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Keyword: euro

Hollande's bid to reform the eurozone

Jul 23, 2015 | By Lénaïg Bredoux

Following the European debacle of the Greek crisis, French President François Hollande has called for reforms to the eurozone that include giving it budgetary powers and a parliament, and will soon meet with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi to discuss the issue which he hopes to place on the agenda of a European leaders’ summit in October. Lénaïg Bredoux reports.

France calls for swift Greece bailout deal

Jul 12, 2015 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

Arriving at a Brussels summit of eurozone leaders on Sunday, President François Hollande vowed to do 'everything' to reach a deal within hours.

France recognised as key pacifier in Greek negotiations

Jul 11, 2015 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

After last week’s referendum in Greece rejecting bailout terms Paris played a key role in helping Athens say analysts and Greek minister.

Belgium skirts French attack in battle of Waterloo coin

Paris forced Brussels to scrap a 2-euro coin commemorating Napoleon's defeat, but the Belgians use EU loophole to mint a 2.5-euro version.

France wins latest Battle of Waterloo

Mar 13, 2015 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

Following pressure from France, Belgium has withdrawn its plan to issue a new 2-euro coin depicting Napoleon's 1815 defeat at Waterloo.

Paris takes issue with Battle of Waterloo euro coin

Mar 12, 2015 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

French government says a new Belgian 2-euro coin with an image of the memorial at Waterloo, site of Napoleon's defeat, is 'negative' symbol.

France congratulates Syriza on victory in Greek elections

Jan 26, 2015 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

President Hollande says he wants to continue the 'close' cooperation between France and Greece in favour of 'growth' and euro zone 'stability'.

French bosses call for more aggressive euro rate

Aug 28, 2014 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

Two prominent French businesmen call on ECB to lower exchange rate to boost competitivity and counter other currency manipulations.

France hits out at dollar dominance in international transactions

French finance minister Michel Sapin calls for 'rebalancing' of the currencies used for global payments after US fined BNP Parisbas bank.

France steps up campaign to weaken euro

Led by prime minister Manuel Valls, ministers insist that eurozone political leaders should take up exchange rate issue and not leave it to ECB.

Euro crisis is over, says France's Francois Hollande

Despite high unemployment and recession, French president tells Japanese business leaders the four-year financial crisis that gripped EU is past.

Europe's 3 percent deficit target – brief history of a political fetish made in France

Feb 18, 2013 | By Lénaïg Bredoux

The French government has revealed that it will almost certainly not be able to meet its objective of trimming the public spending deficit to 3% of GDP by 2013. But where did this slavishly-followed rule – now enshrined in European treaties - come from in the first place? And does it have any economic validity today? Lénaïg Bredoux explores how and why this crucial figure was first created and discovers it dates back more than 30 years...

German and French economies contract

Feb 14, 2013 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

Hopes of economic recovery in eurozone thrown into doubt after figures confirm its two largest economies have performed worse than forecast.

Bank of France chief sparks war of words over call for euro to dump City

Comments by Bank of France chief that the City of London should no longer be financial centre for the euro meet with sharp rebuke in Britain.

Germany and France agree approach on closer European integration

Aug 27, 2012 | By La rédaction de Mediapart

French and German finance ministries to launch a working group to make joint proposals on issues such as fiscal and banking union.