Baccalauréat : Programmable Calculators to be banned in 2018

The department of Education has made a decision that for the 2018 baccauréat, programmable calculators are to be banned from the exams.  Students will have a choice to use either college calculators or special calculators which will incorporate an ‘exam’ button which will not allow access to the built in memory and stored equations. Concern has […]

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Holiday Vouchers

Vacation Vouchers: Four million French took the opportunity in 2014

Launched in 1982, under Francois Mitterrand, the holiday voucher, known as cheque vacancies, is more popular than ever. According to the ANCV ( Agence Nationale pour les Chèques-Vacances),  4 million French families benefited from last years payment as the figures was released earlier today, Thursday. The amount in monetary terms that the vouchers represented was […]

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Vatican: Pope Francis refused the appointment of a gay French ambassador

Vatican: Pope Francis refused the appointment of a gay French ambassador

Gay Friendly, Francois? Not that much. The pope may well have said in 2013 that he did not “judge a person [who] is gay, and [that] seeks the Lord with good will” , his benevolence towards homosexuals has limits. Including those of the Vatican. As revealed by The Duck chained , the pontiff refused to […]

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Hollande wants to boost investment in France

Hollande wants to Boost Investment

President Hollande  speaking yesterday to the defense industry, says that it has has “a future in France.”  The president announced a series of measures for investment for companies, including an “exceptional tax mechanism” of investment support. The head of state was visiting the Forges de Trie-Château (Oise) site that has escaped bankruptcy in 2008, after […]

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The advice of the OECD to France to boost growth and employment

The advice of the OECD to France to boost growth and employment

While INSEE is to publish on Thursday its monthly report on the economic situation of France, the OECD presented its latest economic study to boost growth and employment in the country . A report followed closely by French Finance Minister Michel Sapin. “France has many assets,” said the OECD. “But the potential GDP growth slowed […]

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