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At the center of Hollande's domestic policy is the so-called Responsibility Pact, which proposes shifting employer-paid payroll taxes to individual taxpayers, coupled with unspecified cuts in government spending.
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Is The Left Approaching a Kool-Aid Moment?
We noted here the other day the agony of the left over Obama's miserable performance of late.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
French firebrand Montebourg joins jobless queue - for now
As France's firebrand economy minister, Arnaud Montebourg loved setting off political bombs.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
In France, President Hollande calls on the Prime Minister to form a new government
Facing the harsh criticism of his own ministers over the failure of his supply-side economic policy, French President FranA ois Hollande ordered Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new cabinet "consistent with the direction [Hollande] has set for the country."
Sun Aug 24, 2014
French ministers rebel against Merkel's and Valls' austerity
Condemnation of Angela Merkel's domination of eurozone economic policy and 'forced march' of spending cuts could be designed to increase Hollande's bargaining power in Brussels Two senior left-wing French cabinet ministers have broken ranks with the President, FranA ois Hollande, and demanded that Paris abandon the "forced march" of public-spending ... (more)
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy
Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
ISIL will definitely fall: Nasrallah
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said he expects the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to fall and he supports his ally Michel Aoun's candidacy for the post of president.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Slammed at home for his - support' of Protective Edge, Hollande criticizes Israel
Facing fierce criticism at home, by media, politicians and even in his Socialist Party for his support of Israel's right of self-defense since the beginning of Protective Edge Operation, French President Franois Hollande has made a determined effort to demonstrate his pro-Palestinian bona fides.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
After anti-Semitic riots, France wants to outlaw the Jewish Defense League
Socialist Party deputy Olivier Faure, in his letter, wondered how it is that the JDL is authorized in France, while banned in the US and Israel.