A total of 1.46 billion burgers were sold last year in France, compared with 1.22 billion baguettes filled with sliced ham, according to study just released, which also estimated that at least one type of burger is on the menu at 85% of French restaurants.
The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, whose first months in power were marked by glowing media coverage of his appearances on the world stage, has tumbled by ten percent in latest opinion poll ratings in France as he prepares to enact sweeping national budget cuts and structural reforms.
France's maverick centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron has begun slipping in opinion polls, which previously placed him as a frontrunner in the race, following comments slamming France's colonial past in Algeria, sparking uproar on the Right, and his remarks that the same-sex marriage law had 'humiliated' its Catholic and rightwing opponents, infuriating many on the Left.
As campaigning for next year's presidential elections approaches, an opinion survey finds centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron is most popular of French politicians, ahead of conservative presidential candidate François Fillon.
French president’s approval rating up by seven to eight points in various polls, while prime minister Manuel Valls also gets popularity boost.
An opinion poll for a French animal rights group found almost half of those questioned support a ban on the force-feeding of geese and ducks.
Research by French investment bank Natixis finds that within 40 years French will be spoken by more people than English or Manadarin.
The approval rating for the French head of state fell to a new low of 20 percent, the worst for a French president since the poll started in 1958.
Austerity and corruption – and disgust at the style of the presidency – have created profound disillusionment on the Left a year after the election.
Late on Friday, the French Prime Minister’s office announced it was sacking its two public relations directors and the creation of a new “communications pole”, to be headed by a high-flying executive from the multinational advertising and PR group Publicis. The move revealed a growing malaise within government at Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s failure to impose himself on the public stage, and came less than 24 hours after President François Hollande held a lengthy television interview in which Ayrault's name was not once mentioned. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.
President Francois Hollande's popularity falls to the lowest level since he was elected, taking his rating below that of far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
President Hollande has enjoyed acclaim for his handling of the French-led war in Mali, but a sterner challenge awaits, argues The Economist.