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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.



Latest update : 2014-05-01

MPs appove austerity package: A Pyrrhic victory for the Socialists?

This week, France's lower house of parliament approved a crucial €50 billion spending cuts package presented by Prime Minister Manuel Valls. On the surface, it was a major victory for Valls and President François Hollande. But a sizeable number of Socialists MPs decided to abstain, illustrating the growing dissatisfaction on the left with the Socialist government's austerity measures.

Our guests

Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris



2015-01-28 France

Greek elections: A domino effect in France?

After the resounding victory of the far-left Syriza party in Greece last Sunday, French politicians of all stripes are eager to ride the coattails of Alexis Tsipras, the new...

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2015-01-20 France

Does the fight against terrorism begin at school?

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, the French government has announced a raft of security measures, including tighter monitoring of the internet. But it also wants...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Paris terror attacks: François Hollande stands tall

France will never be the same after last week's terrorist attacks. Nor will President François Hollande. His dignified behaviour during those tragic days has earned him kudos...

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2015-01-06 François Hollande

François Hollande's New Year media offensive

The French president is beginning 2015 with a media blitzkrieg. In addition to the flurry of New Year's addresses which take place throughout January, François Hollande has...

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2014-12-23 France

France on alert after attacks: a case of collective hysteria?

The end-of-year celebrations are taking place in a tense climate in France as a series of violent incidents have sown fear and confusion- with the authorities calling for calm...

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