Emergency plan for health service in France - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has this morning unveiled an “emergency plan” for the country’s health sector after eight months of protests from unions. French health minister Agnès Buzyn announced a bonus of 800 euros a month net for 40,000 nurses and caregivers living in Paris and the inner suburbs and earning less than 1,900 euros per month. While the Prime Minister proposed an increase of 1.5 billion euros in hospital budgets over the next three years of which 300 million will be invested from 2020. Agnès Buzyn also announced an annual merit bonus of 300 euros which "may benefit 600,000 health professionals". The Prime Minister also announced a partial recovery of hospital debt of up to ten billion euros over three years.