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  • 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.

  • SPECIAL REPORT-Areva and Niger's uranium fight Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    *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.

  • *Euro newcomer criticises France for not making economic reforms. BRUSSELS, Jan 28- The newest member of the euro group, Latvia, has criticised France for what it sees as its inaction on economic reform, warning that failure in Paris could create trouble for the entire currency bloc.

  • Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.

  • Hollande suffers blow as French unemployment rises Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:29 AM ET

    French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.

  • PARIS, Jan 27- French jobless claims rose a further 10,200 in December to hit a new record, dashing President Francois Hollande's hopes of keeping his pledge to start lowering unemployment by the end of 2013..

  • French president admits to personal problems Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Composite photo with Francois Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet.

    French President Francois Hollande refused on Tuesday to discuss his personal life but said he would clarify the status of France's first lady.

  • Will France finally start reforming in 2014?     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Is the French president having an affair?     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    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.

  • Italy and France still need to improve: Pro     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    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.

  • France's 'millionaire tax' gets green light     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    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 tries to cut deal to close failing banks Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Euro sign outside the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

    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.

  • Could France see the return of Nicolas Sarkozy? Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?

  • Bruni-Sarkozy on Bettencourt : Truth will come Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: I don’t miss the Élysée Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Élysée Palace in July, 2008

    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.

  • Do the French Want Sarkozy Back?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    Do the French want to see former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who failed to win a second term in power, return to implement reforms?