Politics Francois Hollande

  • *He could also clash with Berlin over budget deficit. PARIS, Nov 29- On paper, French presidential favourite Francois Fillon's free-market plans to cut business taxes, relax labour laws and shrink the public sector should give corporate France a shot in the arm and boost economic growth. He could also clash with Berlin over a ballooning budget deficit, while a...

  • *Final showdown seen between Fillon and far-right's Le Pen. PARIS, Nov 28- France's centre-right rallied behind free market reformist Francois Fillon as its candidate for president on Monday after a snap opinion poll showed him clear favourite to beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in an election showdown next year. Opinion polls show, though, that whoever does...

  • LONDON, Nov 28- The European Union has proposed rules for dealing with failing clearing houses to try to stop the rapidly growing sector from becoming "too big to fail" and holding taxpayers to ransom in a crisis. Clearing houses stand between two sides of a stock, bond or derivatives transaction, ensuring its completion even if one side goes bust.

  • PARIS, Nov 28- France's center-right rallied behind free market reformist Francois Fillon as its candidate for president on Monday after a snap opinion poll showed him clear favorite to beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in an election showdown next year. Fillon, a former prime minister who vowed to change France's "software" with an assault on public sector...

  • LONDON, Nov 28- The European Union has proposed rules for dealing with failing clearing houses to try to stop the rapidly growing sector from becoming "too big to fail" and holding taxpayers to ransom in a crisis. "This proposal will strengthen Europe's financial system further and aims at protecting taxpayers by ensuring we can deal with a central counterparty...

  • PARIS, Nov 27- Hardline reformist Francois Fillon scored a resounding win in France's conservative primaries on Sunday, making him favourite to win a presidential election five months from now against the popular far-right and a deeply divided left. Fillon, a former prime minister who wants to raise the retirement age, cut back social security and scrap the 35-...

  • PARIS, Nov 23- Europe should impose tariffs on imports from countries that do not implement a global agreement for fighting climate change, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an opinion piece published on Wednesday. Valls' position puts him at odds with Germany and the European Commission which rejected a call from former French president Nicolas...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- Former prime minister Francois Fillon is favourite to become the French centre-right's presidential candidate after a voting upset that puts him in pole position for a showdown with far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year's election. The outcome adds to uncertainty about the result of next year's presidential election, likely to be decided...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- Former prime minister Francois Fillon is favorite to become the French center-right's presidential candidate after a voting upset that puts him in pole position for a showdown with far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year's election. The outcome adds to uncertainty about the result of next year's presidential election, likely to be decided in...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- Former prime minister Francois Fillon is favourite to become the French centre-right's presidential candidate after a voting upset that puts him in pole position for a showdown with far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year's election. He faces a second-round vote against another former prime minister, Alain Juppe, who trailed him by 15...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- Former prime minister Francois Fillon is favorite to become the French center-right's presidential candidate after a voting upset that puts him in pole position for a showdown with far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year's election. He faces a second-round vote against another former prime minister, Alain Juppe, who trailed him by 15...

  • PARIS, Nov 21- Former prime minister Francois Fillon is favourite to become the French centre-right's presidential candidate after a voting upset that puts him in pole position for a showdown with far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year's election. He faces a second-round vote against another former prime minister, Alain Juppe, who trailed him by 15...

  • PARIS, Nov 20- French voters defied expectations on Sunday by throwing ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy out of the race to be the conservatives' nominee for the presidential election and propelling his ex-prime minister Francois Fillon to top spot. A social conservative with economically liberal ideas, Fillon will face Alain Juppe, another ex-prime minister, in...

  • BERLIN, Nov 18- Slowly but surely, the economic policy tide in Europe is turning, and it may only be a matter of time before Germany is swept up. By adding its voice this week to the long list of institutions pressing Germany to spend more, the European Commission left Berlin looking more isolated and out-of-step than at any time since the outbreak of the global...

  • July 20, meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin: "Well, it's very clear to me that one of the messages that the British people gave in their vote that the UK should leave the European Union was that they wanted to see control brought into the movement of people from the European Union into the United Kingdom." I think actually it's important for other...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is now second-favourite to win power in next year's presidential election, just behind conservative Alain Juppe, British bookmaker William Hill said. William Hill offered odds of 6/ 4, equivalent to an implied probability of 40 percent that Le Pen will become the next ruler of France.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is now second-favorite to win power in next year's presidential election, just behind conservative Alain Juppe, British bookmaker William Hill said. William Hill offered odds of 6/ 4, equivalent to an implied probability of 40 percent that Le Pen will become the next ruler of France.

  • PARIS, Nov 16- Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron launched his bid for the French presidency on Wednesday, a move likely to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promises a strong turnout for far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Opinion polls show Hollande himself and the left in general face a rout because of a perceived poor record on...

  • PARIS, Nov 16- Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron launched his bid for the French presidency on Wednesday, a move likely to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promises a strong turnout for far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Opinion polls show Hollande himself and the left in general face a rout because of a perceived poor record on...

  • PARIS, Nov 16- Emmanuel Macron launched his bid for the French presidency on Wednesday, a move likely to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promises a strong turnout for far-right leader Marine Le Pen and humiliation for the left. Although among France's most popular politicians, the 38- year-old does not hold elected office and has no...