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The political pushbacks on European austerity measures

May 7, 2012
Journalists in France, Greece and Germany analyze the post-vote turmoil happening in Europe right now.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, Germany, Angela Merkel, Greece

French election outcome might not deliver

May 4, 2012
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 debt crisis, Francois Hollande, France

Weekend elections could shift focus in Europe

Apr 30, 2012
In a matter of days, two countries at the center of the European debt crisis will hold elections: France is on the verge of electing a socialist as president and Greece may also shake up its leadership. But it's Spain that's causing some heartburn today.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, France

Austerity rules in Europe, but the people push back

Apr 24, 2012
French president Nicholas Sarkozy and former Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte find rising popular resentment at the austerity packages they implement.
Posted In: austerity, France, Netherlands

French elections could shift euro debt crisis

Apr 23, 2012
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, nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis

France, Netherlands backing down from austerity

Apr 23, 2012
Europe's strategy for dealing with it's debt crisis was called into question over the weekend following two big political developments: One in France, one in the Netherlands.
Posted In: austerity, France, Netherlands

A new French president could disrupt global markets

Apr 20, 2012
On Sunday, France will hold the first round of its presidential election. Polls indicate the incumbent conservative, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in a close race with socialist Francois Hollande, and the economic ripples could spread across Europe and around the world.
Posted In: France, nicolas sarkoz, Francois Hollande

French candidates face 'Young & Poor' voters

Apr 20, 2012
A ratings agency in France evaluates how presidential candidates plan to tackle the country's dire youth employment problem.
Posted In: France, youth

As France runs out of cash to borrow, politics could shift

Apr 19, 2012
France will try to borrow a lot more money today. But the low borrowing costs the country has seen every since the European Central Bank handed out a trillion dollars in emergency loans are no longer a sure thing -- that money may be running out.
Posted In: Europe, France, nicolas sarkozy

Germany's business boom vs. France's baby boom

Apr 19, 2012
Germany is ticking along, as the rest of Europe struggles. But it faces a shrinking population.
Posted In: Germany, France

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