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French press review 18 April 2015

The future of democracy in Europe is threatened by the Greek debt crisis, all is not well in the world of big business and things are not getting any better for President François Hollande, ...
Jazz fuses with folk music in Azerbaijan
11/04/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Jazz fuses with folk music in Azerbaijan

A short visit to Azerbaijan revealed a mix of jazz and local folk music, as well as the burning land around the capital Baku, RFI’s Erin Conroy tells us on The Sound Kitchen this week.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 April
10/04/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - PORTUGAL

Valls calls on Greece to make more reforms

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on Greece to make more thoroughgoing reforms on a visit to Portugal on Friday.
Greek foreign minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) and prime minister Alesis Tsipras
09/04/2015 - Greece

International audit group will check Greek debts, chairman tells RFI

Greece on Thursday made a 495 million euro loan payment to the IMF after days of uncertainty.

French press review 23 March 2015

Le Monde was worried that the voters might not show up for Sunday's first round in the departmental elections.
The Greeks have spoken: Down with austerity!
21/03/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The Greeks have spoken: Down with austerity!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the January elections in Greece. There's a surprise guest, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.

French press review 17 March 2015

Le Monde gives the top of the front page to the catastrophe on Vanuatu, the group of Pacific islands virtually destroyed by a tropical cyclone last weekend.

French press review 12 March 2015

The euro, Greek debt, sub-contracting work, Berlusconi and French education are all in the papers today.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (L)  with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis during the 10 March European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels
10/03/2015 - France - European Union

EU grants France two-year extension on budget deficit

European finance ministers on Tuesday gave France an extra two years to reach budget deficit targets, endorsing a proposal by European Commission last month.

French press review 10 March 2015

Death and taxation, those inescapable scourges of life after the Fall, dominate this morning's French front pages.