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Nice airport’s traffic fell an astounding 68.4% in 2020. Though alarming, the slow year did allow authorities to rebuild and renovate, getting a jump on creating “the airport of tomorrow”.
The European Union is about to roll out its biggest stimulus package ever seen as focus turns from Covid testing and vaccination to economic recovery.
Monaco’s Covid fatality rate continues to rise sharply, with the death of an 88-year-old woman on Thursday.
The government has warned of sound disturbances at night for the next fortnight as new worksite containers are transported to the Testimonio II construction site.
More pressure has been applied on French municipalities to drop the so-called burkini ban after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the French courts to put a stop to the prohibition of Burkini, saying that these orders fuelled the “stigma” of Muslims.
“These decrees do not improve the security situation and tend instead to fuel religious intolerance and stigmatisation of people of Muslim faith in France, especially women,” said the High Commissioner’s office. “Dress codes, such as anti-Burkini decrees, disproportionately affect women and girls and undermine their independence by denying their ability to make independent decisions about their way of dressing,” the office added.
Thirty coastal towns, especially on the French Riviera, have banned Muslim full swimsuits, which some see as a provocation after the Islamist attack in Nice on July 14 that caused 86 deaths.
Last Friday, the highest French administrative court, the Council of State, however, warned mayors that any ban on the burkini should be based on “known risks” to public order.