National civic service

National civic service - Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers on Sunday began a pilot programme for a new national civic service, a project of French President Emmanuel Macron. For a fortnight, the 15- and 16-year-olds will leave home for training in first aid and other basic skills, followed later by another two weeks of volunteering. Macron caused surprise on the campaign trail in 2017 by promising to introduce a month-long compulsory national service, saying he wanted to give girls and boys "a direct experience of military life".

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French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019

Pollution alert-The Var has been placed on a level 1 air pollution alert with poor air quality across the region.... French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019 Read More

22/07/2019

Evening Update Friday 19 July

The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, has announced wide-ranging measures aimed at keeping public order around this evening’s Africa C... Evening Update Friday 19 July Read More

19/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019

Hospital Strike-Accident and emergency staff at Nice hospitals are into a third day of strike action today.... French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019 Read More

19/07/2019

Evening Update Thursday 18 July

The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi has asked the Prefect for extra security at the Pasteur hospital in Nice... Evening Update Thursday 18 July Read More

18/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Thursday July 18th 2019

New Heatwave-Météo France has warned that a new heatwave is set to grip the country next week with a mass of hot air from the African continent blocke... French and Riviera News.Thursday July 18th 2019 Read More

18/07/2019