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Politics Francois Hollande


  • France 'can't afford' austerity: MP Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    France 'can't afford' austerity: MP

    Karine Berger, MP and economy national secretary for the Socialist Party, says France needs policies that will foster economic growth.

  • French PM Valls presents government resignation Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:35 AM ET
    French PM Valls presents government resignation

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.

  • White House: New US, Europe sanctions on Russia Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine at the White House in Washington, on March 17, 2014.

    The U.S. will join the European Union this week in slapping new economic sanctions on Russia for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.

  • French government to acquire 20% stake in Alstom Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    An apprentice inspects a section of cut metal at Alstom SA's welding training facility in Stafford, U.K.

    GE will be allowed to proceed with its revised offer to buy Alstom's power and grid business as long as it meets certain conditions.

  • GE planning to offer sweetened Alstom bid: Report Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    Alstom wind turbine.

    General Electric is reportedly considering sweetening its bid for the energy portion of French multinational corporation Alstom.

  • France wants better Alstom offer Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Rival suitors GE and Siemens were told by the French government to come up with better offers for engineering group Alstom on Tuesday.

  • Siemens CEO: Our Alstom bid is 'superior' Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Siemens CEO: Our Alstom bid is 'superior'

    Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says that his group's offer for Alstom's power assets is "compelling", and "superior" to the one proposed by General Electric.

  • Hollande to dine twice to separate Obama and Putin Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande and President Vladimir Putin.

    Hollande will meet Obama in a restaurant overlooking the iconic Champs-Elysees before going back to his residence for a supper with Putin.

  • Merkel eyes Lagarde for EU Commission: Sources Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    Angela Merkel has asked France whether it would be willing to put forward Christine Lagarde as president of the European Commission, two sources said.

  • Siemens CEO tries to calm storm over job cut leak Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:08 PM ET
    Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens AG, during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, May 7, 2014.

    The CEO of German conglomerate Siemens tried to calm a storm over job cuts after he let slip that his restructuring plan might cut 11,600 jobs.

  • GE's Alstom offer adds 1,000 French jobs: Sources Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    An Alstom welding instructor uses a sound wave sensor to test for defects in welded metal joints at Alstom SA's welding training facility in Stafford, U.K., May 12, 2014.

    General Electric has improved its offer for French train and turbine maker Alstom, with a pledge to create 1,000 jobs in France, sources said.

  • GE trumpets jet venture to bolster Alstom bid Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    Jeff Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co.

    General Electric hopes that three letters - CFM - will convince French leaders to back its offer to rescue Alstom.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • Valls speech signalled 'u-turn': Pro Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Valls speech signalled 'u-turn': Pro

    Sophie Pedder, the Economist's Paris bureau chief, says new French prime minister Manuel Valls signaled a "u-turn" in policy, announcing tax and spending cuts.

  • Hollande will be forced into policy change: Pro Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Hollande will be forced into policy change: Pro

    Howard Davies, professor at Sciences Po, says issues in France such as high unemployment will force president Francois Hollande into a policy change.

  • Is the French National Front a serious political contender?

    Bruno Jeanbart, director of political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, discusses whether any big wins the National Front may gain in this weekend┬┐s French local elections will be repeated on a national scale.

  • 'Worst moment' for French president? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    'Worst moment' for French president?

    Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political sciences at the American University of Paris, comments on the outcome of the first round of the French local elections and what it means for the national agenda.

  • Euro elections could be 'earthquake' for French socialists: Pro

    Douglas Webber, professor of political science at INSEAD, says the European elections in May could be a "major earthquake" for the French socialist party as they could lose out to far-right candidates.

  • France's National Front a real 'alternative' to Hollande: Pro

    Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, says France's National Front is winning working class voters who would have traditionally voted for left-wing parties.

  • France: Ruling party likely to lose in local vote Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    France: Ruling party likely to lose in local vote

    Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the while the opposition is likely to win more votes during France's local elections, the ruling Socialist party will be able to limit the damage.