Keyword: Pierre Moscovici
Victory in the Doubs by-election on French-Swiss border would be first parliamentary win for socialist government since it came to power in 2012.
In blow to former President Sarkozy, his UMP candidate was knocked out in first round, leaving a run-off between the socialists and the far right.
Brussels may be willing to use new compliance rules to tell Paris to rewrite its 2015 budget, triggering a crisis.
MEPs gasped when ex-finance minister told commissioner confirmation hearing that Paris had never broken EU budget rules.
Leaked memo says former finance minister Pierre Moscovici's powers in EU Commission will be shared with Latvian hardliner.
Ministers from countries who have carried out major budget cuts said to be 'very unhappy' with French failure to meet deadlines.
France’s Pierre Moscovici has been named as the new European Union commissioner for economic and monetary affairs in Brussels. At first glance it appears a clear-cut triumph for President François Hollande who has installed his former finance minister in a key economic post at the heart of the EU despite German opposition. It is also a sign that the new European Commission president Claude Juncker wants to display his independence from German chancellor Angela Merkel. But as Ludovic Lamant reports, Juncker has also shaken up the Commission's structure and placed two economic hawks alongside the French commissioner. Some observers believe their main role is to stop the French “social democrat” being too soft on member countries struggling to cut their deficits – and in particular France.
Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici will take up the important economic and monetary affairs portfolio despite some German misgivings.
Diplomatic sources say former finance minister Pierre Moscovici is close to being appointed to Jean-Claude Juncker's new commission.
French officials make no secret of the fact they are angling for a major economic portfolio for the politician recently reshuffled out of government.
Finance minister holds out prospect of renewing old economic ties as French business delegation travels to Iranian capital for meetings.
Finance minister Pierre Moscovici says controversial article in the magazine entitled 'The Fall of France' is riddled with 'innumerable errors'.
France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici says differences between Paris and Berlin are narrowing on agreement that will mean a 'real revolution'.