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Latest update : 2014-02-19

France is "open for business": Hollande's charm offensive with foreign investors

Please come to France, we shall not tax you more, we shall make your life easy! This is the message delivered by François Hollande to CEOs of foreign companies who were wined and dined for 24 hours in Paris this week. A socialist president singing the praise of the corporate world? Not to the liking of his socialist supporters: Hollande's popularity hits rock bottom and the outcome of the municipal elections next month looks gloomy.

By Marc PERELMAN

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Jean-Marc Gonin

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

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2015-04-21 immigration

Mediterranean migrant deaths: French political parties differ over how to respond

The issue of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe has been at the heart of debate. From the far-right to the far-left, French political parties all have differing views...

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2015-04-14 Marine Le Pen

What does Le Pen family drama mean for the National Front party?

After a tense standoff with his daughter over a spate of inflammatory remarks, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front party, eventually withdrew his...

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2015-04-07 Mosque

French Muslim leader calls for more mosques

This week, the head of the French Muslim Council, Dalil Boubakeur, said France’s 2,200 mosques were insufficient for the 5 to 7 million Muslims living in the country. His...

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2015-03-31 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: a three-horse race?

A victory for the opposition conservatives, a serious setback for the ruling socialists and a confirmation for the far-right National Front party. Last Sunday's elections were...

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2015-03-25 UMP

French local elections: A victory for Sarkozy's party, a historic result for the far-right

A victory for the conservative UMP party, a major step forward for the far-right National Front and a lesser defeat than expected for the ruling Socialists. All this, along with...

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