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Latest update : 2014-04-30

A Turning Point for France? Socialist Government Pushes Belt-Tightening

France's government is facing some hard choices that test both its socialist credentials and the country's reputation as a good place to do business. This afternoon at the National Assembly, new Prime minister Manuel Valls has been rallying all the votes he can get among left-wing backbenchers of his own camp for his plan to lop 50 billion euros off the deficit. Is this a turning point for French socialism, and for France?

By François PICARD

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Francesco SARACENO

Senior Economist, OFCE

Jakob HAESLER

Co-founder of TinyClues

Hélène CONWAY MOURET

Senator for French nationals living abroad

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 1)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-26 migrants

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 2)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-26 Hungary

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 1)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-25 China

The Great Fall of China: World worries as financial bubble bursts (part 2)

Shanghai's financial markets are in freefall - down more than 7.6% on Tuesday, and more than 40% since June. It’s contagious, with a black Monday for global stocks and a steep...

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