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15.03.2021

Who can become a parent in France?

Who can become a parent in France?

What’s at stake here is more than a legal technicality Written by Laila Le Guen, Chloe Matz Families that do not fit into the “traditional” cisgender heterosexual mold have existed for decades and have progressively gained acceptance in French society. Yet, recognition of kinship and access… »

06.03.2021

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend as France struggles to enforce a 6pm-6am curfew amid soaring Covid-19 infections across the country and in the capital. “If the police find groups of people in which respect for social distancing cannot be guaranteed, in… »

10.02.2021

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria’s senior military official, Bouzid Boufrioua, has called on France to take responsibility for the waste left in the Sahara after its nuclear tests there in the 1960s. Brigadier General Boufrioua is the head of the combat engineering department of the Land Forces Command and made his comments during… »

12.10.2020

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

By Jeroen Bult Not always natural allies, France and the Baltic states have a more nuanced relationship than their disagreements over Russia may suggest, argues Dutch historian and journalist Jeroen Bult. Baltics in-depth. “The visit I am paying to your country is a visit of the Eternal France… »

27.08.2020

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Over a Thousand Still Stranded in Hellish Conditions on Greek Islands In recent days, France has welcomed 49 children flown in from the nightmarish situation in the camps on Greece’s Aegean islands, where thousands of asylum seekers and migrants are stranded in horrendous conditions. On August 20, France relocated to its… »

13.06.2020

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

People no longer want this police violence, this terrible injustice, this racial discrimination. They will not let it happen again. Not here, not anywhere. While dozens of cities in the USA are “on fire and blood”, according to the press, their streets are filled with demonstrators of all colours, demanding… »

05.04.2020

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

By Jérôme Duval for Counterpunch Although no information is circulating about the stock of oxygen cylinders in France, which are very useful in these times of acute health crisis and which Italy cruelly lacks, the only factory capable of producing them in Europe remains closed. »

18.02.2020

France. Researchers stand against the commodification of knowledge

France. Researchers stand against the commodification of knowledge

“We need an ambitious, unequal law – yes, unequal, a virtuous and Darwinian law, which encourages the world’s best scientists, teams, laboratories and establishments, a law that harnesses efforts.” These were the controversial words of Antoine Petit, mathematician and director of the CNRS, on November 26, 2019, on the occasion… »

08.02.2020

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’ Meanwhile, Elysee has yet to respond to an invitation to… »

09.12.2019

France: In defence of a dignified retirement

France: In defence of a dignified retirement

Text and photos: Josefina Dowbor-Muśnicka One year after the peak of the Yellow Vests, the French decided to go to the streets and make themselves heard. This Thursday, December 5, France experienced the beginning of an unlimited interprofessional strike. According to the CGT union, 1.5 million people demonstrated against the… »

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