Graduates of ENA are known as énarques in France, and the institution has become a byword for elitism and a lack of class and ethnic diversity among governing circles, including the Presidency. Perhaps anyporters living in France will have more to say about this change.
How official? I just watched the news and they mentioned one name as a possibility: Ecole d'Administration Publique. I heard a radio interview at noon with the head of ENA alumni -- he thinks closing it is a terrible idea. No surprise there.
And that is apparently the point. It will no longer automatically attract golden boys and girls because one of the new requirements upon graduation is to serve in a regional administration for six years before having any hope of getting one of the cushy jobs in Paris. Up until now, the top 100 graduates every year automatically got their pick of all of the best positions in Paris, either in terms of prestige or salary or both. That's why there was already such a howl when the ENA was moved to Strasbourg in 1991. Before then, the students could already worm their way into their future jobs with Parisian internships and such and build up an old-boy network before the age of 25.