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Topic: Senate of France

  French Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Senate (in French : le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France.
Senators are elected by approximately 150,000 representatives of local administrative councils (and deputies of the National Assembly).
The Senate is housed inside the Luxembourg Palace in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and is guarded by Republican Guards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senate_of_France   (489 words)

 List of Presidents of the French Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Senate is the Upper House of the French Parliament.
Although there had been Senates in both the First and Second Empires, these had not technically been legislative bodies, but rather advisory bodies on the model of the Roman Senate.
France's first experience with an upper house was under the Directory from 1795 to 1799, when the Council of Ancients was the upper chamber.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_French_Senate   (222 words)

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Senator Horwood suggested that there is enough faculty expertise on campus to counter balance the administration's assumptions about healthcare and salaries.
Senator Maxwell, on the other hand, felt that in the future faculty might want to exercise a right and that this might prove beneficial over the long term.
Senator Horwood does not believe that unions are needed at the university faculty level.
campus.murraystate.edu /org/FacSenate/marchmin.htm   (2391 words)

 France - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is bound by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the north and northeast, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the southeast, Spain and Andorra to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
France is distinguished topographically by the four Hercynian Massifs.
France receives an average of 450 billion cubic metres of precipitation per annum as either rain or snow and no part of the country receives less than 508 mm (20 inches) annually.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/france.htm   (1769 words)

 The Honourable Dan Hays, Speaker of the Senate of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
France, a pillar of Europe and member of the G8, is highly influential in European and world events and cannot be ignored as an interlocutor.
Senator Hays described the Senate of Canada's unique situation as one that has seen new developments since 1982 when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was passed along with the new amending formula for the Canadian Constitution.
Senator Legendre began by saying that he was very interested in la Francophonie and that Canada was near and dear to his heart because of its linguistic duality and its keen interest in la Francophonie.
www.sen.parl.gc.ca /dhays/Visits/0203-France-en.htm   (5872 words)

 MSN Encarta - Arms Control
The INF treaty was ratified by the U.S. Senate and the Soviet Presidium in May 1988.
In 1999 the U.S. Senate rejected the treaty by a vote of 51 to 48.
Senate opponents of the treaty argued that it was unenforceable, and they raised concerns that the treaty left open the possibility that rogue powers, such as Iraq or North Korea, could stockpile nuclear weapons, while at the same time it blocked the United States from upgrading its nuclear arsenal.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553064_3/Arms_Control.html   (2179 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: France
Government in France is known for its high degree of centralisation but in March 2003 parliament approved government-backed amendments to the constitution allowing for the devolution of quite wide-ranging powers to the country's 22 regions and 96 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.
Radio France Internationale is one of the world's leading international stations and its Arabic-language Radio Monte Carlo Moyen Orient service, available on mediumwave (AM) and FM in many Middle East countries, has a large audience in the region.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/998481.stm   (1014 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia: France's Senate votes for draft law on ratification of EU accession protocols
France's Senate votes for draft law on ratification of EU accession protocols
On 10 December 2003 the Senate of France approved the draft law on the ratification of EU accession protocols of Latvia and the other nine EU candidate-member states.
Of the 321 senators, 287 voted for the draft law and 1 senator voted against.
www.mfa.gov.lv /en?id=3290   (137 words)

 Reporters sans frontières - France
Senators repealed Article 36 of the 29 July 1881 law relating to the offence of insulting a foreign head of state, at the second reading of the Perben draft law.
The ECHR found that the offence of insulting a foreign head of state did not allow journalists to produce proof of their allegations and was a disproportionate measure to protect a person’s reputation or rights, even in the case of a head of state or government.
It said in a 17 July 2001 ruling that, in the case of foreign publications, it contravened common law and was an unnecessary restriction in a democratic society.
www.rsf.org /article.php3?id_article=7302   (1207 words)

 Scientology --- France: Senate Approves Anti-Cult Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
France: Senate Approves Anti-Cult Law (May 3, 2001) As expected, the French Senate has approved the anti-cult law in its amended text on May 3.
It is now enough that a cult (or its de facto leader/s) has been found guilty once (as opposed to "repeatedly", as per the previous text) of a serious crime in order for it to be banned.
In fact, however, although there is no specific crime of mind control, the same is still very much included in the law (and subject to heavy penalties), without being called by this name, but by incriminating "judgement-altering techniques" in an amendment to a pre-existing section of the criminal code.
www.holysmoke.org /cos/france-law-approved.htm   (217 words)

France has been slow to get onto the web for two reasons: first, many outspoken French political leaders have decried the web as an invasion of American culture, and because the French government developed its own Minitel system which until recently led the United States in online commerce.
The Ministry of the Interior is not the equivalent of the US Department of the Interior; it is in charge of police and law enforcement in France.
France's suspicion of the American lifestyle must of necessity wane.
www.iup.edu /politicalscience/courses/ps280/H-franc1.htm   (944 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The delegation of six senators, led by Xavier de Villepin, senator representing French expatriates, and Pierre Fauchon, president of the Senate India-France Friendship Group, will visit Calcutta from Thursday to Sunday to further social and economic ties with the state.
It is understood the French senators will explore cooperation possibilities in the areas of information technology, education and food processing.
Senators Villepin and Fauchon will be accompanied by Yolande Boyer, Philippe Nogrix, Jean-Pierre Plancade, Michel Doublet and Jean-Dominique Nuttens, chief administrator of the Senate.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040916/asp/calcutta/story_3761437.asp   (357 words)

 December-January 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Christian Ponsle, President of the Senate of France, opened the colloquium: "The meeting is dedicated to three countries of one large region, which has a role of the utmost importance in the modern world.
He noted that the main mediator of the meeting was France, the friend of the Caucasus, which is specially interested in the solution of regional problems and in the region’s welfare.
At the end of the meeting the President of the Senate of France noted that the Parliament of Europe intended to be actively involved in the Caucasian processes and under his initiative the question of the allocation of finances for the three states of the South Caucasus from structural funds would be actively discussed.
www.parliament.ge /NEWSLETTER/2000/january-2000.html   (3579 words)

 WJLA - French Prime Minister Wins Senate Seat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In the event that France's president vacates power, the Senate president temporarily runs the nation, as was the case when Gen. Charles de Gaulle resigned in 1969 and when Georges Pompidou died while in office in 1974.
Senators are chosen by an electoral college of some 51,000 people, including lawmakers from parliament's lower house and locally elected officials.
Critics say the Senate, which traces its roots to the "Council of Elders" formed in 1795, is an undemocratic anachronism.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0904/175822.html   (507 words)

 Assembly of WEU : Press releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Senator Xavier de Villepin said that EU-NATO relations and the respective roles of the two organisations needed to be clarified.
In the presence of Senator Robert Badinter, another French member of the Convention, Chairman Haenel said that it had been extremely difficult during the Convention to bring to the fore the role of the national parliaments in the scrutiny of ESDP.
It was announced that the French Senate would be willing to host an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris protocols establishing the Assembly of WEU on 23 October 1954.
www.assembly-weu.org /en/presse/cp/2004/1.html   (680 words)

 Newsletter July   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In his talk with the Chairmen of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, Zurab Zhvania noted that trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation is being increasingly developed at present.
Christian Ponsle, Chairman of the Senate of France, Antonio De Almeida Santos, Chairman of the Parliament of Portugal, Elio Germano, Head of the Representation of the Euro-Commission and representatives of international organizations accredited in Georgia took part in the ceremony.
The Chairman of the Senate of France noted in his speech that the project was of great importance for the Senate owing to the fact that it enabled an old institution with long traditions to share its experience with young democratic institutions.
www.parliament.ge /NEWSLETTER/1999/July-1999.htm   (1429 words)

 Help: America Asking for Assistance - PRAVDA.Ru
Russia's news agency RIA Novosti reports the Senate stated in the resolution that the US president should consider calling on the United Nations to urge members of the organization to provide military forces, police and other resources to help rebuild and administer Iraq.
Senators think that President Bush should "formally and expeditiously" consider appealing to NATO with the same request.
The resolution adopted by the Senate says, main objective of the USA is to ensure a peaceful, stable and unified Iraq; for this purpose the US Administration must appeal to the world community for help.
english.pravda.ru /world/20/91/368/10475_usahelp.html   (1488 words)

 France Warned About Budget Deficit -- 11/18/2002
Elie Cohen, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), said that France is moving in the right direction toward this goal, which is not a new one invented by the IMF.
The IMF report warns France that if it does not reform its retirement system to face demographic changes for an aging population, future economic growth will be greatly reduced.
France's center-right government, elected last spring, has pledged economic reform that includes tax cuts, retirement reform, and a softening of measures adopted by the previous leftist government for a reduced 35-hour work week.
www.cnsnews.com /ForeignBureaus/archive/200211/FOR20021118g.html   (587 words)

 Searchalot Directory for Top/Society/Government/Parliaments_and_Legislatures
Senate of 75 members, elected by the members of the twelve Provincial Councils.
Unicameral national legislature consisting of 14 Senators, one from each of the States of Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap for a four-year term, and ten Members for two years.
Composed of the Queen, represented by the Governor General, the appointed Senate, and the elected House of Commons.
www.searchalot.com /Top/Society/Government/ParliamentsandLegislatures   (848 words)

 Anatole France biography
Biography of Anatole France, recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Paris, France.
Anatole France, recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Paris, France.
France's first book, LES POEMES DORES, was published when he was 29.
ks.essortment.com /anatolefranceb_rwdr.htm   (369 words)

 Islam :: France Senate adopts law banning religious apparel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
PARIS - A law banning Islamic head scarves from France's public schools was definitively adopted Wednesday with the Senate voting 276-20 in favor.
The overwhelming vote mirrored similar wide support by the National Assembly, the lower chamber of parliament, which passed the measure Feb. 10 by a vote of 494-36.
The Senate, controlled like the lower house by conservatives like Chirac, dismissed 23 proposed amendments raised during two days of debate.
www.religionnewsblog.com /6303-.html   (508 words)

 Foreign office comes under fire in Senate: Fazl's mistreatment in France -DAWN - Top Stories; 10 December, 2004
ISLAMABAD, Dec 9: The combined opposition in the Senate on Thursday criticized the foreign office for ignoring 'high-handedness' of the French police who had declared Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Maulana Fazlur Rehman 'chief terrorist' and subjected his hosts to interrogation.
Quoting from press reports, opposition senators pointed out that the hosts of Maulana Fazl were harshly treated, interrogated and detained.
Meanwhile, amendments to the Senate rules by suspending Rule 236 were sent to the house standing committee after a brief protest against it by opposition.
www.dawn.com /2004/12/10/top2.htm   (614 words)

 France - Virtual senate to decide Internet law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
(CNN) The Internet Society France plans to sponsor a "virtual" session of parliament this March to vote on a law governing the Internet during the second-annual Fete de l'Internet, French Internet Day.
The idea is to allow all interested Internet users to participate in the entire process of drafting, revising and passing a law.
The French Senate, which is working alongside ISOC to put on the event, will then pass a mock law, based on user input.
www.qlinks.net /items/qlitem3636.htm   (110 words)

 The Nation, 04/15/1875 - The Future Senate in France
The work of centralization has been such in France, and the pressure of the Administration on the communal districts is so powerful that in all the rural and conservative districts the communal delegates will in all probability be the indirect nominees of the prefects.
...The Senators were very grandiloquent, and prepared to die on their curule-chairs, like the old Senators of liome when the Gauls entered tlie city...
...The new Senate law is a movement in an opposite direction : it goes against the oldest and most inveterate traditions of the French policy, and it converts tlie 3d, 000 municipal Councils into small political arenas, for tliese Councils will now have a right to take a part in tlie nomination of the legislators...
www.nationarchive.com /Summaries/v020i0511_06.htm   (2070 words)

 CNN - French virtual senate to decide Internet law - January 13, 1999
The idea is to allow all interested Internet users to participate in the entire process of drafting, revising and passing a law, ISOC France said in a statement.
Through ISOC France's Web site, Internet users can participate in drafting the mock law, which will be aimed at creating a new structure for governing the Internet.
They should be treated in the same way as real signatures, but laws governing signatures in real life make no mention of the existence of digital versions, he said.
cnn.com /TECH/computing/9901/13/francenet.idg   (583 words)

 [NPO] France: Senate approves a law regulating volunteering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On May 12, the Senate approved a law, introduced by the Minister of Youth, Sports, and Associative Life, to regulate volunteering in France.
Prior to its adoption, the law was amended by members of the Senate in order to further define the organization of, and conditions which apply to, voluntary participation.
Unis-Cité, a youth service program in France that has been active in promoting this legislation, is eager for a debate on the viability of a Voluntary Civil Service program.
www.rain.org /pipermail/nonprofit/2005-June/006149.html   (180 words)

 Reconnaissance du gouvernement tibétain en exil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
La France, comme ses autres partenaires de l'Union européenne, est attachée à ce que des discussions s'ouvrent entre les autorités chinoises et le Dalai Lama, prix Nobel de la Paix en 1989 et personnalité internationalement reconnue pour son ouverture et sa modération.
Lors de la visite d'Etat en France du président Jiang Zemin en octobre 1999, le Président de la République, qui se rend lui-même en Chine en octobre 2000, a souligné tout l'intérêt qui s'attacherait à l'ouverture d'un tel dialogue.
La France attire régulièrement (Commission des droits de l'homme de l'ONU, sessions du dialogue euro-chinois sur les droits de l'homme, rencontres bilatérales, missions annuelles au Tibet de notre ambassadeur) l'attention des autorités chinoises sur la préservation de l'identité et de la spécificité culturelles et religieuses tibétaines et le respect des droits individuels et collectifs.
www.radicalparty.org /tibet/senate_france_1.htm   (483 words)

 CBC News: France passes law against inciting hatred against gays
France passes law against inciting hatred against gays
PARIS - The French government has passed a law that would jail a person for up to a year and impose fines of up to $60,000 for invoking hatred or violence against a person based on gender or sexual orientation.
France's Senate approved a bill previously passed in the National Assembly in early December to establish an authority to help victims of bias.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/12/22/French-AntiGay.041222.html   (304 words)

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