Keyword: eurozone crisis

Britain and France and their most un-seasonal greetings

We are all in the same sinking boat and France and the UK would be wise to focus on rowing in the same direction, argues a Guardian editorial.

Sarkozy says Cameron has created 'two Europes'

French president claimed he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel did everything possible to convince UK to sign the EU deal to tackle debt crisis.

Sarkozy warns of Europe disintegration ahead of make-or-break summit

President Sarkozy has warned that "never has the risk of disintegration been greater" for Europ, ahead of a key EU summit bid to save the eurozone.

Eurozone leaders line up against Cameron in battle to save euro

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ready to exclude UK from euro deal if David Cameron seeks to veto proposals.

The spiral of speculation and austerity spinning France towards 5 million unemployed


France "may have entered a short, shallow recession", announced the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Monday, the smae day when the latest official French unemployment figures were also released revealing the total number of jobless of all categories had reached 4.8 million for the first time since 1999. Mediapart co-founder Laurent Mauduit argues that this sad state of affairs is the result of economic policies that feed speculation rather than fight it, part of a vicious circle that sees the multiplication of austerity measures that are strangling the economy, worsening rather than improving public deficits, and which have already created an exceptional level of social misery.