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02/09/2014

French press review 2 September 2014

Putin faces tough choices over Ukraine. French bosses fail to invest in new technology. An ayatollah hates 3G. And French kids go back to school amid a row over changes in education.

30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...

This year's Tour de France had to battle rain in July
29/08/2014 - France

Cold shower for French tourism as August Paris’s rainiest month this year

August has been the rainiest month of this year in Paris and the rest of France has also suffered from unseasonal downpours, costing the country’s tourist industry as much as 800 million ...

29/08/2014

French press review 29 August 2014

French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country.

France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron
28/08/2014 - France

France’s Socialists in disarray as new economy minister questions 35-hour week

France’s Socialists were in disarray on Thursday after the publication of an interview in which the new economy minister called for businesses to dodge the 35-hour work week law.

28/08/2014

French press review 28 August 2014

The French papers are still buzzing with reactions to President François Holande's new cabinet.

Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.

Outgoing culture minister Aurélie Filipetti
26/08/2014 - France - government crisis

France’s culture minister joins anti-austerity rebels to quit Valls government

France’s outgoing culture minister Aurélie Filipetti has joined Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg in blasting President François Hollande’s economic policy

Arnaud Montebourg
25/08/2014 - France

French economy minister slams austerity in bombshell resignation speech

Arnaud Montebourg delivered a blistering attack on the austerity policies favoured by the French president and prime minister as he walked away from his job as economy minster in a dramatic press ...

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