The non-binding vote supports ending the EU sanctions slapped on Russia after it annexed Crimea and after tension escalated over Ukraine.
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.
Trade minister said option to end negotiations on proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was 'still on the table'.
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'.
Call to detect false Syrian passports comes after two of the suicide bombers in the Paris attacks were found to be carrying such documents.
Economy minister Emmanuel Macron made pledge despite France's plans to create 5,000 jobs in security forces and avoid defence spending cuts.
Growing concern in France after it emerged that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of Europe’s most wanted men, travelled freely around continent.
The French and German leaders, addressing the European Parliament, said current rules are obsolete and that a united EU stand must be adopted.
Economy minister Emmanuel Macron said creative ways can be found to amend EU treaties and prevent a European 'Brexit' crisis.
EU will provide €5m aid to help France build tented encampment for 1,500 people to replace existing 'jungle' of makeshift shelters.
The three nations want a special meeting of justice and interior ministers within two weeks to find 'concrete steps' to tackle situation.
French president said current wave of migration from conflict areas in Middle East required coordinated response by 28-member bloc.
France is sent before European Court of Justice over 10M-euros given to low-cost airlines Ryannair and Transavia to use regional airports.
Analysts say that while Germany remains EU's senior player, the debt talks saga has shown France can still be a key counterweight power.
French and German interior ministers said EU plan to resettle migrants across member states should 'take better account of efforts already made'.