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Suspended Front National councillor Maxence Buttey
27/10/2014 - France

France’s Front National suspends councillor who converted to Islam

France’s far-right Front National (FN) has suspended a local councillor who has converted to Islam.

Cabint meeting of French government, 18 June.
26/10/2014 - France

You can change your name, but it won’t change your politics, say 4 out of 10 French

According to a new opinion poll published in the Sunday newspaper Journal du Dimanche, four out of ten people in France do not care whether mainstream parties such as the Conservative UMP, Socialist ...
25/10/2014

French press review 25 October 2014

Today’s big story is the release of France’s latest unemployment figures which have hit a new record in September.
Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party leader, speaks to journalists as she walks near the town hall in Calais October 24, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

Marine Le Pen visit to Calais sparks uproar

Anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen visited Calais on Friday, following weeks of migrant unrest in the northern port town.
France's Front National mayors, six months later
17/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's Front National mayors, six months later

Six months ago, France's hard-right Front National won control of 11 French local councils. Half a year on how are these mayors running their towns? Are they implementing the Front National's agenda?
Femen's Iana Jdanova impales the waxwork of Vladimir Putin on 5 June
15/10/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Femen protester fined for stabbing Putin waxwork topless

A French court has fined a Ukrainian member of the topless protest movement Femen 6,000 euros for stabbing a waxwork of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stick with “Kill Putin” ...
The Senate, Paris
29/09/2014

Right wins French Senate, Front National takes first seats

The French Senate has swung back to the right with, for the first time ever, two National Front Senators after elections on Sunday.

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, ...
16/09/2014

French press review 16 September 2014

It's hard to get a grip on this morning's French dailies...
14/09/2014

French weekly magazines review 13 September 2014

It’s another week of below-the-belt bashing of French President François Hollande by the magazines, with a new opinion poll finding that nearly two-thirds of French people want him to ...
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