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Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

May 17, AP – To mark his one year anniversary in office, the French president gave a wide-ranging 150-minute news conference, a day after economic data showed France had slipped into recession. The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, insist their ties are strong, despite differing views on Europe’s […]

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EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

May 16, AP – In a joint briefing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and French President Francois Hollande tackled issues of growth, jobs and austerity policies. Hollande called for a growth pact to be activated. He said growth and youth employment should be the priorities. Barroso said the EU had a “competitiveness problem.” The […]

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French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

May 14, AP – President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation which will reform the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes measures such as making it easier for workers to change jobs and for companies to fire employees. France’s parliament is expected to pass a […]

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