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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 : 2018-01-11

French government under pressure over treatment of migrants

Is President Macron betraying his electoral promise to be more generous towards migrants? The government is under pressure to suspend ID checks at emergency shelters, with human rights groups and politicians on the left fighting against the controversial measure. Also, three years after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the debate over religion in public life rages on. And we take a look at Marine Le Pen's efforts to rebrand her far-right National Front party.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Agnès LE COSSEC , Philip TURLE

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2018-02-22 French politics

Is France's new immigration bill 'firm but fair'?

The French government unveils a highly controversial immigration and asylum bill - we take a closer look. Also this week, the opposition conservative leader Laurent Wauquiez is...

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2018-02-15 French politics

French government looks to revamp baccalaureate exam

Tackling the "Mount Everest" of French education: the government looks to revamp the infamous baccalaureate school-leaving exam. Also, President Emmanuel Macron admits he failed...

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2018-02-08 French politics

Macron rejects calls for greater autonomy in Corsica

Emmanuel Macron makes a tense trip to Corsica. The French president rejects calls for increased autonomy by the island's nationalist leaders. Also, Macron's party loses two...

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2018-02-01 prisons

French authorities concerned at 'violent new form of anti-Semitism'

The French government warns France faces a "violent new form of anti-Semitism" after an eight-year-old Jewish boy is assaulted by two youths. Meanwhile, after six months of plain...

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2018-01-18 Calais

Maverick Mélenchon: French far-left launches its own web TV

The French far-left has launched its own media channel, and in an unusual move for France, it makes no claim of objectivity. We tell you more. But first: a debate that had been...

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