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Migrants arrive in Germany from Austria on Monday
07/09/2015 - FRANCe - European Union - SYRIa

French mayor says only wants Christian refugees

As François Hollande promised France would take in 24,000 refugees as its share of Europe's response to the migrant crisis, many mayors of French towns volunteered to find them homes.
A recent poll found that more than two-thirds of French are against a proposal to use empty churches as mosques
08/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy signs petition to protect empty churches from conversion to mosques

A proposal to use empty churches as mosques has drawn strong opposition in France, with a poll showing more than two-thirds against it and former president Nicolas Sarkozy signing an appeal entitled: ...
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy with other party leaders at the launch of Les Républicains
04/06/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy's new-look party debates Islam and France

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's Républicains party (LR) held its first meeting after a name change on Wednesday and controversially devoted it to Islam in France.

French Press review 1 June 2015

Nicolas Sarkozy's rivals dig in for full-blown fight after being booed at their new Republic party congress and the French paints a black portrait of Burundi's embattled President turned footballer ...

French press review 30 May 2015

Warnings that South Africa is becoming a safe haven for Jihadists; Has ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy outwitted his rivals after changing the name of the main opposition party?; and Sepp ...
UMP leader and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy - soon to be France's top Republican
26/05/2015 - FRANCE

French court blocks challenge to Sarkozy party adopting Republicans name

France's main opposition party may call itself Les Républicains (The Republicans) ... for the moment at least, a Paris court ruled on Tuesday.

French press review 25 May 2015

The decline in the active membership of French political parties has Le Monde worried. Only the far-right Front National has been able to reverse the trend.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a rally this month
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party faces legal challenge to Republicans name change

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to rebrand his mainstream right party faces a legal challenge.
Former French president and current UMP leader Nicolas Sarkozy
15/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France.

French press review 14 May 2015

Congo faces bankruptcy after an international court orders Brazzaville to pay a Franco-Lebanese tycoon 800 million euros.