A police car passes in front of the headquarters of France’s centre-right UMP political party in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau

The implosion of French political life precipitated by the victory of the far right-wing National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections continued (...)

French president François  Hollande: has completed his ideological metamorphosis as a social democrat.

The most historic element of president François Hollande’s press conference on Tuesday was almost lost in the flood of verbiage and the fascination wi(...)

People hold a rainbow umbrella and a placard that reads ’Yes’ on their balcony during a demonstration against gay marriage, adoption and procreation assistance in Paris on April 4th. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French senate voted today to legalise same-sex marriage in France, putting a landmark bill on track to become law by summer. The v(...)

The French president and prime minister struggled yesterday to shore up the ruins of the “irreproac(...)