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French Education Minister Vincent Peillon
24/12/2013 - France

France eases hijab ban on school trips

French mothers can wear Islamic headscarves when they accompany their children on school trips, France’s Council of State ruled on Monday.
Bruno Golnish (g.) et Marine Le Pen (d.), encadrant Jean-Marie Le Pen (c.), au Parlement européen, le 11 décembre 2013.
20/12/2013 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen fined for dubbing Roma thieves

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's Front National (FN) has been fined 5,000 euros for accusing the Roma population of being habitual thieves.

UMP chief Jean-François Copé sees a danger to the French republic in some anti-racist proposals
14/12/2013 - France

French Socialists deny plan to scrap school headscarf ban in anti-racism row

France's Socialist government has denied claims that it is preparing to scrap the ban on Islamic headscarves in schools. Right-wing politicians claimed that the French republic was "in danger"

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala
14/12/2013 - France

French comedian on trial for anti-Semitic video

French prosecutors on Friday called for comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala to pay 20,000 euros for failing to pay an earlier fine for anti-Semitic remarks in a video posted online or face ...
A popular Christmas tradition might point to a latent racism
05/12/2013 - African news explained

A popular Christmas tradition might point to a latent racism

Although the Dutch are once again celebrating the arrival of Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas today, a controversy has been raging over the portrayal of his servant, Black Pete. Some in the Netherlands ...
Bob Dylan
03/12/2013 - France - Croatia - USA

Bob Dylan charged in France with incitement to hatred after Croat comment

Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to hatred, after he was quoted comparing Croats with Nazis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, a judicial source said on Monday.

Thousands march in Paris against racism
02/12/2013 - On-the-spot France

Thousands march in Paris against racism

In Paris over the weekend, thousands of people gathered in the Place de la Republique to take part in an anti-racism march.
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.