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Austerity rift chills French-German relations

May 8, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoyed close relations with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy but not with successor Francois Hollande. Differences over austerity are part of the problem.
Posted In: France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande
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Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Apr 29, 2013
Two European countries have come out with very different ways to tackle their economic problems.
Posted In: Greece, France, austerity, Europe debt crisis
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As Germany stumbles, will the rest of Europe fall down with it?

Apr 23, 2013
Linked by a common currency, the countries in the euro zone are roped together like climbers scaling a cliff face. If one or more loses their footing, the rest could come crashing down.
Posted In: Germany, France, Europe debt crisis
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France's Finance Minister on the euro, debt and austerity

Apr 19, 2013
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici discusses the state of the French economy and where it is headed in the future.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis
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U.S. carmakers could benefit from EU industry troubles

Mar 7, 2013
The Geneva Auto Show opens in Switzerland this week. It’s usually a glitzy affair, but while U.S. carmakers are on the rebound, gloom has descended on the European auto industry.
Posted In: Auto, France, Switzerland
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French counseling firms teach the art of seduction

Mar 1, 2013
From books and plays like "Dangerous Liaisons" and Molière's "Don Juan" to the recent movie "Heartbreaker," seduction has always loomed large in French culture. But is it still true today?
Posted In: France, love
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Europe faces up to the cost of austerity

Feb 22, 2013
Today, the European Commission said the euro zone will shrink another 0.3 percent in 2013, which is deeper and longer lasting than originally expected.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, austerity, italy, France
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France's president says no to 'endless austerity'

Feb 5, 2013
Francois Hollande gives his first speech to the European Parliament as head of state.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, austerity, Europe debt crisis
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French court says au revoir to 75% tax on wealthy

Dec 31, 2012
The high court in France has rejected President Francois Hollande's controversial 75 percent tax on millionaires.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, Taxes
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Peugeot: Rescued, but constrained by bailout

Nov 28, 2012
Last month, Peugeot secured a $9 billion lifeline from the French government to stay out of bankruptcy. In return, French politicians want the struggling company keep jobs, not cut them.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, peugeot, France, carmakers

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