of the financing of this Nice police hotel.

On his agenda, the deputy from Nice had recorded this public meeting with the desire to go there.

Finally, he preferred to send yet another spurious mail.

Not associated as a simple guest”

, adds the Ginésy-Ciotti tandem.

Read alsoIn Nice, Christian Estrosi denounces the financial disengagement of the department against a background of enmity with Éric Ciotti

“New chin shot”

Among the "Estrosistes", we sweep this

"new blow of the chin of which he is a specialist to carry out his policy"

, according to a collaborator.

“The political debate exceeds me

, slipped Christian Estrosi during his speech.

We were told it would never happen.

Here it is done!”

On April 3, the first shovels to demolish the old Saint-Roch hospital were given.

The asbestos removal and cleaning operations will follow, before the installation of the living quarters for the 500 workers on Place Marshall.

The first assistant in charge of security, Anthony Borré, provided after-sales service:

“Éric Ciotti spent his time telling people that this project would not be realized and practicing the empty chair.

It is a curious step to say that he now wants to be part of it.

Like the stadium, like the tram, he just wants to be in the picture


Invited Friday in the morning of France Bleu Azur, Christian Estrosi was amused by this situation.

"Since suddenly you find kind words for the city, I invite you to the table so that we all catch up with the delay of the past ten years," insisted

the city councilor.

Source: lefigaro

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