Francois Hollande. One billion euros for the digital school

Hollande announced that “one billion euros over three years” will be devoted to a comprehensive plan for the digital school. President Francois Hollande indicated that the implementation of this plan began “today”. “One third of this investment will come from existing money allocated in the future investment program” and “the rest, 650 million, will be borne …

Chateaubriant 8th May – V.E. Day – Programme

 To mark the 70th anniversary of V.E. Day and the capitulation of Nazi Germany, commemorative events are planned in Chateaubriant Friday, 8 May 2015. For the first time, the V.E. Day ceremony is being organized by the ‘Associations des Anciens Combattants’ and ‘Patriotiques de Châteaubriant Association’, with the help of the Technical Services department of …

For two thirds of the French, the baccalauréat is still useful today

Baccalauréat still useful today? Two-thirds of French people believe, according to a poll published Monday on directmatin.fr. Is the baccalauréat (Bac) still useful today?  Two-thirds of French people believe so, according to a poll published yesterday, Monday on directmatin.fr. Of those asked the question, 66% of the French say they still have an attachment to …

French fall out of love with diesel

SALES of diesel cars in France are starting to fall for the first time in 15 years, as drivers prepare for anti-diesel measures being introduced by the government and some cities. Diesel accounted for less than 60% of new cars sold in France in March, down from a 67% market share in the same month …

German BND spy agency ‘helped US target France’

Germany’s national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the EU’s headquarters on behalf of US intelligence, German media report. The leaks from a secret BND report suggest that its monitoring station at Bad Aibling spied on France’s presidential palace and foreign ministry, and the European Commission. The US National Security Agency …