France’s food producer organisation says areas most hit will be wine and dairy products which make up 'bulk' of French agriculture exports.
French economy minister Emmanuel Macron says Brexit vote will have 'no consequences' on the £18billion nuclear plant project in Britain.
Jean-Marc Ayrault and Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged other EU members to join them in further steps toward a 'political union in Europe'.
French president François Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel seek to restor calm over Brexit ahead of meeting in Berlin.
Despite calls in Calais for UK to 'take back its border', French ministers say bilateral deal that keeps migrants on French soil will not be affected.
Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault suggested Britain appoint a new premier 'within a few days' and invoke EU's article 50 to start exit talks.
News of the British vote to leave the European Union has caused considerable shock in France, one of the founding fathers of the European project. President François Hollande has called for immediate action to revitalise the EU and after meetings with ministers on Friday will meet with Italian premier Matteo Renzi in Paris this weekend and with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. On Tuesday the French Parliament will also debate the likely impact of Brexit on France and Europe in general. Lénaïg Bredoux reports.
The surprise vote in Britain highlighted numerous fractures within British society, in particular between old and young voters. As Mediapart English's Michael Streeter reports, the referendum also persuaded many disgruntled and impoverished working class voters to vote for the first time in years – and punish the Establishment elites.
International relations expert François Heisbourg says President Hollande’s room for manoeuvre in Europe will now be limited.
The British 'no' vote in the referendum on the European Union marks the victory of the extreme right, represented by the repugnant Nigel Farage and his UKIP party. In that sense it is a tragedy. But this 'no' vote also signs the death warrant of a European Union that has turned away from its citizens. Now the whole European project needs to be rebuilt and Mediapart's editor François Bonnet wonders whether that isn't good news...
Europe has to show 'solidity and strength' in its response to the economic and financial risks, the French president said after cabinet meeting.
Front National's Marine Le Pen, who displayed British flag on her Twitter page, said 'Bravo to the United Kingdom' after Britain's shock vote.
French president says quitting EU would put Britain at a 'very serious risk' of losing access to the bloc's single market.
Whichever way Britain votes in its referendum on EU membership this Thursday, French president François Hollande has promised new “initiatives” in the coming days to reinvigorate the European Union. Hollande himself has gone out on a limb by associating himself strongly with British premier David Cameron's opposition to so-called 'Brexit'. Meanwhile, as Lénaïg Bredoux reports, the French Left is itself split over the issue of Europe and how to approach it.