• So French!
    With the second round of the presidential election coming up in just one week, we scratch our heads and take a closer look at what actually happened and what to expect. We also ask the question why Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate, refuses to encourage his voters to vote against Marine Le Pen. And of course, […]
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  • So French
    Only a week to go before the first round of the presidential elections, we’re we’re wondering if France will face a run-off between the extreme left and the far right.
 Is France going to ditch the euro for the sucre? We alo have a look at what’s left of Nuit Debout, the grassroots movement that grew […]
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  • So French!
    The French Left is crumbling down. Why don’t they just kiss and make up to have a better chance in the upcoming elections? Since two weeks, there’s a lot of social tension in French Guyana. Journalist Déborah Neusy of the newspaper France Guyane is in Cayenne and gives us the latest. We have a report on […]
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  • The rise of populism
    Donald Trump’s election has shocked the world and the aftershocks have crossed the Atlantic, landing smack in the middle of the French presidential campaign. Could a populist candidate such as far-right leader Marine Le Pen also carry the day next May, or will what happened in the US stay in the US? This question will […]
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  • So French! – Episode 21
    Episode 21 of the podcast from Paris. Since our last episode only three weeks ago, French politics has been shaken up. Old men like Sarkozy, Juppé and Hollande are leaving the scene, but will not be replaced by new faces. In other news: Parisians were suffering this week from a extreme pollution. There’s no solution in […]
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  • So French! – Episode 19
    In this week’s So French: We talk about a new scandal that is threatening the very existence of iTélé, one of France’s 24 hour news channels. We also you about another scandal that took place 55 years ago this week, the massacre of 40 to 300 Algerian protester by the French police. It hardly ever gets into the media […]
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  • Social Unrest
    Another week of social unrest in France: A series of strikes have been launched to protest the government’s proposed labour reform as the country is gearing up for the European football championship. For now, the face-off continues and tempers are flaring with the head of the union representing employers going as far as to accuse […]
    0 Comments 1 June 2016
  • So French – Episode 11
    In Episode 11: It’s a hot spring in France with blockades, strikes and riots. Will the current government survive? Would you put your money on Britain’s membership of the EU? Our new series on a possible ‘Brexit’, the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union, tries to give you an answer. We also discuss the everlasting […]
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  • François Hollande: A lame-duck President?
    The French presidential election is now exactly one year away. The sitting president, François Hollande, will not announce until the end of the year whether he intends to run for re-election or not. But if he does, he will need nothing short of a miracle to stay on in the Elysée Palace. According to the […]
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  • So French Episode 9
    0 Comments 15 April 2016