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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 ...

French press review 31 January 2015

Merkel and Hollande discuss developments in Greece over dinner. There’s debate over whether Syriza’s challenge to austerity will inspire the French left.

French press review 30 January 2015

There are rich picking in the French newspapers this morning. Investigators look into the Charlie Hebdo killers’ mentor. Opinions are divided over Greece’s new leaders.

French press review 29 January 2015

"People start believing in the media again", a controversial package of reforms and concerns over Greece bailout dominate the front page stories of French dailies.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with his cabinet
28/01/2015 - France - Greece

Hollande invites Tsipras to Paris in early February

French President François Hollande has invited newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit him in Paris early next month.