French lawmakers are to vote on Tuesday on a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state.
Former president and future presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy is losing points among voters, and is seen as lacking in new solutions to France's problems.
Like the rest of Europe, Greece is preparing for European elections later this week. However, as Christine Pirovolakis points out many voters have lost faith in Europe.
The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes this weekend on the make-up of a local assembly that will prepare a referendum on whether it remains a part of France or becomes independent.