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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-25

Volunteers lead resistance to Belgium's hard line on migrants

Over the past few months, Belgium seems to have hardened its migration policy. In addition to a wave of arrests, the government sent a number of Sudanese migrants back home, where they were allegedly tortured. Pulling the strings is Theo Francken from the Flemish separatist NVA party. Francken, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, has as many admirers as detractors. Faced with his tough stance, volunteers are doing what they can to help migrants in Belgium. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Gaëlle Essoo and Jimena Morales-Velasco.

By Alix LE BOURDON , Méabh MCMAHON

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2018-10-22 Focus

Prominent Iraqi women in danger

In just one month, Iraq has been rocked by the deaths of four women in what appear to be targeted attacks against outspoken and successful females. Two of those killed owned...

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2018-10-19 Focus

French education reforms under tight scrutiny

The French government is carrying out a number of education reforms, particularly in primary schools. Among the measures are reallocating funds to schools that are in so-called...

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2018-10-18 Focus

Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new stopping point for migrants trying to reach Europe. But thousands have found themselves trapped because the border with neighbouring...

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2018-10-17 Focus

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland,...

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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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