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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.

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

 

By Marc PERELMAN

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2015-05-19 Reform

French school reform: Mission impossible?

French secondary school teachers took to the streets on Tuesday, encouraged by the conservative opposition, to express concern that a proposed reform to overhaul the secondary...

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2015-05-05 France

Le Pen vs Le Pen: France's far-right family feud turns epic

The Le Pen family feud has become a real soap opera. The father and founder of the far-right National Front, Jean-Marie, and his daughter and current party boss, Marine, have...

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2015-04-28 France

French unemployment: Is Hollande losing his battle?

New unemployment figures have been released here in France, and they are not good news. The number of people seeking work has risen to a record high, with over 3.5 million now...

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2015-04-21 immigration

Mediterranean migrant deaths: French political parties differ over how to respond

The issue of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe has been at the heart of debate. From the far-right to the far-left, French political parties all have differing views...

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2015-04-14 Marine Le Pen

What does Le Pen family drama mean for the National Front party?

After a tense standoff with his daughter over a spate of inflammatory remarks, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front party, eventually withdrew his...

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