France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?

France’s local elections on Sunday saw a green wave wash over the nation as the Greens party chalked up wins in the major cities of Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. In Paris, incumbent Anne Hidalgo was returned as mayor promising more measures to reduce the city’s carbon footprint –and its pollution levels — which fell dramatically under … Read more France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?

‘Environmentalism on the move’: Macron’s party crushed by green wave

IN THE PAPERS – Monday, June 29: We look at reactions to France’s local elections which, despite record abstention, saw major cities turn green, won by France’s EELV party. Left-wing Libération trolls the French President with a play on his party’s name “Ecologie En Marche” – the follow-up to their front page from Saturday which declared “La … Read more ‘Environmentalism on the move’: Macron’s party crushed by green wave

France votes in municipal elections with Paris mayoral race in the balance

Polls open on Sunday for the second round of French municipal elections – delayed for more than three months by the coronavirus lockdown – and all eyes are on President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (Republic on the Move) party as well as the race for mayor of Paris.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more France votes in municipal elections with Paris mayoral race in the balance

Analysis: France prepares for postponed municipal elections

Voters in France head to the polls this weekend for the second round of municipal elections, postponed from March. Foreign affairs editor Philip Turle says the outlook does not bode well for President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche party. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Analysis: France prepares for postponed municipal elections

French schools ill prepared for deconfinement

#Coronavirus #deconfinement: « You don’t make the timeline, the #virus does. We can not anticipate where the new cases will be.» but « The children need to socialise, they can not stay in this situation for ever. » says Jean-Louis Touraine, professor of medicine, French MP, La République En Marche (LREM) But Laura Slimani, Municipal councilor, Génération.s, Rouen, laments … Read more French schools ill prepared for deconfinement

Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

Protests in France: Have police gone too far? A special interview, from Al Jazeera UpFront – below copy from their YouTube Channel: This week, President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms went to Parliament and tens of thousands of protesters in France returned to the streets in opposition. Demonstrations have become a regular feature of Macron’s presidency, … Read more Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

Is Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of covering up war crimes? | UpFront

In this episode of UpFront we challenge Aung San Suu Kyi’s former spokesperson on allegations of genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. And we debate the police response to protests in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government with La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure. Follow UpFront on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJUpFront and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AJUpFront/

Wild Mushroom on Toast with Shaved Truffle

We’re transporting you back in time to when Jamie had just turned 30 and took a birthday road trip through Italy. Most of it made it’s way onto TV but this little gem, where Jamie hunts for wild mushrooms and truffles, has just found its way out of the time vaults. Here he is in … Read more Wild Mushroom on Toast with Shaved Truffle

Rustic Italian Frittata | Jamie’s Italy – UNSEEN

We’re taking a trip back in time now to when Jamie celebrated turning 30 with a culinary tour across Italy. Here he is in Le Marche, Central Italy, where even de-weeding the vegetable patch becomes an opportunity to cook something delicious. Links from the video: The Best Bread in Puglia | http://goo.gl/gvjOxP More Food Tube … Read more Rustic Italian Frittata | Jamie’s Italy – UNSEEN

Art: “A Bronze by Any Other Name” Gian Mario Spacca on the Fano Bronze

“What’s in a name?” In a brief phrase, William Shakespeare encapsulated the struggle and tragedy of his classic Italian lyrical drama pitting Capulet against Montague. Today, another unfortunate Italian fight over heart and mind pits the people of Italy against the wealthiest museum in the world, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It … Read more Art: “A Bronze by Any Other Name” Gian Mario Spacca on the Fano Bronze