The President of France François Hollande warns that France "will not tolerate" acts that threaten its security following claims by Wikileaks that the United States spied on him and his two predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac between 2006 and 2012.
Police search the home and offices of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a judicial investigation into financial relations between his political camp and L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
Voters in France go to the polls for the first round of the French presidential election with François Hollande of the French Socialist Party and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy through to the second round.
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi meet to discuss what to do about migrants from North Africa who want to join relatives, with reports that the Schengen Agreement is to be amended so the two can deal with the issue.
2010 strikes in France: French trade unions launch a new round of strikes over plans by the President Nicolas Sarkozy to lift the pension age to 62, with transport services and schools to be badly affected.