Former Socialist finance minister Pierre Moscovici says he will follow EU rules in his new job as EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs.
France's budget deficit widened to 84.1 billion euros at the end of July from 80.8 billion a year earlier, the Finance ministry said on Tuesday, while its trade deficit remained stable.
French trader Jérôme Kerviel won conditional release and left prison on Monday being ordered to wear an electronic tag.
France becomes the first Western power to hold talks in India with the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the arrival of Foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Monday in New Delhi.
French MPs on Thursday unanimously voted to stop online retailers like Amazon from offering free deliveries on discounted books, in a move to protect the country’s small bookshops.
French bank BNP Paribas is nearing a settlement with US prosecutors to have a 7.3 billion euros fine reduced to 6.6 billion euros, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Qatar says it is to spend 15 billion euros on upgrading its military equipment while French company Dassault Aviation hopes to secure a contract for Rafale fighter jets.