Top court upholds Paris move to reserve student residences for Olympics workers

PARIS, Dec 30 – Paris’s university housing body is allowed to reserve more than 2,000 student apartments for Olympics workers next summer, France’s highest administrative court ruled on Friday after a lower court initially suspended the move.

No relevant laws go against the decision to end student leases in some student housing blocks on June 30 to shelter staff needed for the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the Conseil d’Etat said in its decision sent to Reuters on Saturday.

The move had been criticised by student groups and leftwing local politicians.

Paris’s CROUS student services operator said it would provide alternative housing to students worried by the measure who are in need during the summer break.

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