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French press review 3 June 2015

Joe Blatter and the question of how corrupt is world football's governing body get a lot of coverage in this morning's French papers.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin  on 19 May
26/05/2015 - France - Germany - United Kingdom

Merkel, Hollande defy Cameron with EU convergence plan

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are on collision course with David Cameron, according to French newspaper Le Monde.
Ruins of houses in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
22/05/2015 - Palestine

The World Bank says Gaza’s economy is on the ‘verge of collapse’

Gaza’s economy is teetering on the verge of collapse, says a report released Friday by the World Bank.
French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, Brussels, Belgium, 7 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

France outperforms with strongest growth in nearly two years

European Union data released on Wednesday shows a surprisingly strong performance in France as growth picked up to 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras in Berlin in March
11/05/2015 - Greece

Greece financial worries growing as repayment deadlines loom

Greece has to repay another 750 million euros to its creditors on 12 May. After that, the country still has to cough up 11.5 billion euros in bonds and refinance another 10.6 billion in treasury bills, as it hopes its reform plans will finally release the remaining 7.2 billion euros in its EU-IMF bailout.

London's Bengalis ponder vote in UK general election
08/05/2015 - International report

London's Bengalis ponder vote in UK general election

London has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, including a Bangladeshi community.
French troops in Timbuktu, northern Mali
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

France reverses defence cuts in anti-terror drive

France has eased cuts on its defence budget pledging a further 3.8 billion euros to tackle what the government perceives as multiple threats, following January's Charlie Hebdo attacks.
A French labour exchange
28/04/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment hits new record, study predicts jobs recovery

Unemployment in France hit a new high in March, according to figures released Tuesday.

French press review 10 April 2015

Political reconcilaition between Cuba and the United States, the internet as an offensive weapon, a reminder that not all French people are white and an estimate that 300,000 protesters took part in ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 April
10/04/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - PORTUGAL

Valls calls on Greece to make more reforms

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on Greece to make more thoroughgoing reforms on a visit to Portugal on Friday.