LANGUAGE The French Academy wants to seize the Council of State because the new model contravenes the Constitution, which provides that “the language of the Republic is French »

 New identity card: The Acad & eacute; mie fran & ccedil; aise wants to go to court to remove the mentions in English

A poster presenting the new identity card launched on August 2, 2021. – FRANCOIS GREUEZ

The new identity card does not place at all & agrave; the Acad & eacute; mie fran & ccedil; aise. The institution is even ready to go. go to administrative justice to remove mentions in English on the model of this card launched on August 2, 2016, indicated. his perpetual secretary H & eacute; ne Carr & egrave; re d & rsquo; Encausse Wednesday at Figaro .

& laquo; & nbsp; For a long time, the Acad & eacute; mie has met; acted by statements and press releases that were heard. Today, all words are the same. Another form of intervention was necessary & rsquo; & rsquo;, justified & rsquo; the one who presides over the institution that guarantees the language in France.

Castex does not respond

The Academy believes that by adding for example & ldquo; & nbsp; Surname & nbsp; & rsquo; & agrave; next to of & laquo; & nbsp; Name & nbsp; & raquo; or & ldquo; Given names & rdquo; & agrave; next to by & ldquo; Given names & rdquo ;, the model designed by the government contravenes & rdquo; the Constitution, which provides that & laquo; & nbsp; the language of the Republic is French & ccedil; ais & nbsp; & raquo ;. & laquo; & nbsp; We put & agrave; evil an essential principle & rsquo;, considers H & eacute; l & egrave; ne Carr & egrave; re d & rsquo; Encausse. & ldquo; & nbsp; Who decided to put & agrave; equality French and English in this document & nbsp;? & nbsp; & rsquo;, she asks.

Moreover, if a European regulation obliges it to be. translate & ldquo; Identity card & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; in at least one other official language of the European Union, this text does not provide for other mandatory translations. From Le Figaro , the Acad & eacute; mie & l & rsquo; & nbsp; has therefore a mandate & eacute; a law firm & nbsp; & raquo; who wrote to Prime Minister Jean Castex & ldquo; & nbsp; asking him to repeal the provision creating the new national identity card & nbsp; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; without obtaining a response until then. These lawyers are therefore very fond of seize the Council d & rsquo; & Eacute; tat.