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Government leaders, along with representatives from the Jewish community, the Paris and Marseille Grand Mosques, the Protestant Federation, and the French Conference of Bishops have publicly condemned racist and anti-Semitic violence.
In 1998 the Government created the "Inter-ministerial Mission in the Fight against Sects/Cults" (MILS) to analyze the "phenomenon of cults." The president of MILS resigned in June 2002 under criticism, and an inter-ministerial working group was formed to determine the future parameters of the Government's monitoring of sects/cults.
Government leaders have expressed their commitment to secularism and have indicated their intention to form a working group to study the headscarf issue as part of a larger inquiry into the place of religion in society.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/24357.htm   (2938 words)

 Government of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of France is a semi-presidential system based on the French Constitution of the fifth Republic, in which the nation declares itself to be "an indivisible, secular, democratic, and social Republic".
Given France's runoff voting system, this means that the presidential candidate is required to obtain a nationwide majority of non-blank votes at either the first or second round of balloting, which presumably implies that the president is somewhat supported by at least half of the voting population; this gives him considerable legitimacy.
France uses a civil law system; that is, law arises primarily from written statutes; judges are not to make law, but merely to interpret it (though the amount of judge interpretation in certain areas makes it equivalent to case law).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Government_of_France   (6336 words)

 France‚Äôs Economy
France is one of the three EU nations with the highest unemployment rates.
The government began establishing which city is priority to rebuild in order to fulfill their goals.
In 1998 France was the ninth largest contributor of troops and equipment for peacekeeping operations and it was the largest among countries with a permanent seat on the Security Council.
www.u.arizona.edu /~volgy/group_France.html   (2200 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: France
France's colonial past is a major contributing factor in the presence of a richly diverse multicultural population.
Government in France is known for its high degree of centralisation but in March 2003 parliament approved amendments to the constitution allowing for the devolution of quite wide-ranging powers to the regions and departments.
France has produced some of the continent's most influential writers and thinkers from Descartes and Pascal in the 17th century, through Rousseau and Voltaire in the 18th, Baudelaire and Flaubert in the 19th to Sartre and Camus in the 20th.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/998481.stm   (985 words)

 FSU professor receives top honor from government of France
The honor, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening the cultural ties between France and the United States, was conferred on Hargreaves by French Minister for Equal Opportunities Azouz Begag at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Begag, a leading writer and sociologist as well as a government minister, was born in France of Algerian immigrant parents.
A specialist on international migration in France, Hargreaves was appointed in 2001 to head FSU's newly created Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (www.fsu.edu/~icffs/), which has rapidly gained an international reputation for its innovative program in contemporary French studies.
www.fsu.edu /news/2006/10/02/france.honor   (693 words)

 Embassy of France in the US - France's General description
France's foreign policy is founded on several centuries of diplomatic tradition and some fundamental principles: the right of peoples to self-determination, respect for human rights and democratic principles, respect for the rule of law and cooperation among nations.
Action at the UN France's foreign policy is conducted in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations, purposes and principles which in fact comply with the ideals underlying France's republican tradition.
The summit of Heads of State and Government of the countries having the French language in common, held in Hanoi (Vietnam) in November 1997, endorsed the Francophone community's political dimension with the appointment of a Secretary-General, a political spokesman for the community and coordinator of its economic, cultural and linguistic cooperation programs.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/descript.asp   (5121 words)

 Banque de France - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Banque de France is the central bank of France; it is linked to the European Central Bank (ECB).
According to the Banque de France's website, the "sharing of responsibilities between the ECB and the NCBs is based upon significant decentralization of the conduct of the ESCB's single monetary policy".
Banque de France, Linkage with the ESCB, History, See also, References, External links, Central banks, 1716 establishments, Government of France, Economy of France and European System of Central Banks.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Banque_de_France   (310 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | French government eyes 'le baby boom'
According to recent government figures, France's population should reach 75 million (from 62 million today) by the middle of the century, in the process overtaking Germany - whose numbers the UN says will fall from 82 million to 70.8 million in 2050.
In addition, government figures show that France has one of Europe's highest rates of women in the workforce - some 80% of women between 25 and 49 have jobs, which shows that with the right policies work and babies can go hand in hand.
Today, French governments of left and right put the "family" high in their election manifestos, and every year there is a much-publicised Conference on the Family, attended by the prime minister, parents and campaigning groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4856992.stm   (834 words)

 France (10/06)
France deployed additional military forces to Cote d’Ivoire in 2002 and to Central African Republic in 2003 to address crises in both countries and, with EU partners, led an international military operation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2003.
France is an active participant in the major supplier regimes designed to restrict transfer of technologies that could lead to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group (for chemical and biological weapons), the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
France participates actively in the Proliferation Security Initiative, and is engaged with the U.S., both bilaterally and at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to curb nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) proliferation from the D.P.R.K., Iran, Libya, and elsewhere.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3842.htm   (5749 words)

 Government - French Polynesia - Oceania: council judicial, government territorial, france time, head state, france ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Statutes passed in 1984, 1987, and 1990 gave increased autonomy to the territorial government in economic, social, and cultural affairs.
The French government remains responsible for defense, foreign affairs, and justice in French Polynesia.
The president of France is the head of state and is represented in French Polynesia by an appointed high commissioner.
www.countriesquest.com /oceania/french_polynesia/government.htm   (439 words)

 France: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
France was split into an occupied north and an unoccupied south, Vichy France, which became a totalitarian German puppet state with Pétain as its chief.
Frances Slocum - Frances Slocum Indian captive Born: 3/4/1773 Birthplace: Warwick, R.I. Frances Slocum was the...
France in Syria: the abolition of the Sharifian government, April-July 1920.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107517.html   (2269 words)

The withdrawal of the CPE is a humiliating defeat for Chirac and the de Villepin government.
France is in the middle of its second youth revolt in the span of just a few months time.
France has made the headlines in the recent period thanks to a wave of strikes mainly aimed at stopping the government's attacks on pensions.
www.marxist.com /france.htm   (3012 words)

 admiroutes: One-stop government in France by Jean - Paul Baquiast
Government is in charge of applying the international treaties and the laws voted by the Parliament.
Public administration in France was accustomed to use informatics for all important applications, but this was realised in the spirit of main-framers, which favour centralised exchanges and are afraid of intercommunication between not clearly identified partners.
On the contrary, waiting for central government to oblige all administrations to fully dematerialize their procedures before a given date (as proposed by some french senators to-day) and in a perfectly controlled process, would be irrealistic.
www.admiroutes.asso.fr /espace/teleguichet/onestopg.htm   (7435 words)

 France Form of Government, France Facts
The government of France is based on the French Constitution of the fifth Republic.
The divisions of the national government of France are the executive, a legislative and a judicial branch.
The national government of France is prohibited from intruding into the normal legal operations of the various legal subdivisions of the country.
www.mapsofworld.com /france/facts/form-of-government.html   (330 words)

 Overview - Government - France - Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
France is a presidential republic with a centralized national government.
France’s current system of government, known as the Fifth Republic, is based on a constitution that was adopted by popular referendum in 1958.
Until the French Revolution of 1789, France was a monarchy, governed by famous kings such as Henry IV and Louis XIV.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/france/government/overview.htm   (440 words)

 Scoop: Government Of France: Daily Press Briefing
France welcomes this decision which goes in the direction of the positions it upholds at UNESCO and other international organizations, and has very broad support among member states.
France is pleased that Belgrade and Pristina held their first meeting for direct dialogue in Vienna yesterday.
France is disappointed that the draft resolution on Israel’s construction of a security fence in the West Bank failed to win adoption.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0310/S00170.htm   (1535 words)

 Minitel - France.com
It is generally thought there to be a stellar example of France's technological advance.
Unfortunately, owned and operated by a state monopoly jalous of its formidable cash flow (several billions of French francs per year), the Minitel is ill-fitted to compete against the onslaught of "open" (and mostly free!) networks such as the Internet.
France Telecom's sluggish response to the Internet has isolated the Minitel to any direct access from the World Wide Web, and has made it more dificult for the French language to make a mark on the network of networks.
www.france.com /docs/12.html   (343 words)

 City Mayors: Local government in France
France is one of the few countries in the European Union with four tiers of government - the state or central government, region, department and ‘commune’.
In France the term commune is applied to all municipalities whatever their size – 80 per cent of them have fewer than 1,000 residents.
Appointed by the government, the Prefect is still the sole person empowered to act on the state's behalf in the department.
www.citymayors.com /france/france_gov.html   (1962 words)

 French Government: National Symbols of France
La Marseillaise was composed in Strasbourg in 1792 and originally known as the Battle Hymn of the Army of the Rhine; it became the national anthem on 14 July 1795.
France is officially referred to as the Republique Francaise, hence the use of the "RF" monogram.
The Cross of Lorraine is therefore used regularly on monuments commemorating the 1940-1945 period, from the greatest monuments to the humblest places marking the fighting in the maquis.
languedoc-france.info /061412_symbols.htm   (519 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
France's economy is 66.1 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 45th freest economy.
France is ranked 26th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is lower than the regional average.
France is the world's fourth-largest insurance market, and foreign companies held 21.5 percent of the market in 2004.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=France   (975 words)

 Counter-Proliferation Policy and France's New Government
The U.S. government's desire to overthrow the current Iraqi regime rests to a large degree on the perceived dangers of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to nations considered hostile to U.S. interests.
France also worries about WMD proliferation, but it has taken a different approach to counter-proliferation, an approach that may now gain greater force as a new, unified government takes power in Paris.
France would prefer to treat the causes of proliferation by eliminating the incentives to acquire WMD.
www.brook.edu /fp/cusf/analysis/khatib.htm   (401 words)

 Ministère des Affaires étrangères - France.diplomatie
At its 61st session, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 61/89 of December 6, 2006: Towards an arms trade treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.
France is working for an international trade treaty on conventional weapons in the framework of the United Nations.
France will contribute $19.5 million in 2007 to the second phase of the CEPF (2006 - 2011).
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /en   (259 words)

 IBM - How e-government are you? e-government in France: State of play and perspectives
Another objective of the study was to promote understanding of the relationship between government initiatives and their effect on operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness.
The study included 108 French government professionals who participated in a Web-based survey (a questionnaire presented in French).
The study findings provide a benchmark that government can use to better understand the current progress of e-government initiatives, to enhance operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness of current initiatives, and to improve future strategic planning endeavors.
www.ibm.com /industries/government/doc/content/resource/thought/1261998109.html?g_type=rss   (216 words)

 France Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
France's charms are manifest, whether it is the chic boulevards of Paris, the sparkling ski slopes of the Alps, sunlit vineyards and sun-baked beaches, a dusty game of boules, or coffee and croissants in an undiscovered village.
Eager to avoid a repeat of the destruction caused by two world wars, France was a founding member of the European Union.
France also proudly covets its title of the world's number one tourist destination, and this uniquely appealing country has little trouble in tempting first timers back for numerous repeat visits.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/92/country_guide/Europe/France.html   (265 words)

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