Macron proposes scrapping elite school under civil service reforms

Macron proposes scrapping elite school under civil service reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron was on Thursday to unveil a series of public service reforms, including scrapping the elite ENA national school of administration, which has trained four presidents of France, and numerous heads of industry. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle says ENA is perceived as overly elitist and cut off from the reality of people’s lives. The move comes with the president facing a challenge from the far right ahead of next year’s election.

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