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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 : 2017-12-14

One Planet Summit: How France's Macron became 'Mister Climate'

President Emmanuel Macron positions himself as the world leader on climate change as Paris hosts the One Planet Summit - but how strong are his green credentials? Also, France's conservative Les Républicains party has a new leader, but after less than a week on the job, Laurent Wauquiez is already scrambling to keep the opposition party united. Plus Marine Le Pen's National Front party is placed under formal investigation over alleged fake jobs at the European Parliament.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL

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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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