Education reform

Education reform - French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer’s school reform bill, nicknamed the law for "putting trust back into schools", has been put to a vote in the French Senate. But school unions say they are concerned by aspects of the bill. Blanquer’s “trust back into schools” bill was passed by the National Assembly in February and goes before senators this week. However, many teachers and parents are voicing serious concerns about key elements of the draft bill. The main primary school unions are calling on teachers, parents and local elected officials to demonstrate against it on May 18.

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Evening Update Wednesday 22 January 2020

French unions are still planning for what they refer to as "a massive day of strike and inter-professional demonstration" this Friday. ... Evening Update Wednesday 22 January 2020 Read More

22/01/2020

Roadside police checks

Police in the Var have been alarmed by infractions from motorists during several roadside checks which have been carried out over the past few days in... Roadside police checks Read More

22/01/2020

Storm Gloria

Intense rains and snow have been forecast in south-western France, where more than 23,000 people are without power as storm Gloria batters the region.... Storm Gloria Read More

22/01/2020

Residents in Cagnes sur mer complain to city council

Residents in the Malvan district of Cagnes sur mer have expressed their “exasperation” to the city council at the constant noise pollution in the area...  Residents in Cagnes sur mer complain to city council  Read More

22/01/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Eight people associated with the yellow vest movement have been arrested in the Vaucluse. Placed in police custody they are suspected of vandalising p... French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Read More

22/01/2020