The ethics fee of the Metropolis of Paris indicated on Friday that Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s journey to the Pacific, mocked by the opposition, was “ethically common”. His lengthy journey, first official then personal, was extensively criticized by the right-wing opposition, criticizing the carbon footprint and the price of the journey.
“In view of the weather accessible to the ethics fee, it’s thought of that Anne Hidalgo made an expert journey to New Caledonia and Polynesia financed by the Parisian group from October 16 to 21, 2023 morning, in addition to a visit privately from the afternoon of October 21 to November 5, 2023, lined by private funds, these journeys are ethically common,” the fee indicated based on a press launch from the Metropolis.
The journey of Ms. Hidalgo, accompanied by her deputies for Sports activities Pierre Rabadan and Abroad Jacques Martial, happened from October 16 to 22, based on the agenda despatched Monday, a posteriori, by the Metropolis, which had not till there was no official communication on this topic. Its explicit goal, based on the city corridor, was to evoke the Olympic Video games, the browsing occasion of which have to be held on the Teahupoo website in Tahiti.
“The Metropolis of Paris didn’t finance the non-public and personal exercise of the mayor with public funds”
However the socialist mayor didn’t go in particular person to this website, being represented by Pierre Rabadan, the city corridor acknowledged within the press launch on Monday, explaining that this resolution had been taken “on the request of the Polynesian president” Moetai Brotherson, resulting from “native tensions”.
“It’s famous that a part of this system was not carried out by the mayor of Paris however by Pierre Rabadan, in his capability as deputy (…) in cost particularly of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games, from the 21 October afternoon. Thus, the Metropolis of Paris didn’t finance the non-public and personal exercise of the Mayor of Paris with public funds and didn’t undergo any hurt,” assures the Ethics Fee.
A fault based on the opposition
The Changer Paris group of Republican, centrist and unbiased elected officers on the city corridor was shocked in a press launch that this fee “whose members are appointed by the mayor (…), waited for her return to deliberate, whereas its major perform is to forestall any offense or battle of curiosity”.
“Past moral issues, (…) Ms. (Anne) Hidalgo left town she is answerable for for 3 weeks, it is a mistake in direction of Paris,” stated Pierre-Yves Bournazel, Paris opposition councilor (Horizons).