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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 : 2014-01-31

Fighting unemployment: One region's recipe for success

This week, François Hollande fails to keep a key promise after figures show he failed to reverse the rise in unemployment by the end of 2013. Next, the candidates battling it out to become the next Mayor of Paris take their already heated campaign to the next level. Finally, we take you to the biggest event of its kind in Europe, the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-04-11 television

Politics: New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, France's new prime minister makes a passionate maiden speech, promising to turn the struggling economy around. Also, an Amnesty International report singles out France...

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2014-04-04 wildlife

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This week, President François Hollande reshuffles his government following the Socialist Party’s poor showing at local elections. Manuel Valls becomes the new Prime Minister....

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2014-03-28 art

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This week, we bring you a special programme dedicated to the upcoming local elections here in France. We begin by looking at who's who in the race to be the next Mayor of Paris....

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2014-03-14 pollution

French politics: Government rocked by wiretap controversy

This week, more revelations emerge about who knew what and when regarding the surveillance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Also, rising temperatures and pollution levels, as...

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