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  • Austerity Reaches the Hollande Government in France Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with newly elected French president Francois Hollande (L) in the Oval Office on May 18, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    With his first Bastille Day approaching on Saturday, François Hollande and his government have had a good start to his presidency, impressing the French with a down-to-earth style, the New York Times reports.

  • Hollande Ready to Tackle Public Finances Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Francois Hollande, France's president, arrives for a news conference following the European Leaders (EU) summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    François Hollande, fresh from his first full eurozone crisis summit, is set to turn his attention to the daunting challenge of tackling France’s own rocky public finances: with tax rises looming, it could be a tough week for French business and the better-off. The FT reports.

  • Rick Rieder, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolios, BlackRock tells CNBC what he's watching out for at the EU summit.

  • Cashin: 'Growing Optimism on Greek Vote'     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 9:25 AM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS discusses what to watch in the markets today, including the upcoming Greek elections. "This is a good weekend to have lots of ice cubes on hand," says Cashin.

  • What to Look for Next in France and Greece Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    April 2012The political situation in Greece is far from certain. At the brink of defaulting on its debts, under Lucas Papademos, an unelected technocrat, most Greek legislators have backed further austerity measures in return for a new €130 billion ($184 billion) bail-out by the European Union. Expected to go to the polls in late April or early May, Antonis Samaras the leader of the most popular conservative New Democracy party has promised to honour the spending cuts demanded by the euro zone g

    The outcome of Sunday’s elections in Greece and France has raised fears that the euro zone debt crisis has entered a new phase, as leaders opposed to austerity threaten to wipe out crisis-fighting measures.