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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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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2011-12-21

France slips into recession

It's not looking good for the French economy as national statistics indicate that France is now in a full blown recession. Paris could even lose its Triple-A debt rating. Meanwhile, philosophy is back in fashion. Michel Onfray’s free classes at the ‘Université popularie’ in Caen are proving a massive success. Finally, French film The Artist is taking over Hollywood’s awards scene. The movie is heading for the Golden Globes with six nominations.

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2014-08-29 French economy

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

This week, France's Socialist government has a reshuffle and brings in a former banker who is seen as a free-market social democrat to take over the economy ministry. We also...

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2014-08-22 music

Calais immigrants desperate to cross the Channel

We focus on Calais, where illegal immigrants are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to cross the English Channel. Next, 70 years ago this week, Parisians rose up...

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2014-08-14 France

France remains top tourism hotspot

France has kept its tourism crown, once again coming out on top as the world's most visited country. Next, hospitals and airports in France have gone on the alert as fears rise...

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2014-08-08 transport

The story behind Deauville's transformation

This week, we’re looking at France’s summer holiday season. We head to Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Normandy coast. Deauville is just two hours...

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2014-08-01 Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal goes for green

This week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy....

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