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France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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The latest developments on France’s presidential and legislative elections with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-20

French labour reforms: Will protests make Macron back down?

French labour reforms face another wave of opposition in the streets, but will it be enough to make President Macron change course? Meanwhile, the Senate gears up for fresh elections. Florence Villeminot tells us more about the political chamber known for being largely the domain of greying male politicians. And we take a look at the role of prime minister, which can be a tough balancing act here in France.

By Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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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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2017-10-12 French politics

French far-left leader Mélenchon and former PM Valls locked in war of words

French lawmakers Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Manuel Valls have gone from being comrades to enemies. The far-left leader and the former Socialist PM are now locked in a bitter war of...

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2017-10-03 French politics

Will France's tough new counter-terrorism law erode civil liberties?

The French National Assembly has adopted a tough new anti-terrorism bill. The law is designed to end the country's two-year state of emergency, but civil liberties defenders are...

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2017-09-27 Emmanuel Macron

French Senate vote: Macron's first electoral defeat?

Emmanuel Macron's ruling party suffers its first electoral setback as the conservative Les Républicans party comes out on top in the French Senate elections. Also, is democracy...

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