Contributors / Tobias Grey

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Road to recovery

Big-name French pharma was conspicuously absent at this year’s annual Pharmagora fair. But far from fading into obscurity, the Paris show has been looking to Francophone African markets and the lucrative bio-organic sector…

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BHL express

Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s leading philosopher, is no ivory-tower thinker. This January he went to Gaza (conclusion: the Israelis get a bad press). He says Pakistan is the worst rogue state, and he is also a critic of…

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Vive la révolution

There is change in the air on the Left Bank. On rue de Seine, fashion boutiques, top-notch restaurants and independent food outlets have breathed new life along the narrow pavements and into the tree-lined courtyards. The…

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Welcome home

From fashion through to toys, outsourced production lines are closing down and the spotlight is being placed firmly back on local industries and economies. As well as the individual benefits companies stand to gain from…

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Street talker

Her parents are from Algeria and she has spent her life working for radical campaign groups, but now Fadela Amara is at the heart of government in France. Her challenge from President Sarkozy: rebuild France’s riot-hit…

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King for a day

Less than four years after joining the European Union, and having adopted the euro just under a year ago, Slovenia will take on the rotating EU presidency in the first half of 2008. It is a massive challenge for a country…

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The verdict

On 6 November it will be six months since Nicolas Sarkozy was elected French President. We asked one of France’s most celebrated commentators to rate his performance both at home and abroad.

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