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A volunteer for the Médecins du Monde NGO meets Albanian asylum-seekers in Lyon last October
17/12/2014 - France

French MPs vote to speed up asylum process

France is to speed up its handling of asylum-seekers, two years after being criticised by the European Commission for the time it takes to consider cases.
11/12/2014

French press review 11 December 2014

Socialists fall out over the right to shop on Sunday and nobody else seems to like the government's latest attempt to reform the French economy.
10/12/2014

French press review 10 December 2014

Does France have a shadow president? Will the Socialists be split asunder by the “Macron law”? Will the growing rich-poor gap harm the world economy?
04/12/2014

French press review 4 December 2014

Roughly speaking, the same story dominates four of this morning's five front pages.
03/12/2014

French press review 3 December 2014

Hollande is accused of plotting to change the voting system to reduce damage to his party at the next election. French bosses’ appetite grows with eating.
French lower house of parliament
02/12/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinians

French parliament set to vote Palestine recognition

French lawmakers are to vote on Tuesday on a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Pierre Gattaz, leader of Medef (Federation of Employers)
01/12/2014 - France

French business leaders protest over rules and taxes

French employers groups are marching in Paris and Toulouse today to protest against 30 years of policies, under both left and right wing governments, which they maintain have stifled the ...
19/11/2014

French press review 19 November 2014

You can have the news fried, boiled or scrambled this morning but the front pages are not likely to cheer you up much.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Sens Commun meeting
16/11/2014 - France

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal, Socialists hit back at ‘reactionary’ speech

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has called for France’s gay marriage law to be scrapped as he prepares a bid to stand again for the country’s top job in 2017.
A Roma family in a shanty town
13/11/2014 - France - European Union

French politicians cheer European social tourism ruling

French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social tourism”.

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