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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

01/10/2014

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.

29/09/2014

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.

The Medef's  "One million jobs" badge
25/09/2014 - France - Czech Republic

French bosses' union's 'One million jobs' badge made abroad

The French bosses' union has launched a campaign claiming that changes to working practices will create one million jobs in France.
Job seekers inside a National Agency for Employment . File 2013
25/09/2014 - France

French unemployment falls for first time in nine months

Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 16 avril 2014.
22/09/2014 - France - Germany

France not sick child of Europe, Valls tells Germans

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a press conference in Berlin today that France was not the “sick child of Europe”.

French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll
20/09/2014 - France

Brittany farmers set fire to government buildings in new French rural protest

The French government has sworn that farmers who set fire to government buildings on Friday night will be taken to court and punished, as farmers’ unions say the protest was a symptom of crisis ...
20/09/2014

French press review 20 September 2014

The national dailies are all buzzing about Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s ex-president who vowed to quit politics when he lost the 2012 election.
19/09/2014

French press review 19 September 2014

This morning’s papers all report President François Hollande’s press conference in Paris on Thursday afternoon.
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