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Greece to buy two French frigates: report

Greek media reports say Athens is to begin negotiating the purchase from France of two French-Italian-designed FFREM-class multimission frigates, and is eyeing a further deal for two French Gowind-class corvettes. 

Exclusive: Macron speaks out on Trump, Putin, Palestine, Syria, and the Greek debt

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Emmanuel Macron, who was elected as France’s new president on Sunday, gave his last interview before his landslide victory to Mediapart, in which he detailed the measures and policies he would adopt over his five-year term of office. During the two-hour interview on Friday evening, he detailed his approach to a number of foreign policy issues - which were little mentioned during his campaign - including French military intervention abroad, his views on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Greek debt crisis, and US reluctance to implement the Paris COP 21 measures to combat climate change.

France challenges German veto over Greek Christmas bonus row

French president said wrong to prevent Greece from taking “sovereign decisions” to pay pensioners a one-off bonus, despite German anger.

EgyptAir crash 'more likely' to be terror attack than technical failure

Greek TV report of what could be airplane debris spotted in sea near where plane vanished from radar about 174 miles off Egyptian coast.

No theory ruled out says President Hollande after EgyptAir crash

French president and Egyptian premier say terrorism is possible explanation for sudden crash of plane carrying 66 people over Mediterranean.

Missing EgyptAir flight 'crashed off Greek island'

Sea search starts as Greek aviation source says plane flying from Paris to Cairo crashed around 130 nautical miles off the island of Karpathos.

Alleged Paris attacks ringleader 'evaded Greek police' in January

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, killed by French police last month, escaped arrest in Athens from where he directed Brussels terror cell, security source tells BBC.

Movements of Paris attacks 'mastermind' raise EU security questions

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

Hollande: France will help Greece with reforms

French president gave pledge on visit to Athens to sign partnership with Greece's Alexis Tsipras to provide French management expertise.

French parliament approves Greek bailout deal

France's lower and upper houses voted by strong majorities to approve the controversial 86 billion-euro debt bailout plan agreed on Monday.

French finance minister joins IMF criticism of Greek bailout terms

Michel Sapin said on Wednesday that IMF report urging large-scale debt relief for Greece was shared by the French government.

French president denies bailout deal is humiliation for Greece

François Hollande said humiliation would be to exit Greece from eurozone, and called for a strengthening of Europe's economic governance.

Why Europe's new problem is Germany

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Le ministre allemand des finances, Wolfgang Schaüble. © Reuters Le ministre allemand des finances, Wolfgang Schaüble. © Reuters

The dogmatic intransigence and unprecedented brutality that Germany has directed towards the Greek government now marks a historic break-up of the European project, writes Mediapart editor François Bonnet in this analysis of the five years of high drama surrounding the Greek debt crisis. The camouflage, he writes, has finally dropped: the arrival of an aggressive German superpower in Europe, seated on economic strength but also its influence over a number of central European states, one that is intent on imposing its economic and monetary vision, promises untold divisions and dangers.

France's role behind Greek bailout deal

Analysts say that while Germany remains EU's senior player, the debt talks saga has shown France can still be a key counterweight power.

France calls for swift Greece bailout deal

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