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Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation, says he hopes that French president Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama talk about the EU-U.S. trade deal.
Domestic politics could be at the center of discussions between Hollande and Obama, as tea party-like movements gain popularity in France.
BRUSSELS, Feb 10- France must implement economic reforms to keep its side of a bargain with the European Commission which granted Paris more time to cut its budget gap in return, EU economics chief Olli Rehn said on Monday.
PARIS, Feb 10- Euro zone countries should launch ambitious new projects like common unemployment insurance to counter a surge in support for Eurosceptical parties, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said in an interview. "France wants a financial capacity, call it a budget, that could be used for unemployment insurance, which could-- why not?
The bloc will also try to get Portugal and Greece back on their feet after Ireland successfully exited its EU/IMF bailout. Athens is likely to need more help to do so. Then there is the question of Britain's place in the EU.
*Areva and Niger at odds over uranium money. ARLIT, Niger/ PARIS, Feb 5- When France began mining uranium ore in the desert of northern Niger in the early 1970 s, Arlit was a cluster of miners' huts stranded between the sun-blasted rocks of the Air mountains and the sands of the Sahara.
Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.
French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.
French President Francois Hollande refused on Tuesday to discuss his personal life but said he would clarify the status of France's first lady.
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.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi looks at French president Francois Hollande's reputation following allegations he was 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is seeking to agree by year-end on how to close failing banks, part of an ambitious plan to create a single banking framework.
As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.
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.