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French government - France’s ruling party is scrambling to fend off accusations of insensitivity and incompetence after its lawmakers voted down a proposed bill extending paid leave from work for parents who have lost a child.

Recognising a “mistake”, lawmakers from Macron’s LREM party on Tuesday began working on draft legislation to extend paid leave for bereaved parents from 5 to 12 days – precisely what they voted down only days earlier after they were instructed to do so by the government.

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French and Riviera News Monday 13th July 2020

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death after a fight broke out amongst several teenagers on Sunday. The incident occurred shortly after 8pm in th... French and Riviera News Monday 13th July 2020 Read More

13/07/2020

Evening Update Friday 10 July 2020

Sante Publique France have said today that they have noted "a new trend towards an increase in the circulation" of the coronavirus... Evening Update Friday 10 July 2020 Read More

10/07/2020

Lunchtime News Friday 10th July 2020

The Landsberg beach in Saint Laurent du Var located between the promenade des Flots Bleus and Cap 3000 is to remain closed for the summer due to pollu... Lunchtime News Friday 10th July 2020 Read More

10/07/2020

French and Riviera News Friday 10th July 2020

The Var, Bouches du Rhone and the Vaucluse region have today been placed on an air pollution alert. French and Riviera News Friday 10th July 2020 Read More

10/07/2020

Evening Update Thursday 9 July 2020

A French compensation organisation has announced today that 2,363 victims of the Nice attack of July 14, 2016 have received or will receive compensati... Evening Update Thursday 9 July 2020 Read More

09/07/2020