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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 ...

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.