PM connects with French socialists, sets tone for improved Czech-French ties
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka began a two-day visit to France on Thursday, his first to Paris since taking office.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Marine Le Pen under fire for absenteeism and untruths
As the European election campaign picks up, French politicians are attacking Marine Le Pen for ignoring her parliamentary her responsibilities in Brussels.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Sapin Says Growth Pickup May Help France Meet Deficit Targets
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said the economy may grow faster than projected this year, helping the government to meet European Union budget-deficit targets.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Real Clear Politics
World Economy May Be Stuck in Neutral for Years
Low interest rates in the US and Greece are not a sign of recovery, but a warning of permanent stagnation, creating the potential for future financial instability The world's economic, financial, and geopolitical risks are shifting.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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Bulgaria's Consumer Protection Commission to Become Executive Agency
Bulgaria's Commission for Consumer Protection is to be converted into an executive agency under the umbrella of the Ministry of Economy and Energy.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
New leader for French ruling party
Ten days after the party's rout in local elections, France's governing Socialists were set for a leadership change Wednesday after party chief Harlem Desir was given a government job.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
More popular than French leader, selling his ideas
France's newly appointed Prime minister Manuel Valls, left, speaks with French President Francois Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 4, 2014.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Hungary's Opposition Before Elections: Chronicle of an Organized Defeat
The parliamentary elections in Hungary that will take place next week, April 6, look quite strange.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
I Don't Know Where The Place Of Armenians In This Big Game Is
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE PLACE OF ARMENIANS IN THIS BIG GAME IS Siranuysh Papyan, Interviewer Interview - Thursday, 03 April 2014, 14:35 Anne Hidalgo nominated by the Socialist Party won the election of mayor of Paris.
French power couple reunites _ at Cabinet table
Is this a Cabinet meeting, or a family reunion? The new French government's first meeting includes a man and woman who had four children together, split up in the public eye and are now back together in the political spotlight.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Manuel Valls: An atypical French prime minister who fought anti-Semitism
Manuel Valls, the new French prime minister named on Monday by President Franois Hollande following Sunday's collapse of the Socialists in the French municipal elections, has been appointed to get France out of the crisis that grips it.
Germany's Schaeuble upbeat about "strong" France
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday called France a strong nation and pointed to improving economic data there, in supportive comments following a French government reshuffle.
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France's Le Pen fined 10,000 euros over 'Arab' vote flyer
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was fined 10,000 euros on Thursday over fake flyers distributed by National Front workers during 2012 legislative elections pretending to show a far-left rival calling for "Arab" votes in Arabic.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Daily Caller
French socialism melting like the wicked witch
French President and Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande announced the resignation of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his replacement by hard-line anti-immigration and anti-crime crusader Manuel Valls.
Hollande's ex-partner appointed a minister
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday recalled his former partner Segolene Royal from the political wilderness to join a new streamlined government, days after his Socialist Party suffered an election drubbing.
Leftist Montebourg wins more power in new French cabinet
Leftist Arnaud Montebourg, known for attacking big business and the European Commission, reaped a political harvest on Wednesday when he was put in charge of an enlarged economy and industry ministry in a choice that may unnerve Brussels and Berlin.
Genocide recognition champion Anne Hidalgo to become Paris mayor
Anne Hidalgo , the candidate of France's ruling Socialist Party, will be the first female mayor of Paris after winning municipal elections in the French capital on Sunday, March 31, exit polls indicated, according to Agence France-Presse.
Spanish Immigrants Grab Two of France's Top Political Jobs
Barcelona-born Manuel Valls, 51, was yesterday sworn in as the country's prime minister.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
New French PM forms government as mammoth challenges await
France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls faced a delicate balancing act Tuesday as he set about forming a new government tasked with reviving the economy and reining in public finances.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Drinks Business
2013 Primeurs, Day One
France woke up this morning to the shock of Sunday's municipal election results: a comprehensive routing of the Socialist Party across the country by the right-wing UMP and serious inroads made by the Front National, forcing the Prime Minister to resign by the end of the day and President Hollande to reshuffle his cabinet.