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Latest update : 2014-04-30

A Turning Point for France? Socialist Government Pushes Belt-Tightening (part 2)

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

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Hélène CONWAY MOURET

Senator for French nationals living abroad

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 1)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 2)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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