French more pessimistic than Germans about future, survey shows

Study also shows French are significantly more critical than Germans of government and public services, and distrustful of EU and globalisation.

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Outside the bakery in Sélestat, a pleasant small town of cobbles, gables and two fine medieval churches in Alsace, eastern France, is a sign saying bread has been baked on this site since 1866 – except from 1942 to 1945, when it was “closed by the Germans”, reports The Guardian.