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Emmanuel Macron's plans to tackle radicalisation in France have been condemned as right-wingers warn France should focus on the root cause of the phenomenon.

France's conservative Les Républicains political party warned the French government's new plan to counter radicalisation focuses too much on the consequences.

The programme does not look at the "root causes" of radicalisation, Les Républicains spokeswoman Lydia Guirous said, adding that President Emmanuel Macron's government was locked in a state of "denial" over Islamic terrorism.

The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe last week, includes 60 measures and puts the accent on prevention and on the need to catch danger signals within French society.


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