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Politics Francois Hollande

  • NEW YORK, May 23- More than 20 banks and asset management firms are in advanced discussions with regulators in France about shifting jobs there following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, former Bank of France chief Christian Noyer said on Tuesday. Noyer is leading the French government's efforts to lure London- based financiers to Paris as they seek...

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labor reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for...

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labour reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time...

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labour reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time...

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labor reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for...

  • PARIS, May 23- The head of France's biggest moderate trade union, CFDT, said after talks with President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that he had urged him not to try to hustle through his labour reform plans this summer. CFDT leader Laurent Berger, emerging from talks at the Elysee, told journalists he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for...

  • PARIS, May 23- The head of France's biggest moderate trade union, CFDT, said after talks with President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that he had urged him not to try to hustle through his labor reform plans this summer. CFDT leader Laurent Berger, emerging from talks at the Elysee, told journalists he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for...

  • *RWE, Engie studying options with bankers, advisers. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 19- RWE and Engie are studying a possible share swap that could create a Franco-German giant in power grids, renewables and energy services with a market value of about 50 billion euros. An Engie-RWE alliance would represent a breakthrough as the first truly cross-border utility in Europe...

  • *RWE, Engie studying alliance with bankers, advisers. *No investment bank mandates given, CEOs not in talks. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 19- RWE and Engie are studying a possible share swap that could create a Franco-German giant in power grids, renewables and energy services with a market value of about 50 billion euros.

  • PARIS, May 17- France's outgoing defence minister was appointed to run a newly created Europe and Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and an ardent European took over his old portfolio, cementing President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to give the 28- nation EU new impetus. A close ally of Macron, she ranks above Le Drian in the government hierarchy, and becomes only the...

  • PARIS, May 17- France's outgoing defense minister was appointed to run a newly created Europe and Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and an ardent European took over his old portfolio, cementing President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to give the 28- nation EU new impetus. A close ally of Macron, she ranks above Le Drian in the government hierarchy, and becomes only the...

  • PARIS, May 17- Green activist Nicolas Hulot was appointed as the minister responsible for environment and energy in the new French government on Wednesday, sending the share price of nuclear utility EDF down as much as seven percent. But the appointment of Hulot- France's best-known environmental campaigner and a former television documentary maker- as...

  • PARIS, May 17- Green activist Nicolas Hulot was appointed as the minister responsible for environment and energy in the new French government on Wednesday, sending the share price of nuclear utility EDF down as much as seven percent. But the appointment of Hulot, France's best-known environmental campaigner and a former television documentary maker, as...

  • PARIS, May 17- Environmental campaigner Nicolas Hulot was appointed ecology minister in the new French government on Wednesday, news that sent the share price of nuclear power group EDF down 2.5 percent. It was not immediately clear whether Hulot's formal title of "Minister of Ecology and Solidarity" included energy, and notably the oversight of France's...

  • *Macron heads to Berlin a day after becoming president. BERLIN, May 15- Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts new French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin on Monday for talks in which they will seek to reinvigorate the Franco-German relationship and the troubled European project that it underpins. With Germany's economy, Europe's largest, outperforming that of...

  • PARIS, May 12- Emmanuel Macron's visit to Berlin Monday, a day after his inauguration as French president, aims at stressing the importance of the relationship with Germany to relaunch the European project, an aide to Macron said, confirming the visit. France has thousands of troops spanning across West Africa hunting down Islamist militants, including bases in...

  • PARIS, May 12- French voters choose 577 parliamentary representatives in June in an election that will establish the balance of power for the next five years, and with it Emmanuel Macron's capacity to pursue a pro-EU agenda and promised domestic policy reforms as president. June 18: Second voting round. The election involves 577 constituency contests for seats...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...