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Depositing is not exactly “paying”. In fact, the Banque de France paid interest on that money and is currently transferring it back to African central banks (as part of a broader transition out of the system you describe). The so-called “centralization” of currency reserves was designed as a counterpart for the fixed exchange rate and total convertibility. ...


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Grandstanding is a big part of politics Making outrageous or impossible demands is a time-honored way to curry favor with the public. Pick some issue near and dear to their hearts, take a hard line on it, and be as loud about it as you possibly can. Your demand will, of course, be ignored. But that almost doesn't even matter. It helps your negotiating ...


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Yes, there is a plenty of evidence this is specifically about Muslim religious practices. The clearest of which is to be found in the legislative process leading to the 2010 niqab ban. Before being put to a vote, a bill is typically examined by the commission des lois of the relevant chamber. A member of the committee will draft a report on the bill and the ...


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TL;DR: They mainly want Macron to apologise, and to stop targeting Islam/Muslims in the name of freedom of speech. I am a resident of the 4th largest Muslim country. Although our government is silent about this issue, there are big rallies and widespread boycotts going on everywhere. People are participating en masse for we_love_mohammad_ﷺ_challenge on ...


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Keep in mind that this is just a bill that hasn't passed into law yet ("avant-projet de loi"). And yeah, there's an exemption in there for medical conditions, even though it's not been discussed in the press. un justificatif de statut vaccinal concernant la covid-19 [...] Les personnes qui justifient, par la présentation d'un certificat médical, d'...


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In addition to the countries you mention in your question, this provision, or something very similar, appears in a few other countries' constitutions - mostly African countries which achieved independence from France and adopted parts of the country's constitution. The only exception I'm aware of is Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Article 61 7. In the case when of a ...


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The JCPOA is a good example, even if three other countries were involved (China, Russia, Germany). Working with Europe, China and Russia, the United States pressured Iran into a deal which froze their uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions reduction. Various US agencies certified that Iran kept that narrow agreement, while working against Western ...


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It's French land which they're allowing Canada to use for a specific purpose for all time. The original treaty is Agreement Between Canada and France for the Cession to Canada of the Free Use of a Parcel of Land on Vimy Ridge for the Erection of a Monument to the Memory of the Canadian Soldiers Who Died on the Field of Honour in France in the Course of the ...


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Is there evidence that these bans were intended to specifically target Muslims? Definitely: a cursory reading of the Wikipedia pages cited by OP provides plenty of evidence. So from a strict factual point of view the answer is contained in the question, but I'll assume that OP is interested in the broader political context of these laws. The 1905 law on the ...


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Might be useful to look at the context of this "rude behavior" by the cops. About 200 people, who had participated a little earlier in the demonstrations against the health pass and compulsory vaccination for certain professions, left the authorized processions to head for the Champs-Élysées around 5 p.m. The police, CRS and police quickly ...


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German news quote French news saying that the protesters started the violence, and that a majority in France is for Corona protection measures. The German section of Amnesty International talks about a need for global vaccination and social distancing. Police violence against peaceful demonstrations is unacceptable. Police violence against violent ...


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The area is part of France, and also owned by the French State. Canada has the right to use the area. Therefore, You can't even buy or rent the space for the git area, but if you could ... France would refuse the license. You'd pay any taxes to France (the lack of a license doesn't exempt you from taxes) Robbery is illegal in France; this is not affected by ...


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