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Front National treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just in RFI's studios
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

Front National treasurer charged in election expenses fraud case

The treasurer of France's Front National (FN) has been charged in relation to claims that the far-right party inflated campaign expenses so as to defraud the French state.
Migrants arrested by Hungarian police after having broken through the fence erected along the border with Serbia
16/09/2015 - FRANCE - European Union - Syria

French MPs debate Syrian refugees as Germany tightens border with Alsace

Germany on Wednesday stepped up controls on its border with France, as the Europe's migrant crisis deepened.
The photo at the centre of the row between AFP and Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
16/09/2015 - FRANCE

News agency sues far-right French mayor over refugee photo

The Agence France Press news agency on Tuesday filed a suit against the far-right mayor of the southern French city of Béziers, Robert Ménard, and city officials for wrongly using a ...
Wellwishers welcome migrants at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany
08/09/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

French minister slams only-Christian refugees call, as Paris minorities conference opens

As Paris hosted a conference on protecting minority groups in the Middle East Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve lambasted French mayors who have said they would only accept ...
French President Francois Hollande speaking at  the Elysee Palace in Paris, 7 September 2015.
07/09/2015 - France - Syria - EU

Hollande plays French politics with migrant welcome offer

French President François Hollande and the ruling Socialists could use the migration issue to marginalise France's mainstream right ahead of regional elections this year

Migrants arrive in Germany from Austria on Monday
07/09/2015 - FRANCe - European Union - SYRIa

French mayor says only wants Christian refugees

As François Hollande promised France would take in 24,000 refugees as its share of Europe's response to the migrant crisis, many mayors of French towns volunteered to find them homes.

French weekly magazines review 6 September 2015

This week's magazines take an appreciative look at French wines, a more critical glance at French politicians and a totally damning view of wind farms, allegedly causing headaches, migraines and ...
Front National cofounder Jean-Marie Le Pen in Marseille on Saturday
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen sets up own group after Front National expulsion

Former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has set up a new political organisation, following his explusion from the Front National (FN), which he cofounded.
Jean-Marie Le Pen has announced his intention of turning up at the FN's summer school in Marseille
05/09/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen calls for party 'unity' as Front National summer conference kicks off

Jean-Marie Le Pen has called for "unity" within the Front National ahead of the party’s summer conference, which debuts in Marseille on Saturday and to which he was not invited.

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.