Over There with Mirella Rastorfer: Corsica

Corsica: Why France’s ‘Island of Beauty’ is not the new Catalonia

French president Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica for a crucial visit on Tuesday amid a rise in nationalist sentiment on the so-called “Island of Beauty”. But are comparisons with Catalonia really merited?

People carry the flag of Corsica as they celebrate after the announcement of the second round results of the regional election on December 13, 2015 in the streets of Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD CASABIANCA


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