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FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-05-30

French government: grappling with labour reform

No time to waste - the new French Prime Minister sits down with unions to find common ground on labour reform. Next, we look at how two foes from either end of the political spectrum are fighting for the same turf in upcoming parliamentary elections. Finally, Austrian director Michael Haneke nabs the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his stark tale about love and getting old.

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2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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