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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-03-19

Local elections: The fight for the French capital

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. Also, with a struggling French economy and sky-high unemployment, we take you to the towns and cities likely to send a strong message to President Hollande's government. Finally, who said you had to be French to run in these municipal elections? We introduce you to some of the candidates from across the Channel.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Kalvin NG , Joanna COCKERELL

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2015-02-27 technology

The future of agriculture

With the 52nd edition of the Salon de l'Agriculture in full swing in Paris this week, we're dedicating this entire edition to French agriculture. It's a sector of the country's...

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2015-02-20 Socialist Party (France)

Socialist party: The reasons behind the backbench revolt

This week, the French government forces a raft of economic reforms through parliament, after it became clear that rebels on the left didn't support them. Also, fresh details...

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2015-02-13 Skiing

Backstage pass to the Alps

In this week's special edition of France in Focus, we head to the slopes of val d'Isère, where the ski season is in full swing. Also, we check out the latest ski gadgets, from...

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2015-02-06 Paris shootings

Terrorism: France remains on high alert

This week, a month after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government says it is keeping the terror alert at its highest level as a series of arrests have been made in the...

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2015-01-30 Liliane Bettencourt

A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

This week, we look at the key defendants on trial accused of exploiting Liliane Bettencourt, the 92-year-old heiress of the L'Oreal cosmetics group. Next, we learn more about a...

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