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French government plans to set age of consent at 15

Latest update : 2018-03-08

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN

The French government is drafting new laws targeting sexual consent, sexual violence and harassment: one measure plans to fix the legal age of consent at 15. Meanwhile, President Macron tries to revamp the justice system in a bid to tackle prison overcrowding. Plus the conservatives, the far-left and the far-right come together in rare show of unity against a common enemy: the media.