Lunchtime News Friday 22nd October 2021

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62% of French people believe health pass is a “good measure” - According to a survey published today and carried out by Odoxa consulting 62% of French people today believe that the health pass is ultimately a "good measure”. Nearly half draw an "overall positive" assessment of Emmanuel Macron's action in the face of the health crisis, compared to a third last May. And 6 out of 10 French people approve its new extension "if the health situation required it".

Inflation allowance – Meanwhile French Prime Minister Jean Castex has promised a "compensation of 100 euros for those who earn less than 2,000 euros net per month". A more than welcome boost for millions of French people in order to cope with the surge in prices at the petrol pump. The aid will be paid automatically from December for employees, from January for “civil service employees” and “a little later for others”.

38 million people will be able to benefit from this “inflation allowance”. There will be no distinction between motorists and users of another means of transport. Castex added that to receive the compensation, the French concerned will have "nothing to do" because it will be "automatic". The allowance will be individualized and not per household: in other words, if a couple each earns less than 2,000 euros net, they will be entitled to 100 euros each.

Head of municipal police under investigation - The head of the municipal police in Nice is under investigation suspected of having continued to receive his salary form the national police for several years. Authorities raided the offices of Richard Gianotti on Thursday October 21st, as part of the investigation. He has since been suspended from his functions during the investigation. Before joining the municipal police in Nice in 2017, Gianotti was a national police officer for 30 years.

Plastic waste - The Operation Clean Sea association has once again raised the alarm on the state of the Mediterranean. This week members of the Operation Clean Sea association embarked on a mission to clear the plastic waste barely 15 kilometers from the regions coast. It is estimated that 80% of the waste found at sea comes from the land through the rainwater network.

Storm Aurore - 17,000 households were still without electricity in Northern France following Storm Aurore which hit the region on Thursday. SNCF traffic has gradually resumed a thousand agents were mobilized after several incidents were reported. Following the bad weather, there were 783 kilometers of traffic jams nationwide. Météo-France recorded winds of up to 175 km / h in some parts of Normandy.

 

 

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