John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news. Before that, he was the paper's Foreign Editor and he has also worked in Brussels and Washington.
29 March 2014 12:00 AM
Poor FrançoisHollande can get nothing right. Even the cuisine at the Elysée Palace, which is supposed to showcase French “savoir faire” et “joie de vivre”, has been described as “disgusting” by one of his own ministers.
28 March 2014 06:03 PM
The party set to take half a dozen towns in Sunday’s elections. John Lichfield reports from one - the pretty, hilltop Fréjus
Distraught left-wingers tell reeling President François Hollande to dismiss Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, as 'blood sacrifice' after calamitous municipal elections
25 March 2014 06:11 PM
With Mr Hollande’s approval rating in the low twenties and unemployment frozen at around 10 per cent, left-wing losses were inevitable
24 March 2014 03:59 PM
The far right National Front could redraw the French political map by capturing five or six town halls in the second round of local elections this weekend.
23 March 2014 10:05 PM
Embattled President’s Socialist party suffers big losses, with mayoral race in Paris offering only respite
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
The EU has quietly become pragmatic and flexible, so British demands for major reform are at odds with the prevailing mood
21 March 2014 12:28 PM
The article follows revelations in the French media that independent judges had tapped several of his telephones
21 March 2014 12:03 AM
Union leaders call on the company to reconsider plans to slash its workforce by almost a third in the next six years
Ultimate rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel will go to jail for three years, but may have less to pay as new trial ordered to reassess £4bn penalty for damages
19 March 2014 06:29 PM
The former Société Générale trader has always claimed that the French bank tacitly approved his risky trades
17 March 2014 05:06 PM
Monday was an odd day in Paris: officially “odd” but also oddly peaceful and oddly law-abiding.
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