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Latest update : 2013-11-25

Major tax reform: will Hollande pull the trigger?

Since François Hollande's election, taxes have certainly gone up, which partly explains his record low popularity ratings. But now his Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is suddenly pledging a major overhaul of the byzantine tax system in France. Also this week, there was a breath of fresh air as the French football team pulled off a miracle by coming from behind and qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Hollande was quick to seize upon the victory.

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  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

 

By Marc PERELMAN

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2014-09-17 French politics

Manuel Valls: A weakened Prime minister?

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has got the confidence vote he was seeking from parliament. But his majority is shrinking as a growing number of his fellow Socialists grumble...

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2014-09-09 Nicolas Sarkozy

François Hollande: A lame duck president?

French President François Hollande's popularity ratings keep falling and have now reached unprecedented lows. Calls for snap elections are growing, the opposition conservative...

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2014-09-02 Socialist Party (France)

French cabinet reshuffle: Bye-bye socialism?

Last week, French President François Hollande ordered a surprise cabinet reshuffle, barely five months after a previous one. This time, he got rid of the ministers who critised...

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2014-07-15 French politics

Bastille Day celebrations: François Hollande sticks to his guns

Hours after he was booed at the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris, François Hollande begged his fellow countrymen to trust him during a live interview and urged them to be...

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2014-07-08 Nicolas Sarkozy

French social summit: The end of dialogue?

François Hollande has always hailed social dialogue as a cornerstone of his presidency, with a so-called social summit taking place every year. But this year, several unions...

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