Pivotal Paris Politics – 2010 France in Retrospect

It’s the enf of yet another year – and in keeping with the season, lonely editors and reporters, and dedicated ones too – take this down time to pull together the highlights of the past year. often compelling them into the “best of…’ whatever it is books, movies … whatever it is …of the year….

Rising River Seine

France 24 among others reports on the river Seine recording exceptionally high water levels – apparently the highest since 1910. There isn’t much evidence of any official acknowledgement of an imminent flooding of the Seine’s banks (or any apparent bursting of the river toward the streets of central Paris!) – but should it happen, that…

Paris Voice: ‘Webzine’ for English speaking Parisians

Came across a useful link to a ‘webzine’ for English speaking Parisians (click on the heading above) The webzine seems to be a useful collection of events in and around Paris, travel to various parts of France, practical tips on life in Paris – and several other useful bits of info for Parisians still brushing…

dialogue of the deaf?

click above for latest reporting from France 24 on protest action in France, in sharp contrast to the negligible opposition to a recent announcement of a similar pension reform in the UK.

don’t say anything about it: gays in the french military

<a href="http://www.france24.com/en/sites/all/modules/maison/aef_player/flash/player.swf“>Paris has held a long tradition of social and cultural openness: and prides itself as being welcoming to men and women regardless of their sexual orientation. The city’s mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, is openly gay and well loved and received as an effective, competent mayor who has seen to the introduction of several public administration…

Paris, France fuel Hoarding

As the blockade continues, Parisians are making their way to the nearest fuel stop to buy en masse. Several oil distributors report a sharp increase in demand for fuel over the past few days…