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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 : 2011-11-02

Debt crisis key issue in presidential campaign

The two frontrunners in next year's French presidential election have one issue on which to convince voters: the economic crisis. Also, we take a look at a protest by Christian fundamentalists against a play they say is blasphemous. Finally, we pay tribute to one of France’s most celebrated singers with a look back at George Brassens’ career, 30 years after his death.

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2014-12-19 Christmas

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

This week in this Christmas special, we examine the yuletide debate about where France's secular principles begin & end. Also, we browse the colourful markets where customers...

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2014-12-12 French economy

The story behind Serge Lazarevic's release

This week, three years after being kidnapped in Mali, Serge Lazarevic receives a presidential welcome as he touches down at an airport on the edge of Paris. Also, France's...

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2014-12-05 French economy

Angry company bosses take to the streets

This week, thousands of company bosses marched through major French cities, calling for an end to what they say is "suffocating" government policy. Next, a justice ministry...

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2014-11-28 French culture

French: Learning the language of love

This week's France in Focus is all about French, the fifth-most-spoken language in the world. French is thriving abroad, with the majority of speakers in Africa, and the total...

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2014-11-21 football

Football scandals: The ugly side of the beautiful game

This week, French police rounded up 12 football officials accused of foul play. Three were detained for questioning over the 2010 transfer of a player from Toulouse to Marseille...

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