Not a week goes by without some dire news about France. But is it really as bad as the headlines say?
In a bid to put an end to the oft-practiced sport of French-bashing both at home and abroad, the French government has published ten reasons why France is actually a place to be proud of.
Under the title of "Stop au French bashing" officials reel off 10 stats aimed at keeping the critics at bay. At least for a while.