Keyword: Britain

France's far-right Front National calls for EU referendum

FN's Florian Philippot says French President François Hollande should 'follow the British example' and hold a vote on EU membership.

France and Germany agree closer eurozone ties without EU treaty change

Deal between Paris and Berlin on tighter political union seen as blow to British premier David Cameron's own hopes for treaty changes.

Britain just pips France as world's fifth-largest economy

The result is because Britain now includes earnings from drugs and prostitution in its GDP figures, which France as yet does not.

François Hollande promises no more tax rises until 2017

In lengthy TV interview the under-fire French president also said that he would not stand for re-election in 2017 if jobless rate does not fall.

France to spend €3m per year on Calais migrant centre

But plan by interior minister attacked by charities who say it will resemble the notorious Sangatte Red Cross welcome centre closed in 2002.

France and UK trade blame for Calais migrant crisis

The mayor of Calais returned criticism when she appeared before British MPs on the issue of numbers of migrants crossing to UK from the port.

French turn to UK for health care insurance

Thousands of French people have taken out private insurance with UK companies amid growing frustration with 'sick' public system.

Ebola could reach France by late October say scientists

Experts predict 75 percent chance virus could be imported to France by October 24 and 50 percent chance it could hit Britain by then.

Britain to contribute 15M euros to help Calais crackdown on migrants

The agreement announced on Saturday provides for tighter border controls and increased cooperation between French and British police.

All EU countries want Britain to stay - except France

Just over half of French people polled want Britain to quit EU, with only 42 percent believing Brussels should take London's concerns into account.

UK offers Nato security fence to help Calais tackle migrants

British immigration minister says fencing could replace the 'inadequate' barriers at the French port as tensions rise over migrant issue.

Calais mayor warns of blockade over illegal migration

Natacha Bouchart says town is held 'hostage' by about 1,300 migrants and will block port unless UK does more to control their numbers.

France evacuates French and British expats from Libya

Forty French nationals have been evacuated by ship along with seven British nationals as battles rage between government forces and militias.

French police make fresh move on Calais migrants

Officers clear makeshift camp housing some 500 migrants at a food distribution point close to the French port where they had been squatting.

 

A French message to Britain: get out of Europe before you wreck it

Former French premier Michel Rocard argues the UK is stopping the European Union from finding the democratic force and legitimacy it needs.