Valls Boasts Progress in Immigration

Plagued with immigration issues since becoming Minister of the Interior in 2012, Manuel Valls provided a comprehensive review of immigration statistics and reform to the public on Jan. 31, at a press conference at the Place Beauvau, in Paris. Figures released by the French government show a slight decrease in the number of illegal aliens […]

Valls Divides Parti socialiste on Immigration Policy, Islam

Minster of the Interior Manuel Valls made headlines upon his return from summer break this week as he questioned France’s immigration policy at President François Hollande’s seminar “France in 2025.”  In addition to questioning France’s family reunification policy, his commentary on Islam also made waves, and was a source of conflict amongst members of his […]

France Announces New Urban Renewal Plan

On August 22 François Lamy, Junior Minister for Urban Affairs, announced a new plan for urban renewal that will focus on the areas experiencing the greatest difficulty. The new plan is expected to be carried out in the first half of 2013. The new program (PNRU- National Project for Urban Renewal) will be directed by the […]