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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

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

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

Is France the euro nation to worry about?

Sep 11, 2012
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: France, Francois Hollande

Growth in the euro economies not horrible, but not good

Aug 14, 2012
The new numbers out on the eurozone weren't as abysmal as expected, but they're not good either.
Posted In: Germany, France, Francois Hollande

What's up, Europe? Umbrellas for Bastille Day

Jul 13, 2012
Tomorrow is Bastille Day in France, the French will be celebrating despite the rainy weather and eurozone turmoil. This week French carmaker, Peugot, announced major layoffs, signaling the tough economic climate facing the country.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, austerity, Whats up Europe

French Socialist Party wins majority in parliament

Jun 18, 2012
Voters in France this weekend gave President Francois Hollande's Socialists a solid majority in the lower house of parliament, complementing their majority in the upper house and thus, complete legislative power in the government.
Posted In: Europe, France, Francois Hollande

With Greek elections done for now, what's next?

Jun 18, 2012
Looking ahead at what's to come for other eurozone countries and what's happening at the G20 summit.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, spain, France, Germany, Francois Hollande, G20 summit

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

Jun 1, 2012
What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Whats up Europe

Francois Hollande sworn in, heads to meet Angela Merkel

May 15, 2012
Francois Hollande was sworn in today and promptly headed for Berlin to meet German Leader Angela Merkel for the first time. The two power players in European politics have very different ideas about how to tackle the European financial mess.
Posted In: Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Europe debt crisis

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