France prepares for nationwide 6pm curfew as Covid cases riseAll of mainland France will be put into a 6pm to 6am curfew from Saturday in a bid to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Some people have questioned the utility of this, while the French scientific council says another lockdown looks increasingly necessary.
Covid crisis takes heavy toll on French students' mental healthFirst-year university students in France are to be allowed to start studying again on-site, in small groups, in a bid to address a growing human crisis, but student unions say it may be too little too late. Unable to cope with the isolation of the distance-learning introduced under Covid, students’ mental Read More
Energy savings: Heat homes, cool the planetWhen it comes to energy efficiency, France is lagging behind its European neighbours, trailing Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Nearly seven million French people live in residences known as "passoires énergétiques" or energy sieves. These homes have an energy rating of F or G, meaning it's too cold in Read More
Strengthening French secularism by clamping down on 'separatism'This week, French Connections focuses on a controversial bill that's soon to be debated in the French parliament. It's aimed at combating extremist ideology and reinforcing the founding principles of the French republic – particularly "laïcité", France's special brand of state secularism. Analysts say it could be one of the most important Read More