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Posters for both camps defaced by opponents in Athens
03/07/2015 - Greece - European Union

Greeks ponder tough choice in historic referendum

Greeks vote on Sunday in a referendum, called by the left-wing Syriza government, on whether they support the EU’s proposed austerity measures – or whether they want to remain in the ...
The Greek flag flies in Athens
02/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Cracks appear in Franco-German unity over Greek crisis

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday ruled out a deal with Greece if the Greek people vote no to negotiators' terms in Sunday's referendum, despite President François Hollande's call for an "immediate agreement"

About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...
French President François Hollande delivers a statement after holding a council meeting on Greece at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
29/06/2015 - France - Greece

French President Hollande says exit from euro would be 'Greece's choice'

French President Francois Hollande says that it is Greece’s choice to stay in the Eurozone and that France's economy is safe from market instability after bailout negotiations failed over the ...
Young people are worst-hit by unemployment in France
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment rises again, figures distorted claims minister

French unemployment rose to a new record again in May but, with figures distorted by an exceptional measure by labour exchanges, the government insists that statistics at the end of the year will ...
French mobile operators' logos
24/06/2015 - FRANCE

Bouygues defiant as markets punish Altice offer rejection

The boss of France's Bouygues conglomerate was defiant Wednesay as his company's shares slid following the rejection of a 10-billion-euro bid for its mobile telephone and cable arm from competitor ...
HSBC helped the wealthy dodge billions of euros in taxes
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

France nets record 20 billion euros from tax dodgers

France collected a record 19.3 billion euros from tax avoiders in 2014, officials announced on Tuesday. A further 852.6 million euros was collected from chasing up benefit fraud.
An anti-austerity protest in front of the Greek parliament in Athens
22/06/2015 - GREeCE - FRANCE

France optimistic about Greece crisis agreement

French leaders were upbeat about the prospects for agreement on Greece's debt crisis ahead of an emergency European summit Monday. President François Hollande said agreement was within reach

Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrive for a meeting at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - Greece-Russia

Greece looks to Putin as debt negotiation deadline looms

As Eurozone leaders prepare for a special summit this Monday to try and clinch a deal on Greece's debt crisis, Athens is set to hold talks with Moscow, 12 days before it must either pay back its creditors or go bust.

Job seeker at Pôle Emploi. File.
04/06/2015 - FRANCE

Jobless rate in France stays at 10% as Bank of France predicts growth

France’s central bank on Thursday predicted that French growth will accelerate over the next two years, although the country’s statistics office, Insee, recorded a still-high jobless rate ...