Politics Francois Hollande

  • PARIS, Sept 27- France is unlikely to meet its 2017 budget deficit target, the country's independent fiscal watchdog said on Tuesday, casting doubt on the government's plan to cut the shortfall to less than 3 percent of output. A serial offender of the EU's fiscal rules, France has delayed bringing its deficit below 3 percent several times under both Socialist and...

  • PARIS, Sept 27- France is unlikely to meet its 2017 budget deficit target, the country's independent fiscal watchdog said on Tuesday, casting doubt on the government's plan to cut the shortfall to less than 3 percent of output. The High Council of Public Finance's assessment is a fresh blow to President Francois Hollande's economic record seven months from a...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 27- He's rude about Brussels, calls Berlin stingy with cash and Paris mean on helping refugees; he threw a tantrum this month that broke a summit facade of EU unity after the shock of Brexit. There is plenty about Matteo Renzi, Italy's 41- year-old prime minister, for fellow European Union leaders to dislike. This would raise new questions about...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 27- He's rude about Brussels, calls Berlin stingy with cash and Paris mean on helping refugees; he threw a tantrum this month that broke a summit facade of EU unity after the shock of Brexit. There is plenty about Matteo Renzi, Italy's 41- year-old prime minister, for fellow European Union leaders to dislike. This would raise new questions about...

  • Damien Meslot, mayor of Belfort, discusses the possible closure of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France - as well as why he's backing Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • BERLIN, Sept 23- France and Germany warned on Friday against the introduction of new rules that would force banks to set aside more capital, saying this could choke off private lending and hurt growth prospects. Speaking after a meeting of the German-French economic council in Berlin, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and his French counterpart...

  • BERLIN— German and French economic and financial leaders are meeting for talks focused on the strengthening of growth and investment in Europe, and the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The Berlin talks Friday, a regular meeting of the Franco-German Financial and Economic Council founded in 1988, brings together the economy and finance...

  • French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd L) and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar (R) shake hands as they exchange intergovernmental agreements for the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters on January 25, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

    India, the world's biggest arms importer, had intended to buy 126 Rafale planes before several years worth of talks with Dassault broke down.

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernise the air force, a government source told Reuters. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernize the air force, a government source told Reuters. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • The report, entitled "Repair and Prepare- Growth and the Euro after Brexit", comes at a time when even the most ardent defenders of the euro are cautioning against closer integration in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Pressing ahead, they worry, would deepen public resentment towards Europe after years of economic crisis that has...

  • The report, entitled "Repair and Prepare- Growth and the Euro after Brexit", comes at a time when even the most ardent defenders of the euro are cautioning against closer integration in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Pressing ahead, they worry, would deepen public resentment towards Europe after years of economic crisis that has...

  • The report, entitled "Repair and Prepare- Growth and the Euro after Brexit," comes at a time when even the most ardent defenders of the euro are cautioning against closer integration in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Pressing ahead, they worry, would deepen public resentment towards Europe after years of economic crisis that has...

  • The report, entitled "Repair and Prepare- Growth and the Euro after Brexit," comes at a time when even the most ardent defenders of the euro are cautioning against closer integration in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Pressing ahead, they worry, would deepen public resentment towards Europe after years of economic crisis that has...

  • (L-R) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi address a press conference ahead of talks following the Brexit referendum at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 27, 2016.

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday after an EU summit in Bratislava.

  • PARIS, Sept 16- The French government plans to increase advances big companies have to pay on their 2017 taxes, two newspapers reported on Friday, in a move the main employers association has criticized. Les Echos newspaper said the new tax advance on companies with revenues of more than 250 million euros should allow the state to book 400 million euros in 2017...

  • Divisions in France's mainstream parties ahead of the presidential race next year could allow the far right National Front to rise, warns Axelle Lemaire, French Deputy Minister for Innovation and Digital Affairs.

  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia— With policy splits among European Union countries putting their bloc under existential threat, national leaders agreed Friday on a six-month time table to come up with solutions for the multiple crises hobbling their union. While not on the agenda, Britain's decision to leave the EU hung over the meeting, reinforced by the absence of...

  • BRATISLAVA, Sept 16- Shaken by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the leaders of its other 27 countries meet on Friday to try to inject new momentum into their ailing communal project amid deep-seated divisions over migration and economic policy. "After the vote in the UK the only thing that makes sense is to have a sober and brutally honest...

  • BRATISLAVA, Sept 16- Shaken by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the leaders of its other 27 countries meet on Friday to try to inject new momentum into their ailing communal project amid deep-seated divisions over migration and economic policy. "After the vote in the UK the only thing that makes sense is to have a sober and brutally honest...