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French PM Valls mollifies rebels before confidence vote
Allies of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tipped him to survive a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday after the centre-left leader pursued a two-day charm offensive to cajole rebel backbenchers into the government camp. But the wider question remained over whether Valls, whose poll ratings have crumbled since he took on the job of President Francois Hollande's premier in April, will retain the authority needed to revamp the euro zone's second largest economy and narrow the public deficit.
5 hrs ago
Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM
France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande 's handling of the economy - including dissidents within his Socialist Party . The Socialists have a solid majority in parliament.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
This Conflict Should Be Resolved, Basing On The People's Right To...
THIS CONFLICT SHOULD BE RESOLVED, BASING ON THE PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND THE POPULATION'S OPINION http://artsakhtert.com/eng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1560:-this-conflict-should-be-resolved-basing-on-the-peoples-right-to-self-determination-and-the-populations-opinion&catid=5:politics&Itemid=17 Friday, 12 September 2014 15:35 On September 8, a meeting of representatives of the French Senate and National Assembly, members of the France-Artsakh Friendship Group with the Artsakh Republic's MPs , Government members and representatives of the public-political and scientific-educational spheres took place at the NKR NA.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Green Left Weekly
France: Left Front debates 'uniting the people' vs 'uniting the left'
The Left Party's Jean Luc Melenchon has stood down as Left Front co-president and is planing to launch a Movement for a Sixth Republic. About 200 activists from France's Left Front gathered in Paris on Saturday 6 to discuss the group's future.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Hollande must find the courage to chart a new course
French President FranA ois Hollande, insofar as he is known at all, is remembered in the popular mind as the president on the scooter, heading to a tryst with his new companion. His personal travails became the subject of endless jokes.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Far-right at 'gates of power' in France, says PM Valls
The far-right National Front is at the "gates of power" in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday in a stark assessment of the crisis embroiling the country's centre-left government. Valls's warning follows weeks of turmoil for the ruling Socialists which culminated in an opinion poll Friday showing that FN leader Marine Le Pen would beat President Francois Hollande in presidential elections in 2017.
PM: Armenia may become a platform for the French companies to enter the market of the Eurasian Union
Armenia's premier: Armenia may become a platform for the French companies to enter the market of the Eurasian Union by Ashot Safaryan ARMINFO Saturday, September 6, 18:00 Armenia may become a platform for the French companies to enter the market of the Eurasian Union, Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan and French Socialist Party parliamentary leader Bruno Le Roux think so. Abrahamyan expressed hope at yesterday's meeting with Bruno Le Roux that the visit by members of the French parliament to Yerevan will promote to strengthening of the multilateral Armenian-French relationship.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
French President Francois Hollande vows to finish in 2017 despite approval rating hitting record low
Vowing to fight on ... French President Francois Hollande's leadership is under pressure as his approval rating slipped to a record low of 13 per cent. Photo: AP Newport, Wales : French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would stay in office until the end of his mandate in 2017 despite his record low opinion poll ratings, and defended himself vigorously against a suggestion he disliked the poor.
French Socialist Party leader hopes for adoption of Genocide bill in 2015
PanARMENIAN.Net - The head of the French delegation which arrived in Armenia to participate in the Genocide centenary events expressed commitment to the stance on the tragedy voiced by his country's president, Armenian media reported. As the leader of the Socialist Party Bruno Le Roux noted, it's time to adopt the already introduced bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide, without initiating new ones.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
French Muslim Minister Wants Respect After Slurs
France's new Muslim education minister called for more respect Wednesday after becoming the target of slurs, while a top Socialist politician said a magazine should be convicted of inciting racial hatred for referring to her religion and ethnic background as a "provocation."
Mon Sep 01, 2014
South China Morning Post
Rebel Socialist MPs accuse French PM Valls of going too far right
Splits in France's ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a "Tony Blair"-style lurch to the right.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
Eurozone Currency Dispute Intensifies: France Wants More ECB Action...
The currency and fiscal battleground front lines in Europe remains the same. France wants QE, fiscal stimulus, and more leeway on meeting fiscal deficit targets.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
El-Erian: France's Hollande Tacks to Center
It turns out that French President Francois Hollande shares with his predecessor from the 1980s and '90s a lot more than a first name, the leadership of the Socialist Party and media interest in his private relationships.
France's new Minister of the Economy Emanuel Macron described by ...
John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news.
Hollande sacks his government
French president FranA ois Hollande dissolved his cabinet early this week and asked his prime minister, Manuel Valls, to name a new team.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Korean-born adoptee named French culture minister
Korean-born adoptee named French culture minister . AUGUST 28, 2014 06:45. . Fleur Pellerin , a Korean-born adoptee, assumed the top administrative post overseeing culture policy of France, a global cultural powerhouse, in the latest Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday .
At the center of Hollande's domestic policy is the so-called Responsibility Pact, which proposes shifting employer-paid payroll taxes to individual taxpayers, coupled with unspecified cuts in government spending.
Is The Left Approaching a Kool-Aid Moment?
We noted here the other day the agony of the left over Obama's miserable performance of late.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
French firebrand Montebourg joins jobless queue - for now
As France's firebrand economy minister, Arnaud Montebourg loved setting off political bombs.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
In France, President Hollande calls on the Prime Minister to form a new government
Facing the harsh criticism of his own ministers over the failure of his supply-side economic policy, French President FranA ois Hollande ordered Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new cabinet "consistent with the direction [Hollande] has set for the country."