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French government - France’s ruling party is scrambling to fend off accusations of insensitivity and incompetence after its lawmakers voted down a proposed bill extending paid leave from work for parents who have lost a child.

Recognising a “mistake”, lawmakers from Macron’s LREM party on Tuesday began working on draft legislation to extend paid leave for bereaved parents from 5 to 12 days – precisely what they voted down only days earlier after they were instructed to do so by the government.

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Evening Update Wednesday 27 January 2021

A French government spokesperson has said that the 6pm curfew is "relatively effective" but "not sufficient at this stage". ... Evening Update Wednesday 27 January 2021 Read More

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Lunchtime News Wednesday 27th January 2021

Monaco has decided to extend all current health measures until February 19th. Lunchtime News Wednesday 27th January 2021 Read More

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French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th January 2021

The European Commission has recommended that all governments prevent “non-essential” travel to the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region in an attempt to ... French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th January 2021 Read More

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Evening Update Tuesday 26 January 2021

Several mayors in the Alpes-Maritimes have issued a joint open letter saying that they note the fall in the number of doses for vaccination centers an... Evening Update Tuesday 26 January 2021 Read More

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Lunchtime News Tuesday 26th January 2021

Local MP Eric Ciotti has criticised what he calls the French government’s “procrastination” in the face of Covid health crisis. While speaking to Fren... Lunchtime News Tuesday 26th January 2021 Read More

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