Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Little support in Iran for nuclear negotiations with West

Read more

FOCUS

Inside an Iranian nuclear research reactor

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

UK dealt a blow in fight over banker bonus caps

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Egypt’s Sisi considering pardon for Al Jazeera journalists

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

D-Day for the 'Five Musketeers'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Eritrea's youth exodus: Renewed conscription drive sparks emigration

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Did a 'second French jihadist' really appear in IS group video?

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Talal Abu-Gazaleh, the 'Godfather of Arab accounting'

Read more

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 : 2011-12-21

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.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-11-14 industry

Does 'Made in France' make sense?

This week, as Paris plays host to a fair celebrating all things home-grown, we take an in-depth look at the challenges of making and consuming "Made in France". We visit one...

Read more

2014-11-07 François Hollande

François Hollande reaches half-way mark

This week, François Hollande is half-way through his term in office and is polling as the most unpopular president ever. We take a look at just what Hollande has done to turn...

Read more

2014-10-31 environment

Anger at death of young environmental protester

This week in France, anger boils over after a young activist is killed amid violent clashes with security forces at the site of a controversial dam. We look at the environmental...

Read more

2014-10-24 contemporary art

Art rocks and shocks Paris

This week, we take you to the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, or FIAC. It brings together artists, gallery owners and collectors at Paris's Grand Palais, and at sites...

Read more

2014-10-17 immigration

Calais crisis reaches boiling point

This week, we bring you a special report from Calais, where tensions are nearing boiling point between desperate migrants and exasperated locals. Also, as France seeks to...

Read more