The “long Covid” of public transport

In Paris, in April 2020. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS To analyse. It is one of the spearheads of French excellence. Urban public transport is one of the country’s strengths. It has generated French champions – Keolis-SNCF, Transdev, RATP Dev – which operate on five continents. Their know-how, which is based in particular on one of … Read more

“Our leaders have remained deaf to the cry of alarm from caregivers on the degradation of the public hospital”

Tribune. The waves of Covid-19 follow each other, and we hope they do not look alike. Will hospitals be able to cope with the influx of patients again? The state of the establishments, where the beds close by the hundreds for lack of caregivers – having, out of disgust, fled the hospital that trained them … Read more

“Grande Sécu”: “We must work for a better articulation between a high-level public system and mutual societies”

Tribune. The discussions, apparently technical, on the “great Security” reveal a more fundamental debate, bearing on democracy and the way of organizing solidarity. The idea of ​​”great security” is based on a conception of democracy structured around an omnipresent and centralized State. The current system, with its multiplicity of actors, is considered inefficient and generates … Read more

Senior Chinese public security official enters Interpol

Hu Binchen, in a photo posted by Interpol on his Twitter account on November 25, 2021. TWITTER / INTERPOL The general assembly of Interpol elected, Thursday, November 25, the Chinese Hu Binchen to the executive committee of the organization, its nerve center supposed to supervise the general secretariat. Hu Binchen, along with the Indian Praveen … Read more

Public diplomacy, an operation to seduce states abroad

Delivered. Persuade, co-opt and seduce rather than impose. Such is the dynamic of “soft power”, theorized in 1990 by the American geopolitologist Joe Nye as an alternative to the logic of force. The notion has flourished. “The literature on international relations has since been crossed by intense debates as to whether ‘soft power’ can alone … Read more

Nuclear: launch of a public consultation on a fuel storage pool project

A nuclear fuel storage pool at La Hague, in June 2018. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP A preliminary public consultation opened on Monday, November 22, about a project for a huge pool of nuclear fuels in La Hague (Manche), to respond to the risk of saturation of the current basins. Anyone can, until February 18 on … Read more

Chinese athlete Peng Shuai reappears at public event

Wearing a navy sports jacket and white sweatpants, Peng Shuai appears in photos from the Fila Kids Junior Tennis Challenger Finals, posted on the official China Open Weibo account. This is his first public appearance since his accusations of sexual abuse were widely censored on the Chinese internet. Peng Shuai, 35, former world number 1 … Read more

Super Green pass, still no hypothesis on public transport: “Impossible controls”

It Super Green pass will be in effect from December. The swab will only be valid for the job. And while the vaccination obligation for public employees is being assessed, the hypothesis of extending the Green Certificate is also on the table Covid-19 to public transport: trains, buses and subways. With Christmas just around the … Read more

Culture independents try to make themselves heard by public authorities

They say they are prevented and ignored. As a fifth wave of Covid-19 is looming, everything that the planet of independent culture counts – festivals, clubs, third places, artists’ houses, small labels – keeps repeating to suffer from particular brakes. their activity. Those of the public authorities, who do not have them in their cultural … Read more

Optimistic about French growth, the OECD is worried about the control of public spending

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire (left) and OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann in Paris on November 18, 2021. XOSE BOUZAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP Congratulations and recommendations, in particular to control public spending and reduce debt. This is the health bulletin issued, Thursday, November 18, by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development … Read more