Keyword: Michel Sapin
Finance minister Michel Sapin insisted there would be no 'Grexit' despite collapse of latest talks and a referendum in Greece.
Two forecasts suggest that despite some economic progress both French consumers and businesses will 'wait and see' before spending or investing.
After Greek government submits new reform plan to international creditors, French finance minister says the list is 'better than last time'.
After better-than-expected deficit data for 2014, France's finance minister Michel Sapin said there were reasons to be confident about growth.
EU officials are to grant an extra two years to French government, who now have until 2017 to bring deficit down to under 3% of GDP.
After Paris talks with Greek counterpart, French finance minister offered support for new timeframe or terms but not cancelling the debt.
Yanis Varoufakis will have a meeting with Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday ahead of plans by Greece to renegotiate its debt burden.
But French officials say that new Athens government could be offered more time to pay off its debts if its reforms stay on track.
Official figures show that at the end of 2014 some 3.496 million people were claiming jobless benefits in France.
Fitch cuts France's credit grade by one notch to 'AA' saying efforts to trim its fiscal deficit were harmed by 'weak outlook' for its economy.
Finance minister says Paris still pushing for tax on financial transactions despite fact that deadline for an agreement has passed.
Michel Sapin says countries need to respect each others’ history and national identity - otherwise extreme parties will gain more support.
Finance minister Michel Sapin has revised France's expected 2015 deficit down to 4.1 percent from the 4.3 percent previously forecast.
Finance minister confirms France will add extra 20 per cent to 'taxe d'habitation' on second homes in sought-after areas of France.
In a letter addressed earlier this week to French finance minister Michel Sapin and to which Mediapart has gained access, the European Commission’s vice-president Jyrki Katainen, responsible for economic and monetary affairs, demands to know “why France plans to deviate from the budgetary targets” set by the European Council and “how France could ensure full compliance with its budgetary policy obligations”. President François Hollande has refused to make public the letter, which he described as “of no great significance”, and which Mediapart exclusively publishes in full in this report by our Brussels correspondent Ludovic Lamant.