French President Renews State Of Emergency In France

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing more than 80 people, many of them children.
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing more than 80 people, many of them children. Eric Gaillard/AP
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing more than 80 people, many of them children.
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing more than 80 people, many of them children. Eric Gaillard/AP

French President Renews State Of Emergency In France

In the wake of the most recent terror attack in France, the French president has decided to put additional security measures in place, and this includes extending the country’s state of emergency. This allows the police to conduct raids without a court order. These powers had been set to expire at the end of this month.

We take a look at some of the measures being adopted as well as the approach the French have adopted for addressing the threat from terrorism with Maxime Larive, associate director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois. He grew up near Nice and studied there for university.