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Le Président et le code du travail Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you might have heard that the newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, has been the subject of protests because of his vision of changing France’s labor laws. In French, labor laws are referred to as le code du travail. Travail, of course, means “work,”  and workers can…

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France’s New President: Emmanuel Macron Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

About a month ago, France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, was elected. In the weeks before the second round voting, it wasn’t a great surprise that Macron would win against Marine Le Pen; however he was a candidate that seemed to enter the presidential race (and end up winning it!) d’une manière inattendue (unexpectedly).  Here are five facts…

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French Elections: Primaries Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

On November 20, primaries were held for the French political party Les Républicains (previously known as L’Union pour un mouvement populaire). France does not have a two-party system (although two parties, Les Républicains and Les Socialistes typically hold the power in government) and many different parties can present candidates for the presidential election in April. Because these parties can only present…

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A singer captures mon cœur Posted by on May 10, 2016

Not every country is lucky enough to have a former model as their “first lady”, but France isn’t just any country! Carla Bruni Sarkozy, the wife of France’s former president, Nicolas Sarkozy (president from May 2007 – May 2012)* is not only a model, but also an accomplished singer. Italian by birth, Carla Bruni grew…

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