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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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2014-09-12 France

French MP's financial woes dampen ruling party's credibility

This week, a trade minister fired for tax irregularities is now said to have forgotten to pay his rent for the last three years. It's an omission that is likely to further damage...

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2014-09-05 François Hollande

Valérie Trierweiler releases explosive new book

This week, France’s former first lady spills the beans on her ex, President François Hollande, in an explosive memoir. Next, the country’s Labour Minister wants more checks on...

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2014-08-29 French economy

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

This week, France's Socialist government has a reshuffle and brings in a former banker who is seen as a free-market social democrat to take over the economy ministry. We also...

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2014-08-22 music

Calais immigrants desperate to cross the Channel

We focus on 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...

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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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