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Front National leader Marine Le Pen
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen calls for end to legal immigration to France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to all immigration to France, legal and illegal.
Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
François de Rugy, formerly of EELV
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President ...
French President Francois Hollande addresses European mayors during a meeting on the climate ahead of the COP21 climate change summit, in March 2015

COP21 accord 'impossible without financial commitments': French president

There will be no agreement at the international climate conference in Paris in December if industrialised countries do not pay the 100 billion euros needed annually to finance the transition to ...
Migrants face police at the border between Macedonia and Greece, 21 August 2015
24/08/2015 - France - Germany

Hollande, Merkel to discuss migrant quotas, reception centres

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were in Berlin Monday to discuss quotas for accepting migrants in a push to renew European efforts to tackle the biggest refugee ...

French press review 22 August 2015

Greece's Alexis Tsipras faces uncertainty as key allies defect to form a new party ahead of key elections; Donald Trump's wild card messes up casting for the White House race; a posh funeral for Rome ...

French press review 21 August 2015

Redemption, compassion and misery are some of the themes inside this morning's papers, as hopes are pinned on Usain Bolt to lift Athletics out of its drug scandal, and more compassion is urged for ...

French press review 20 August 2015

The Le Pen family feud tops the French papers as Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before the far-right Front National's executive bureau today for possible expulsion.

French press review 19 August 2015

In the French papers suspicion grows over plans to extend Sunday trading, as trade unions announce a long-drawn-out war with the government.

French press review 18 August 2015

The migrant crisis continues to make the headlines of the French press today.