Ecology (resignation of Nicolas Hulot), sports (France won the World Cup), domestic politics (Benalla, yellow vests), privacy scandals (Facebook had to explain itself to the U.S. Senate), stormy international relations (handshake between Trump and Kim Jong-un Khashoggi affairs) were on the menu of the year 2018.
2019 for all that has also had its share of adventures. Here is a summary of the news on the national and international level in 2019.
January 2019: The withholding tax on income is implemented
January 15, 2019:A great national debate is organized to counter the yellow vests
March 7, 2019: Alain Juppé entered the Constitutional Council, it is Nicolas Florian who replaces him as mayor of Bordeaux
March 31, 2019: Sibeth Ndiaye becomes government spokesperson
April 15, 2019: the Notre-Dame cathedral is partially destroyed by a large fire
may 26, 2019: the National Rally is the 1st political force in the European elections (23.31%)
July 11, 2019: Vincent Lambert, until then in a state of brain death, dies. The continuation of care had aroused debate throughout the country.
July 16, 2019: François de Rugy is forced to resign.
end of July 2019: Record hot temperatures are recorded in France
September 13, 2019: The Balkany couple is heavily convicted of tax fraud.
September 26, 2019: death of former President of the Republic Jacques Chirac.
December 5, 2019: many professional organizations exercise their right to strike, particularly against the pension reform plan.
January 1, 2019: Jair Bolsonaro is inaugurated as president of Brazil
January 3, 2019: a Chinese probe lands on the dark side of the Moon
January 23, 2019: struggle for influence in Venezuela betweenNicolás Maduro (president-elect) and Juan Guaidó (self-proclaimed president)
March 15, 2019: Christchurch bombing in New Zealand
April 2, 2019: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria, resigned
may 23–26, 2019: European elections again consecrate the EPP (European People’s Party) group, whose number of seats nevertheless drops
June 9, 2019: protests begin in Hong Kong against a law giving more power to mainland China
July 24, 2019: the soap opera of Brexit continues: Boris Johnson is appointed Prime Minister in place of Theresa May.
September 20, 2019: several million people demonstrate for global and political awareness of global warming. Greta Thunberg becomes a (controversial) figure in this struggle.
November 8, 2019:Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is released from prison.
December 12, 2019:UK general election in the context of Brexit
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