Announcement by Élisabeth Borne comes after the government, which does not have an absolute majority in parliament, used special constitutional powers to adopt a deeply unpopular pension law without a final vote.
As he continued with a series of trips to towns around France in an attempt to re-engage with the public after promulgating his unpopular pensions reform, the French president was on Monday yet again met by noisy protestors banging pots and pans, booing and even bugling, during his visit to Vendôme.
In the first event of its kind in France, an auction was held in the historic Paris lawcourts on Monday to sell off luxury assets seized from drug-dealers and other serious offenders, raising 1.28 million euros from the items which included a Lamborghini Huracan, luxury leather goods, a Scania truck, designer trainers and jewellery.
A French court has ruled as illegal a major police operation planned for Tuesday to expel Comoran migrants from a shanty town on France's Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte, where a crackdown on illegal immigration and delinquency has begun backed by security forces sent from the mainland.
At the end of a protracted judicial process, a Paris court has convicted Lebanese-Canadian university professor Hassan Diab, 69, of planting a motorcycle bomb in the Rue Copernic in central Paris on October 3rd 1980, killing four people and wounding 38 others.
The European politicians accused the services of British Home Secretary Suella Braverman of infringing basic human rights and abusing anti-terrorism laws when Ernest Moret, a rights manager at the French radical publisher Éditions la Fabrique, travelled to London earlier this week for a book fair and was interrogated by UK counter-terrorist police, who confiscated his computer, about his political views and “anti-government” contacts.
A transcript hidden for more than 60 years detailing an interview with Louis-Ferdinand Céline, regarded as one of the great 20th-century French writers but also infamous for his anti-Semitic essays and for supporting , during WWII, the Nazis and France's collaborationist regime, reveals that he declared Adolf Hitler’s great mistake was failing to “wipe out England” at the start of the war.
After promulgation of his unpopular pensions reform legislation last weekend, President Emmanuel Macron has attempted to turn the page by embarking on a series of visits around France where he has been met by boos from local demonstrators banging pots and pans and which police on Thursday dispersed with teargas.
In a 15-minute recorded televised address to the nation on Monday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity ratings have plummeted amid his widely contested reform of the state pension system, which he promulgated on Saturday, promised he would introduce new measures to improve working conditions and public services in what some observers regarded as a limp attempt to re-launch his troubled, final presidential term.