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Macron's EU election flagbearer targets 100-strong alliance with kingmaker role

12 May 2019

PARIS The flagbearer of President Emmanuel Macron's European election challenge on Sunday foresaw building a centrist alliance of more than 100 lawmakers, enough she said to thrust the French leader and his grouping into the position of kingmaker in the chamber.

France and Germany commit to European electric battery industry

02 May 2019

PARIS France and Germany agreed on Thursday to jointly invest in the European production of electric vehicle batteries, taking on the United States and China in what is emerging as one of the world's most competitive industries. | Video

Dutch take stake in Air France-KLM to counter French influence

27 Feb 2019

THE HAGUE/PARIS The Dutch government will take a stake in Air France-KLM equal to that of the French government in order to increase its influence in the carrier's operations, a move that took the French by surprise.

Temporary French deficit overshoot tolerable: EU's Moscovici

13 Dec 2018

PARIS France's expected overshooting next year of the European Union's 3-percent of GDP deficit ceiling could be tolerated if it is temporary, the EU's economic commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday.

'Yellow vest' protesters knock wind out of French business, economy

04 Dec 2018

PARIS Three weeks of "yellow vest" protests have hit the French economy hard, with trade in shops, hotels and restaurants falling significantly, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday. | Video

Economic impact of yellow vest protests 'severe' - French fin min

03 Dec 2018

* Paris hotel cancellations surge 20-50 percent, industry body

France presses Germany on proposals for euro zone's future

09 Nov 2018

PARIS Germany must decide in the coming weeks on French proposals to advance the integration of the euro zone, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

Uhr im transatlantischen Zollstreit tickt - Handelskrieg droht

31 May 2018

Paris/Berlin Trotz Verhandlungen bis zur letzten Minute droht ab Juni ein Handelskrieg zwischen den USA und der EU.

France to cut deficit faster than planned on firm growth

11 Apr 2018

PARIS France will cut its budget deficit faster than expected over President Emmanuel Macron's term as growth proves stronger than previously estimated, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.

France nationalises shipyard for now to thwart Italian majority

27 Jul 2017

PARIS France will temporarily nationalise the STX France shipyard to prevent an Italian firm taking majority control, the economy minister said on Thursday, marking President Emmanuel Macron's first big industrial policy decision.

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