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Languages & Culture 31-07-2014

French fear ‘cultural dumping’ from Netflix’s EU expansion

Netflix, the US-based Internet streaming TV network, is set to expand its services to an additional six European countries in the autumn. But France fears that its European affiliate, based in the Netherlands, will damage its home-grown audiovisual industry. EURACTIV France reports.
Regional Policy 25-07-2014

France launches EU’s first digital infrastructure ‘project bond’

A plan to provide superfast broadband to French rural areas will receive EU funding in the form of 'project bonds', EURACTIV France reports.
French agriculture
Agrifood 24-07-2014

Report: Italy ‘overzealous’ in reporting EU farm fraud cases

Member states show a mixed record when it comes to reporting irregularities in how EU funds for agriculture and regional policy are being spent. While Italy has been "overzealous" in its reporting, others hardly report any fraud at all, according to a new EU report. EURACTIV France reports.
Rwanda corruption
Development Policy 11-06-2014

G7 advances fight against corruption

Leaders of the seven biggest industrialised countries (G7) have discussed illicit financial flows in developing countries and extractive industries. Important progress was made according to ONE. EURACTIV France reports.
Regional Policy 04-06-2014

French territorial reform: bigger regions, greater EU influence

Territorial reforms announced by François Hollande should give French regions greater weight in European politics. They are currently struggling to compete with their counterparts in Germany, Italy and Spain. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 28-05-2014

Eurosceptic MEPs will have “marginal” influence in EU Parliament

The number of Eurosceptic MEPs has increased significantly, but the lack of a blocking minority means their influence in the Parliament will remain “marginal”. EURACTIV France reports.

EU’s ‘Youth Guarantee’ scheme slacking

So-called “Youth Guarantee" schemes have reduced unemployment of young people in Finland, but expanding the scheme to other European countries has been slow and lacking commitment. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 21-05-2014

Profile: Laure Ferrari, the protegee of Nigel Farage

Laure Ferrari, EU election candidate for the far-right party Arise the Republic (Debout la République), entered politics after an unexpected encounter with Nigel Farage, the firebrand eurosceptic Briton. She is profiled in the third part of a series looking at the French election candidates, by EURACTIV France.
PS Mountebourg
Trade & Society 19-05-2014

Brussels worried about French protectionism in Alstom talks

The European Commission has voiced concerns after the French government issued a decree last week giving it the power to veto takeovers in sectors seen as "strategic" for France, including the Alstom deal currently being negotiated with General Electric. EURACTIV France reports.
somalia money stacks
Development Policy 14-05-2014

French development aid playing catch-up in terms of transparency

The International Aid Transparency Initiative's (IATI) annual report has shown increased global development aid transparency improved last year but France, one of the world's biggest donors, is still lagging behind. EURACTIV France reports.
Candidates for President of the European Commission in 2014
Technology 25-04-2014

French TV will not air EU Commission Presidency debate

20 European channels will broadcast the debate between candidates for the presidency of the European Commission on 15 May. However, France Télévisions has decided to not air the debate. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 24-04-2014

France conforms to EU budgetary requirements

After weeks of indecision, the French government has finally published an economic plan aimed at reducing its public deficit to 3% of GDP by 2015. EURACTIV France reports.
Competition 23-04-2014

France concerned over ‘cabotage’ abuses

Just days after the European Union passed new rules on posted workers to fight social abuses in the construction sector, France is back on the attack, this time asking for an update of cabotage rules in road freight. EURACTIV France reports.
Meeting de Martin Schultz à Paris - 17 avril 2014
EU Elections 2014 18-04-2014

Martin Schulz launches European campaign in Paris

Socialist front-runner Martin Schulz launched his European campaign on Thursday (17 April) in front of 1,600 socialist activists in Paris, promising to tackle taxes and social dumping. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 18-04-2014

French development aid and francophonie make unlikely bedfellows

The French cabinet reshuffle brought the development and francophonie portfolios under one secretary of state, an arrangement that many struggle to understand. EURACTIV France reports.
Manuel Valls
Euro & Finance 17-04-2014

France will keep its promises, says Manuel Valls

The new prime minister reaffirmed France’s commitment to reducing its national deficit, and ending the government’s unclear stance on EU affairs. EURACTIV France reports.

Parliament approves basic bank accounts for all

A directive guaranteeing all European citizens access to banking services was passed by a large majority in the European Parliament on Tuesday, 15 April. EURACTIV France reports.