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National Front leader Marine Le Pen leaves a polling booth in Henin-Beaumont
29/03/2015 - France

Sarkozy's UMP expects a boost from local elections

Polls opened Sunday in France for the second, and decisive, round of voting in local elections.
26/03/2015

French press review 26 March 2015

The Germanwings plane crash, the French army and French radio are in the newspapers today ...

A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...
Galeries Lafayette department store, central Paris
17/02/2015 - France

French MPs to vote on Sunday shopping in tourist zones

Shops in key tourist areas in France will be allowed to open every Sunday if French MPs on Tuesday pass a package of reforms aimed at boosting the economy.
 

14/02/2015 - FRANCE

Controversial law to keep shops open Sundays passes in Paris

France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s push to allow shops to stay open on Sundays – otherwise legally closed in the traditionally Catholic country – has passed for ...
Socialist candidate Frédéric Barbier elected in Doubs
09/02/2015 - France

Socialist candidate narrowly beats Front National in French by-election

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major test since the Paris ...
29/01/2015

French press review 29 January 2015

"People start believing in the media again", a controversial package of reforms and concerns over Greece bailout dominate the front page stories of French dailies.

28/01/2015

French press review 28 January 2015

After two days of front pages dominated by slippery Greeks and unpaid debts, France’s editors have finally decided to vary our news intake.
22/01/2015 - France

Air France to shed hudreds more jobs

Air France has announced a new voluntary redundancies plan at a meeting with trade unions on Thursday. Ground staff and flight attendants at the French flag-carrier are targeted.

07/01/2015 - France

French press review 7 January 2015

Is France's far right rooting for a hard left victory in Greece's general election? Does unemployment drive many to suicide? Is France slipping down the economic league table?
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