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French weekly magazines review 4 October 2015

Is the outcome of December's Paris climate conference a foregone conclusion? Are the French correct in thinking they can't afford to take in more migrants?
Senator Jean-Vincent Placé, who announced the formation of Ecologistes! on Saturday
03/10/2015 - FRANCE

New French Green party formed after split with 'ultra-left' EELV

Several former leaders of France's Green Party, EELV, launched a new organisation on Saturday, accusing their former comrades of being "churlish" and "dogmatic".
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
28/09/2015 - France - Syria

France, Assad should unite against 'common enemy' in Syria, says French MP

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and France have a "common enemy", an MP visiting Syria said Monday, calling for a "united front” against the Islamic State armed group.


French weekly magazines review 27 September 2015

The Volkswagen pollution scandal continues to give off fumes. There's praise for an old socialist and blanket condemnation of his descendants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the four French MPs who visited Damascus in February
26/09/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs criticised for second trip to Assad's Syria

Three French MPs set off for Syria on Saturday to meet politicians and religious leaders, despite the uproar caused by a similar visit earlier this year and accusations that such trips give support ...
Congo's President Denis-Sassou Nguesso in Brussels in March
26/09/2015 - CONGO - France

French Socialist Party condemns Sassou Nguesso's third-mandate bid

France's ruling Socialist Party has condemned Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso's decision to hold a referendum on changes to the constitution that would allow him to run for a third term in ...
Lille mayor and former labour minister Martine Aubry with Prime Minister Manuel Valls
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

French Socialists lay into banker-turned-Economy Minister Macron

Opposition to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron within the ruling Socialist Party erupted on Wednesday with party heavyweight Martine Aubry declaring she had "had enough" of him.
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.

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 ...

French press review 1 September 2015

A warning is issued over a looming school failure as the new year reopens without European and bilingual classes.