A LOOK over some of the news headlines from France.
Unions pledge to fight French government's pensions reform
France's Socialist government has unveiled a major effort to reform its debt-ridden pension system. But bosses have called the plan “dangerous”, while unions have pledged to fight it.
French parliament to hold emergency Syria session on Sept 4
The French parliament will hold an emergency session to debate the Syria crisis on September 4, minister Alain Vidalies said Wednesday.
French court orders ban on Mercedes cars be lifted
A top French court has ordered the government to allow the sale of new Mercedes-Benz cars using a type of air-conditioning chemical deemed too polluting by European law.
France Télévisions to axe 600 jobs, cut spending and boost digital
Rémy Pflimlin, France Télévisions president, who aims to bring his group's finances back to balance in 2015, is confident about the company's current reforms and cost reduction strategy: "The company is on the tracks and is fully mobilised," he stated ahead of the new season.
Is France moving to the right?
According to a recent poll, more than a third of French voters agree with the ideas of the Front National. These results highlight a seeming “Droitisation” in France - the normalization of the radical right as an established element of mainstream politics. What explains these changes in voters perception of the radical right?