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“This unprecedented context could be an opportunity for democracy to adjust and enter a new stage of maturity.”   On the evening of Sunday, July 7th, France turned a new page in its institutional history. Since the proclamation of the results of the 2nd round of the snap legislative elections, the country is discovering and […]

French snap elections – 2nd round results and next steps

Below are the official results of the 2nd round of the legislative elections held June 30th and July 7th, as well as the possible government scenarios and next steps. An unprecedented political period is opening in France, characterized by numerous uncertainties.   Official results Turnout: 66.63%. By way of reminder, the turnout for the 1st […]

Issue Brief on the Adoption of Finance Bills in France

Could a Hung Parliament Result in the Rejection of the Annual Budget Law and Lead to a “French Shutdown”?   Executive summary The 1958 Constitution of the Fifth Republic and the 2001 Organic law on Financial Acts (LOLF) provide a strict framework for parliamentary scrutiny of fiscal laws and lay down a series of mechanisms […]

French Snap Elections – 1st Round Results and 2nd Round Perspectives

Yesterday, June 30th, the 1st round of the French legislative elections took place, following the unexpected dissolution of the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) by President Emmanuel Macron on the evening of the EU elections.   1st Round Results Four main blocs were facing off today. First polls indicate the following results: 33,15% for […]

Alumni cocktail event

It was a pleasure for our team to meet up again with our former employees and interns, each of whom has each made their own contribution to the firm, and to catch up with each other’s news over a convivial drink. We’re proud of their respective careers and progress, and look forward to future get-togethers. […]

Snap Elections Ahead: Macron’s Response to EU Elections in France

Although the EU election results were not surprising, with the party of the presidential majority coming in second, far behind the far-right RN, French President Emmanuel Macron decided to dissolve the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) and call for snap elections. This entails the holding of the first round of legislative elections on June […]

“The Trigger” has everyone fired up at Cabinet Samman

On May 16th, we had the opportunity to welcome and exchange views during our “Connecting the Dots” event with Éric Benzekri, the scriptwriter of the trending Baron Noir series, an enlightened observer of changes in our society. We enjoyed lively, in-depth discussions on the evolution of our society, the importance of communication and the role […]

The duality of AI: both a vector for, and a tool to fight against, fake news

The duality of artificial intelligence was the subject of much debate during the last meeting of the working group on freedom of expression, meeting at the premises of Hachette Livre, with much light being shed on the issue by two experts: Chine Labbe, Editor-in-Chief and VP of NewsGuard, a company specialized in rating the reliability […]

AI Act to be approved by member-state ambassadors this Friday

The German government’s announcement of its support for the compromise reached between Parliament and Council negotiators on the AI Act should pave the way for its adoption by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament is expected to vote in mid-February. Our team in Brussels went through the text of the final agreement and shared with […]