Keyword: French overseas territories

Isolated and vulnerable: why France's overseas territories feel shunned in virus crisis

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A police officer patrolling Gosier beach on Guadalupe, March 20th 2020 © Cedrick Isham CALVADOS / AFP A police officer patrolling Gosier beach on Guadalupe, March 20th 2020 © Cedrick Isham CALVADOS / AFP

The threat of the Covid-19 coronavirus is particularly great for France's overseas regions and territories because of their remoteness and their lack of infrastructure. But above all, as Julien Sartre writes, the pandemic risks being a disaster for the morale and mental well-being of the people living on these far-flung lands.

A discrimination too far: French overseas consumers pay double for postage

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French citizens living overseas territories can pay between two and five times as much to send a parcel as their counterparts in metropolitan France. Now trade unions want to put an end to what they see as yet another “injustice” suffered by those who live in far-flung parts of France. Julien Sartre reports.