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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 : 2011-12-08

Germanophobia on the rise

First, as the euro lurches from crisis to crisis, we consider the place it is occupying in the presidential campaign here in France. Next, we take a look at the country's hospitals - too few staff and deteriorating working conditions affect not just staff but patients too. Finally, we discover an exhibition which looks back on France's colonial past.

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2015-05-22 gastronomy

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

This week, we dedicate this special edition to French gastronomy. The 1st ever edition of the "Taste of Paris" is underway at the Grand Palais here in Paris, an event which has...

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2015-05-15 Calais

Calais migrant attacks: French police accused of carrying out beatings

This week, a video released by an NGO caused outrage in France. The footage appears to show policemen in the northern city of Calais violently hitting migrants who were trying to...

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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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2015-04-17 Manuel Valls

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

This week, three months after the Paris terror attacks, the French prime minister unveils plans to stamp out racism and anti-Semitism. Next, why the party of former president...

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