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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 : 2018-01-18

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 raging for decades finally came to an end this week as France dropped plans for a new west coast airport. Also, President Emmanuel Macron defends his controversial immigration plan in Calais, a region where migrants and refugees have gathered over the years in the hope of reaching the UK.

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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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2018-01-11 French politics

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...

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