France’s wine industry can become “the first in the world without glyphosate”, President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday at the Paris Agriculture Fair. But is foregoing the controversial herbicide possible? FRANCE 24 spoke with vintners.
Trouville-sur-Mer, a picturesque town in the northern French region of Normandy, organised its first town hall meeting last week as part of a broader national debate. At the event, attendees had one main question: “Where does our money go?”
French President Emmanuel Macron made a campaign promise: to ban glyphosate, the weedkiller sold under the Roundup brand. But last week, his party’s lawmakers rejected an amendment to do that, raising accusations they are beholden to the farm lobby.
Two specialists of Salafism, a fundamentalist version of Islam, are raising awareness among French middle-schoolers on the dangers of indoctrination. France 24 reports from one of the pair’s workshops.
Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to make Paris the world’s most bikeable city. But the congested and polluted capital still has a long way to go before it can rival the likes of Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Beyond the dignitaries in attendance, hundreds of ordinary people turned out to pay their respects on Wednesday to Simone Veil at the Invalides military museum in central Paris.
Representatives of 29 French media organisations, including FRANCE 24, signed a petition Thursday denouncing Marine Le Pen’s National Front party for obstructing their access to events and ability to inform the public.
Marine Le Pen has urged dithering supporters of the hard-left “Unsubmissive France” not to “submit” to Emmanuel Macron, attempting to portray her rival for the French presidency as the embodiment of the “neoliberal” capitalism they abhor.
Two days after an attack on Paris’s Champs-Élysées that left one police officer dead, questions remain about the shooter, his ties to terrorism, and whether he had accomplices.
Catholics in France have by and large voted for mainstream conservative candidates in previous presidential elections. In the southwest city of Libourne, near Bordeaux, that tradition appears to be fading.