Domestic Policy
1969-1990







France since 1990



In 1992 France signed the Maastricht Treaty; in 2002/2004 it introduced the Euro currency. In 2005 the French in a referendum rejected the EU constitution. In 2003 France openly expressed her criticism against a suggested UN invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the temporary deterioration of relations with the U.S.
In late 2005, France expected a wave of urban violence, mainly by young Frenchmen of North African descent who were frustrated with the discrimination they experience when applying for jobs, withy the usual suspect treatment by the police etc.






EXTERNAL
FILES
Timeline France, from BBC News
Timeline French Riots, from BBC News
Political Resources on the Net : France; Country Reports : France, from Polity IV
Article Politics of France, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS List of presidents, premiers, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
from Psephos (since 1965); from IFES Election Guide (since 2000)
France, from Elections and Electoral Systems
REFERENCE Article : France, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1991-1992 pp.483-499, 1992-1993 pp.553-568, 1993-1994 pp.560-576, 1994-1995 pp.551-567, 1995-1996 pp.549-566, 1996-1997 pp.488-504, 1997-1998 pp.495-513, 1998-1999 pp.540-559, 2000 pp.624-644, 2001 pp.604-623, 2002 pp.630-648, 2003 pp.632-651, 2004 pp.632-650, 2005 pp.632-677, 2006 pp.627-646 [G]
Entry : Background Notes - France, pp.130-136; Travel Warning - France and Monaco, pp.485-487, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : France, Cabinet pp.39-40, Background Notes : France, pp.565-570, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : France, pp.474-481 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Article : France, in : Americana Annual 1992 pp.244-247, 1993 pp.244-247, 1994 pp.243-246, 1998 pp.246-249, 2006 pp.191-192 [G]
Article : France, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1991 pp.448-450, 596-597, 1992 pp.423-426, 596-597, 1993 pp.433-435, 607-608, 1994 pp.431-433, 608-609, 1995 pp.405-408, 608-609, 1996 pp.404-406, 608-609, 1997 pp.419-420, 606-607, 2002 pp.425-427, 605-606 [G]



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First posted in 2001, last revised on March 30th 2007

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