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Lawyers, notaries and bailiffs protest in Paris as parliament prepares to discuss Emmanuel Macron's economy bill
10/12/2014 - France

Sunday shopping, bailiffs’ ‘privileges’ targeted by France’s grab-bag economic reform

Lawyers, notaries and bailiffs took to France’s streets on Wednesday and left-wingers promised to fight an extension of Sunday shopping hours as French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron prepared ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana
05/12/2014 - France - Kazakhstan

Hollande in uranium-rich Kazakhstan to discuss contracts, relations with Russia

French President François Hollande arrived in Kazakhstan on Friday for a two-day visit to a country with vast uranium and gas reserves and infrastructure contracts on offer.
Jean-Pierre Jouyet
10/11/2014 - Explainer: France

Pressure on Hollande's top man to resign amid allegations of anti-Sarkozy plot

Opposition politicians called on Monday for the resignation of Jean-Pierre Jouyet, President François Hollande’s chief of staff, who is at the centre of a political storm concerning ...
Protesting against the Sivens Dam in southwestern France
04/11/2014 - Analysis: France

Dam death dogs government as French farmers ready tractors

The government might drop a plan to build a dam in southwestern France after the death of an environmental activist in a protest last month – if it does it could face the wrath of local ...
November 2 marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
02/11/2014 - Analysis: Media

Crimes against journalists must stop: a day to end impunity

Calls are growing for the media to dig deeper into the reporting of crimes against journalists, and to investigate the aftermath.
Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls  at the Assemblée nationale on Tuesday
17/09/2014 - Analysis: France

French government survives confidence vote despite growing opposition on Socialist left

France’s Socialist government survived a risky confidence vote on Tuesday but with a reduced majority compared to six months ago … bad news for an embattled government but not as bad as ...
09/09/2014 - France

French PM warns party: ability to govern under question

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a tense meeting of Socialist MPs on Tuesday that the Socialists’ very ability to govern was under question, as a rebel group of MPs gains momentum.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

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