Keyword: Manuel Valls

Saudi Arabia and France sign deals worth a total 10 billion euros

The contracts involve military, energy, health, food, and aeropsace sectors said office of French PM who is currently on a visit Saudi Arabia.

France says its strikes against IS in Syria may have killed French jihadists

French prime minister says French jihadists may have been among those killed in an attack on Islamic State training camp near Raqqa last week.

Egypt and France sign deal over warships built for Russia

Egypt has inked a deal to buy two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia before their sale was scrapped over the Ukraine crisis.

The growing tension between farmers and the French state


Two health and safety inspectors believe their car was deliberately sabotaged during a visit to a market gardener in west France, and are furious that prosecutors dropped their investigation. The affair highlights mounting tension between state officials and farmers as the latter protest about low prices and as the government tries to placate farmers' ire by telling officials to ease off on their inspections. Mathilde Goanec reports.

France won't host more than 30,000 refugees says PM

French premier Manuel Valls said on television: 'We cannot welcome to Europe all those who flee Syria's dictatorship.'

Government pledges more aid for farmers after Paris tractor protest

Prime minister Manuel Valls promises up to €3 billion to help agriculture invest in modernizing production over next three years.

France to build 'humanitarian' camp for Calais asylum seekers

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

How the Socialist Party is now France's 'Democratic Party'


The ruling Socialist Party is continuing its inexorable drift towards the centre ground of French politics. As Stéphane Alliès reports, prime minister Manuel Valls's key-note speech on Sunday to end its summer conference underlined the extent to which the party has turned its back on other parties of the Left and has instead become a “rallying call for progressives”.

Ferry services resume between France and England after Calais blockade lifted

Passengers at Dover and Calais were left stranded for hours after protest on eve of visit to French port by French prime minister.

Eurozone 'cannot risk Greek exit' says French PM

Hours before a key summit meeting in Brussels, Manuel Valls said there could be 'no taboo subject' in talks to keep Greece within the eurozone.

French public back ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn as potential presidential candidate

Strauss-Kahn came second in poll out of a group of Socialist Party figures regarded as potential candidates for France’s 2017 election.

French PM says European bank cannot 'cut off lifeline' to Greece

Manuel Valls stressed that the ECB is independent but added: 'It's the Greek nation that is suffering.'

French attack 'raises doubts' about Hollande

The socialist president will have to explain why his security services failed to prevent another terror attack in France, argues Politico.

French PM warns of more attacks after decapitation of man increases tensions

Manuel Valls said it was simply a question of when a new attack took place and warned that some would try to 'exploit' the tensions in France.

French premier warns on Altice bid to buy Bouygues Telecom

Manuel Valls says plan by owners of Numericable-SFR to buy rivals Bouygues for €10 billion must preserve jobs and network investments.