EU

Support for the EU dwindles in France and Italy

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Survey shows that in a French referendum on EU membership a narrow majority of just 52 per cent would vote to stay in.

France keenest on Brexit among EU nations

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

Angry medical aid NGO Médecins sans Frontières refuses EU funds

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The charity, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the move was in protest at 'shameful' EU policies to push back migrants from Europe.

French MPs back lifting of sanctions on Russia

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The non-binding vote supports ending the EU sanctions slapped on Russia after it annexed Crimea and after tension escalated over Ukraine.

Why France is backtracking on free trade deal with US

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The French government was initially enthusiastic about the free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. However in recent months Paris, and in particular overseas trade minister Matthias Fekl, has taken a tougher line on the so-called TAFTA deal. Talks on the agreement resume in New York on Monday April 25th, while the day before President Barack Obama will raise the issue with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. But as Ludovic Lamant reports, the chances of a deal being struck before the end of Obama's term of office look increasingly remote.

France threatens halt to EU-US trade deal talks

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Trade minister said option to end negotiations on proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was 'still on the table'.

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

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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'.

France calls on EU to improve Syrian passport checks

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Call to detect false Syrian passports comes after two of the suicide bombers in the Paris attacks were found to be carrying such documents.

France 'will respect financial commitments' despite extra security spending

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Economy minister Emmanuel Macron made pledge despite France's plans to create 5,000 jobs in security forces and avoid defence spending cuts.

Movements of Paris attacks 'mastermind' raise EU security questions

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Growing concern in France after it emerged that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of Europe’s most wanted men, travelled freely around continent.

Hollande and Merkel call for swift EU reform of asylum system

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The French and German leaders, addressing the European Parliament, said current rules are obsolete and that a united EU stand must be adopted.

France softens its opposition to British EU reform plans

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

France to build 'humanitarian' camp for Calais asylum seekers

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EU will provide €5m aid to help France build tented encampment for 1,500 people to replace existing 'jungle' of makeshift shelters.

France, Germany and Britain demand urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

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The three nations want a special meeting of justice and interior ministers within two weeks to find 'concrete steps' to tackle situation.

Hollande backs Merkel's call for common EU refugee policy

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French president said current wave of migration from conflict areas in Middle East required coordinated response by 28-member bloc.