Gilets jaunes protests

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The Guardian view on French Covid pass protesters: attention must be paid | Editorial
Editorial: Emmanuel Macron’s new health measures are generally backed. But a worryingly large minority no longer trusts the state to act in the interests of all

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08, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Guardian view on France’s regional polls: democracy a big loser | Editorial
Editorial: A record-low turnout was bad news for Marine Le Pen, but should also be a cause for wider concern

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28, Jun, 2021 @6:08 PM

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Macron says French pension changes will not go ahead as planned
President rules out overhaul amid Covid crisis and again refuses to say if he will stand for re-election

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

04, Jun, 2021 @8:47 AM

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Why is Macron abolishing France’s school for the political class? | Philippe Marlière
With Marine Le Pen rising in the polls, the president has turned his attention to the ENA, a symbol of inequality, says professor of French Philippe Marlière

Philippe Marlière

12, Apr, 2021 @12:56 PM

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The world won’t be greener until it’s fairer | Simone Tagliapietra
Action on the climate crisis must come with a social contract to protect the poor and vulnerable, says climate researcher Simone Tagliapietra

Simone Tagliapietra

09, Apr, 2021 @10:36 AM

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Macron unveils scheme to help less affluent students go to grandes écoles
French president had vowed to close elite ENA school, but now will set aside six places for poorer students

Kim Willsher in Paris

12, Feb, 2021 @5:48 PM

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France: teargas grenade that killed woman 'may have been fired directly at her flat'
Zineb Redouane, 80, was closing her shutters during gilets jaunes protest when she was fatally injured

Kim Willsher in Paris

02, Dec, 2020 @1:39 PM

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'It gave me hope in democracy': how French citizens are embracing people power
Towns, cities and regions around France are turning to assemblies of unelected citizens to guide them on everything from climate to coronavirus

Peter Yeung

20, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Cop26: ask if GDP growth is sustainable | Editorial
Editorial: The government needs an environmental sense of purpose that specifies the appropriate ends for economic activity

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11, Oct, 2020 @5:25 PM

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The Guardian view on Macron's reshuffle: taking back control? | Editorial
Editorial: The French president’s time in office has been beset by crises. As a deep post-coronavirus recession looms, the biggest one is yet to come

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06, Jul, 2020 @6:06 PM

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Macron astonished as French farmer praises his stance in Brussels
The unexpected show of approval came as the French president is faced with ever more protests

John Lichfield

22, Feb, 2020 @8:30 PM

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The French police have always been violent, but more people are seeing it now | Mathieu Rigouste
The French government has finally been forced to admit there’s a problem, says social sciences researcher Mathieu Rigouste

Mathieu Rigouste

13, Feb, 2020 @12:30 PM

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