The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCE Fadela Amara, France's minister for urban policy, has called for a ban on the wearing of the burqa, arguing that it represents "the oppression of women, their enslavement, their humiliation." The BBC noted that...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FRANCEThe HALDE, France's high anti-discrimination authority, presented a report to the French government concluding that more than one in four employees in the private sector has been a victim of...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

France On Sunday, April 4, Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade announced the takeover of French military bases in his country. The announcement came on the 50th Anniversary of Senegal's independence from France. The two countries had...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, March 16, to back a proposed bill to address the unrest in Libya, which included a no-fly zone over the...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

France Despite recent reconciliation among party leaders and an agreement on candidates for the upcoming European elections, there is still "grumbling" behind the unified façade, according to Libération. Among the disagreements: the nomination...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

The French-American Foundation reviews the week in France French police arrested Rwandan doctor Eugene Rwamucy in the Val-d'Oise region near Paris on Wednesday, May 26, according to the AFP. Kigali has called for his extradition...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FranceRepresentatives from France's labor unions and employer federations met with the French government this week to discuss policy initiatives to help French workers suffering from the financial crisis, according to...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FranceLe Monde examined the mindset of French 16-25 year-olds, calling them a generation that has "lost faith in the future" and who are the most pessimistic in Europe. Youth Minister Martin...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

FranceLe Monde reported that the French government wanted to expand the criteria under which illegal Roma can be sent out of the country, notably in cases of "disturbance to public order."  Immigration Minister Eric...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

US According to Tuesday's New York Times, the Senate voted down the health bill's abortion amendment, known as the Stupak amendment, by a vote of 54 to 45. The amendment was meant to make abortion coverage...