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09/09/2014 - France

French PM warns party: ability to govern under question

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a tense meeting of Socialist MPs on Tuesday that the Socialists’ very ability to govern was under question, as a rebel group of MPs gains momentum.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses party faithful at the Socialist summer school this weekend
01/09/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces down Socialist rebels as party prepares for stormy political season

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls escaped a major revolt at his Socialist Party’s summer school this weekend after a week that saw a cabinet reshuffle that purged the party left from his ...
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.

30/08/2014

French press review 30 August 2014

The national dailies are all about the ruling Socialist party’s summer workshop which opens in La Rochelle today.

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 ...
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.
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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