Politics Francois Hollande

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Recent production problems at Zodiac Aerospace partially influenced the French seatmaker's decision to agree to be taken over by aero engines group Safran, a leading Zodiac shareholder said. A cash pile left by Safran's decision last year to sell its security business also facilitated the 9.7 billion-euro deal, reached more than six years after...

  • French President Francois Hollande addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, October 11, 2016.

    Francois Hollande does not want to chair the European Council when he steps down as French president in May, aides said on Thursday.

  • PARIS— Aircraft-engine company Safran has agreed to buy seat and cabin manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace in a deal worth 9.7 billion euros, including debt. Safran will offer 29.47 euros per share, which is 26.4 percent above Zodiac's closing share price Wednesday. Safran shareholders will also receive a special dividend of 5.5 euros per share.

  • No return to borders of the past between UK and Ireland: Enda Kenny - Britain will not be a member of the single market

    Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny discusses his country's relationship with the U.K.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Just as British ministers were hoping to win EU leaders' support for their newly revealed Brexit plan, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised hackles by comparing any attempt to punish Britain to a World War Two escape movie. He was visiting New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit." The wartime comment...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • LONDON— The Latest on Britain's decision to leave the European Union:. London's police chief says he doesn't think Britain's exit from the European Union will hurt international cooperation on fighting crime and terrorism. European Union legislators lashed out at U.S.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • LONDON— European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation. EU President Donald Tusk warned Britain that it will not be able to "pick and choose" the choicest bits of...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his...

  • Former French PM trailing rivals as left-wing presidential nominee: Analyst

    Kit Nicholl, political and security analyst at IHS Markit, weighs in on the potential candidates in this year's French presidential election.

  • PARIS, Jan 12- French conservative Francois Fillon will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen by 63 percent to 37 percent if they meet head to head in a presidential election runoff in May, a poll showed on Thursday. The poll showed him trailing National Front leader Le Pen by one or two percentage points in the first-round vote on April 23, but picking up enough votes...

  • Italian PM Gentiloni is in a good condition after undergoing a heart procedure at a Rome hospital, government officials said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labour market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth,...

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labor market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth, while...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • PARIS, Jan 4- French firebrand socialist Arnaud Montebourg said on Wednesday he would levy a supertax on banks to raise 5 billion euros if elected president in May and that he was prepared to nationalise a bank too. Hollande is not seeking a second term and will leave behind a Socialist Party divided between hardline leftists like Montebourg, who want a return to...