2009 in France

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Events from the year 2009 in France.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 24 January – Klaus (storm) hit south-western France -Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, Midi-Pyrénées- and northern Spain, with wind speeds in excess of 193 kilometres per hour (120 mph). 12 people have died because of this storm in the country (28 in Europe).[1]
  • 29 January – Strike action by French public sector workers causes major disruption to services.[2]

February[edit]

  • General strikes in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
  • At the beginning of February: A conflict ignites the French universities concerning the statute of the searchers-teachers. Many voices claim moreover the abrogation of law LRU on the autonomy of the universities. The second half of the universities' year is very disrupted.

March[edit]

  • 20 March : Child adbuction of 3 year old Franco-Russian girl Elise, by her Russian mother in Arles (Bouches du Rhône).
  • 29 March : Referendum on the departmentalization of island of Mayotte. The Result is "Yes" with a crushing majority. Mayotte island will become the 101 French départment.

April[edit]

  • 3 and 4 April : Summit of NATO in Strasbourg. France joined the integrated command of NATO, a decision which is far from making unanimity in the French political community. During the summit, large incidents occur in certain districts of Strasbourg.
  • 15 April : Coming into effect of the new plates of registrations on the new vehicles. New classification is allotted to life for each vehicle and comprises two letters, an indent, three digits, an indent and two letters. A number of department to the choice as well as the logo of the corresponding area is affixed on the line.

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 9 June : European Election.[3]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

20 November – Air France makes its first commercial flight of the Airbus A380

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

  • 13–24 May : Festival International de Cannes – Movie Festival[4]
  • September Deauville international American's films festival[5]

Sport[edit]

Prince Gaston with his parents in May 2010

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