The compromise found in 2010 between Port Louis and Paris after a long territorial dispute, must first be debated in the French National Assembly. The project agreement, said co-management, it must be ratified by Thursday, April 11 MPs under the simplified method of examination. This project, calendar work, would have gone unnoticed if Folliot Philippe, passionate member of the French scattered islands, had not noticed.
On its website the member congratulates spotted this bill means "a serious precedent abandonment of sovereignty." He denounced the parliamentary simplified procedure without debate and without amendment.
On the same subject, the site "Le Monde" reported in its edition today two issues raised by Philippe Folliot. "Would they sell off a piece of the national territory? Would be without the representatives of the people in struggle? "
For the member Folliot, as reported on its website, that equates to a "loss of sovereignty of France on this island certainly uninhabited, but representing a maritime area of 280,000 km ²" .So, the bill has been rescheduled to due process, which means it will possibly subject to parliamentary debates.
After a long territorial dispute and reminders made by Port Louis to the rostrum of the UN Tromelin that is part of the Mauritian territory, Port Louis and Paris in 2010 had concluded a management agreement for the protection of environment and sharing the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the island.
Tromelin is defined as a rock in the Indian Ocean. It is a coral 1.5 km long and 700 meters wide. The attraction of the island is its EEZ, the existence of a French meteorological observation post and archaeological research on the harrowing story of Malagasy slaves abandoned in a shipwreck in 1761.