French and European Union flags fly at entrance to France's top elite school.


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In April, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration, with plans to “to build something better.” But will its replacement be more of the same by a different name?

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European Union and French flags fly at the entrance of the French National School of Administration, (l'ENA), in Paris, Feb. 11, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron detailed plans on April 8 to do away with an elite academic institution that's a key symbol of the country's power establishment.


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