Louis Gallois is opposed to the arrival of “mini-jobs” in France

Louis Gallois, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot-Citroën, … Louis Gallois, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot-Citroën, said yesterday, Saturday that he was not favourable to the importation into France of “mini-jobs”, these low-paying jobs to direct the unemployed to return in the world of work. “There is a dignity in …

Train Collided with a Deer

Two TGV were delayed on last night, after a train collided with a deer between Laval and Rennes. The TGV, service 5237,from Lille to Lorient, struck a deer on Thursday night, around 9pm, between Laval and Rennes. The train stopped on the tracks, after hitting the deer, which then lead to delays with another service, …

Student Planned Terror Attack at Paris Church

Terror Attack avoided after shooting himself in leg FRANCE is to go about reinforcing security outside churches throughout the country, after police accidentally foiled an apparent terror plot targeting Christian places of worship on the outskirts of Paris. A 24-year-old Franco-Algerian IT student, Sid Ahmed Ghlam, who lived in an ultra modern student hostel in …

Paris Plans renovation of its Churches

PARIS city authorities have drawn up a plan to invest €80million in some major overdue renovation works for 19 of the capital’s churches between now and 2020. The improvements, were one of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s election manifesto pledges.  The French Government have also pledged a further €11million, towards the renovation costs. Since the separation of …

Young People Can Now Work At Heights

Two decrees which relax the rules on hazardous work for young people in vocational training and allow under 18 year olds to carry out temporary work at height, were published Sunday in the Official Journal. The first decree allows “the allocation of young people under the age of eighteen, to be able to do temporary …

Paris Cracks Down on Cigarette Butts

Later this year, Paris is going to be almost doubling fines for dropping cigarette butts as it is faced with having to collect around 350 tonnes of them each year. The current fine is €35 but as of September, this is going to be increased to €68. The fine, doesn’t just apply to smokers who …

France unveils plan to fight racism

The Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented on Friday his plan to fight against racism and anti-Semitism with 40 measures structured around justice, the Internet and education. Yesterday, the French government announced a list of 40 measures for how it plans to crackdown on racism and anti-Semitism. The measures that they announced will set the government …

Nina Ricci heiress jailed for fraud

The heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, two of which were suspended, a one million euro fine and the consfiscation of two properties for tax fraud. Arlette Ricci, the heiress of the famous fashion house is one of the first to be charged and …