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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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2014-12-23 France

France on alert after attacks: a case of collective hysteria?

The end-of-year celebrations are taking place in a tense climate in France as a series of violent incidents have sown fear and confusion- with the authorities calling for calm...

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2014-12-16 France

Immigration in France: Hollande slams scaremongers

This Monday, the Paris Museum of the History of Immigration was inaugurated by President François Hollande, seven years after it first opened during Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency....

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2014-12-09 French politics

New economic reform bill: A gamble for President Hollande

This week, the "law on growth and activity," an omnibus reform bill aimed at boosting the moribund French economy, is presented to the cabinet. It includes several explosive...

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2014-12-03 French politics

2017 presidential race: The gloves are off!

French political parties of the Right have just chosen their leaders. Marine Le Pen gets the unanimous backing of her party while Nicolas Sarkozy gets the lukewarm backing of...

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2014-11-25 French politics

François Hollande's private life faces global scrutiny

Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande’s ex-partner, has crossed the English Channel to promote her tell-all book about her tumultuous relationship with the president. Her visit...

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