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  • French Socialists Call Merkel 'Self-Centered' Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 12:31 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    French Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel who it describes as "self-centered."

  • French Politicians Must Open Their Eyes: CEO     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, tells CNBC that it is a reality that conditions in France are not good for entrepreneurs.

  • After Scandal, France Pushes Wealth-Disclosure Law Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    Stung by revelations about his ex-budget minister's Swiss bank account, French President Francois Hollande pushed legislation aimed at making elected officials disclose their wealth.

  • Merkel: Austerity Makes It Sound ‘Truly Evil’ Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:02 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Angela Merkel tried to contain her irritation when asked this week whether southern European countries could take much more German-ordered austerity.

  • Francois Hollande's Camel Eaten in Timbuktu     Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    A new camel will be offered by the Malian authorities to French president Francois Hollande after an original gift was mistakenly eaten.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Airbus

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • Hollande Promises Change After Minister Probed Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande.

    French President Francois Hollande announced new measures to prevent corruption in public office after a former budget minister was investigated for tax evasion.

  • 75% Wealth Tax for French Companies Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    Francois Hollande declared that companies would have to pay a 75 percent tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individuals was knocked down.

  • French Budget Minister in Tax Fraud Probe Resigns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:46 PM ET
    Jerome Cahuzac

    French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned after being implicated in a tax fraud investigation.

  • Airbus sells 234 planes to Idonesian Lion Air, poaching one of Boeing's fastest growing customers.

  • Concern is mounting that Germany is drifting apart from other countries at the core of the single currency bloc, notably France.

  • Thousands of Greeks Rally in Anti-Austerity Strike Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.

  • Britain's Cameron in India Amid Graft Scandal Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.

  • France's Push for Growth Hits German Wall Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.

  • EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long Term Budget Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • Google is to pay 60 million euros into a special fund to help French media develop their presence on the Internet.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • No Quick Fix in Mali: Expert     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Manji Cheto, West African analyst, tells CNBC that France's aim to be out of Mali in a matter of weeks is extremely unrealistic.

  • France Cannot Avoid Reform: SocGen CEO     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
  • Hollande Unveils Softened French Bank Reform Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.