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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 : 2018-02-15

French government looks to revamp baccalaureate exam

Tackling the "Mount Everest" of French education: the government looks to revamp the infamous baccalaureate school-leaving exam. Also, President Emmanuel Macron admits he failed in his pledge to help the homeless off the streets of Paris. Plus the president looks to boost patriotism by reviving a mandatory national service.

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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