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Stefan de Vries is a multimedia journalist based in Paris, covering European current affairs.

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Episode 37 – A Presidential Poem

Listen to the Episode (27:55) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 27:55 volume Episode 37 – A Presidential Poem iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotifyTuneIn Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player Many women and some men, around the world have added their voices to […]

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Episode 36 – Rat on your pig

Listen to the Episode (22:48) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 22:48 volume Episode 36 – Rat on your pig iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotifyTuneIn Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player In this week’s episode We’ll take a closer look at how the […]

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Episode 31 – State of Emergency: The New Normal

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Episode 30 – Moralisation and Muddy Waters

Listen to the Episode Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume Episode 30 – Moralisation and Muddy Waters iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotifyTuneIn Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player In their first week, the Government is already involved in two potential scandals. […]

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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 […]

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Is Macron eyeing the top job?

This week on Face-off: French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is not only the most popular politician on the left, but he is also respected by many on the right. Buoyed by popular results in the opinion polls and widespread approval amongst the French for his free-market and reformist policies, Emmanuel Macron may have his sights […]

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Comment j'ai failli devenir français...

Longtemps j’ai pensé vouloir devenir français. Mais, cette année, je me suis rendu compte que ce n’était pas une bonne idée. J’ai décidé de déchoir la France de ma personnalité. Si le projet de réforme de la Constitution sur la déchéance de la nationalité est adopté, j’hébergerais deux suspects potentiels sous mon toit : des […]

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Face-Off

France’s ruling Socialist Party held its congress last weekend in Poitiers. After weeks of tensions, it managed to avoid a nasty split between supporters of the government and President Hollande, and those who criticise his perceived tilt towards the right of centre. But these disagreements are still simmering and could hurt Hollande’s re-election prospects in […]

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Les métastases d’un système en phase terminale

Le comportement des députés Thomas Thevenoud (PS) et Jérôme Lavrilleux (UMP) montre le profond mépris des élus pour leur électorat.

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Hollande in turmoil

A dramatic few days for François Hollande.

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