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  • 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.

  • 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.