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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-05-03

Entrepreneurs swarm to Tallinn for new business ventures

Faced with the eurozone debt crisis, a new wave of web entrepreneurs on the continent have been running to an unlikely destination - Estonia. The small Baltic nation has defied the economic downturn and is offering fledgling companies a cheaper and less bureaucratic alternative to Western Europe. Skype is only one example of how companies can find success in the country. Our correspondents Anne Mailliet and Janis Laizans caught up with those looking to follow in its footsteps.

By Anne MAILLIET

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2017-03-27 Marine Le Pen

French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

The first round of France's presidential election is less than a month away and one thing seems clear: far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen is set to reach the second...

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2017-03-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French Catholic voters remain faithful to scandal-hit Fillon

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon is a practicing Catholic. In a book which kicked off his presidential bid, he wrote an entire chapter about his faith....

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2017-03-23 Asia-pacific

A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

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2017-03-22 Asia-pacific

Pakistan faces water crisis

To mark World Water Day we head to Pakistan. According to the UN, the country's water crisis is becoming the most pressing issue of our times. Pakistan is the fourth-largest...

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2017-03-21 France

World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone,...

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