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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.
MEPs hold placards during a speech by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the Parliament in Strasbourg, 8 July 2015.
08/07/2015 - GREECE - France

French exposure to Greek default would total 65 billion euros: senate commission

France’s exposure to a Greek debt default would total 65 billion euros, the Senate’s finance commission said Wednesday.

The National Bank of Greece says the banks will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
07/07/2015 - GREECE - France

France 'can’t take the risk' of Greek exit from euro, says PM Valls

France “can’t take the risk” of Greece leaving the eurozone, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said as eurozone leaders were to hold an emergency summit on Greeks' defiant 'No' ...