Budget: the difficult hunt for unnecessary government administrative commissions

Budget: the difficult hunt for unnecessary government administrative commissions

In the finance bill for 2020, the government ensures that it will cut around 90 public bodies out of the 390 or so that currently exist. This hunt for “useless” instances had been presented by Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe as one of the avenues to finance the tax cut of 5 billion euros for the middle classes. In mid-October, the news that the National Observatory for Poverty and Social Exclusion (ONPES) was going to…

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Weapons, cannabis, death penalty … The other polls in the United States

Weapons, cannabis, death penalty … The other polls in the United States

On the sidelines of the presidential election, which appointed Donald Trump as the new president, the Americans voted on Tuesday on a series of referendums, in particular on cannabis and porn films as in California, the death penalty in Oklahoma, or the minimum wage. Cannabis California on Tuesday became the fifth state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, after Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and Washington state, as well as the federal capital. Arizona, Nevada and…

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Good day for Alassane Ouattara

Good day for Alassane Ouattara

The suspense did not last long. At 73, Alassane Ouattara was re-elected in the first round of the presidential election for a further 5-year term. With a score worthy of the former USSR: 83.66% of the vote. Based on a rather positive economic record, the outgoing head of state of Côte d’Ivoire faced fragmented opposition. Alassane Ouattara very far away from Pascal Affi N’Guessan, the representative of the Ivorian Popular Front, founded by ex-president Gbagbo,…

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Democratic primary in Iowa: Bernie Sanders, the nightmare of Wall Street

Democratic primary in Iowa: Bernie Sanders, the nightmare of Wall Street

Iowa gives this Monday the official start of the presidential race for the Democrats. Favorite in this state, Bernie Sanders is now on par with Joe Biden, at the national level. And if it was him? Wall Street and the business community are paralyzed. It’s not Iowa’s many little pigs singing “Who’s Afraid of Big Bad Bernie,” but… Wall Street. While the Iowa caucuses officially kick off the race for the Democratic nomination, this Monday,…

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Attacks in the United States: Obama calls not to “succumb to fear”

Attacks in the United States: Obama calls not to “succumb to fear”

The American president specified that there was “for the moment no link” between the attacks in New Jersey and New York and the stabbing attack that occurred Saturday in Minnesota. US President Barack Obama called on Monday, September 19 not to “succumb to fear” after the attacks perpetrated this weekend in the United States, promising that “justice (will) be done”. The attackers “are trying to kill innocent people but they want to instill fear (…)…

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New Zealand pays tribute to 50 victims of Christchurch

New Zealand pays tribute to 50 victims of Christchurch

New Zealanders on Sunday paid tribute to the 50 dead in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, as the story of an act of heroism and the suffering that accompanied the shootings was clarified. New Zealanders on Sunday paid tribute to the 50 dead in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, as the story of an act of heroism and the suffering that accompanied the shootings was clarified. A list of those victims…

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The appeal of the Tunisian “patron saint” and Nobel Peace Prize winner

The appeal of the Tunisian “patron saint” and Nobel Peace Prize winner

At the Women’s Forum, Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize 2015 and president of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), launched an appeal to support the ongoing process and relaunch the economy of Tunisia. The Tunisian flag was unfurled on Friday, October 16, at the Deauville Conference Center, in honor of Tunisian Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize 2015. The president of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and of Crafts (UTICA) should have…

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Ivory Coast; President Ouattara reelected in the first round

Ivory Coast;  President Ouattara reelected in the first round

Credited with the spectacular restart of the Ivorian economy, Alassane Ouattara, who came to power in 2011, obtained 83.66% of the vote. President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, 73, was reelected in the first round of the October 25 presidential election for a 5-year term, according to official results released Wednesday, October 28, by the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI). It was an open secret as ADO’s victory (Alassane Dramane Ouattara) was expected since Sunday but…

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