Tag Archives: Nicolas Sarkozy

Muslims in France: A Town Attempting to Reduce Barriers

In the suburbs of Trappes, Paris, a Muslim woman dawning a veil was stopped by police officers for an identity check and subsequently ticketed for wearing a traditional veil—a symbolic item that has become a heated national debate about the … Continue reading

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French Muslims Feel Left Out Of Presidential Race

Due to the recent massacre in Toulouse, the presidential hopefuls for France have undoubtedly wasted no time exploiting this tragedy for their own political gains. This event  has also reopened the debate on immigration and Islam in France, which can … Continue reading

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Debate: Fortress Europe, Migration, and Lampedusa

Finally, France 24 has a good debate regarding Lampedusa, migration, and the European Union. Catch part 1 and part 2 here. Key topics/points discussed in the debate: Frontex, in the third quarter of 2011, reported that 38,000 migrant were detected … Continue reading

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Far Right Gains in France

Before posting this story, it is worth mentioning a different report by Reuters, which is on the credibility of the National Front’s economic plans. This report can be found here. “Focus on French Economy Fuels Gains by Far Right,” by … Continue reading

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France to Allow Jobs for Foreign Graduates

On November 11, 2011, I posted a small piece on France’s decision to bar foreign students from entering into the French job market and the affects it could it have. It seems today, this decision is being challenged from various … Continue reading

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