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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-05-16

Green Protectionism: 'Eco-tax' sparks controversy

This week, the French debate on "eco-tax" is back on the spotlight. The Environment Minister says she's in favour of pushing ahead with a controversial levy on lorries, but in a slightly different form. Also, a new report says that pilot error caused an Air France flight to crash into the ocean en route from Rio to Paris back in 2009. Finally, the Culture Ministry dismisses the president of the Picasso Museum, which is now set to re-open in September.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Laure WAGNER , Camille FEVRIER

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2014-08-22 World War II

FRANCE IN FOCUS

We begin in Calais where illegal immigrants are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to cross the English Channel. Next, 70 years ago this week Parisians rose up and...

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2014-08-14 France

France remains top tourism hotspot

France has kept its tourism crown, once again coming out on top as the world's most visited country. Next, hospitals and airports in France have gone on the alert as fears rise...

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2014-08-08 transport

The story behind Deauville's transformation

This week, we’re looking at France’s summer holiday season. We head to Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Normandy coast. Deauville is just two hours...

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2014-08-01 Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal goes for green

This week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy....

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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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