French flag in classrooms

French flag in classrooms - French MP’s have voted for an amendment which was presented by Eric Ciotti which would make it mandatory to have the French flag in all classrooms. The presence of the French and European flag and the words of the national anthem would concern all classes of all French schools, from nursery to high school. The debate surrounding this amendment has given rise to protests from left-wing politicians.

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Evening Update Tuesday 19 March

A large demonstration was held by unions in Nice this morning to protest at the level of pensions and wages and the lack of purchasing power. ... Evening Update Tuesday 19 March Read More

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Cancer

A study published today has shown that in 2019, cancer is expected to kill 1.41 million people in the European Union.... Cancer Read More

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Protest by prison staff

Following a breakdown in negotiations between the government and prison unions, on Monday, prison staff have announced they will be blocking the priso... Protest by prison staff Read More

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Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway

An accident involving three vehicles has occurred on the A8 motorway causing long delays around Nice westbound. ... Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway Read More

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French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019

Due to national strike action today the region’s transport will be disrupted and some schools closed. Unions have called for strike action from both p... French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019 Read More

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