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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.

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Latest update : 2014-06-18

Reforming France: Mission impossible?

Already the most unpopular French president in history, François Hollande is now facing a wave of social discontent. Train drivers but also entertainment industry workers are on strike over proposed reforms. The train strike is now the longest since 2010, when Hollande's conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy was in power. Is reforming France an impossible task?

By Melissa BELL

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris

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2015-05-19 Reform

French school reform: Mission impossible?

French secondary school teachers took to the streets on Tuesday, encouraged by the conservative opposition, to express concern that a proposed reform to overhaul the secondary...

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2015-05-05 France

Le Pen vs Le Pen: France's far-right family feud turns epic

The Le Pen family feud has become a real soap opera. The father and founder of the far-right National Front, Jean-Marie, and his daughter and current party boss, Marine, have...

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2015-04-28 France

French unemployment: Is Hollande losing his battle?

New unemployment figures have been released here in France, and they are not good news. The number of people seeking work has risen to a record high, with over 3.5 million now...

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2015-04-21 immigration

Mediterranean migrant deaths: French political parties differ over how to respond

The issue of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe has been at the heart of debate. From the far-right to the far-left, French political parties all have differing views...

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2015-04-14 Marine Le Pen

What does Le Pen family drama mean for the National Front party?

After a tense standoff with his daughter over a spate of inflammatory remarks, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front party, eventually withdrew his...

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