The new rules of the pass, foreigners “Choose France” and 1st round at the Australian Open

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The pass is gone. After two turbulent weeks, Parliament finally adopted on Sunday the controversial bill establishing the vaccine pass. According to the government’s wishes, this new tool should come into force very soon. In the meantime, to prepare for the new rules, 20 Minutes provides an update on the main provisions of the bill.

This is an announcement that is timely three months before the presidential election. The Elysée announced 21 new foreign investments in France, representing more than 4 billion euros in cumulative investments. This will in particular allow Emmanuel Macron to put forward his policy in the service of the attractiveness of the country. The largest of the projects announced is that of the American group Eastman, which specializes in the production of materials, which will inject 850 million euros into a plastics recycling plant employing 350 people.

Without Novak Djokovic, it’s off to the Australian Open. And with three easy victories, French tennis is starting its week in Melbourne quite well. Harmony Tan, 107th in the world, was the first French woman to qualify for the second round on Monday. Gaël Monfils also easily qualified. The 19th in the world indeed dispatched the Argentinian Federico Coria (64th) 6-1, 6-1, 6-3, thus forgetting the tears which had marked his impotence when he entered the running in the 2021 edition. Benjamin Bonzi, 65th in the world, also had a dazzling start by beating the German Peter Gojowczyk (87th) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in 1h34. Kristina Mladenovic, Fiona Ferro and Diane Parry were however beaten in the first round.