Category Archives: Current Affairs

The French Presidential Election: A Lesson in Wooden Language

Today the French go to the polls for the first round of a hotly contested presidential election. Build-up has been scarred by corruption, petty squabbles and a lack of clarity in terms of policies. It has, however, been quite the spectacle … Continue reading

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Paris Introduces More ‘Anti-Car’ Measures

On Monday, it became compulsory for all motorised vehicles circulating in Paris to display the Crit’Air badge, which indicates pollution levels. Older vehicles with particularly high pollution levels don’t qualify for the badge, and are therefore forbidden. Others that qualify … Continue reading

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Circulation alternée: Here We Go Again

Air quality in Paris dominated headlines this week, as once again pollution levels hit a dangerous high. This led to four days of ‘circulation alternée’, a measure which means only certain vehicles are permitted and public transport charges are suspended. Suffice to … Continue reading

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