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  France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici confirmed this week that the country is on course to cut 3 per cent of gross domestic product by next year, despite a socialist president being in power for 100 days. President François Hollande, the Socialist president, is planning to stick to the debt reduction targets set in motion… » read more

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  The French president François Hollande on Tuesday stated some home truths about the empty seats fiasco at the Olympics and made a cheeky dig at the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Cameron probably won’t be invited to the steps of the Elysée Palace soon unlike opposition leader Ed Miliband. Cameron and Hollande did however… » read more

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  The state auditor of France today said that unemployment benefit payments to artists and other creatives were unsustainable. France is in a rather unique position in that it artists and creatives have a special system since 1960 called “intermittents du spectacle” to collect unemployment benefits, that is the envy of many artists across Europe.… » read more

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  UK Labour leader Ed Miliband met his socialist counterpart French president, Francois Hollande, in Paris on Tuesday. Despite Ed not having campaigned for Hollande during his bid for the presidency, he was warmly greeted in public on the steps of the Elysée Palace; an unusual occurrence for an opposition leader. It seems clear that… » read more

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