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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2010-03-30

Out with the old ministers, in with the new

In this edition: the left is tickled pink when the second round of regional elections gives it over 54% of the vote, while President Nicolas Sarkozy responds with a cabinet reshuffle; 22 towns ask the state to foot the bill for the flu epidemic France had expensively prepared for; and a scientific experiment shows how easily ordinary people can be convinced to inflict pain, with no other reward than being on TV.

Programme prepared by Mathieu Sarfati and Gregory White

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2016-09-30 Paris Fashion Week

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2016-09-23 France

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This week, we take a look at rural France and its development through the ages. Like in many other European nations, France saw a massive exodus towards its urban centres during...

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2016-09-09 Internet

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This week we're exploring France's thriving tech scene, a sector which now accounts for around 6% of the country’s GDP. We introduce you to some of this new generation of French...

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2016-09-02 France

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2016-08-26 Paris

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