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France bans plastic packaging for most fruits and vegetables | Environment News

France has banned the use of plastics to package most fruits and vegetables. The ban came into effect on Saturday under new regulations which the government of French President Emmanuel Macron said aim to phase out single-use plastics as pollution worsens around the world. Under the new rules, leeks and carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, apples and pears and about 30 ...

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Britons with homes in the EU are now allowed to transit through France

The French Home Office has announced that UK citizens residing in the European Union who wish to return to their homes in other EU countries “by the end of the year” will be allowed to do it. The move comes after the recent rule by French authorities prohibiting Britons from transit to their homes in EU countries sparked controversy and ...

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Britons with homes in the EU said they couldn’t cross France to get there | Coronavirus

Eurotunnel is warning British citizens living in the EU that they cannot cross France by car from the UK due to new coronavirus restrictions imposed by the French government. Getlink, the operator of the Channel rail link, posted an urgent warning on its website and Twitter page on Wednesday evening, which appeared to confirm that the French government had changed ...

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No new community case in WA from French backpacker as business lobby calls for better compensation scheme for New Years Eve cancellations

Mr Rodwell said many businesses involved in the events business were small or family-run, meaning there was a risk that people would lose their homes if their operations went under administration. Opposition small business spokesman Steve Thomas echoed calls from the chamber and said the Western Australian government should dip into its surplus to help. “In an era of massive ...

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‘Almost unsaleable’: fall in UK school trips blamed on Brexit | School trips

Changes to UK immigration rules after Brexit have triggered an unprecedented collapse in school trip bookings from the continent, organizers say, with countries like Ireland and the Netherlands now more popular than the Kingdom -United. While the pandemic has depressed European school trips in general, the number of short-term educational visits planned in 2022 to other EU destinations where English ...

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Protesters storm Guadeloupe legislature over vaccine rules

PARIS (AP) – Protesters angry at virus and vaccine rules have occupied the Regional Legislative Assembly of Guadeloupe due to the deadlock in negotiations over their grievances over the management of the French Caribbean island. Area council chairman Ary Chalus has agreed to a meeting with some of the protesters’ representatives, the council tweeted after Thursday’s incursion. Guadeloupe and Parisian ...

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French government hopes vaccine pass will be adopted by mid-January – EURACTIV.com

“We are aiming for a definitive adoption of the vaccine pass in the first half of January,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday. The bill being presented in the Council of Ministers on December 27, the parliament should “examine this text between Christmas and New Year’s Day,” he added. The government’s proposed vaccine pass will replace the current health ...

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The independence of New Caledonia still far from being achieved

Author: Jon Fraenkel, Victoria University of Wellington The categorical victory of 96.5% of the anti-independence movement in the referendum of December 12, 2021 in New Caledonia was applauded by many French politicians. French President Emmanuel Macron said this ended the “binary choice” that had long preoccupied France’s distant Pacific territory. Macron dismissed the low turnout of 43.9% as legally insignificant, ...

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Told US, Russia and France that they will manufacture defense systems in India: Rajnath Singh

INDIA Told friendly countries like the United States, Russia and France that the country’s defense equipment should be made in India now, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. He mentioned that India cannot remain dependent on other nations for its security needs. Speaking at the annual convention of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Singh said, ...

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French MPs Arrive in Taiwan for Visit Amid Tensions in China | US government and politics

PA TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of six French lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a five-day visit, following a similar trip by a group of French parliamentarians in October that China sought to discourage. François de Rugy, head of the Taiwanese friendship group in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, leads the delegation’s ...

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