Keyword: 2014

France says 2013 deficit to be higher, 2014 growth lower

Finance minister Pierre Moscovici said 2013 public deficit will come in at 4.1 percent of GDP, higher than the 3.9 percent agreed with EU.

French public deficit 'to exceed 3.7% target'

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has confirmed that the 'public deficit will be a little higher than expected'.

France to lead first world war centenary commemorations

France will set tone for the way the world marks the 1914-18 war; two of its bloodiest battles, at Verdun and the Somme, took place on French soil.

Hollande fires environment minister after criticism of 2014 budget plans

Delphine Batho had said on TV that it was a 'bad budget' and that French people are 'disappointed' with the year-old government.

France 'to seek 14 billion euros in cuts next year'

Newspaper says government aims to tame deficit by reducing ministerial budgets, state aid to companies and local government funding.

France plans 6 billion-euro tax hike in 2014

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici said most of the additional tax revenue will come from higher value-added and corporate taxes.

Debt crisis: France puts brakes on austerity

France will not introduce any further austerity measures this year but instead focus on spending cuts in 2014 to bring its deficit down to 3pc of GDP.

Yorkshire to host the start of 2014 Tour de France

The famous cycle race will start in Leeds with two other stages also taking place in Britain - one of them finishing in London, say organisers.