Politics of France http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25928/all en Hollande shows new mettle as war leader, reformer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/hollande-shows-new-mettle-war-leader-reformer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mali action, labour reform success to boost Hollande</p> <p>* Socialist's Mali intervention praised on left and right</p> <p>* Some wish economic crisis response had been as decisive</p> <p>By Catherine Bremer</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Francois Hollande has shot down the idea that he is a spineless, indecisive president in three days that saw him nail a landmark labour reform, stand up to anti-gay marriage protesters and dispatch troops to Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/hollande-shows-new-mettle-war-leader-reformer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business France Francois Hollande Government Human Interest Labor Law Politics of France Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:55 +0000 5734266 at http://www.globalpost.com France should debate what it wants from EU - Barnier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/france-should-debate-what-it-wants-eu-barnier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Taylor</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - France should hold a national debate, like Germany or Britain, on what it wants out of the European Union without waiting for Berlin to define the next stage in European integration, France's European commissioner said on Monday.</p> <p>Michel Barnier urged President Francois Hollande to appoint a cross-party panel of elder statesmen to report on French interests in Europe and lead a debate on the next steps towards closer union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/france-should-debate-what-it-wants-eu-barnier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Politics of Europe Politics of France Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:45:15 +0000 5734283 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Socialists seek new fix for French pensions-minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/interview-socialists-seek-new-fix-french-pensions-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sarkozy reforms did not do the job</p> <p>* Socialists hope labour reform shows consensus possible</p> <p>* Tackling pensions part of drive towards sounder state finances</p> <p>By Brian Love and Emmanuel Jarry</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - France's Socialist government will overhaul the nation's pension system again because former president Nicolas Sarkozy failed to ensure its long-term viability, Labour Minister Michel Sapin told Reuters on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/interview-socialists-seek-new-fix-french-pensions-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment France Government Human Interest Labor Law Politics of France Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:45:47 +0000 5736125 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande says Mali action will last as long as necessary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TULLE, France, Jan 19 (Reuters) - France's military intervention in Mali will last as long as it takes to overcome terrorism in the region, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.</p> <p>"People often ask how long this will last. I reply, the time it takes. The time it takes to vanquish terrorism in this area," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/blank-headline-received-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande François Hollande Politics of France Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:15:22 +0000 5736588 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Hollande says no question of "diminishing" EU for Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/rpt-hollande-says-no-question-diminishing-eu-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GRENOBLE, France, Jan 23 (Reuters) - There is no question of "diminishing" the European Union to allow Britain to stay in it, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday after British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded a radical reform of the EU and promised a referendum on Britain's membership.</p> <p>"What I'll say, on behalf of France and as a European, is that it isn't possible to bargain over Europe to hold this referendum," Hollande said on a trip to the Alpine city of Grenoble.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/rpt-hollande-says-no-question-diminishing-eu-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> François Hollande Politics of France Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:12 +0000 5738468 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande says no question of "diminishing" EU for Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/hollande-says-no-question-diminishing-eu-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GRENOBLE, France, Jan 23 (Reuters) - There is no question of "diminishing" the European Union to allow Britain to stay in it, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday after British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded a radical reform of the EU and promised a referendum on Britain's membership.</p> <p>"What I'll say, on behalf of France and as a European, is that it isn't possible to bargain over Europe to hold this referendum," Hollande said on a trip to the Alpine city of Grenoble.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/hollande-says-no-question-diminishing-eu-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> François Hollande Politics of France Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:36 +0000 5738472 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchwoman freed from Mexico jail hails Sarkozy as saviour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/frenchwoman-freed-mexico-jail-hails-sarkozy-saviour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A Frenchwoman released early from a 60-year Mexican jail term for kidnapping said former President Nicolas Sarkozy had saved her life by backing her case, as she arrived back in France on Thursday.</p> <p>Teary-eyed but beaming, Cassez was careful to thank the current president, Francois Hollande, but made clear she considered Sarkozy's help had been crucial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/frenchwoman-freed-mexico-jail-hails-sarkozy-saviour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Politics of France Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:30:53 +0000 5738894 at http://www.globalpost.com Poll shows 63 pct of French back gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/poll-shows-63-pct-french-back-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The number of people who support the legalisation of same-sex marriage in France has risen despite major protests against the government's planned reforms earlier this month, a new poll by Ifop for news website Atlantico.fr showed.</p> <p>The proportion of those surveyed supporting the change in the law rose to 63 percent from 60 percent in early January and December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/poll-shows-63-pct-french-back-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Institut français d'opinion publique Politics Politics of France Same-sex marriage in France Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:00:28 +0000 5739920 at http://www.globalpost.com French unions test Hollande in public sector protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/french-unions-test-hollande-public-sector-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protest is first test for Hollande on debt control</p> <p>* Union says it is a just first protest of many</p> <p>* Protest comes as France seeks to slash debt</p> <p>By Brian Love</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of public sector workers marched through Paris and other cities on Thursday to demand better pay in the first street challenge to President Francois Hollande's deficit cuts since he was elected last May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/french-unions-test-hollande-public-sector-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business France Francois Hollande Government Labor Law Politics of France Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:31:17 +0000 5741962 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-French unions test Hollande in public sector protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-french-unions-test-hollande-public-sector-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protest is first test for Hollande on debt control</p> <p>* Union says demonstration is first of many</p> <p>* Protest comes as France seeks to slash debt (Updates with estimate on number of strikers)</p> <p>By Brian Love</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of public sector workers marched through Paris and other French cities on Thursday to demand better pay in the first street challenge to President Francois Hollande's deficit cuts since he was elected last May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-french-unions-test-hollande-public-sector-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business France Francois Hollande Government Labor Law Politics of France Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:46:05 +0000 5742108 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Hollande to visit Mali Saturday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande will visit Mali on Saturday, his office said.</p> <p>Hollande, who sent French troops to repel an advance by Islamist rebels in the West African former colony, will be accompanied by his ministers for defence, foreign affairs and development, his office said in a statement that gave no further details.</p> <p>France's Liberation newspaper reported earlier that Hollande would travel to Mali on Friday night.</p> <p>(Reporting By Brian Love; Editing by Janet Lawrence)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande François Hollande Politics Politics of France Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:01:03 +0000 5742811 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Hollande urges Europe to stop drug traffic in Sahel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/frances-hollande-urges-europe-stop-drug-traffic-sahel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande urged Europe on Tuesday to fight drug trafficking in the Sahel region because "terrorism feeds on narcotics trafficking" in west Africa.</p> <p>In his first address to the European Parliament since taking office last year, the French president said his decision to send troops into Mali to drive back Islamist insurgents was taken "within the framework of international law".</p> <p>"There was no time to lose," he said, otherwise "terrorism would have conquered all of Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/frances-hollande-urges-europe-stop-drug-traffic-sahel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe France Francois Hollande François Hollande Politics of France AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:30:59 +0000 5746419 at http://www.globalpost.com EU agrees new derivatives rules, stalls again on bank capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/eu-agrees-new-derivatives-rules-stalls-again-bank-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Claire Davenport and Huw Jones</p> <p>BRUSSELS/LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers pressed ahead with new rules for derivatives on Thursday, helping the bloc meet one global pledge to make markets safer as it struggles to meet another on raising bank capital levels to diminish risk.</p> <p>The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, France, decided not to proceed with a resolution which, if passed, would have forced regulators to rethink long-awaited derivatives regulation, triggering delay and uncertainty for markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/eu-agrees-new-derivatives-rules-stalls-again-bank-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank regulation Basel III European Union Politics Politics of France Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:45:04 +0000 5749062 at http://www.globalpost.com France signals revision to 2013 growth forecast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/france-signals-revision-2013-growth-forecast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande said France's growth forecast for 2013 could be reviewed in coming days as the country's accounting court warned government targets for the year had "little chance" of being achieved.</p> <p>"There's no use in posting targets if they can't be reached," Hollande said at a news conference while adding that an adjustment to the 0.8-percent growth target for 2013 could come soon "if necessary".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/france-signals-revision-2013-growth-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Didier Migaud Entertainment François Hollande Politics Politics of France Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:31 +0000 5753640 at http://www.globalpost.com France to miss 2013 growth forecast: Hollande http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/france-miss-2013-growth-forecast-hollande <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France will miss its forecast of 0.8 percent growth in the economy this year, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Today everybody knows that we will not reach 0.8 percent (of growth) as forecast," Hollande said during a one-day visit to Athens.</p> <p>He added that a new forecast would be released at the end of March and insisted that France remained in a better position than most European countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/france-miss-2013-growth-forecast-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment François Hollande Politics of France AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:01:06 +0000 5759846 at http://www.globalpost.com