France can now Block the Internet

This week, the French government has just published a decree, which they having been trying to pass since July 2014, which gives them more power to control the internet, enabling them to shut down websites that it sees as dangerous. It requires that internet providers block terrorist- and child pornography-related content within 24 hours of …

Driving Schools Protest

Tomorrow, Monday, Driving schools are holding protest rallies in thirteen provincial cities, including Bordeaux , and Paris. They are protesting due to changes outlined in the Macron law, currently being discussed in the French Parliament.  The aim of the changes is to reduce waiting times for passing the driving test to 45 days against two …

Animals have feelings too !

Animal rights campaigners in France are celebrating this week after the long running campaign to get animals officially recognised as living and sentient beings instead of just pieces of furniture, was passed on Wednesday by parliament. After more than a year of debate, a bill has been passed updating the legal status of animals in France, …

Better Safety for Municipal Police

The government has announced that it will finance the purchase of bulletproof vests, revolvers and better equipped radio stations in order to improve the safety and efficiency of the municipal police. The Minister of the Interior announced earlier today at tyhe end of a meeting with Municipal police unions, that the government will make available …