Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

France

As it happened: Hollande faces the press

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-01-14

President François Hollande detailed his plans to revive France's flagging economy at a key press conference on Tuesday, but spent much of the time deflecting questions about his private life. Follow the event as it unfolded on our liveblog.

  • Hollande refused to answer questions about reports of a love affair with a French actress, saying “private matters should be dealt with privately”
  • He said he would clarify whether his partner Valerie Trierweiler was still first lady ahead of a trip to the US in February
  • The French president unveiled a raft of economic proposals, including €30 billion in tax breaks for companies in return for a commitment to boost employment
  • Hollande also defended France’s military interventions in Mali and the Central African Republic, saying French troops were there to “help, and not to replace, [African forces]”

 

 

Date created : 2014-01-14

COMMENT(S)