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Former culture minister Aurélie Filippetti joiined Socialist rebels in abstaining on the social security budget
29/10/2014 - France

French government faces social security budget revolt

More than 30 Socialist MPs refused to vote for the French social security budget in a vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Finance Minister  Michel Sapin (L) with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (C) and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal
28/10/2014 - France - European Union

France finds 3.6 billion euros savings in bid to calm EU budget deficit row

The French government says it has found extra savings of 3.6 billion euros after coming under fire from the European Commission for announcing that it would not reach EU deficit targets on ...
27/10/2014

French press review 27 October 2014

Is the French left an endangered species? Is another financial crisis on the way? Who are the Kurds? Who’s afraid of family allowance reform? And why is David Cameron apoplectic?

The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt
16/10/2014 - France - World economy

Paris bourse falls again Thursday as European economic jitters continue

The Paris bourse fell again on Thursday after hitting its lowest level since August 2013 on Thursday.
15/10/2014

French press review 15 October 2014

The pope is credited with a revolution in the Catholic church. The Germans may ride to the rescue of France's budget deficit.
12/10/2014

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

02/10/2014

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.
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