- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday to renew the state of emergency. He spoke to the BBC precisely one year after the bloody attacks of November 13, 2015 which had reason to declare a state of emergency. The state of emergency was extended in July for six months. According to Valls there in 2017 for the elections in May many public meetings and helps protect the emergency than democracy.
The state of emergency is controversial because it assigns numerous major powers to authorities which they normally would not have without the intervention of a judge. For example, for a search warrant no longer necessary and can the Minister of Interior people impose house arrest.