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 Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel who it describes as "self-centered."
Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, tells CNBC that it is a reality that conditions in France are not good for entrepreneurs.
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.
Angela Merkel tried to contain her irritation when asked this week whether southern European countries could take much more German-ordered austerity.
A new camel will be offered by the Malian authorities to French president Francois Hollande after an original gift was mistakenly eaten.
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.
French President Francois Hollande announced new measures to prevent corruption in public office after a former budget minister was investigated for tax evasion.
Francois Hollande declared that companies would have to pay a 75 percent tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individuals was knocked down.
French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned after being implicated in a tax fraud investigation.
Airbus sells 234 planes to Idonesian Lion Air, poaching one of Boeing's fastest growing customers.
Concern is mounting that Germany is drifting apart from other countries at the core of the single currency bloc, notably France.
Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.
French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.
European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.
Google is to pay 60 million euros into a special fund to help French media develop their presence on the Internet.
Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.
Manji Cheto, West African analyst, tells CNBC that France's aim to be out of Mali in a matter of weeks is extremely unrealistic.