France and the EU 2

France and the EU Part II

4: France and NATO In 1966, French President Charles de Gaulle decided to withdraw France from NATO’s military command . It was a protest against what the country perceived as American dominance. In 2009, President Nicolas Sarkozy reversed this decision – he took France back into the military part of NATO cooperation. The decision was […]

France and the EU 1

France and the EU Part I

From the French side, the European integration process has largely been driven by the elite, as in many other EU countries. Due to the strong position of the state in France, the dominant elites in the country have been the political and administrative leadership in the ministries and in the bureaucracy in general. Ever since […]

France Travel Advice

France Travel Advice

General travel information for France Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, located in the northern hemisphere between the Atlantic / North Sea and the Mediterranean Highest elevation: Mont Blanc (4810 m above sea level) Longest river: Loire (1012 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential democracy Languages: French Neighboring countries: Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, […]

France Tourism

France Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in France? Almost all the plant species that you can discover elsewhere in Europe are native to France. In alpine regions you can find undemanding plants like lichens and mosses. Where it is warmer, species that prefer a subtropical climate grow, such as olive trees and oranges. In the […]

France and Germany as friends

France History

The colonization of France and the ancient Romans France was settled as early as the Stone Age. In the famous Lascaux caves we can find drawings by Stone Age people that have been preserved to this day. Like many other European countries, France became part of the Roman Empire. By the way, during this time […]