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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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Latest update : 2012-02-08

Claude Guéant, the man behind the controversy

French Interior minister Claude Guéant has sparked controversy yet again with his recent comment that "not all civilisations are of equal value". Meanwhile, in these times of austerity, French taxpayers want to know where their money is going. Left-wing MP René Dosière has made it his mission to find out. Finally, racy posters for Jean Dujardin’s latest film have just been banned in France. There are fears that the scandal could derail the actor’s Oscar hopes.

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