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Elections 08-05-2012

Hollande’s EU reform agenda still vague

François Hollande’s election as president of France has been hailed as a decisive shift of the political balance in the European Union, but the policies he will actually push for in Brussels remain unclear, EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 03-05-2012

Hollande seen as less influential in Brussels than Sarkozy: Poll

Some 65% of French believe incumbent presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy would be better able to influence European affairs than his Socialist rival François Hollande, according to a poll published by EURACTIV France.
Regional Policy 18-04-2012

France’s innovation centres victim of chaotic public finance rules

The European Union has bet big on innovation as a source for growth, but on the ground, the finances of many regional research agencies and competitiveness clusters are endangered by conflicting public finance rules. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 11-04-2012

French presidential candidates avoiding ‘real issues’

Foreign correspondents based in Paris have criticised the leading candidates in the French presidential elections for avoiding substantive economic issues in favour of headline-grabbing, but largely symbolic proposals, EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 06-04-2012

Sarkozy’s ‘letter to the French’ has little new for the EU

Nicolas Sarkozy’s “letter to the French”, unveiled yesterday (5 April), contained no major new ideas on European matters, limiting itself largely to repeating already-announced proposals on  Schengen and ‘reciprocity’ in trade.  EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 29-03-2012

François Bayrou: Toning down his Euro-federalism

As part of an ongoing series, EURACTIV France is profiling leading candidates in the 2012 French presidential elections, analysing in detail what their political action, programmes and policies mean for the European Union. François Bayrou, the centrist candidate of the Democratic Movement, stresses the national responsibility for fiscal discipline and the European Union’s potential to affirm France’s place in the world, toning down his usual strong Euro-federalist rhetoric.

French and German Socialists test water for common agenda

The French and German socialists are hoping to create a common front against the centre-right's current management of Europe and in particular of the euro crisis. To do so, they will have to overcome dramatically different national political traditions.  EURACTIV France contributed to this article.
Elections 21-02-2012

Marine Le Pen: What she means for Europe

As part of an ongoing series, EURACTIV France is profiling major candidates in the 2012 French presidential elections, analysing in detail what their political action, programmes and policies mean for the European Union. We start with Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front.

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