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Proposal to allow English in French universities irks some

May 22, 2013
France's government wants to allow English to be used more in French universities. This would attract more foreign students and give French students more opportunities overseas. Purists, however, see the move as another assault on the French language.
Posted In: France, foreign language

In France, an encore for recession

May 15, 2013
France today entered a double-dip recession. It depends on exports to Italy and Spain and they, like many eurozone nations, are still feeling the pinch. Europe's slump is dragging down the global economy.
Posted In: France, Eurozone, recession

Euro zone economies shrink for sixth straight quarter

May 15, 2013
France is in recession, while Germany's economy has expanded.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, European Union, France, Germany

Pour la culture: France mulls taxing the tablet

May 14, 2013
France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
Posted In: France, Taxes, culture, mobile, iPhone

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

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

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

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

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

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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