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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-11-25

Major tax reform: will Hollande pull the trigger?

Since François Hollande's election, taxes have certainly gone up, which partly explains his record low popularity ratings. But now his Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is suddenly pledging a major overhaul of the byzantine tax system in France. Also this week, there was a breath of fresh air as the French football team pulled off a miracle by coming from behind and qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Hollande was quick to seize upon the victory.

On the set:
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

 

By Marc PERELMAN

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2014-12-16 France

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This Monday, the Paris Museum of the History of Immigration was inaugurated by President François Hollande, seven years after it first opened during Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency....

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2014-12-09 French politics

New economic reform bill: A gamble for President Hollande

This week, the "law on growth and activity," an omnibus reform bill aimed at boosting the moribund French economy, is presented to the cabinet. It includes several explosive...

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2014-12-03 French politics

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French political parties of the Right have just chosen their leaders. Marine Le Pen gets the unanimous backing of her party while Nicolas Sarkozy gets the lukewarm backing of...

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2014-11-25 French politics

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Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande’s ex-partner, has crossed the English Channel to promote her tell-all book about her tumultuous relationship with the president. Her visit...

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2014-11-18 French politics

Gay marriage law: Nicolas Sarkozy under fire for promising repeal

Nicolas Sarkozy's promise to repeal France's gay marriage law has raised eyebrows on both left and right, with some of his most loyal supporters publicly disagreeing with him....

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