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

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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2017-07-07 prisons

A rare look inside France's prison system

This week we look into the challenges faced by France's penitentiary system. The subject is a touchy one in a country where overpopulated jails are a longstanding and...

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2017-06-30 France

French port of Le Havre celebrates 500 years of history

This year, the northern French port city of Le Havre is celebrating its 500th birthday. Almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, today it's the busiest...

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2016-07-29 Paris

The secret views and stories behind Paris’s magical skyline

FRANCE 24’s Nadia Charbit unveils one of the most distinctive and inspirational features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. The grey zinc roofs are almost as much as a...

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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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2017-06-09 nuclear power

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era

The nuclear industry remain central to France. The country has 19 power plants and 58 reactors. Yet the vision for the sector's future continues to evolve. Around a third of...

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