Between 2008 and 2009, 1.6 billion euros were swindled in a huge carbon quota market scam dubbed the “fraud of the century”. On Monday, 36 people suspected of running the scheme’s largest operation went on trial in Paris.
The French government has announced that mobile phones will be banned in French schools by September 2018, and that choirs will be introduced over the next two years.
To fight traffic congestion, pollution and other challenges that plague modern cities, an increasing number of French towns are choosing to make their public transport networks completely free.
The French press is unequivocal: with Emmanuel Macron’s crushing victory, a tsunami has swept over the French political landscape, destroying all its opponents in its wake.
All eyes were on the French president this week as he made his debut on the international stage. Did Emmanuel Macron win his first real diplomatic and image test on the international stage?
France’s new Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot joined Emmanuel Macron’s team after declining offers from three previous governments. What challenges lie ahead for France’s popular environmentalist?