Trade minister Nicole Bricq said Jose Manuel Barroso was a poor choice for the job and had achieved nothing in his term of office.
Budget watchdog calls for new round of drastic cuts and an immediate freeze in public sector pay, warning public finances are badly off track.
Accused of fuelling far-right nationalism, Commission boss says French politicians should not use EU as a scapegoat for their own problems.
France has until now threatened to veto EU-US free trade negotiations due this summer unless movies and digital media are left out of the talks.
Nearly two-thirds of French people think the European Union is headed in the wrong direction, according to a widely-watched survey.
The IMF, which said that it expects the French economy to shrink 0.2 percent this year, wants the country to reform its economy and labor market.
French president warns Commission not to give orders after Brussels called for urgent eurozone reforms to avert a “social emergency”.
In return for getting two more years to bring its budget deficit back in line France must start its reforms this year says European Commission.
At meeting in Germany, finance minister Pierre Moscovici says Paris still committed to getting finances in order, but not at expense of growth.
French finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said the 'dogma of austerity' as the only tool to fight the euro debt crisis was over.
European Union says France has slipped back into recession and will need two more years to bring its budget deficit under control.
Relations have plunged to a new low after François Hollande's party openly criticised Merkel's self-serving approach to euro crisis.
EU says France’s shrinking share of global exports and diminishing growth prospects set to continue until country’s labour market is more flexible.
Blow for UK premier David Cameron as Paris and Berlin refuse to take part in review of power balance between EU and national parliaments.