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  • 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.

  • French public 'disillusioned' with left and right: Pro

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says the French public is "disillusioned" with President Francois Hollande's left, and the political right wing in the country.

  • People hold placards Ukrainian flags and a banner during a demonstration to support Ukraine's Pro-European protesters on March 5, 2014 in Paris.

    Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days in an escalation of the crisis over Crimea.

  • President Obama welcomes French President Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    President Obama welcomes French President

    President Obama addresses the agreements him and French President Francois Hollande have made together, including on Syria's chemical weapons, and boosting exports and expanding trade.

  • What will Hollande and Obama be talking about? Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    What will Hollande and Obama be talking about?

    Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation, says he hopes that French president Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama talk about the EU-U.S. trade deal.

  • Hollande meets Obama for a...tea party? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    Domestic politics could be at the center of discussions between Hollande and Obama, as tea party-like movements gain popularity in France.

  • Hollande understands reality of business: MEDEF Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Hollande understands reality of business: MEDEF

    Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.

  • Hollande suffers blow as French unemployment rises Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:29 AM ET
    Francois Hollande, France's president speaks to the media as he arrives for the European Leaders summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels,

    French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.

  • French president admits to personal problems Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Composite photo with Francois Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet.

    French President Francois Hollande refused on Tuesday to discuss his personal life but said he would clarify the status of France's first lady.

  • Will France finally start reforming in 2014? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will France finally start reforming in 2014?

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy and Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, discuss France and whether President Francois Hollande will push through with reforms.

  • Do the French care about Hollande's 'affair'? Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Do the French care about Hollande's 'affair'?

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi looks at French president Francois Hollande's reputation following allegations he was having an affair.

  • Is the French president having an affair? Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 4:25 AM ET
    Is the French president having an affair?

    French president, Francois Hollande is said to be considering legal action against Closer Magazine which published a seven-page spread on his alleged affair with an actress, reports CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi.

  • Hollande hits back at reports of actress affair Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 3:10 AM ET
    Hollande hits back at reports of actress affair

    French president Francois Hollande has threatened legal action against Closer magazine after it published pictures and information about his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet.

  • Italy and France still need to improve: Pro Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Italy and France still need to improve: Pro

    Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says Italy and France are late in implementing structural reforms, but Spain is doing well after a stellar set of jobs numbers.

  • France's 'millionaire tax' gets green light Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 3:50 AM ET
    France's 'millionaire tax' gets green light

    Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, discusses the 75 percent tax rate on high earners in France, after President Francois Hollande’s controversial reform got the green light.

  • European integration 'political gamble' for Hollande: Pro

    Gilles Moec, co-head of European economic research at Deutsche Bank, says any push for further European integration against a back drop of anti-European sentiment would be a "political gamble" for French president Francois Hollande.

  • Europe tries to cut deal to close failing banks Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Euro sign outside the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

    Europe is seeking to agree by year-end on how to close failing banks, part of an ambitious plan to create a single banking framework.

  • Could France see the return of Nicolas Sarkozy? Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy

    As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?

  • Bruni-Sarkozy on Bettencourt : Truth will come Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: I don’t miss the Élysée Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Élysée Palace in July, 2008

    Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.