The info not to be missed
The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, the embodiment of the security strategy desired by Emmanuel Macron for the presidential election, is caught up by a succession of police blunders which creates a general stir, including within the government.
The latest example, the beating by several police officers on Saturday evening in Paris, recorded by a CCTV camera, of a music producer.
Since yesterday, personalities denounce the facts and the supposed laxity of the executive towards them.
Like footballers Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, or even basketball player Rudy Gobert.
While the Paris public prosecutor's office has entrusted an investigation to the “police of the police”, Gerald Darmanin is thus in a very delicate position, in the midst of a debate on the very controversial “global security” law.
Parliamentarians of all stripes denounce a new brand of "contempt" for their work on the part of the government, the day after the announcement of a commission to rewrite Article 24 on the dissemination of images of police officers.
If Gérald Darmanin warned last night that the agents who "mess around" would be dismissed, the presidential majority continues to be moved by the failings in the police.
Emmanuel Macron himself said he was "very shocked" by the video.
And this Friday, the four officials implicated by the music producer are in custody.
What to also remember
France ready to vaccinate "end of December, beginning of January".
The Minister in charge of industry Agnès Pannier-Runacher, who must coordinate the purchases of vaccines in particular in connection with the European Union, assured this morning that the country was only waiting for the authorizations and the vaccine doses.
"The cases are being investigated," she said on BFM TV.
Students face the debt trap.
In the absence of odd jobs, essential to finance their studies, many young people are forced to take out a loan.
An additional hassle when many are already in precariousness and the universities remain closed.
An online petition has collected more than 20,000 signatures from business school students.
They are asking to be partially reimbursed due to the Covid-19 crisis, which forces distance education.
Be careful in the south, heavy storms approaching.
The Pyrénées-Orientales and Corsica have been placed by Météo-France on an orange “storm” and “rain-flood” alert from this evening and until at least Saturday 9 pm.
In question, the passage of a rather violent Mediterranean episode.
The forecaster calls for the greatest vigilance, recommending to avoid moving, to move away from waterways, especially not to take a submerged road.
The unusual info
This year, Santa Claus will not be able to absorb alone all the sendings of gifts between relatives distant by the Covid-19.
Especially since the closure of shops until tomorrow, many French people have made arrangements to buy their gifts online.
But whatever happens, "all packages must be under the tree", gives himself the mission of Sylvain Bincteux, one of the directors of La Poste's distribution platform.
This year, the company is bracing for unprecedented volumes of holiday packages.
Currently, it already distributes 50% of the volume of additional parcels since deconfinement and 100 million parcels could pass through the services between this end of November and December.
To cope with the influx, La Poste has therefore announced "more than 100,000 postmen, deliverers and account managers mobilized", to which are added "more than 9,000 seasonal jobs".
However, a tip for last-minute fans, this time it will take a little more in advance to be sure to please on time.