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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.

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2018-04-19 European Union

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

In this edition: French President Emmanuel Macron warns divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe are like a "civil war". Plus, it's full steam ahead for...

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2018-04-13 protest

Macron launches charm offensive as France hit by protests

Faced with a wave of social discontent, the French president embarks on a media blitz, giving two interviews in the space of one week. In the meantime, his predecessor and...

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2018-04-05 French politics

France hit by massive wave of strikes

From trains to planes to students, a massive wave of strikes test President Emmanuel Macron's resolve to reshape the country through sweeping reform. Meanwhile, more reforms are...

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2018-03-29 terrorism

France pays tribute to hero gendarme killed in terrorist attack

France honours Arnaud Beltrame, the gendarme officer who sacrificed his life in last week’s terror attack in southern France. His death has revived a debate over how the country...

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2018-03-22 Sexual harassment

France unveils tough new bill to tackle sexual harassment

The French government lays out its plan to crack down on sexual harassment and also define the age of consent. Meanwhile, former president Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal...

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