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2 weeks ago
France politics

Inside France: French political discourse, tax loopholes and sharks in the Seine

French political debates emphasize on detailed policy discussions and impressive debating skills, but voters may prioritize relatability over expertise. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Europe politics

French PM says voters for far right may end up like Britons who cry over Brexit'

Voters warned against far-right in EU elections to avoid Brexit-like regret. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

OPINION: The French far-right's 'empty vessel' Bardella is set to win big in Europe

Strong support for Jordan Bardella in France due to accumulated anger towards Macron, his ability to appeal to a wide audience by being both relatable and different from the political elite [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
France politics

You can feel a shift': will the French be lured by Le Pen?

There is a shift in public mood towards far-right parties like Marine Le Pen's National Rally in parts of France. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Europe politics

French PM says voters for far right may end up like Britons who cry over Brexit'

Voters warned against far-right in EU elections to avoid Brexit-like regret. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

OPINION: The French far-right's 'empty vessel' Bardella is set to win big in Europe

Strong support for Jordan Bardella in France due to accumulated anger towards Macron, his ability to appeal to a wide audience by being both relatable and different from the political elite [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
France politics

You can feel a shift': will the French be lured by Le Pen?

There is a shift in public mood towards far-right parties like Marine Le Pen's National Rally in parts of France. [ more ]
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#european-elections
www.thelocal.fr
2 weeks ago
France politics

OPINION: Will the 'French Keir Starmer' save the country from the far-right? I doubt it

French and British politics have had instances of partial alignment and divergence, with recent movements indicating variations in ideologies and candidates. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

Inside France: The French invasion, Rwanda shame and Macron's reckoning

Macron's government faces challenges with potential credit rating downgrade and poor performance in European elections. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

Macron to give live TV interview after uproar over Ukraine ground troops comment

Macron's controversial statement on Western ground troops in Ukraine
French political landscape amidst conflict with Russia [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
3 months ago
France politics

Macron's camp blasts far right at EU election campaign launch

Far-right National Rally criticized for anti-Europe stance
Macron's camp aims to counter the rise of the far right in upcoming elections [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
France politics

New French PM seeks to send strong message on law and order

The new French prime minister, Gabriel Attal, visited a police station on his first day in office and promised to deliver security to the French people.
Attal aims to counter the rise of Marine Le Pen's far-right party by appealing to voters who have turned to the far right or abstained from elections. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

The Debate - Succession? Macron picks Gabriel Attal as youngest French prime minister

France's youngest-ever president, Emmanuel Macron, has named Gabriel Attal, the country's youngest-ever prime minister.
Attal has held various political roles and is seen as charismatic, but the prime minister position in France does not carry as much power as in other European countries. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
2 weeks ago
France politics

OPINION: Will the 'French Keir Starmer' save the country from the far-right? I doubt it

French and British politics have had instances of partial alignment and divergence, with recent movements indicating variations in ideologies and candidates. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

Inside France: The French invasion, Rwanda shame and Macron's reckoning

Macron's government faces challenges with potential credit rating downgrade and poor performance in European elections. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

Macron to give live TV interview after uproar over Ukraine ground troops comment

Macron's controversial statement on Western ground troops in Ukraine
French political landscape amidst conflict with Russia [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
3 months ago
France politics

Macron's camp blasts far right at EU election campaign launch

Far-right National Rally criticized for anti-Europe stance
Macron's camp aims to counter the rise of the far right in upcoming elections [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
France politics

New French PM seeks to send strong message on law and order

The new French prime minister, Gabriel Attal, visited a police station on his first day in office and promised to deliver security to the French people.
Attal aims to counter the rise of Marine Le Pen's far-right party by appealing to voters who have turned to the far right or abstained from elections. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

The Debate - Succession? Macron picks Gabriel Attal as youngest French prime minister

France's youngest-ever president, Emmanuel Macron, has named Gabriel Attal, the country's youngest-ever prime minister.
Attal has held various political roles and is seen as charismatic, but the prime minister position in France does not carry as much power as in other European countries. [ more ]
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www.dw.com
3 weeks ago
France politics

France to lift New Caledonia state of emergency DW 05/27/2024

French president decides not to extend state of emergency in New Caledonia to allow for political dialogue. [ more ]
#european-parliament-elections
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
France politics

Bardella v. Attal: Two young guns battle for the future of France

French Prime Minister Attal is combating far-right surge by countering Jordan Bardella ahead of European Parliament elections. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
France politics

This 28-Year-Old Is the New Face of Europe's Far Right

Jordan Bardella is a rising star in France's National Rally party, potentially shaping the future of French and European politics. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
Europe news

French parliament to vote on Macron's Ukraine strategy

French President Macron's Ukraine strategy faces symbolic vote in parliament's lower house.
The vote gives political parties a platform to express positions on Macron's Ukraine strategy. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

Macron's coalition blasts far right at EU election campaign launch

Macron's allies link far-right with Kremlin
Centrist alliance campaigns for European Parliament elections [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

French PM Borne resigns as Macron seeks to revamp a troubled government

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has resigned as President Emmanuel Macron looks to bring new momentum to his second term.
The change in prime minister comes after a year of political crises and ahead of European Parliament elections, where eurosceptics are expected to make gains. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
France politics

What to Know About France's Snap Parliamentary Elections

President Macron called for snap elections after a far-right surge in European Parliament elections, throwing French politics into uncertainty. [ more ]
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
France politics

Bardella v. Attal: Two young guns battle for the future of France

French Prime Minister Attal is combating far-right surge by countering Jordan Bardella ahead of European Parliament elections. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
France politics

This 28-Year-Old Is the New Face of Europe's Far Right

Jordan Bardella is a rising star in France's National Rally party, potentially shaping the future of French and European politics. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
Europe news

French parliament to vote on Macron's Ukraine strategy

French President Macron's Ukraine strategy faces symbolic vote in parliament's lower house.
The vote gives political parties a platform to express positions on Macron's Ukraine strategy. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

Macron's coalition blasts far right at EU election campaign launch

Macron's allies link far-right with Kremlin
Centrist alliance campaigns for European Parliament elections [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

French PM Borne resigns as Macron seeks to revamp a troubled government

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has resigned as President Emmanuel Macron looks to bring new momentum to his second term.
The change in prime minister comes after a year of political crises and ahead of European Parliament elections, where eurosceptics are expected to make gains. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
France politics

What to Know About France's Snap Parliamentary Elections

President Macron called for snap elections after a far-right surge in European Parliament elections, throwing French politics into uncertainty. [ more ]
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#emmanuel-macron
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

France has turned against Macron. Will Europe set the stage for President Le Pen? | Paul Taylor

Emmanuel Macron calls for EU military power transformation to avoid decline. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
France politics

Virile' exchanges expected as Macron heads to annual French farming show

French leaders participate in the Salon d'Agriculture to connect with farmers amidst protests.
Frustrations among farmers in France are high, leading to tense interactions between government officials and union leaders. [ more ]
www.france24.com
4 months ago
France politics

French court acquits Macron ally, ex-justice minister Bayrou of fraud charges

Francois Bayrou, a former minister and ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, has been acquitted of fraud charges.
The verdict could potentially lead to Bayrou's return to the cabinet or another run for the presidency. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

France's new culture minister says will run for Paris mayor, just days in the job

Rachida Dati, the new culture minister of France, plans to run for Paris mayor in 2026.
Dati's appointment as culture minister was a surprise and caused her exclusion from the opposition conservative LR party. [ more ]
euronews
5 months ago
France politics

Macron lays out vision of 'stronger' France amid far-right challenge

Macron advocates tax cuts and national anthem education
Macron challenges far-right National Rally [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
France politics

Macron moves against lame duck syndrome with appointment of Gabriel Attal

Macron is trying to avoid being a lame duck president by appointing a young and dynamic prime minister.
Gabriel Attal is the youngest ever prime minister of France and the first openly gay politician to hold the office. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

France has turned against Macron. Will Europe set the stage for President Le Pen? | Paul Taylor

Emmanuel Macron calls for EU military power transformation to avoid decline. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
France politics

Virile' exchanges expected as Macron heads to annual French farming show

French leaders participate in the Salon d'Agriculture to connect with farmers amidst protests.
Frustrations among farmers in France are high, leading to tense interactions between government officials and union leaders. [ more ]
www.france24.com
4 months ago
France politics

French court acquits Macron ally, ex-justice minister Bayrou of fraud charges

Francois Bayrou, a former minister and ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, has been acquitted of fraud charges.
The verdict could potentially lead to Bayrou's return to the cabinet or another run for the presidency. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

France's new culture minister says will run for Paris mayor, just days in the job

Rachida Dati, the new culture minister of France, plans to run for Paris mayor in 2026.
Dati's appointment as culture minister was a surprise and caused her exclusion from the opposition conservative LR party. [ more ]
euronews
5 months ago
France politics

Macron lays out vision of 'stronger' France amid far-right challenge

Macron advocates tax cuts and national anthem education
Macron challenges far-right National Rally [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
France politics

Macron moves against lame duck syndrome with appointment of Gabriel Attal

Macron is trying to avoid being a lame duck president by appointing a young and dynamic prime minister.
Gabriel Attal is the youngest ever prime minister of France and the first openly gay politician to hold the office. [ more ]
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#jordan-bardella
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

A paradigm shift': will Jordan Bardella finally normalise Le Pen's far right?

Jordan Bardella, the young politician of France's far-right party, is using his charm and TikTok following to soften the party's image and gain unprecedented support in polls. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
5 months ago
France politics

Profile: The battle of France's young political hopefuls

France's newly appointed Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, 34, is the youngest ever - and first openly gay - head of the French cabinet.
Jordan Bardella, 28, leader of the far-right Rassemblement National, is positioning himself for the role of prime minister in the future if Marine Le Pen wins the presidency in 2027. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
France politics

Jordan Bardella, the New Face of France's Right

France's political landscape is being reshaped by the rise of young figures like Jordan Bardella, who are changing the dynamics of the country's traditional politics. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

A paradigm shift': will Jordan Bardella finally normalise Le Pen's far right?

Jordan Bardella, the young politician of France's far-right party, is using his charm and TikTok following to soften the party's image and gain unprecedented support in polls. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
5 months ago
France politics

Profile: The battle of France's young political hopefuls

France's newly appointed Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, 34, is the youngest ever - and first openly gay - head of the French cabinet.
Jordan Bardella, 28, leader of the far-right Rassemblement National, is positioning himself for the role of prime minister in the future if Marine Le Pen wins the presidency in 2027. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
France politics

Jordan Bardella, the New Face of France's Right

France's political landscape is being reshaped by the rise of young figures like Jordan Bardella, who are changing the dynamics of the country's traditional politics. [ more ]
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The Nation
1 month ago
Education

The Occupation and Reoccupation of Sciences Po

Students globally protest Israeli assault on Gaza, seizing universities. Sciences Po sees historic police intervention during student occupation. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

OPINION: A European disaster for Macron could lead to messy autumn elections in France

The paradox of Macronism is evident as his young revolutionary image attracted older voters, but they are now deserting him, impacting his support and potentially future election outcomes. [ more ]
#gabriel-attal
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

French PM criticised over crackdown on teenage violence

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal facing criticism for proposed crackdown on teenage violence, suggesting treating offenders under 18 as adults and implementing strict measures in schools. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
5 months ago
France politics

Four reasons Macron's new government has caused uproar in France

The new French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal aims to bring together members of the right-wing Republicans to form a majority in parliament.
Two key ministries - education and health - will be merged under the leadership of Amelie Oudea-Castera, causing disagreement among teaching unions. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

In the press - 'Macron's doppelganger': French and foreign papers react to new PM Attal

Gabriel Attal's rapid ascent in French politics
Challenges faced by Donald Trump in court appearance [ more ]
Queerty
5 months ago
France politics

France's new gay prime minister makes us wanna pack up & move to Paris!

Gabriel Attal is the youngest prime minister in French history and a popular politician.
Attal is openly gay and considered one of the most attractive politicians in the world. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
France politics

French PM criticised over crackdown on teenage violence

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal facing criticism for proposed crackdown on teenage violence, suggesting treating offenders under 18 as adults and implementing strict measures in schools. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
5 months ago
France politics

Four reasons Macron's new government has caused uproar in France

The new French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal aims to bring together members of the right-wing Republicans to form a majority in parliament.
Two key ministries - education and health - will be merged under the leadership of Amelie Oudea-Castera, causing disagreement among teaching unions. [ more ]
www.france24.com
5 months ago
France politics

In the press - 'Macron's doppelganger': French and foreign papers react to new PM Attal

Gabriel Attal's rapid ascent in French politics
Challenges faced by Donald Trump in court appearance [ more ]
Queerty
5 months ago
France politics

France's new gay prime minister makes us wanna pack up & move to Paris!

Gabriel Attal is the youngest prime minister in French history and a popular politician.
Attal is openly gay and considered one of the most attractive politicians in the world. [ more ]
moregabriel-attal
www.france24.com
2 months ago
France politics

Former French PM Philippe's mayoral office searched in corruption inquiry

Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is cooperating with authorities in a preliminary probe into possible corruption.
The investigation involves charges of influence peddling, favoritism, misappropriation of public funds, and psychological harassment. [ more ]
Digiday
2 months ago
Dining

Como luchan los republicanos franceses contra Shein y Temu

Republican French politicians using TikTok to promote "fast fashion tax" bill
"Loi 2268" law promotes sustainability by rewarding durable clothing and penalizing carbon-heavy, less transparent products. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Russian Time': How Burkina Faso fell for the charms of Moscow

Russia increasing influence in Burkina Faso amid French disillusionment.
Visible signs of Russian influence in Burkina Faso, including cultural events and political symbolism. [ more ]
#prime-minister
www.thelocal.fr
3 months ago
France politics

Inside France: Fantasy Paris, landmark laws and 'irritating' politicians

Political dynamics between Prime Minister and President in France can be complex.
Public popularity of officials can influence political relationships. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
World politics

Here's what to expect in Monday's no-confidence vote in France.

By pushing through its plan to overhaul pensions and raise the national retirement age by two years to 64, the French government has exposed itself to no-confidence motions that could bring down President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet an outcome not seen in half a century of French politics.While predictions suggest that a no-confidence motion is unlikely to pass, recent statements from legislators who are seen as critical swing voters indicate that the outcome could be closer than expected.
www.thelocal.fr
3 months ago
France politics

Inside France: Fantasy Paris, landmark laws and 'irritating' politicians

Political dynamics between Prime Minister and President in France can be complex.
Public popularity of officials can influence political relationships. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
World politics

Here's what to expect in Monday's no-confidence vote in France.

By pushing through its plan to overhaul pensions and raise the national retirement age by two years to 64, the French government has exposed itself to no-confidence motions that could bring down President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet an outcome not seen in half a century of French politics.While predictions suggest that a no-confidence motion is unlikely to pass, recent statements from legislators who are seen as critical swing voters indicate that the outcome could be closer than expected.
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www.thelocal.fr
3 months ago
France politics

Why France's Versailles palace is more than just a tourist attraction

The Palace of Versailles has both historical and political significance in France.
The Palace of Versailles hosts joint parliamentary meetings for significant constitutional changes. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

France to enshrine abortion rights in country's constitution

Enshrining right to abortion in French constitution is a global first with strong public support.
France aims to protect the right to terminate a pregnancy in its basic law, following the US Supreme Court's decision to restrict abortion rights. [ more ]
#gerald-darmanin
www.france24.com
4 months ago
France politics

French interior minister Darmanin cannot be prosecuted for rape accusations, top court says

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin cannot be prosecuted for accusations of rape made by a woman for years, France's highest court ruled on Wednesday.
The Cour de Cassation ruled that a lower court was right to reject the complaint due to a lack of evidence. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
France news

Karim Benzema sues French minister for defamation over Muslim Brotherhood claims

Karim Benzema has filed a defamation suit against the French interior minister Gerald Darmanin for accusing him of having links with the Muslim Brotherhood
The legal challenge argues that Benzema has no connection with the organization [ more ]
www.france24.com
4 months ago
France politics

French interior minister Darmanin cannot be prosecuted for rape accusations, top court says

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin cannot be prosecuted for accusations of rape made by a woman for years, France's highest court ruled on Wednesday.
The Cour de Cassation ruled that a lower court was right to reject the complaint due to a lack of evidence. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
France news

Karim Benzema sues French minister for defamation over Muslim Brotherhood claims

Karim Benzema has filed a defamation suit against the French interior minister Gerald Darmanin for accusing him of having links with the Muslim Brotherhood
The legal challenge argues that Benzema has no connection with the organization [ more ]
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#antisemitism
The Nation
4 months ago
France politics

The Rise of Authoritarian Journalism in France

The French government and mainstream media have expelled the left-wing La France Insoumise (LFI) while embracing the far-right Rassemblement National (RN).
The RN has been rehabilitated due to its alliance with the Israeli government and is no longer considered beyond the pale. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
France politics

Tens of thousands march in Paris against antisemitism DW 11/12/2023

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris against rising antisemitism in France.
The rally was attended by Marine Le Pen, representing the far-right National Rally (RN). [ more ]
The Nation
4 months ago
France politics

The Rise of Authoritarian Journalism in France

The French government and mainstream media have expelled the left-wing La France Insoumise (LFI) while embracing the far-right Rassemblement National (RN).
The RN has been rehabilitated due to its alliance with the Israeli government and is no longer considered beyond the pale. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
France politics

Tens of thousands march in Paris against antisemitism DW 11/12/2023

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris against rising antisemitism in France.
The rally was attended by Marine Le Pen, representing the far-right National Rally (RN). [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
France news

Macron criticised from all sides after reactionary' press conference

Emmanuel Macron faced criticism after a press conference aimed at reinvigorating his second term.
Macron's government has been accused of shifting into conservative territory. [ more ]
www.france24.com
6 months ago
France news

'Contradictions of Macronism': French government fights to save face after immigration bill debacle

The French government is facing a political crisis after its immigration bill was rejected by lawmakers
Opposition politicians are calling for the dissolution of the government [ more ]
#accusations
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France news

Le Pen's far right served as mouthpiece for the Kremlin, says French parliamentary report

RUSSIAN INFLUENCE Dogged by accusations of proximity to the Kremlin, Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party had hoped to clear its name by setting up a parliamentary inquiry to investigate foreign interference in French politics.But a draft report on the committee's findings, which was leaked to the press this week, shows the move backfired spectacularly, finding instead that Le Pen's policy stances sometimes echo the official language of Putin's regime.
www.thelocal.com
1 year ago
France politics

French Polynesia chooses pro-independence leader

Independence advocate Moetai Brotherson was elected president of France's Pacific territory of French Polynesia on Friday.Published: 13 May 2023 09:11 CEST French Polynesia's Member of Parliament Moetai Brotherson (L) is congratulated by a member of his party after Brotherson was elected president of France's Pacific territory of French Polynesia in Papeete on May 12, 2023.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France news

French prosecutors seek new trial for Sarkozy over Libya financing claims

Issued on: 11/05/2023 - 18:46 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, pictured in a Paris court in December last year, has faced a string of legal woes since leaving office in 2012.Francois Mori, AP French prosecutors on Thursday demanded that former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been embroiled in legal troubles since leaving office, face a new trial over alleged Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France news

Le Pen's far right served as mouthpiece for the Kremlin, says French parliamentary report

RUSSIAN INFLUENCE Dogged by accusations of proximity to the Kremlin, Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party had hoped to clear its name by setting up a parliamentary inquiry to investigate foreign interference in French politics.But a draft report on the committee's findings, which was leaked to the press this week, shows the move backfired spectacularly, finding instead that Le Pen's policy stances sometimes echo the official language of Putin's regime.
www.thelocal.com
1 year ago
France politics

French Polynesia chooses pro-independence leader

Independence advocate Moetai Brotherson was elected president of France's Pacific territory of French Polynesia on Friday.Published: 13 May 2023 09:11 CEST French Polynesia's Member of Parliament Moetai Brotherson (L) is congratulated by a member of his party after Brotherson was elected president of France's Pacific territory of French Polynesia in Papeete on May 12, 2023.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France news

French prosecutors seek new trial for Sarkozy over Libya financing claims

Issued on: 11/05/2023 - 18:46 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, pictured in a Paris court in December last year, has faced a string of legal woes since leaving office in 2012.Francois Mori, AP French prosecutors on Thursday demanded that former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been embroiled in legal troubles since leaving office, face a new trial over alleged Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign.
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#allegations
www.theguardian.com
1 year ago
France news

Nicolas Sarkozy to wear electronic tag after losing corruption sentence appeal

A French appeals court has upheld a prison sentence against the former president Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence-peddling maintaining he should serve one-year's detention at home with an electronic bracelet.Sarkozy was originally convicted in 2021 of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case in which he was implicated.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France politics

French town feminises name for 2023 to highlight gender inequality

A person reaches over a sign in the city of Pantin, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, on July 30, 2022.Julien de Rosa, AFP A French mayor has announced that his town's name will take on the feminine form for a year to raise awareness about gender equality.Bertrand Kern, the socialist mayor of Pantin outside Paris, announced the move in a New Year's video message on Twitter earlier this week.
www.theguardian.com
1 year ago
France news

Nicolas Sarkozy to wear electronic tag after losing corruption sentence appeal

A French appeals court has upheld a prison sentence against the former president Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence-peddling maintaining he should serve one-year's detention at home with an electronic bracelet.Sarkozy was originally convicted in 2021 of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case in which he was implicated.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
France politics

French town feminises name for 2023 to highlight gender inequality

A person reaches over a sign in the city of Pantin, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, on July 30, 2022.Julien de Rosa, AFP A French mayor has announced that his town's name will take on the feminine form for a year to raise awareness about gender equality.Bertrand Kern, the socialist mayor of Pantin outside Paris, announced the move in a New Year's video message on Twitter earlier this week.
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www.aljazeera.com
1 year ago
France politics

Why are so many people in France angry about pension overhaul?

Protests intensify against President Emmanual Macron's plans to raise the retirement age.Changing France's state pension system to one that is more affordable for the government was a central plank of President Emmanual Macron's re-election campaign.However, the reform, which includes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64, has become the central issue in French politics and highly unpopular among the public.
#legislation
Washington Post
1 year ago
France politics

Macron addresses a France in turmoil after retirement age raised

Dock workers face riot police as they stand in front of a burning barricade next the port of Marseille in southern France on March 22. (Daniel Cole/AP)French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the nation Wednesday after his move to force through legislation to raise the retirement age ignited angry protests and strikes around the country.
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

OPINION: Macron will risk anger on streets rather than abandon pension reform quietly

The massed ranks of opponents of pension reform were not so massed or so dense on the third day of nationwide protest yesterday.Only 757,000 people turned out, compared to 1,270,000 last Tuesday.Rail, Metro, school and energy strikes were also less powerful attracting, for instance only one in four rail workers, compared to one in two on the first day of action on 19 January.
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

OPINION: Emily and the Olympics reveal some uncomfortable truths about Paris

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

Bid to force UK-France ferry companies to pay French minimum wage

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

ANALYSIS: Macron's unrequited love affair with Africa

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

Thirty percent of flights cancelled due to French air traffic controllers' strike

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
Washington Post
1 year ago
France politics

Macron addresses a France in turmoil after retirement age raised

Dock workers face riot police as they stand in front of a burning barricade next the port of Marseille in southern France on March 22. (Daniel Cole/AP)French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the nation Wednesday after his move to force through legislation to raise the retirement age ignited angry protests and strikes around the country.
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

OPINION: Macron will risk anger on streets rather than abandon pension reform quietly

The massed ranks of opponents of pension reform were not so massed or so dense on the third day of nationwide protest yesterday.Only 757,000 people turned out, compared to 1,270,000 last Tuesday.Rail, Metro, school and energy strikes were also less powerful attracting, for instance only one in four rail workers, compared to one in two on the first day of action on 19 January.
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

OPINION: Emily and the Olympics reveal some uncomfortable truths about Paris

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

Bid to force UK-France ferry companies to pay French minimum wage

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

ANALYSIS: Macron's unrequited love affair with Africa

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

Thirty percent of flights cancelled due to French air traffic controllers' strike

The day would be historic, we were told.France would be blocked or closed down and its economy brought to its knees.Demonstrations against pension reform would be the biggest for decades.Tuesday's day of action the sixth since the protests began in January was impressive enough.The official figure for the number of demonstrators nationwide 1.28 million WAS the biggest for decades but it was only a little higher than the turnout achieved on January 31st (1.27 million).
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www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
France politics

PODCAST: What's in store for France in 2023 from travel rules to political flare-ups

Our Talking France podcast is back with a festive special in which we look at what exactly makes a French Christmas - as well as the latest from parliament, meeting France's richest man, finding out why France has 12 time zones and why people are talking about a 'bromance' between France's president and its best footballer.
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www.dw.com
1 week ago
France politics

France's Macron dissolves parliament, calls new elections DW 06/09/2024

French President Macron dissolved the National Assembly and called for fresh elections following his party's poor performance in the EU elections. [ more ]
Irish Independent
1 week ago
France politics

French president Macron calls shock French elections after far-right rout by Le Pen in European vote

French President Macron will dissolve parliament and call new legislative elections after his party's poor performance in European elections. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 week ago
France politics

OPINION: Macron's election gamble is an invitation to calamity

President Macron may face challenges from the Far Right in upcoming elections despite France's discontent with Macronism. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
France politics

The Observer view on the French election: Emmanuel Macron is playing a dangerous game

French President Macron's audacity is contrasting with the politics in the UK, as he calls for a snap parliamentary election at a precarious moment. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 days ago
France politics

Thuram urges French public to vote in election

Marcus Thuram expresses concern about the rise of the right-wing populist party in France and urges unity and voting to oppose it. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 week ago
France politics

France's Macron dissolves parliament, calls new elections DW 06/09/2024

French President Macron dissolved the National Assembly and called for fresh elections following his party's poor performance in the EU elections. [ more ]
Irish Independent
1 week ago
France politics

French president Macron calls shock French elections after far-right rout by Le Pen in European vote

French President Macron will dissolve parliament and call new legislative elections after his party's poor performance in European elections. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 week ago
France politics

OPINION: Macron's election gamble is an invitation to calamity

President Macron may face challenges from the Far Right in upcoming elections despite France's discontent with Macronism. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
France politics

The Observer view on the French election: Emmanuel Macron is playing a dangerous game

French President Macron's audacity is contrasting with the politics in the UK, as he calls for a snap parliamentary election at a precarious moment. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 days ago
France politics

Thuram urges French public to vote in election

Marcus Thuram expresses concern about the rise of the right-wing populist party in France and urges unity and voting to oppose it. [ more ]
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www.thelocal.fr
1 week ago
France politics

Podcast special episode: What now for France after Macron's great election gamble?

French President Macron dissolved parliament after European elections, leading to speculation and concern over his strategy for upcoming parliamentary elections. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 days ago
France politics

A French referendum' on the far right: Will Macron's risky gamble pay off?

President Macron's risky gamble with early parliamentary elections as a response to far-right gains could backfire. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
France politics

Snap Election in France Sets Off a Wild Week of Politics

French politics in turmoil post President Macron's call for snap elections. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 week ago
France politics

Podcast special episode: What now for France after Macron's great election gamble?

French President Macron dissolved parliament after European elections, leading to speculation and concern over his strategy for upcoming parliamentary elections. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 days ago
France politics

A French referendum' on the far right: Will Macron's risky gamble pay off?

President Macron's risky gamble with early parliamentary elections as a response to far-right gains could backfire. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
France politics

Snap Election in France Sets Off a Wild Week of Politics

French politics in turmoil post President Macron's call for snap elections. [ more ]
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www.thelocal.fr
2 weeks ago
France politics

French government faces confidence votes ahead of EU election

Opposing bids for no-confidence votes from the hard-left La France Insoumise (LFI) and far-right Rassemblement National (RN) require a 289-strong majority. Elections may be overshadowed by D-Day anniversary celebrations. [ more ]
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euronews
14 hours ago
France politics

Mbappe urges voter mobilisation as France faces political uncertainty

Kylian Mbappé urges young voters to oppose political extremism in France's upcoming snap parliamentary elections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
France politics

France captain Kylian Mbappe urges vote against rising extremes' in election

Kylian Mbappe addresses political turmoil in France ahead of Euro 2024 opener, emphasizing the importance of shaping the country's future. [ more ]
euronews
14 hours ago
France politics

Mbappe urges voter mobilisation as France faces political uncertainty

Kylian Mbappé urges young voters to oppose political extremism in France's upcoming snap parliamentary elections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
France politics

France captain Kylian Mbappe urges vote against rising extremes' in election

Kylian Mbappe addresses political turmoil in France ahead of Euro 2024 opener, emphasizing the importance of shaping the country's future. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
France politics

Macron calling snap elections could leave France in chaos, Sarkozy warns

Warning against snap elections by former French president as Macron's party lags behind far-right National Rally in polls. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
France politics

French centrists losing sleep after Macron's gamble on snap election

Macron dissolved parliament, called a snap election due to far-right party's rise. Shortest campaign in French modern history. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
France politics

Macron calling snap elections could leave France in chaos, Sarkozy warns

Warning against snap elections by former French president as Macron's party lags behind far-right National Rally in polls. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
France politics

French centrists losing sleep after Macron's gamble on snap election

Macron dissolved parliament, called a snap election due to far-right party's rise. Shortest campaign in French modern history. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
France politics

France elections: unpopular ex-president Francois Hollande to run for parliament again

Former French president Francois Hollande announces he will run for parliament again amid political shifts in the country. [ more ]
Axios
3 days ago
France politics

Why French elections are rattling global markets

Macron called a snap parliamentary election amid concerns of the far-right National Rally party gaining significant power in France. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
France politics

French leftwing parties form Popular Front' to contest snap election

France's main leftwing parties form Popular Front to contest snap election with joint platform. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 days ago
France politics

Trading the French elections, what matters to markets - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

President Macron's decision to call a new legislative election sparked volatility in French government bonds, French banks, EUR, highlighting markets' uncertainty in response to political risks. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 days ago
France politics

Macron calls on moderates to unite against extremism in French snap vote

French President Macron calls for unity among moderate politicians against extremism. [ more ]
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