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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh gives his July 22, 2015 speech where he pardoned more than 200 detainees from Mile 2 prison in Banjul
26/07/2015 - The Gambia

Recently released detainees fleeing Gambia to avoid re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police ...
Farmers block a road in Normandy on 21 July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government pledges 600 million euros to aid protesting farmers

French farmers' protests spread on Wednesday as the government pledged 600 milion euros to helping livestock producers driven close to bankruptcy by falling pork and beef prices.
Farmers block the road leading to the Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy
21/07/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande announces emergency plan on meat prices as farmers block French roads, bridges

French President François Hollande has announced that an emergency plan to help livestock farmers will be discussed at Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

Press freedom in Greece
19/07/2015 - International media

Press freedom in Greece

In this week's International Media, RFI takes a look at the impact the greek crisis has had on journalists there.

President François Hollande on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande claims Greek deal credit as critics snipe from left and right

French leaders have claimed much of the credit for keeping Greece in the euro after Monday's agreement between European leaders and Alexis Tsipras's government.
France's President Francois Hollande talks to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) next to Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Parliament President Martin Schulz (L) on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande praises 'courageous' Tsipras after Greek debt deal agreed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a "very courageous choice" in accepting European conditions for negotitions for a new bailout for his country, French President François Hollande said Monday

Greece's new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at Saturday's Eurogroup meeting
12/07/2015 - Greece - FRANCE - Germany - ITALy

France works for Greek debt agreement as Germany takes tough stance

France will continue to be a "point of contact" in talks about Greece's debt , Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Saturday, as Greek and Italian tempers frayed

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) with new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and France's Michel Sapin this week
11/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

France had major influence on Greek euro proposals, reports

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin met his Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos before Saturday's meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers, confirming reports that French leaders played a major role ...
Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government rams through economy law against left opposition

France's government has resorted to enabling legislation to ram through economic reforms that have aroused opposition on the left of the ruling Socialist Party.
MEPs show support for Greece's "no" to austerity this week
10/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE

French leaders call for deal on 'serious' Greek budget proposals

French President François Hollande on Friday hailed Greece's latest proposals on its debt as "serious" and "credible" on Friday morning.
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