Category: France News

Is the National Front about to reinvent itself?

The night she lost to Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election in May, Marine Le Pen promised a “deep” renewal of the National Front. Everything from the party’s policies, to its organisation to its name is up for discussion. “[The election] is the opportunity to review everything, from the ground up,”

French press review 21 July 2017

Le Parisien offers extensive coverage of a “high risk “visit the President made to an air force base in Istres, on Thursday where it claims that Macron “struggled to regain the trust of the military”. According to the paper, he was quick to reassure the armed forces pledging to raise defence spending to 34, 2

France approves wolf cull to save sheep

Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year — mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls. The government gave the green light for the slaughter

French press review 20 July 2017

Is the French president at war with the army? The questions is not as nonsensical as it sounds. Le Monde‘s main headline this morning speaks of a historic crisis between the head of state and his troops. Over at Le Figaro we are told that the armed forces are shocked by an unprecedented rift. Left-leaning