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The March for Equality and Against Racism in Paris on 30 November, 2013
30/11/2013 - France

Demonstrators march through Paris against racism

Thousands of people have marched through central Paris to demonstrate against racism nearly 30 years after the first national anti-racist movement in France.

Netherlands St Nicholas festival accused of racism
27/11/2013 - International report

Netherlands St Nicholas festival accused of racism

While most of Europe gears up for Christmas, in the Netherlands the focus is on Saint Nicholas's Day, Sinterklaas as the Dutch call it.

France's far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen
25/11/2013 - France

42% slated to vote far-right in the next local elections

A poll published today by the Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) revealed that 42 per cent of French voters could vote for a far-right candidate in their next municipal election.

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira at the National Assembly
22/11/2013 - France

Thousands of French sign petition against Taubira racist insults

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira was handed a petition signed by 100,000 people condemning racist abuse she has been subjected to on Thursday. Organisers criticised Taubira's ...


French weekly magazines review

Spreading social unrest, the political woes of French President Francois Hollande and rising racism in France continue to attract most comments in the magazines for yet another week.

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
16/11/2013 - France

French left calls anti-racist protest after minister monkey insults

Trade unions and anti-racist groups have called for a day of demonstrations across France after a series of insults to Guyanese-born Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.


French press review 15 November 2013

A French priest is abducted in Cameroon. Unions take up the cudgels for Brittany. France's economy continues to flounder. Europe's far-right eurosceptics unite (some of them, anyway).


French press review 14 November 2013

Racism is making front-page news this morning. One paper pays homage to photography ... by not printing any photos. Changes to school hours spark protest.

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders present their project
14/11/2013 - France - The Netherlands - European Union

Le Pen, Wilders hope to unite Europe-wide eurosceptic alliance

The leaders of the Dutch and French far right launched an alliance to fight the European Union from within at a meeting on Wednesday in The Hague. Marine Le Pen of France's Front National and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands Party for Freedom (PVV) hope to attract other parties

The front page of Minute insutling Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.
13/11/2013 - Analysis: France

Far-right paper causes storm with racist insult to French justice minister Taubira

A far-right paper in France has caused uproar with a headline comparing Guyanese-born Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey.