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 …

Russia will not penalize France over Mistral decision: Putin

I was reading earlier an article on Reuters, that Russia will not impose penalties against France over its failure to fulfill a 1.2 billion euro contract to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today, Thursday. During his annual televised call in show, President Putin said “We do intend to seek any penalties …

Air Controllers Call Strike Off

Air Traffic Controllers Call strike action off FRENCH air traffic controllers have called off this week’s planned strike, which be a relief for families going away for the school spring break, after talks with the DGAC national aviation authority.  However, they have maintained their threat of a new strike from April 30 to May 2 …

Electronic Cigarettes : French against their use at work

SURVEY : They are also very skeptical about the effects of electronic cigarettes on their tobacco addiction … Six in ten French, support the ban on electronic cigarettes at work, which is one of the measures to fight against smoking included in the draft health law currently being discussed in the National Assembly. According to a survey by Odoxa …

Air Traffic Controllers call new Strike

The air traffic controllers have announced the dates of their second strike over France later this week, from Thursday to Saturday, just as families in the school zones A and C get ready to head on holiday. Last week’s 48-hour strike by the Syndicat National des Contrôleurs de Trafic Aérien saw approximately 1,300 French airline …

Jihad: 1450 French leaving to fight in Syria

The European Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová estimated 1,450 French are among some 5,000 to 6,000 European volunteers leaving Europe for Syria to join jihadists fighting against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, in an interview published today, Monday by Le Figaro “In Europe, we believe departures for Syria to be about 5,000 or 6,000 people, including …

The FN proposes to “jump without a parachute from the plane,” said Laurent Fabius

POLICY The foreign minister said he had a conversation with Marine Le Pen who confirmed that “the economic arguments do not hold water” .. Today, the Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius is attacking the economic proposals of the Front Nationale saying that Marine Le Pen’s party proposes to “jump without a parachute from the plane,” in …

Homosexuals and blood donation: The survey will be modified, announces Marisol Touraine

POLICY The Minister of Health is awaiting the recommendations of experts on a new definition of risk behaviours before changing the questionnaire given to blood donors … The Health Minister Marisol Touraine said earlier today, Sunday that a questionnaire given to blood donors would soon be changed to allow homosexuals to donate blood while ensuring …