Keyword: crackdown

French government announces crackdown on immigration

With nationwide municipal elections due next March, when French President Emmanuel Macron's centre-right LREM party will face off with the far-right Rassemblement National, he and his prime minister, Édouard Philippe, have announced tough new measures to curb immigration, including quotas, reduced access to healthcare, enforcement of expulsion of illegal immigrants and forced dismantlement of migrant camps.

French interior minister warns of tougher policing of protests

Bernard Cazeneuve was speaking after regular violence during weeks of protests against labour law reforms, with casualties among police and protestors alike.

Paris City Hall clamps down on secondary residence holiday lets

City authorities believe up to two-thirds of holiday lets flout law that law allows short-period apartment rental only if it is a primary residence.

France sending North African graduates home

A French government crackdown on numbers of work permits issued to foreign graduates has outraged North Africans, forced to return home.