Posted In: France, Francois Hollande
The euro's second-largest economy (and the man who leads it) has been in the spotlight recently. France finds itself in a similar bind as Greece, Italy and Spain -- how do you balance the state budget without crippling economic growth?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Francois Hollande, France
If, as expected, socialist Francois Hollande is elected the next president of France this weekend, to what extent will budget realities crimp his ability to ease off the austerity that he believes is hurting the economy?
Posted In: Europe, strike, workers
It's International Workers' Day -- organized by unions and left-leaning political parties across the world. Thousands of protesters are out on the streets in Greece, France and even Russia.
Posted In: France, nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis
Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy came in second yesterday to Socialist Francois Hollande in the first round of voting. The two candidates will face a run-off on May 6th, and the ultimate outcome could have big consequences for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: France, female
The word 'Mademoiselle' seems as French as the Eiffel Tower. But from now on, it will be banned from official government forms.