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Global competitiveness report ranks African countries

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-12-27

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of unprecedented twists and turns before independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected the country’s new leader. We also take a look at the year ahead and some of the cultural highlights we can expect. Finally, we meet Nina Métayer, who was voted best pastry chef of the year.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Tom BURGES WATSON , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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2018-10-12 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Animal welfare: France at the bottom of the class

In France, there is no legal framework to truly protect animals. In fact, until 2015, animals had the same legal status as "moveable property" - in other words, furniture! In...

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2018-10-05 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The changing face of French parenthood

When it comes to having babies, France is Europe's most fertile country. Last year, a total of 767,000 babies were born here. But even so, that number was 2% lower than the...

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2018-09-28 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Stability or monarchy? France's Fifth Republic turns 60

As France marks the 60th anniversary of its Fifth Republic, we're looking at the inception and endurance of this political regime and its Constitution. Despite a number of...

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2018-09-14 FRANCE IN FOCUS

From crowdfunding to lottery tickets: How to save French heritage?

This week, we're at the Hôtel Dieu de Château Thierry, an ancient hospital, to talk about French heritage and its ailments! While France is famed for its grand old monuments,...

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2018-09-07 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The search for France's second-hand treasures

France is famous for its luxury boutiques and designer brands, but it's also one of the top destinations for second-hand shopping. We head to Lille for the annual flea market...

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