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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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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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2017-10-27 France

The story behind social housing in France

In France, some 10 million people live in HLMs or "habitations à loyer modéré": subsidised homes for those whose income is below a certain level. By law, at least 20% of housing...

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2017-10-13 traffic

Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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