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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

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Pension reform: are some jobs too hard to keep doing?

The government's proposal to raise the retirement age in France draws hundreds of thousands to the streets, but also hundreds of amendments from opposition parties. The government promises concessions, including extending the possibility for those who do difficult jobs of retiring early. The future of France's Prime minister may be threatened in a cabinet reshuffle - should François Fillon stay or should he go? And we'll also take you to Lille for the country's largest jumble sale.

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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