Dominique Bertinotti

Anatomy of (another) retreat by the Hollande government

France — Analysis

Last Friday a minister insisted that the government's bill on the family was going ahead as planned. Then on Sunday a pro-family march by right-wingers attracted around 100,000 protesters and was hailed a success. By Monday morning the government had announced it would oppose any controversial amendments to the new bill – and in the afternoon it declared it was dropping the entire measure for at least a year. Lénaïg Bredoux and Mathieu Magnaudeix report on a retreat by the government in the face of protests.

French minister reveals cancer to 'change attitudes to the disease'

France — Link

Dominique Bertinotti, 59-year-old minister for families, has revealed to the press she has been fighting breast cancer since February.