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  • *Police in Paris fire tear gas during May Day protests. PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen attacked each other's visions of France and the role it should play in Europe on Monday against a background of May Day rallies and protests. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front...

  • PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades entered its final week. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front candidate Le Pen as an extremist, while she portrayed him as a clone of unpopular...

  • PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades entered its final week. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front leader Le Pen as an extremist, while she portrayed him as a clone of unpopular...

  • The new 2017 official presidential election posters of the remaining two candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, who will compete for the second round.

    The French elections are a non-event as monetary and fiscal policies are at the hands of the ECB and the EU Commission.

  • *Markets pricing out Le Pen risks. LONDON, April 25- France's government bond market on Tuesday held on to gains made immediately after the first round of the presidential election, indicating investors see little risk of anti-euro Marine Le Pen scoring winning the final vote. Far-right Le Pen is lags centrist Emmanuel Macron, by around 20 points in opinion polls...

  • *Markets pricing out Le Pen risks. *Le Pen to square off against Macron on May 7. Far-right Le Pen is lagging the favorite, centrist Emmanuel Macron, by around 20 points in opinion polls before their run-off on May 7, with rival lawmakers urging their supporters to back Macron.

  • Macron warned to focus on winning second round

    CNBC's Claire Fournier updates on the French presidential election, as incumbent President Francois Hollande pledges his support to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron.

  • *Hollande says Le Pen's place in run-off is risk for France. PARIS, April 24- France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National...

  • *Hollande says Le Pen's place in run-off is risk for France. PARIS, April 24- France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National...

  • ATHENS/ ROME, April 24- The Italian and Greek governments are counting on France's likely next president Emmanuel Macron to help them see off populist parties that blame European Union- enforced austerity and open immigration policies for economic and social ills. The ruling parties in heavily indebted Italy and Greece hope his enthusiasm for the EU will help...

  • *Hollande says Le Pen's place in runoff is risk for France. PARIS, April 24- France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the runoff represented a "risk" for France. Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National...

  • *Le Pen turns fire on Macron over Islamist terrorism. *Macron favorite to win May 7 runoff against Le Pen. Le Pen, 48, has also touted her pledges to suspend the EU's open-border agreement on France's frontiers, and to expel foreigners who are on the watch lists of intelligence services, as the right response to a series of Islamist attacks in France.

  • The young independent centrist's qualification on Sunday for the runoff of France's presidential election in two weeks' time will certainly bring a sigh of relief in European capitals and financial markets; opinion polls suggest he will beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen with ease. But to have a real chance of implementing the reform of France's economy...

  • BRUSSELS, April 21- The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France's election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither of the more mainstream candidates can revive France's economy or help Germany...

  • PARIS, April 18- Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in the final week of France's presidential election to immigration as she tried to reverse a dip in polls. Surveys of voting intentions have for months shown Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying on Sunday for the May 7 run-off. The reality is that immigration is...

  • PARIS, April 12- France is on course to deliver this year its first budget deficit in a decade in line with EU rules, the outgoing government of President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday, eager to leave a legacy of sound fiscal management. The Socialist government has gradually, but steadily, reduced the deficit since Hollande took office in 2012, though Paris'...

  • PARIS, April 12- The French government left its growth forecast for 2017 unchanged at 1.5 percent in an update on Wednesday of its long-term public finance plans, which the independent fiscal watchdog judged to be "plausible". President Francois Hollande's outgoing government gave the forecasts in its annual stability programme for the public finances which...

  • CERNOBBIO, Italy- Executive Board Member Yves Mersch participates in a panel discussion "The Agenda for Europe" at Ambrosetti's Finance Forum on "The Outlook for the Economy and Finance" in Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy 0730 GMT. SUNDAY, APRIL 9 MELBOURNE, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives a presentation on the U.S. economy...

  • CERNOBBIO, Italy- Executive Board Member Yves Mersch participates in a panel discussion "The Agenda for Europe" at Ambrosetti's Finance Forum on "The Outlook for the Economy and Finance" in Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy 0730 GMT. SUNDAY, APRIL 9 MELBOURNE, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives a presentation on the U.S. economy...

  • VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an Informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta. VALLETTA, Malta Official Council meetings of economic and financial affairs ministers. VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and...