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What's all the fuss about the French labor law (CPE)?

French PM: Dominique de Villepin

What is the CPE (Contrat Première Embauche: First Job Contract)?

The French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced this new labor law on January 16, 2006. It makes it possible for employers, for a two year period, to separate from employees under 26 years of age without having to provide justification.

Recommendations to travelers to/from countries affected by the aviary influenza

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Article last updated: November 24, 2005 12:08 PM
FrenchFriends note: This article primarily targets travelers residing in France.

You are traveling to a country affected by the aviary influenza (or chicken flu) of type A (H5/N1)

The general hygiene recommendations for such a trip are in particular:

  • To regularly wash your hands with water and soap or with a disinfectant product (for example with a hydro-alcoholic solution),
  • To consume only well cooked food and sealed beverages.

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