Search for National Front and
  1. The World

    April 15, 2014

    Springtime in Paris fails to dispel clouds over Hollande

    François Hollande has had to get used to dismal opinion polls, but the latest one is about as bad as it gets for France’s...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Hollande launches reshuffle after poll blow

    The abrupt government reshuffle launched by French president François Hollande after his ruling Socialist party suffered a...

Special Reports

  1. Doing Business in Nice Côte d’Azur

    Broadband and international air links make possible new careers Perfume industry thr...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. March 30, 2014

    François Hollande poised to react to election blow

    French President François Hollande is expected to launch a rapid shake-up of his Socialist government following a second...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Fresh face of France’s far right battles to win Avignon

    Historic Avignon in the south of France, with its monumental papal palace and much sung-about old bridge, has suddenly...

  3. March 27, 2014

    François Hollande prepares response to poor election result

    A stinging blow for his ruling Socialist party and a surge in support for the far-right National Front in France’s local...

  4. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  5. March 24, 2014

    The dangerous rise of Marine Le Pen

    Twelve years ago Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, stunned the French political...

  6. March 24, 2014

    Mainstream French parties split over how to fight far right

    France’s mainstream political parties are at loggerheads over how to react to surging support for the far right as an...

  7. March 24, 2014

    France’s National Front relishes election breakthrough

    A striking breakthrough in local elections by France’s National Front has raised the question of whether the far-right party...

  8. The A-List

    March 24, 2014

    French alienation, abstention and National Front success

    The English Channel narrowed a little overnight. The French woke up this morning to discover that they have been afflicted...

  9. March 23, 2014

    Hollande hit by National Front vote in municipal elections

    France’s far-right National Front (FN) stunned President François Hollande’s socialist government in nationwide municipal...

  10. March 20, 2014

    François Hollande braced for France municipal elections setback

    France’s socialist government has warned against advances by the far-right National Front as President François Hollande’s...

  11. March 19, 2014

    National Front aims for breakthrough in France’s local elections

    Francis Mouche, candidate for mayor for the far-right National Front in a town close to the southwestern French city of...

  12. February 16, 2014

    French opposition battles Hollande, the far right and itself

    Alain Juppé, former prime minister and one of France’s most senior centre-right politicians, has half an eye on running for...

  13. The World

    February 6, 2014

    What's the point of calling for a Nexit?

    Geert Wilders (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Beneath his populist rhetoric neither Geert Wilders, nor most supporters of his...

  14. January 24, 2014

    Dieudonné’s controversial humour attracts fans across French society

    The official verdict on Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, France’s most controversial entertainer, has been rendered: The country’s...

  15. January 9, 2014

    Marine Le Pen vows to block further EU integration

    Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), has promised that nationalist parties will do “the maximum”...

  16. December 13, 2013

    Globalisation is turning the west against its elites

    A new alliance is being forged between Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen to fight what the Dutch populist calls “this monster...

  17. November 22, 2013

    France: The people see red

    In 1675 a popular revolt exploded in Brittany, the rugged north western region of France that juts into the Atlantic Ocean....

  18. The A-List

    November 21, 2013

    It will take more than a football match for Hollande to raise his game

    François Hollande took a big risk on Tuesday night. The French president turned up incognito, with only a small company of...

  19. The World

    November 20, 2013

    France gets a World Cup boost

    France's Benzema celebrates after scoring the second goal for the team during their World Cup qualifying playoff match...

  20. November 14, 2013

    Europe’s far right prepares for battle

    Next May, some 390m people will be eligible to vote in elections for the European parliament. The most vexed question at...

  21. November 13, 2013

    Wilders and Le Pen join forces against Brussels

    Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, two of Europe’s best-known far-right leaders, vowed to fight side by side in a coalition of...

  22. November 13, 2013

    Racist portrayal of French minister sparks outrage

    France’s increasingly assertive extreme right has provoked new outrage with the publication on Wednesday of a magazine cover...

  23. October 22, 2013

    L’affaire Dibrani

    French authorities may have followed the letter of the law when they deported Leonarda Dibrani and her family to Kosovo this...

  24. October 21, 2013

    Watch out for the rise of a European Tea Party

    America’s debt-ceiling crisis achieved something quite remarkable. It made the EU look well governed by comparison. Both the...

  25. October 20, 2013

    François Hollande under further fire over deportation of teenager

    French President François Hollande’s attempt to calm a bitter controversy over illegal immigration has instead triggered a...

  26. October 18, 2013

    Deportation of Roma teenager divides France’s socialists

    Days after the far-right National Front sent a shudder through France’s political establishment by decisively winning a...

  27. October 15, 2013

    Europe: United by hostility

    The political romance between two of Europe’s best-known rightwing leaders blossomed at a Paris restaurant in April. Geert...

  28. October 14, 2013

    French far-right victory stirs fear among mainstream parties

    A local council by-election in a small town in the sleepy hinterland of France’s Côte d’Azur would not normally be the stuff...

  29. July 7, 2013

    French far-right marches on as big parties falter

    Tensions between the socialist government of President François Hollande and the French business community boiled over in...

  30. July 2, 2013

    France’s Marine Le Pen loses right to legal immunity

    STRASBOURG, France, July 2 – The leader of France’s far-right National Front lost her right to legal immunity as a European...

  31. June 19, 2013

    Time for a business push on migrants

    Is it possible to have a rational discussion on immigration? We need one. Hostility to immigrants is sweeping through the...

  32. May 3, 2013

    Populist movements ride wave of resentment against EU

    By seizing a quarter of the vote in local elections this week, the UK Independence party has stamped its image on British...

  33. February 25, 2013

    Malaysian opposition sets out poll agenda

    Malaysia’s opposition alliance on Monday pledged to create jobs, increase incomes and combat corruption if it ousts the...

  34. January 13, 2013

    Mali puts focus on French foreign policy

    France’s president François Hollande has spent most of his first year in office embroiled in domestic issues, but the...

  35. January 13, 2013

    French protest against gay marriage plan

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday in one of the largest organised protests...

  36. January 4, 2013

    Bardot joins Depardieu’s Russian exit threat

    A French furore over the apparent departure into tax exile in Russia by flamboyant film actor Gérard Depardieu lurched into...

  37. November 25, 2012

    Juppé fails to end UMP leadership dispute

    France’s centre-right opposition was thrown into renewed deadlock on Sunday night when Alain Juppé, the former prime...

  38. November 19, 2012

    UMP counts cost after Copé scrapes leadership

    Just as it was lining up François Hollande, the struggling Socialist president, in its sights, France’s conservative...

Search for National Front and