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African press review 30 October 2014

Burkina Faso’s MPs face a historic vote. Zambia buries its former president. Egypt and Sudan fall out over a dam. Press freedom takes a hit in Egypt but it’s even worse in Eritrea.
European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday
29/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget.

African press review 29 October 2014

Burkina Faso is shaken by protests. The US warns of jihadist threats In Egypt. There's dissatisfaction with South Africa's medium-term budget.

African press review 28 October 2014

Egypt gets a handout from the US and continues its clampdown on protesters. SA police rush to find Senzo Meyiwa’s killers. Malema is in trouble with the police.
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 ...

African press review 27 October 2014

SA’s violence claims the life of its national team’s captain. Rating agencies atch out for mini-budget follow-up. Zimbabwe’s v-p denies plotting to oust Mugabe.

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?

European Central Bank (ECB) Vice President Vitor Constancio attends a news conference at the ECB in Frankfurt October 26, 2014.
26/10/2014 - France-Europe-Brussels

25 eurozone banks flunk ECB health test

Twenty five euro zone banks failed a landmark health check of their ability to withstand another economic crisis with a capital shortfall of 25 billion euros at the end of last year, the ECB said on ...
(R) President of the Financial Commission Gilles Carrez, (C) French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and (L) Budget Minister Christian Eckert attend a parliamentary financial commission hearing in Paris, October 1, 2014.
26/10/2014 - France

France's Finance Chairman facing tax nightmare

The Chairman of France's National Assembly finance committee, Gilles Carrez may have to undergo a tax reassessment after 'forgetting' to pay his wealth tax for three years.
Job seekers look at boards with job informations at a National Agency for Employment (Pole Emploi) in Nice October 9, 2014.
25/10/2014 - France

Illusion over, France has lost unemployment battle, says Labour Minister

France's unemployment rate has increased by 19,200 people in September according to new data published by the Employment ministry.