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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 : 2017-10-03

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 concerned. Meanwhile, after the deadly terror attack in Marseille, opposition conservatives lash out at the government for its response to terrorism and illegal immigration. And man of the people or president of the rich? Emmanuel Macron's plan to slash taxes for the happy few is not going down well.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-05-17 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French activists disappointed at new bill to fight sexual violence

In this edition: the French government puts forward a new bill to fight sexual violence, but some say it does not go far enough. Meanwhile, after a knife attack in central Paris,...

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2018-05-03 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Paris May Day protest marred by violence

In this edition: violence on the streets of Paris overshadows the traditional May Day rally - we look at reactions. Meanwhile, a year after her defeat in France's presidential...

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2018-04-26 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Macron in Washington: After ‘bromance’, French leader tackles prickly issues

In this edition of the political brief: French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit in Washington where a budding “bromance” with US leader Donald Trump seems to have...

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2018-04-19 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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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