Lunchtime News Tuesday 15th March 2022


Emmanuel Macron to present his programme on Thursday - Emmanuel Macron, candidate for a second term as President of the Republic, will present his programme on Thursday March 17 afternoon at a press conference in Paris. Since March 3rd, the date on which Emmanuel Macron's "Letter to the French" was put online, the presidential candidate, whose agenda is monopolized by the war in Ukraine, has made a handful of trips, in particular the Monday March 7th in Poissy in the Yvelines.

Civil servants in France - The French government has announced plans to raise the index point for civil servants by the summer. The value of the index point, which is used to calculate the salary of 5.7 million public officials, has been frozen since 2017. It will be revalued by next summer to take into account inflation. According to the bank of France Inflation is estimated between 3.7 and 4.4%.

French Prime Minister launches wind farm projects - French Prime Minister Jean Castex has launched a call for investments in two floating wind farm projects in the Mediterranean Sea which could supply electricity to one million people and be operational by 2030. During the presentation on Monday Castex announced that one of the projects would be located 20kms Fos-sur-Mer in the Bouches-du-Rhone.

Real estate agent offers visits by plane - A real estate agent in Montpellier has found a way to stand out from the competition by offering a visit to a possible future neighbourhood by plane, ahead of moving in. After the signing of each transaction, the 49-year-old professional offers his clients to fly over their property by plane. The first flight of thirty minutes allows buyers to discover their property seen from the sky but also the landscapes of the department. The offer is valid for both buyers and sellers. The professional's objective is to offer " something different and original ".

Karim Benzema overtakes Thierry Henry - Footballer Karim Benzema has overtaken Thierry Henry to become the top French scorer in history with 413 goals. The international striker scored twice in Real Madrid's victory in Mallorca (0-3) on Monday on the 28th day of the Spanish championship.


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