LE FIGARO (France), LA REPUBBLICA (Italy)

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PARIS – World famous elite French chef Alain Ducasse has his own response to the economic crisis, which sounds oddly similar to a Burger King back-to-school offer.

"Buy one, get one free..." is the offer available to food lovers in the world’s gastronomic powerhouse. From September 17 to 23, French food lovers will get one meal for free for each meal purchased in one of the 1,000 or so participating restaurants around the country.

Launched for the first time in 2010, “Tous Au Restaurant” (France's restaurant week) is meant to celebrate food diversity and provide top quality menus at special prices. This year, in particular,

Each restaurant will offer its own menu which include an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. Weekends are optional depending on the participating restaurants, reports Le Figaro.

As part of the initiative, a food truck named “the restaumobile” will be driving around Paris offering meals cooked by some of France’s most acclaimed chefs.

Several prestigious Michelin-starred chefs are taking part in the event including the likes of Alain Dutournier and Marc Haeberlin.

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Texas In Germany? Saxony Mixes Anti-Vaxxers And Far-Right Politics

When it comes to vaccination rates, there are striking parallels between Germany and the United States. The states with the most opposition to vaccines differ politically from those with the highest vaccination rates. Now the consequences for booster shots are starting to become visible, especially in the United States.

A protest in Saxony last year against COVID-19 restrictions

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Daniel Friedrich Sturm

-Analysis-

WASHINGTON — Ok, so Saxony was singled out last week in a New York Times article as an example of the disastrous vaccination situation in parts of Europe. The article talks about the link between anti-vaxxers and the political success of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German state.

In a sense, Saxony is Germany's Texas. For instance, 59% of U.S. citizens are fully vaccinated, but in strictly Republican Texas, where Donald Trump overwhelmingly won the 2020 election, this figure stands at 54%.

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