Anne Hidalgo

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Champs-Élysées in Paris will be turned into "extraordinary garden"
Champs-Élysées in Paris will be turned into "extraordinary garden"
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According to Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, the famous Champs-Élysées will undergo a transformation "an extraordinary garden". The plan for the 1.9 kilometers long area in central Paris had been unveiled in 2019 and has now gotten the green light. The costs are estimated to be around €250 million and include cutting space for vehicles by half, adding more space for pedestrians and planting trees and other greens.

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Paris mayor says that fine for hiring too many women is "absurd"

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has stated that she is "happy to announce we have been fined" following a €90,000 against the city by the French Ministry of Public Service. She added that "This fine is obviously absurd, unfair, irresponsible and dangerous" and joked "The management of the city hall has, all of a sudden, become far too feminist".

Paris had been fined because eleven women and five men had been promoted in 2018, breaching a national equality rule.