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EU Elections 2019 27-05-2019

Traditional French parties experience defeat

The two main political groups in the European Parliament are losing ground but will remain the powerhouses in the new assembly. However, the traditional political forces on both the right and the left collapsed in France during the European elections. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2019 08-05-2019

French socialists cast off Timmermans as EU election candidate

The joint list of the French Socialist Party and the leftist Place publique party is differentiating itself from the Party of European Socialists (PES) by insisting on ecological issues. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2019 28-03-2019

French socialists adopt a list of women and a list of men for EU elections

PS finally decided on its own list for the EU Parliament elections, or rather on two lists: one of women and another of men. These are to be voted upon by Party members on 2 April. EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 27-02-2019

Benoît Hamon’s movement launches European election list on its own

Having failed to bring the French left together with his plans for citizen voting, Benoît Hamon presented the first 30 names on the list of the Génération.s movement. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2019 06-11-2018

Fragmentation of French left in European elections sharpens appetites

From Ségolène Royal to Benoît Hamon and citizens’ pressure groups, the ambitions of the French left are multiplying in the run-up to the May 2019 European elections, with the risk of cancelling each other out. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2019 21-09-2018

French socialists wager on bringing together the left after European elections

The French socialist party has approved the outline of its plan for the European elections and is reaching out to the other parties of the European left, against the backdrop of its own internal divisions. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 30-06-2017

France pledges to meet EU deficit target, despite strong headwinds

France will meet the EU deficit limit of 3.0% of GDP in 2017, the prime minister insisted Thursday (29 June), after the public accounts watchdog said it would miss the mark unless it took urgent action.
Elections 30-01-2017

Hamon’s victory confirms ‘Corbynisation’ of French left

The clear victor in France’s Socialist primary, Benoît Hamon represents the left fringe of his divided party. Fearing a decline into eternal opposition and irrelevance, some Socialist MPs will instead back Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 26-01-2017

French presidential hopeful says EU’s ‘3% public deficit dogma must end’

During a TV debate yesterday evening (25 January), both contenders for the Socialist ticket in the French Presidential election said they would loosen the country’s purse strings, with Benoît Hamon going a step further by promising to end the EU's “3% deficit dogma”. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 29-11-2016

What you need to know about the French left primary

The right has chosen François Fillon, now it is up to the left to choose its candidate for the 2017 presidential election. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Elections 27-10-2016

Benoît Hamon pledges to ‘democratise and repoliticise’ Europe

The EU took centre stage in the French Socialist Party’s presidential debate on Tuesday (25 October), as candidate Benoît Hamon denounced the "toxic arrangement between the right and the social-democrats" in Strasbourg. EURACTIV France reports.

May Day rally in Paris turns violent as pressure against labour reform grows

Police fired tear gas after protesters hurled bottles and other projectiles during a May Day rally in Paris yesterday (1 May), where controversial labour reforms were the main focus of demonstrations.

French attempt to ‘liberate’ the economy ends up adding new regulation

Emmanuel Macron’s economic bill, designed to show the European Commission that France is serious about reform, will also submit parts of the economy to a glut of new regulations. EURACTIV France reports
EU Elections 2014 28-01-2015

French Socialists inspired by Syriza victory

After observing the rise of the radical left in Greece with suspicion, France's Socialists have extended a warm welcome to Alexis Tsipras following his election victory. EURACTIV France reports
Manuel Valls à l'université d'été du Parti socialiste en 2012 - ©Mathieu Delmestre/PS
Euro & Finance 03-09-2014

Valls reaffirms his support for French-German partnership

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls insisted on the importance of reducing public deficits at the employers Summer University last week, hoping to reassure Germany over France's mounting debt. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU Elections 2014 06-06-2014

French Socialists want to intensify left-right divide in EU Parliament

The French Socialist delegation to the EU calls for talks with the European left. It wants to bring the left back onto the main stage by ensuring a deep political divide between it and the right. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2013

German left softer on Merkel austerity than French Socialists

Even though French Socialists launched a personal attack on Angela Merkel's financial housekeeping in their European roadmap, their centre-left colleagues in Germany are playing a subtler endgame, EURACTIV France reports.
Central Europe 19-04-2013

Forget the United States of Europe, French ex-minister says

EXCLUSIVE / The European Union will never receive enough public support for federalism and so should abandon the idea of a United States-inspired superstate, says the influential French Socialist former minister Hubert Védrine.
Elections 27-02-2012

François Hollande: Towards a European ‘New Deal’?

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. François Hollande, Socialist candidate and current front-runner, promises a break with the 'Merkozy' consensus on Europe's economic crisis and a revision of the fiscal compact treaty.

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