April 9, 2014

French president bans mobile phones from cabinet meetings

imgres.jpg Keen to ensure his ministers are paying attention, the French president, François Hollande, has imposed a ban on mobile phones during cabinet sessions.

quotemarksright.jpg Ministers will now be forced to leave their portable devices at the door when they join the French government's weekly cabinet meeting, government spokesman Stéphane Le Foll told reporters. "To focus on what we must do, the president has decided that there will be no more mobile phones in cabinet," Le Foll said.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via The Guardian]

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