Thibault de Montbrial is a lawyer at the Paris Bar and President of the Centre de réflexion sur la sécurité intérieur. He has published "Osons l'autorité" (L'Observatoire, 2020) and "Le Sursaut ou le chaos" (Plon, 2015).
THE FIGARO. - A man stabbed six people, including four children, on Thursday morning in a park in Annecy. The assailant is believed to be a 31-year-old Syrian national who entered the France legally. His motives are still unknown. What are the first lessons that can be drawn from this tragedy?
Thibault DE MONTBRIAL. - While we should be cautious about the profile of the aggressor, this tragedy refers once again to the migratory submersion that is hitting Europe in general and France in particular. According to initial evidence, he applied for asylum in France in November 2022, which was rejected on 4 June. For a long time, I have advocated that asylum seekers should not be able to move freely in Europe until the end of the investigation of their case. Concretely...
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