Live Blog: Municipal Elections 2014 Round 2

Welcome to the LJP Live Blog for the second and final round of the French Municipal Elections! For additional information, be sure to check out our previous coverage: See the results of last Sunday’s first round here. Map of the elections in nearly 50 cities across France. An analysis on the municipal elections in Paris. […]

Live Blog: 2014 Municipal Elections

Today, French voters take to the polls for the first round of municipal elections. Follow along as we liveblog the results! For additional information, be sure to check out our previous coverage: Map of the elections in nearly 50 cities across France. An analysis on the municipal elections in Paris. Information on the French municipal […]

In Wake of Deadly Blaze, Unanswered Questions Over Romani

A fire on May 13 killed at least three in an abandoned Lyon warehouse serving as a camp for about 200 Romani, adding fuel to the debate in France over how to house members of the semi-nomadic minority. The fire has underscored the unsafe conditions that are rampant in such squatter camps, and renewed long-standing questions […]

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 […]