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French President Francois Hollande, chief curator Anne Baldassari and director Laurent Le Bon look at creations by Pablo Picasso , in Paris October 25, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

French President boasts cultural talent of France at Picasso museum reopening

The Picasso Museum in Paris reopened on Saturday after a five-year closure for a costly renovation with François Hollande urging crisis-hit France to draw inspiration from the Spanish painter.
25/10/2014

French press review 25 October 2014

Today’s big story is the release of France’s latest unemployment figures which have hit a new record in September.
24/10/2014

French press review 24 October 2014

Algeria’s surprise refusal to allow French magistrates to take home DNA samples of the seven monks killed in Tibhirine 18 years ago attracts angry reactions from the national dailies.

Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has criticised two former ministers for abstaining from voting on France's 2015 budget
22/10/2014 - FRANCE

Public spat brings divisions within France’s ruling party to the fore

Members of the Socialist Party engaged in public bickering a day after a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers that included three former ministers, abstained in a parliament vote on France's 2015 ...
21/10/2014

French press review 21 October 2014

Local political squabbles dominate this morning's French front pages.
21/10/2014

French press review 21 October 2014

Local political squabbles dominate this morning's French front pages.
Lille's mayor Martine Aubry and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend an intercommunal convention at Lille-Grand Palais
20/10/2014 - France

Lille mayor Martine Aubry wants to shake-up France's economy, but not government, she says

Martine Aubry broke her silence this weekend after she slammed the government's economic policy for bringing the country to a "standstill." The former Labour minister, who crafted France's ...
French President Francois Hollande speaks with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron as Finance Minister Michel Sapin gestures during a meeting at the OECD headquarter in Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Germany

French ministers in Germany to thrash out budget that EU will buy

France’s budget and economy ministers are to meet their German counterparts in Berlin today, to discuss boosting growth and investment.
President Francois Hollande and Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine, 16 October 2014.
17/10/2014 - France

France's family allowance not universal any more

The French government has stopped family allowance payments to the better-off, ending a universal system that has lasted for over 70 years.

French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
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