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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets President François Hollande on Friday
20/02/2015 - France - Germany - Greece - European Union

Greece must stay in eurozone, Hollande

Greece “is in the eurozone” and “must stay in the eurozone, French President François Hollande said on Friday at a joint press conference with Angela Merkel.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron in the National Assembly on Thursday
20/02/2015 - France

French government survives confidence vote despite left-wing rebellion

France's government has won a confidence vote with rebels in the ruling Socialist Party refusing to back a right-wing motion of no confidence.
French President François Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée presidential palace on Wednesday
19/02/2015 - France

French government faces confidence vote after forcing through economic package

The French government faced a confidence vote on Thursday after using enabling legislation to force through an economic package that caused a split in the ruling Socialist Party.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L)  with France's Michel Sapin earlier this month
16/02/2015 - France - Greece - European Union

French finance minister optimistic ahead of crunch Greek debt meeting

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said he believed that the European Union and Greece could reach agreement on the country’s debt ahead of a key meeting in Brussels on Monday.
14/02/2015 - FRANCE

Controversial law to keep shops open Sundays passes in Paris

France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s push to allow shops to stay open on Sundays – otherwise legally closed in the traditionally Catholic country – has passed for ...

French press review 10 February 2015

Reporters tote up the euros stashed in Swiss HSBC by wealthy tax dodgers. King Mohammed VI of Morocco is suspected of owning a secret account.

French press review 9 February 2015

All eyes this morning are on the web site of the French centrist daily, Le Monde.
French President François Hollande with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
05/02/2015 - France - Greece - European Union

Hollande advises Tsipras to see Merkel as Greece protests ECB ‘blackmail’

Greece said on Thursday it would “not be blackmailed” by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) as its Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued a European tour that saw him meet ...

French press review 2 February 2015

The papers are starting to get over Greece. There are just two front pages with an Athens angle this morning.

Le nouveau ministre des Finances grec Yanis Varoufakis, le 28 janvier 2015 à Athènes.
31/01/2015 - France - Greece - European Union

Greek finance minister in Paris Sunday as Syriza government seeks anti-austerity allies

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is to meet his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, a day earlier than planned, as Greece’s new left-wing leaders try to drum up support ...