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French pension reform offers incentives to work until age 64

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 07/18/2019 - 15:52
The age when French citizens can receive a full pension should be put back to 64 from 62 now, the government's special adviser on pension reform said on Thursday.

Celebrate! France's love affair with holidays

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 07/18/2019 - 15:10
With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down. So what do they do with all those cherished "congés payés"? We take a closer look.

France defiant on plans to impose 'Gafa' tax on tech giants

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 22:14
France on Wednesday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an international accord was the only way to solve the dispute.

France to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 21:30
The French government has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood within a year of sexual activity since 2016. On Wednesday it said it would lower this “deferral” period – long been criticised as discriminatory – to four months.

‘HIV isn’t over’: The world’s waning response to the AIDS crisis

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 13:59
As France prepares to host the Global Fund Replenishment Conference on fighting AIDS, experts warn against complacency in the global fight against HIV. France leads in some areas of the battle but has some catching up to do in others.

French lawmakers approve controversial bill to rebuild Notre-Dame

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 10:06
French MPs on Tuesday approved a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, three months after flames ravaged the great Paris cathedral, but with the rebuilding process still mired in controversy.

French lawmakers kick off debate on contentious EU-Canada trade deal

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 09:04
French lawmakers in the National Assembly on Wednesday began debating a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada. A vote is expected next week.

Élisabeth Borne to replace François de Rugy as French Environment Minister

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 07/17/2019 - 01:17
French President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement late on Tuesday that Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne would replace François de Rugy as Environment Minister.

French minister François de Rugy resigns over spending scandal

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Di, 07/16/2019 - 15:11
French Environment Minister François de Rugy, at the centre of a controversy over lavish spending, announced his resignation on Tuesday but lashed out at what he claimed was a “media lynching”.

Luxury land grab? Monaco’s offshore urban expansion

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 07/15/2019 - 18:04
A vast construction project is under way in the principality of Monaco that will see six hectares (15 acres) of land reclaimed from the Mediterranean on which to build hundreds of new luxury homes. But environmental campaigners say the disruption to the seabed could spell disaster for local wildlife.

Paris demands answers after Franco-Iranian academic arrested in Iran

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 07/15/2019 - 14:44
Fariba Adelkhah, an academic with dual French and Iranian nationality from Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po university, has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with French consular staff, France's foreign ministry said Monday.

French inventor soars above Champs-Élysées on flyboard at Paris parade

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 07/14/2019 - 11:21
A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.

France to showcase European defence cooperation at Bastille Day parade

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 07/14/2019 - 07:34
French President Emmanuel Macron aims to showcase Europe's defence capabilities by putting European military cooperation at the heart of Sunday’s traditional Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions with the United States.

Famed Paris brasserie ransacked by 'Yellow Vests' to reopen

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 07/13/2019 - 16:50
Fouquet’s, the celebrated restaurant on Paris’s most famous thoroughfare, reopens on Sunday after being torched four months ago by Yellow Vest protesters.

France arrests 21 after hundreds of African migrants occupy Pantheon

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 07/13/2019 - 07:41
France on Saturday detained 21 African migrants who surged into the Pantheon in Paris to push their claims for regularised status, police said.

Why French mayors are feeling the strain

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 07/12/2019 - 18:28
With French municipal elections looming next year, France in Focus turns its attention to France's mayoral system. There are 35,000 mayors who oversee and administer municipal matters across the country. But the reality faced by many of France's mayors is getting more and more complicated. And since the 2014 municipal elections, the number of mayors who have resigned has increased sharply. Professor Martial Foucault, Director of the Political Research Centre at Sciences Po, explains why.

Evangelical churches gaining ground in France

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 07/12/2019 - 16:05
In France, a new Evangelical church is built every 10 days, thanks to the efforts of highly motivated young believers. Once a fringe religious movement, Evangelism is gaining ground and now counts 700,000 followers across France. What are the reasons for this success? Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell.

Lobster, Champagne: French minister in hot water for funding ‘lavish lifestyle’ with tax payers money

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 07/11/2019 - 17:36
“Living like a royal on public funds”, is the accusation levelled at Francois de Rugy, the French energy and environment minister, after it was revealed he spent public money on lavish dinners and furnishings.

National civic service: A crash course in self-defence, emergency responses and French values

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 07/11/2019 - 15:57
Nearly two decades after phasing out mandatory military service for young men, the French government has tested a pilot civic service programme that will be compulsory by 2026. Some 2,000 volunteers from across the country got a crash course in self-defence, emergency responses and French values. The idea of the programme is to mix up the population, get people out of their comfort zone and promote national cohesion and patriotism. We take a closer look.

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at heart of controversial right-to-die case, has died

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 07/11/2019 - 10:25
Vincent Lambert, the severely brain-damaged Frenchman at the heart of a right-to-die case, died Thursday morning, more than a week after life support was ended.

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