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French weekly magazines review 12 October 2014

The French government’s difficulties in funding the 2015 budget attract front-page attention from the weeklies. And Nicolas Sarkozy continues to fascinate them.

French President François Hollande
10/10/2014 - France

Budget cuts will not affect French autism programmes, Hollande

French president François Hollande has promised that cuts in government spending will not affect the budget allotted to autism.
A minister leaves last week's cabinet meeting with a press release about France's 2015 budget
08/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls stands by 2015 French budget despite threat of showdown with Europe

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told MPs that his government was sticking to its proposed 2015 budget, despite threats that the European Commission may order France to revise it.

Pierre Moscovici faces questions on his role as European Union economy commissioner
03/10/2014 - European Union - France

Moscovici ordered to submit written answers over EU economy commissioner job

France’s former budget minister Pierre Moscovici has been ordered to submit written answers to Euro-MP’s questions after failing to convince opponents


African press review 02 October 2014

Nobel Peace Prize-winners won't be travelling to SA. France's budget comes under scrutiny. Kenya and the EU fail to reach a trade deal. Uhuru's aides change their line on him going to The Hague.

French press review 02 ctober 2014

France's Catholic daily looks back on a long career. The 2015 budget gets a mixed reception. Hong Kong's protests are analysed.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and Budget Minister Christian Eckert (L) present their 2015 budget
01/10/2014 - France

France slashes spending in 2015 budget but pleads for EU deficit mercy

The French government is to continue cutting public spending but will ask Europe for a third extension of its deadline on the reduction of its deficit, according to the 2015 budget


French press review 01 October 2014

This morning's front pages are not exactly joyous but Le Figaro gets the gloom and doom prize for its headline in reaction to the news that the French national debt has, for the first time in ...
President François Hollande and finance minister Michel Sapin. Files 15 Septembre 2014.
30/09/2014 - France

France's debt shoots over two trillion euros

France's national debt has ballooned to over two trillion euros for the first time, leaving President François Holmande's government way off reaching European Union targets.


French press review 29 September 2014

The French Senate, family policy, the future of Air France, and Syria are this morning's front-page stories.