Keyword: Manuel Valls
Manuel Valls accuses controversial comedian of trying to bankrupt himself to avoid paying fines for racist abuse totalling tens of thousands of euros.
Interior minister wants 'renegotiation' of the Anglo-French agreement which led to closure of notorious Sangatte refugee camp in 2002.
After earlier racist jibes aimed at justice minister Christiane Taubira, an extreme-right weekly news magazine has now published a front cover containing a racial slur against her. Here Mediapart's editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel attacks the growing tide of racism in France, arguing that the main casualty is the French Republic itself. He traces the immediate roots of its resurgence and calls for a protest march on December 3rd against racism - and for equality.
President orders interior minister and housing minister to end damaging public squabble over how to tackle issue of Roma people in France.
President has so far declined to get embroiled in dispute triggered by interior minister's claim that most Roma in France will never integrate.
Manuel Valls says he stands by his views that few Roma could integrate into French society and a "majority" should be sent "back to the borders".
Interior minister Manuel Valls says the 'hundreds' of homegrown Islamist militants fighting in Syria could pose a problem when they return home.
Interior minister Manuel Valls says justice must take its course after protests over detention of Stephan Turk, who killed a robber outside his shop.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls says France will await the U.S. Congress's decision on military action in Syria before making any move itself.
Justice minister Christiane Taubira also plans to remove minimum sentence guidelines for repeat offenders, as opposition decry reforms as 'soft'.
Government to ease language skills requirements and streamline paperwork for granting citizenship to reverse fall in number of naturalisations.
Prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced plans during a crisis visit triggered by another gangland killing linked to the city‘s drug trade.
Manuel Valls is once again at the centre of controversy after calling France's immigration policy and its relationship to Islam into question.
Manuel Valls has once again attracted headlines as he continues to cultivate his strongman image at the head of France's interior ministry, which is responsible for law and order and security. Last week a leaked letter showed that Valls was even prepared to go behind the back of his colleague, justice minister Christiane Taubira, by appealing directly to President François Hollande to modify her criminal justice reforms. But, as Louise Fessard reports, the interior minister is using some misleading data in order to promote his agenda.