Keyword: Brexit

Brexit vote a 'grave test for Europe' says France's Hollande

Europe has to show 'solidity and strength' in its response to the economic and financial risks, the French president said after cabinet meeting.

After Brexit, France's far right calls for 'Frexit' EU referendum

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.

Brexit would be ‘irreversible’, France’s Hollande warns UK

French president says quitting EU would put Britain at a 'very serious risk' of losing access to the bloc's single market.

Brexit debate reveals France's own splits over EU

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Proponents and opponents of Britain staying in the EU, June 15th, 2016. © Reuters Proponents and opponents of Britain staying in the EU, June 15th, 2016. © Reuters

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.

France keenest on Brexit among EU nations

Series of polls show that between 32 and 41 percent of French population would see their neighbour's departure from EU in positive light.

French minister says UK would be 'killed' in post-Brexit trade talks

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron warned that if Britain leaves the European Union it would have no clout with countries like China.

France says post-Brexit trade deal would require EU budget payment

French economy minister warns that if UK left EU it must contribute to bloc's budget for trade deal and may not receive full access to single market.

France will not open borders if UK leaves EU says interior minister

Bernard Cazeneuve contradicted claims about impact of Brexit saying: 'We don't need statements that create buzz we need long-term action.'

France's Hollande warns of Brexit 'consequences'

Asked about impact of EU exit by UK on border controls in Calais, president said: 'I don't want to scare you .. but there will be consequences.'

Hollande insists Britain given 'no special dispensations from EU rules'

Speaking at end of negotiations in Brussels, the French president added UK was not given veto over the eurozone 'which is very important for France'.

Brexit talks: France rejects UK demands on finance, welfare payments

French president said there can be no special case for City of London nor restriction of EU migrants' rights, as demanded by UK PM David Cameron.

Cameron in Paris for last-minute talks on new EU membership terms

Seeking a deal ahead of 'Brexit' referendum, the UK PM met with President François Hollande in Paris in a bid to gain French backing for concessions.

HSBC envisages moving 1,000 jobs to Paris in event of Brexit

The bank, which recently announced it is keeping its HQ in London, said global banking and markets staff could move to Paris if UK leaves EU.

France leads resistance to UK push for its banks to dodge euro regulations

As diplomatic efforts to keep UK in the EU gather pace before key Brussels summit this week, France heads campaign against City of London perks.

France softens its opposition to British EU reform plans

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron said creative ways can be found to amend EU treaties and prevent a European 'Brexit' crisis.