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2004 in France

Summary
Events from the year 2004 in France. Incumbents
  • President – Jacques Chirac
  • Prime Minister – Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Events *3 January – Flash Airlines Flight 604 headed for Cairo crashes into the Red Sea. All 148 people on board are killed, of whom more than 120 were French tourists. *30 January – Former Prime Minister and current Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, is convicted of a party funding scam in the 1980s and early 1990s. *31 January – Air France and British Airways cancel five upcoming US flights to Washington, D.C., and Miami, Florida, amid fears of Al-Qaida. *10 February – The French National Assembly votes to pass a law banning religious items and clothing from schools. *20 February – The insecticide Regent (fipronil), from BASF, is banned in France for its implication in pollinator decline. *1 March – French troops are deployed to Haiti. *21–28 March – Regional elections held, in which the government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin suffers a stu
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