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The latest developments in French politics, with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-07-11

French labour law reform: The mother of all battles for Macron

It's time for French President Emmanuel Macron to begin applying his manifesto. This week, the French parliament took a first look at his controversial labour law reform. But one problem could be the minister in charge of the reform - she finds herself accused of favouritism involving a Las Vegas event in 2016 while Macron was economy minister. Meanwhile, the government unveils an ambitious environmental programme - we take a closer look.

Programme prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Hanane Saïdani

By Marc PERELMAN

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2017-11-16 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

Paris attacks commemorations: How to deal with jihadists returning home?

As France marks two years since its ever worst terror attacks, the country searches for solutions to French jihadists returning home. Plus, President Macron unveils his plans to...

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2017-11-09 Emmanuel Macron

Six months after his election, what has Macron achieved?

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to build a new France. We take a look at what he's accomplished after six months on the job. Also, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot...

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2017-11-02 Les Républicains

France's controversial anti-terrorism law comes into force

France's state of emergency is no more. President Emmanuel Macron defends his country's controversial new anti-terrorism law before the European Court of Human Rights. Also, it's...

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2017-10-26 Les Républicains

'Posted workers': First victory for Macron on the European stage

The French president celebrates his first victory on the European stage: after lengthy negotiations, EU member states have reached an agreement on so-called "posted workers", who...

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2017-10-19 Sexual harassment

France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

In order to boost security on the domestic front, French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to revive the neighbourhood police force - we take a closer look. Meanwhile,...

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