Estrosi defends police over burkini ban

President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Christian Estrosi has released a statement defending police officers who are enforcing the new burkini ban. The highly controversial law, which was passed in Nice on 18th August, has seen women all along France’s south coast being forced to strip down or face fines.Read more

Weitere Gemeinden an der Côte erlassen Burkini-Verbot

Weitere Gemeinden an der Côte d'Azur erlassen ein Burkini-VerbotNach Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet und Mandelieu haben inzwischen auch die weiter östlich im Departement Alpes-Maritimes gelegenen Gemeinden Cap d'Ail, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Menton sowie Nizza eine Verordnung erlassen, die das Tragen des Burkinis an öffentlichen Stränden verbietet. Auch das Nachbardepartement Var hat unterdessen nachgezogen. 16 Städte an der Côte d’Azur haben sich mittlerweile gegen den Burkini ausgesprochen.Read more

Heute Abend Feuerwerke in Antibes und Mandelieu

Feuerwerke in Antibes und Mandelieu-La NapouleIn Antibes und Mandelieu-La Napoule werden heute ab 22 Uhr zwei weitere Feuerwerke mit musikalischer Begleitung gezündet. An den Uferpromenaden ist mit Straßensperrungen zu rechnen.Read more

Bastille Day attack claims another victim

The Bastille Day attack on Nice has claimed its 86th victim after a man passed away from the injuries he sustained on the night. Secretary of State for Victim Aid Juliette Méadel announced the death of the latest victim, stating that he had tragically succumbed to his injuries on Thursday 18th August.Read more

Fall in French unemployment rate

A report by French statistics body Insee has reported that the unemployment rate of France and its overseas territories has fallen to below 10% for the first time since 2012. The report follows on from record highs having been recorded in April 2015, when nearly four million people were out of work.Read more

Burkini ban continues to spread

The controversial burkini ban that was first implemented in Cannes last week is continuing to spread along the coast. The ban, which refers to clothing that ‘overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks’ rather than the actual item of clothing, now affects many cities in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments.Read more

Cannes fireworks rescheduled for tonight

The fireworks display that was due to take place earlier this week in the Baie de Cannes has been rescheduled for tonight at 10pm. The display is part of the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, which sees countries from around the world present their best firework displays in an attempt to win the public vote.Read more

Nice named as 4th most expensive city for studying

A survey by the Fédération des Associations Générales Etudiantes has shown that Nice is the fourth most expensive city in France for students to complete their studies. With the monthly cost of rent, living costs and transport totalling an average of 906 euros, it is by far the most expensive city for students in the whole of the south of France. Read more

Police still hunting JLP firecracker prankster

Over 70 people were injured in a stampede in Juan les Pins on Sunday night after firecrackers that were confused for gunfire caused widespread panic. The chaos ensued in the centre of the popular seaside town barely a few minutes away from an area that had been cordoned off on the Saturday after a bomb threat was sparked. Read more

Controversial burkini ban in Cannes

Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has ruled that any swim wear worn must respect ‘good customs and secularism’, leading him to ban burkinis on the beaches of Cannes. The principle of secularism is a founding principle of the French republic, with several measures already in place to ensure that the state remains separate from religion. Read more