The Gilets Janues have been protesting in France due to high oil taxes and a poor economy. Recently the protestors received concessions from the French government. What are the results of these concessions for the French economy.Read More
France recently passed a controversial new asylum law that dramatically reduces the amount of time asylees have to file an application for relief and criminalizes illegally entering the country, which is punishable by up to one-year imprisonment. The law has received harsh criticism from both human rights groups and French National Assembly members themselves.Read More
France’s alarming traffic related death toll prompted the government to implement new driving rules. This blog post digs into France’s preventative and reactionary measures to predict whether they will be effective.Read More
By: Alexandra Arkin.
France regulates French presidential campaign spending and contributions far more stringently than the U.S. regulates its presidential campaigns. There are advantages and disadvantages to each system, but the U.S. would benefit by incorporating aspects of the French system.Read More
By: Kylie Cumback.
France, despite high rates of vaccine skepticism, has enacted legislation to make vaccines compulsory by 2018 in an attempt to curtail the spread of vaccine preventable diseases. Will this new law be effective in recapturing herd immunity?
Image credit: Romain D C, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Canop%C3%A9e_panorama_20160624_01.jpgRead More
By Hilary McDaniel.
On April 23rd, France will hold its presidential election. Unlike the United States, France limits the formal campaign period to the two weeks leading up to the election. Thus, formal campaigning began on April 9th and must conclude by 11:59 PM on April 21st. Today's post discusses the differences between presidential races in United States and France.Read More
By Mikka Burrell.
Currently, the following countries allow flag desecration: the United States, Australia, Canada, and Denmark. However, the follow countries made flag desecration illegal: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and France. Today's post provides a brief overview of the flag desecration laws of the mentioned countries.Read More
By Patrick Beauchamp.
Due to terror attacks, many French towns have banned "burkinis." Supporters justify the bans on the basis of secularism. Today's post takes an in-depth look at burkini bans and a recent decision to overturn one of the bans on religious freedom grounds.Read More