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Politics 23-06-2022

US praises cyber and counter-terrorism cooperation with France, EU

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas welcomed the good cooperation with France and the EU on cybersecurity and counter-terrorism on Wednesday (22 June) but warned that cybersecurity threats were growing "exponentially" and transatlantic partners need to continue collaborating closely and sharing information.
Elections 10-06-2022

Macron promises to boost police as doubts over methods rise

With two days to go before the first round of the French legislative elections, President Emmanuel Macron said he will reform and reinforce the police on Thursday (9 June) after it being in the spotlight over a series of botched operations. EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 31-05-2022

French minister under fire following Champions League final clashes

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has been in the spotlight following the eruption of violent clashes outside the Stade de France during the Champions League final on Saturday night (28 May). EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 20-05-2022

New French government named: continuity with some surprises

French President Emmanuel Macron appointed his new government on Friday (20 May), following the appointment of Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister on Monday. His personnel choices signalled continuity with previous governments.
Europe's East 07-03-2022

France and Britain trade barbs over treatment of Ukraine refugees in Calais

France and Britain engaged in a diplomatic spat on Sunday (6 March) over the treatment of Ukrainian refugees stuck in the French port of Calais, with UK Interior Minister Priti Patel defending Britain's actions after earlier criticism from France.
Health 03-03-2022

UNICEF launches €400 million appeal to help Ukrainian civilians, children

The UN's Children's Fund UNICEF estimates that it will need €400 million over the next three months to help civilians, especially children, in Ukraine, though its teams continue to face logistical problems delivering aid to the field. EURACTIV France reports.

France to offer Johnson EU deal on migrants

France's Prime Minister Jean Castex is preparing to write to British counterpart Boris Johnson with proposals for a new post-Brexit deal on migration with the EU after the disaster in the Channel last week, a minister announced.

Surveillance plane to be deployed over Channel to monitor migrants

The EU's border agency is to deploy a plane 24-hours-a-day over the Channel coast to monitor migrant crossings, France announced Sunday (28 November) after pushing its European partners for help in cracking down on people-smuggling.

UK migrant plan stokes tensions with France

Britain and France locked horns on Thursday (9 September) over reported plans by London to turn back boats carrying migrants across the Channel, triggering alarm and anger in Paris.
Politics 23-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Veggie Burgers, Supermarket Aisles, Pope Statements

Veggie burger debate makes us lose hope, French minister is a bit of a dope, and a big change of heart by the Pope.

France shuts Paris mosque in crackdown after teacher’s beheading

France ordered the temporary closure of a mosque outside Paris on Tuesday (20 October), part of a crackdown on Muslims who incite hatred after the decapitation of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The Grand...
Non-discrimination 12-10-2020

Police violence more problematic in France than in Germany, says police expert

Amnesty International has pointed to the "illegal use of force" by French police officers during demonstrations in a recent report. In an interview with EURACTIV France, sociologist Jérémie Gauthier discusses why this is a recurrent issue in France.
Future EU 09-07-2020

Coronavirus, pension reform and more – what France’s new PM has said so far

France's new prime minister, Jean Castex, shed some new light on his government team, coronavirus, pensions and unemployment insurance reform in just his second interview since his appointment on 3 July. EURACTIV's partner, Ouest-France reports.
Economy & Jobs 27-09-2019

France urges Germany to follow its example with budget stimulus

France will cut taxes by more than €10 billion next year and Germany should follow Paris' footsteps with fiscal stimulus to revive its flagging economy, France's finance minister said on Thursday (26 September).
Elections 13-04-2015

Jean-Marie Le Pen pulls out of poll after feud

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's National Front (FN), pulled out of regional elections on Monday after a fierce public spat with his daughter, who now leads the far-right party.