Reforming France: Mission impossible?Already the most unpopular French president in history, François Hollande is now facing a wave of social discontent. Train drivers but also entertainment industry workers are on st...
Entertainment workers’ strike threatens French cultural eventsA strike by entertainment industry workers in France is threatening a host of cultural events across the country this summer. The workers are protesting against changes to a specia...
Reforming the EU: Can Europe win back the trust of its citizens?The EU has become "too big, too bossy, too interfering", says British Prime Minister David Cameron. French President François Hollande believes that "Europe has beco...
In The Papers
In the Papers
Hollande's House of CardsPapers across the political spectrum lash out against the territorial reform President François Hollande laid out yesterday.
Anger as plan to redraw French map omits 'Great Brittany'Many Bretons, who dream of a reunified “Great Brittany”, are furious that a planned redrawing of France’s regional borders does not include the restoration of the Loire Atlantique...
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In the Papers
Hollande redraws the map of FranceFrench papers focus on François Hollande's territorial reform, Justice Minister Christiane Taubira's penal reform and Spanish King Juan Carlos's surprise abdication.
Hollande announces plan to redraw French mapFrench President François Hollande announced plans on Monday to redraw the country’s map, by reducing the number of regions from 22 to 14.
Burgundy digs into France's bureaucratic 'mille-feuille'The presidents of two administrative regions in eastern France have plans to merge following calls to cut through the country’s numerous and costly layers of local government, whic...
French PM Valls passes first parliamentary testNew French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday after presenting to deputies a raft of new policies designed to pull France out of the economi...
Confidence vote for Valls seen as test of France’s will to reformJust one week after Manuel Valls became France’s new prime minister, he faces a confidence vote on Tuesday that is widely seen as a test of the government’s will to reform.
French fathers to get more time off under parental leave reformFrench lawmakers voted late on Monday to reform the country’s policy on parental leave by extending the amount of time fathers can take off work to spend with their children, and g...
China formally eases one-child policyChina on Saturday formally approved the easing of its longstanding one-child policy, allowing couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child, official news agency Xi...