Millions More Switching to 4G

With more and more people using their smartphones for more than just a phone, and accessing more content than ever, the demand for faster access on the move is gaining pace with now 10 million French people having access to the nations various 4G mobile networks. The uptake to this faster service is estimated to …

Sarkozy Chosen to Lead UMP

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken a big step toward, from the political wilderness he had been in, by winning the leadership of the conservative (UMP) party. It was expected that Sarkozy would win the leadership of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) leadership in the vote by party members on Saturday. The …

GP’s and Specialists due to Strike

Many GP’s and specialist doctors throughout France are discussing strike action between the 24th and 31st of December, due to changes that are being discussed under the new healthcare bill which will effect their current working practices. The new healthcare bill proposes compulsory third-party payments, which basically means that the doctors would bill the state and …

Angers – Best Place to Live

According to a survey carried out in the l’Express magazine, which carried out a survey of 20,000 Parisiens, where they would prefer to live, Angers in the Maine-et-Loire came out top for the third year running. In second and third place were Nantes, in the Loire-Atlantique and Rennes, in the Ille-et-Vilaine, making the area where …

Paris Climate Talks

  The former Governor of California and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, has visited Paris in his role of the R20 group of regional authorities to chair a conference on protecting the environment and reducing climate change. The two-day summit comes ahead of next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, where world leaders will discuss a …