Hidden advertisements on the menu at McDonald’s, the extension of the sanitary pass in the Council of Ministers, the “too slow” energy transition … The news this Wednesday

To start the day on the right foot.

In the news

McDonald’s singled out for hidden “for and by children” advertisements. The consumer defense association, UFC-Que Choisir, announced on Tuesday that it had filed a complaint against McDonald’s France for “deceptive commercial practices”. At issue: publications on social networks that encourage consumers to consume the products of the fast food chain, without being explicitly presented as partnerships. McDonald’s “Discreetly calls on the support of young influencers to encourage their communities made up of children already acquired to consume [ses] produced using identical scenes’, denounces UFC-Que Choisir in a press release, recalling that “Conceal the advertising nature of a message” is “A deceptive commercial practice punishable”.

Faced with global warming, the “too slow” energy transition. “The transition is too slow”: the world will be promised not only to global warming but also to «turbulences» on the energy markets, if it does not invest more quickly in clean energy, warned Wednesday the International Energy Agency (IEA), an international organization based in Paris. Two weeks before the opening of the UN COP26, the agency launches, in its annual report, “Serious warnings about the direction that current policies are taking the world”. To read also: Does a report affirm that the fall in the share of nuclear power to 50% will require the construction of twenty gas power stations?

A plan of 30 billion euros to remake France a “great nation of innovation”. Produce more and “To become a great nation of innovation again”: Emmanuel Macron lifted the veil on Tuesday on an investment plan of 30 billion euros, setting the mission to win the “Battle for independence” by 2030. This plan, hailed by the industrial world, is considered by the opposition as “propaganda” in view of the presidential election. To read also, our analysis: “France 2030”: for 2022, Macron invests funds

Fear of an outbreak of bronchiolitis. After being placed under cover due to Covid, the countries of the northern hemisphere are preparing for this winter for a possible rebound in bronchiolitis, a respiratory disease that affects babies and can sometimes lead them to hospital. According to the Ile de France Regional Health Agency (ARS), the 70 beds of the five pediatric intensive care units in the region – which is the most affected – are currently saturated. Also read our interview with epidemiologist Yves Buisson on winter viruses.

The last of the companions of the Liberation is gone. A page in the history of Free France turned with the disappearance on Tuesday of Hubert Germain, the last companion of the Liberation, at 101 years old. He has “Lived and embodied a century of freedom”, greeted President Emmanuel Macron. Emmanuel Macron, who had commemorated alongside Hubert Germain the 81st anniversary of the appeal of June 18, 1940, will also pay tribute to him during a ceremony in the coming days at the Invalides.

To be continued

Will pass, will not pass? The controversial extension of the health pass in the Council of Ministers. The bill extending until July 31, 2022 the possible use of the health pass is presented this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers. This eight-month bonus makes opposition parties on the right and left cringe as it evacuates debate from the presidential campaign. “There is no question of giving a blank check until July 31, 2022, it must be under the control of Parliament”, thundered Tuesday on France Info the President of the Senate Gérard Larcher, denouncing “An attack on individual and collective freedoms”.

The report

Israel: for the Bedouins of the Negev, tunes of change. After twelve years of reign of Netanyahu, the arrival of a new motley government leaves the 280,000 Bedouins of the south of the country to hope for an improvement of their lot. If the dialogue has been resumed with the Israeli executive, in practice, progress is slow to materialize.


“Squid Game”: the rush for gore. On its way to becoming the most clicked series on Netflix, the South Korean thriller with its eliminatory mechanics has acquired in a month the status of a cultural phenomenon, between online challenges and marketing success. Also read, our editorial: Are there any leftist ideas in “Squid Game”?

The portrait

Juju Fitcats, love, glory and muscle. Former anorexic, the fitness influencer reviews her relationship with Tibo InShape on the networks and shares recipe ideas and advice for well-being.

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