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French former finance minister Pierre Moscovici, file August 2014.
11/09/2014 - France - Europe

French former finance minister Moscovici appointed at EU commission

Former Socialist finance minister Pierre Moscovici says he will follow EU  rules in his new job as EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs.

French President François Hollande
11/09/2013 - France - Syria

France remains poised for military action in Syria

President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France remains ready to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over what it calls use of chemical weapons if diplomacy fails.

Trade Minister Nicole Bricq
28/06/2013 - France - EU

Verbal spat heats up as French minister slams European Commission chief as useless

A French minister said Friday that European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has achieved nothing, in the latest episode of verbal jousting between France and Brussels.
24/06/2013 - France - EU

Stop blaming others, angry EU Commissioner hits out at French minister's Front National jibe

An angry European Commissioner on Monday blasted as "false and absurd" French minister Arnaud Montebourg’s claim that the EU was fuelling extremism across Europe.

Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, at RFI on Tuesday
15/05/2013 - France

France's economy falls into recession

France entered into recession in the first quarter of 2013 according to official statistics, with weakened production output, consumption and investment to blame.
Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades is in Brussels for last-minute emergency talks to secure a crucial bailout.
24/03/2013 - Cyprus - European Union - France

Crunch time for Cyprus ahead of crucial bailout deadline

European finance ministers, including France’s Pierre Moscovici, are set for a long night of talks in Brussels as Cyprus tries to negotiate a last-minute deal to avoid bankruptcy and exit from ...
08/05/2012 - Analysis: France's new president

When France's Hollande talks growth is Europe listening?

Just two days after the election of Socialist François Hollande to the French presidency on a pro-growth policy there are signs of change sweeping through the European Union.
27/10/2011 - Eurozone

Markets soar after eurozone debt deal reached

Stock markets in Europe and Asia responded enthusiastically to the eurozone countries’ deal that prevents lenders crying default over Greece’s debt.
08/06/2011 - Euroean Union

Worst of E coli over, Germany says, as cases reported in France

The worst of the E coli outbreak is over, German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said on Wednesday

05/06/2011 - Portugal

Portugal faces more austerity after post-bailout election

Portugal’s general election is "the most important elections" there since the nation's return to democracy in 1975, EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso, a former Portuguese prime ...