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A SCAPEGOAT has been found for the disastrous EU referendum result and a new prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, was appointed this morning.
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Craig McGinty on 31 May 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink
WHEN members of the WI in Suffolk went on a sight seeing trip to France they thought they were in for a restful time.
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Craig McGinty on 31 May 2005 in Travel | Permalink
THE result of the referendum on the EU constitution has seen the French public strike a blow at both its government and Europe.
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Craig McGinty on 30 May 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink
ACCORDING to TV exit polls the French public have given a firm ‘non’ to the EU constitution, with 55% of the population opposing the proposals.
If the result is confirmed it will be a blow to both Jacques Chirac and could completely de-rail the EU constitution itself.
Turnout was around 70 per cent and government leaders voiced their disappointment at the result, whilst opposition supporters popped open the champagne.
It will be interesting to see President Chirac’s next move and where the result leaves Europe.
Craig McGinty on 29 May 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink
WITH the referendum on the EU constitution taking place today many newspapers are taking a look at France.
Here is a list of interesting stories from around the web:The French are afraid of changeChirac plan ‘to shift blame’Non?
And look out for an update this evening with the result.
FRENCH workers enjoy an average of 39 days holiday a year, the highest number when compared to people in six other major countries.
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Craig McGinty on 28 May 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink
HERE'S a handy website to keep all those addresses, emails and thoughts in one place whilst looking for French property.
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Craig McGinty on 28 May 2005 in Property | Permalink
EASYJET has announced a number of new routes from EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in the east of France.
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Craig McGinty on 26 May 2005 in Travel | Permalink
YOU have the chance to pick up a bargain as the dates for the summer sales across France have been published.
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Craig McGinty on 26 May 2005 in Business | Permalink
ON the Americans in France website Jeff Steiner writes an entertaining, and informative article, about French bureaucracy.
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Craig McGinty on 26 May 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink