France in focus

Ségolène Royal goes for green

This week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy. Next, French President François Hollande marks the centenary of the assassination of Jean Jaurès, the founder of his Socialist party. Finally, beware of the rats! Rodents are on the rampage around the Louvre gardens.