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  • Do the French Want Sarkozy Back? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:37 AM ET
    Do the French Want Sarkozy Back?

    Do the French want to see former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who failed to win a second term in power, return to implement reforms?

  • We Will Support Govt on Structural Reform: France's Opposition

    Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that France needs to implement structural reforms like Germany did ten years ago under Gerhard Schroder.

  •  We Can Do Better with Germany: France's Opposition Leader

    Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that he advocates a very strong relationship between France and Germany.

  • French Opposition Chief Extends Olive Branch to Germany Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    France must improve its relationship with Germany, the leader of France's opposition party said on Wednesday, following speculation about a rift between the countries' leaders.

  • Germany Sees 'Revolution' if Welfare Model Scrapped Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".

  • France's Hollande Calls for 'Euro Zone Government' Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande called on Thursday afternoon for a euro zone government with its own budgetary capacity, a harmonized tax system and a president.

  • France On Route to a Flexible Labour Market: Expert Monday, 6 May 2013 | 3:20 AM ET
    France On Route to a Flexible Labour Market: Expert

    Laurence Parisot, chairwoman of MEDEF, tells CNBC that in a few weeks from now France will have a less rigid labour market, following a deal with the trade unions.

  • We Are Not Communists: French Lawmaker Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
     We Are Not Communists: French Lawmaker

    Karine Berger, Member of Parliament for the French Socialist Party, tells CNBC that the French socialist government is company friendly, business friendly and market friendly.

  • Market Not Concerned By French Politics: Pro Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Market Not Concerned By French Politics: Pro

    Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.

  • France Needs Business to Invest: Pro Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
     France Needs Business to Invest: Pro

    Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes, tells CNBC the problem in France is a lack of investment in the economy which then translates into a lack of jobs.

  • Economist Slams Hollande's 'Nonsense' Tax Policies Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    Economist Slams Hollande's 'Nonsense' Tax Policies

    Eric Chaney, chief economist at AXA Group, tells CNBC that the decisions taken by the Hollande government have been 'all wrong' for the French economy.

  • Italy's Letta Wins French Backing for Focus on Growth Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Italian Bond Yields Could Be Poised on Precipice Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    Italian bond yields broke below the 4 percent level on Monday and remain at record lows, but analysts warn the country's borrowing rate is poised on a fragile tipping point, after Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s maiden speech divided market opinion.

  • French Socialists Call Merkel 'Self-Centered' Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 12:31 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    French Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel who it describes as "self-centered."

  • French Politicians Must Open Their Eyes: CEO Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    French Politicians Must Open Their Eyes: CEO

    Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, tells CNBC that it is a reality that conditions in France are not good for entrepreneurs.

  • After Scandal, France Pushes Wealth-Disclosure Law Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    Stung by revelations about his ex-budget minister's Swiss bank account, French President Francois Hollande pushed legislation aimed at making elected officials disclose their wealth.

  • Merkel: Austerity Makes It Sound ‘Truly Evil’ Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:02 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Angela Merkel tried to contain her irritation when asked this week whether southern European countries could take much more German-ordered austerity.

  • Francois Hollande's Camel Eaten in Timbuktu Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    Things Get Worse for Francois Hollande...

    A new camel will be offered by the Malian authorities to French president Francois Hollande after an original gift was mistakenly eaten.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Airbus

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • Hollande Promises Change After Minister Probed Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande.

    French President Francois Hollande announced new measures to prevent corruption in public office after a former budget minister was investigated for tax evasion.