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Latest update : 2016-03-03

Just how powerful are French trade unions?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 03.03.16: French trade unions have the reputation of being very powerful. Join us as we explore where their power lies and whether it will last in the future.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2016-09-22 France

Cocorico! Understanding French patriotic symbols

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 22.09.16: When you think about France, stereotypical imagery comes to mind: berets, croissants, the Eiffel Tower... This week we explore the official...

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2016-09-15 France

Does ‘la Françafrique’ still exist?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 15.09.16: France granted most of its African colonies independence in 1960, but it has maintained a network of influence often referred to as “la...

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2016-09-09 sexism

French politics: A boys' club?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 08.09.16: French politics has a reputation of being a sexist boys’ club. Despite a law voted in 2000 to close the equality gap between the sexes,...

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2016-09-01 France

Vive la rentrée!

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 01.09.16: This week we explore the French phenomenon of "la rentrée": the moment when summer draws to an end and people return to real life. Many...

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2016-08-25 France

Understanding the burkini ban

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 25.08.16: This week we wade into the controversy of the summer: the burkini ban. Several French mayors have banned the modest swim suit worn by some...

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