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French press review 23 February 2015

The spectre of right-wing extremism is rattling the bars on this morning's front pages.


French press review 20 February 2015

The French government dices with no-confidence death. The left says its policies have stalled. Salafism is reported to be advancing in France. French Jews consider leaving for Israel.


French press review 19 February 2015

An closer look at the Front National, infighting within the ruling Socialist Party and the situation in Ukraine - all in today's French papers ..

Prime Minister Manuel Valls in French National Assembly
17/02/2015 - France

French no-confidence vote looms as Socialist rebels deliver blow to Valls

In a moment of high drama on Tuesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls exposed his government to a vote of no-confidence, in a desperate bid to force the passage of the controversial Macron ...
A polling station in Clichy-sous-Bois
15/02/2015 - REPORT: France

French politicians up in arms after Muslim party joins electoral race

New party Union of French Muslim Democrats (UDMF) is to present candidates in eight cities in the local elections to be held in France next month.

Socialist candidate Frédéric Barbier elected in Doubs
09/02/2015 - France

Socialist candidate narrowly beats Front National in French by-election

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major test since the Paris ...

French press review 9 February 2015

All eyes this morning are on the web site of the French centrist daily, Le Monde.

French weekly magazines review 08 February 2015

For better or worse, you know where you stand with the French weeklies. Or, rather, you know where they stand.
Posters supporting Socialist  candidate Frédéric Barbier (L) and the Front National's Sophie Montel in the Doubs by-election
08/02/2015 - France

France's Front National hopes for third MP in litmus test by-election

The second round of a by-election in eastern France could see a third MP from the far-right Front National (FN) in the French parliament, although the latest opinion poll showed the Socialist ...