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04/09/2015 - France

Air France threatens to cut long-haul flights

Air France has threatened to cut 10 per cent of its long-haul flights and lay off employees if its new restructuring plan is not accepted, according to unions on Friday.

A man gives coins to a beggar as for many ordinary citizens times are harder than ever, La Bola, southern Spain, 27 August 2015.
01/09/2015 - Europe - France

Eurozone unemployment lowest in three years; not in France

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level in three and a half years in July.
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh gives his July 22, 2015 speech where he pardoned more than 200 detainees from Mile 2 prison in Banjul
26/07/2015 - The Gambia

Recently released detainees fleeing Gambia to avoid re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police ...
Farmers block a road in Normandy on 21 July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government pledges 600 million euros to aid protesting farmers

French farmers' protests spread on Wednesday as the government pledged 600 milion euros to helping livestock producers driven close to bankruptcy by falling pork and beef prices.
Farmers block the road leading to the Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy
21/07/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande announces emergency plan on meat prices as farmers block French roads, bridges

French President François Hollande has announced that an emergency plan to help livestock farmers will be discussed at Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

Press freedom in Greece
19/07/2015 - International media

Press freedom in Greece

In this week's International Media, RFI takes a look at the impact the greek crisis has had on journalists there.

President François Hollande on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande claims Greek deal credit as critics snipe from left and right

French leaders have claimed much of the credit for keeping Greece in the euro after Monday's agreement between European leaders and Alexis Tsipras's government.
France's President Francois Hollande talks to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) next to Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Parliament President Martin Schulz (L) on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande praises 'courageous' Tsipras after Greek debt deal agreed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a "very courageous choice" in accepting European conditions for negotitions for a new bailout for his country, French President François Hollande said Monday

Greece's new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at Saturday's Eurogroup meeting
12/07/2015 - Greece - FRANCE - Germany - ITALy

France works for Greek debt agreement as Germany takes tough stance

France will continue to be a "point of contact" in talks about Greece's debt , Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Saturday, as Greek and Italian tempers frayed