About: François Hollande

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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Hollande: Greece must ask the richest to pay their taxes

“That the Greek government does what best for the poor is not what shocks me. What we ask Greece is that it asks the richest to pay their taxes,” said French President François Hollande on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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EU Priorities 2020 13-02-2015

Hollande: “Ukraine agreement is a ray of hope”

“We reached an agreement; we could have failed. But the agreement does not guarantee an enduring success in the days to come. We must continue to be vigilant, to apply pressure and to continue the movement that has been started thanks to the initiative that the Chancellor and I have been able to launch.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Hollande: ‘Ukraine agreement is a ray of hope’

On his arrival at the European Council, François Hollande called on leaders to remain vigilant on the Ukrainian question, and said that the next hours would be crucial. The French President recognised that "the agreement is no guarantee for long-term success".
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EU leaders attend Paris anti-terror march

European leaders joined a silent march in Paris on Sunday, after 3 days of terrorist attacks in France left 17 people dead.
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Economy & Jobs 23-10-2014

Hollande on budget: “France will respect the rules but with maximum flexibility”

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, French President Francois Hollande said that France's priority is “growth.”
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Hollande welcomes Juncker’s 300 bn euro EU investment plan

Speaking to journalists on is arrival at the June EU Summit, French President Francois Hollande said praised the EU priorities outlined by newly elected European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Europe's East 05-06-2014

Obama ‘concerned’ over France’s war ship sale to Russia

Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, US President Barack Obama said that he 'has express some concerns' over France's selling of warships to Russia.
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27-05-2014

Hollande: Europe should listen to what happened in France

On his arrival at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande that the EU should undergo a 'reorientation'. “Europe should listen to what happened in France”. When France votes like it did on Sunday, when Front National won 25 per cent of votes, yes we have a problem”, Hollande added.
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Economy & Jobs 30-01-2014

EP Best of 2013: main events and legislative work

Video highlights of the European Parliament's work throughout 2013, grouped by theme: More Europe, Legislative Work, Foreign Relations, and Education & Culture.   Comment on:  Google+ - http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter - https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN
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15-01-2014

Hollande after secret affair claims: ‘These are difficult moments’

French President Francois Hollande brushed away questions about an alleged affair with an actress on Tuesday in his first press conference since the scandal broke. His official partner, Valerie Trierweiler, is in hospital recovering from shock after after a celebrity magazine published pictures of what it said was Hollande wearing a motorcycle helmet visiting actress Julie Gayet for nocturnal trysts.
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Global Europe 19-12-2013

François Hollande arrives at the December 2013 EU Summit

Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda. 
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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2013

European leaders intensify fight against youth unemployment

Twenty-four EU leaders gathered in Paris on Tuesday to confirm their commitment to fight youth unemployment, promising to mobilise €45 billion. EURACTIV France reports.
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Data protection 25-10-2013

Hollande, Merkel demand explanation over US spying allegations – Hollande’s press conference

As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations. Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Hollande said that 'such activities cannot be accepted'.
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Global Europe 28-08-2013

European Commission on the latest developments in Syria

Paris and London are gearing up with the United States for a probable military strike against Syria that could come within days and would be the most aggressive action by Western powers in the Middle Eastern nation's two-and-a-half-year civil war. Western envoys have told the Syrian opposition to expect a military response soon against President Bashar al-Assad's forces as punishment for a chemical weapons attack last week, according to sources who attended a meeting with the rebel Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul.
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Economy & Jobs 18-06-2013

EU, US leaders launch free trade talks at G8 summit

This is  the "biggest bilateral trade deal in history". With these words, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday the beginning of negotiations of a free trade agreement between the EU and the US. Speaking in a joint news conference at the G8 Summit in Ireland, world leaders agreed that forging a trade deal will boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic. According to the Commission,  an EU-US agreement could increase Europe's GDP by 0.5% annually and help create around 400,000 jobs.
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Trade & Society 17-06-2013

EC Barroso on EU-US trade agreement

France cleared the European Union to launch free-trade talks with the United States last Friday (14 June) after fellow EU members accepted its demand to shield movies and online entertainment from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

EU leaders meet at the May 2013 EU Summit – group photo

  EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

French President Francois Hollande arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, French President Francois Hollande said that 'instead of increasing taxes, tax revenue must be found where it hides'. EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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Development Policy 17-05-2013

Donors offer Mali over €3 billion in aid – with strings attached

An EU-led donor conference agreed on Wednesday (15 May) to provide €3.25 billion to fund a sweeping development plan for Mali, but European donors made clear that the interim government must live up to its promises to democratic and social reforms in exchange for the international lifeline.
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Euro & Finance 17-05-2013

Barroso urges ‘credible reforms’ in France in return for deficit grace period

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso urged France on Wednesday (15 May) to push ahead faster with economic reforms in return for being granted two more years as promised to bring its budget deficit below the EU limit. The Commission will present more detailed recommendations to France on 29 May.
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Development Policy 15-05-2013

Mali to get €520 million of EU aid

President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said on Tuesday that the EU will pledge more than half a billion euros to help rebuild Mali after months of conflict. The announcement came ahead of a conference of international donors in Brussels on Wednesday. French President François Hollande and Mali’s interim President will be among those leading the gathering. The Malian government is seeking around €2 billion in development aid to help fund a roadmap to keep the peace and help restore infrastructure in the country.
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Future EU 14-03-2013

EU leaders at March 2013 EU Summit – group photo

An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.
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Future EU 14-03-2013

EU leaders at March 2013 EU Council Summit – Roundtable

An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.
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Future EU 14-03-2013

François Hollande arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit

An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.
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