The French parliament’s European affairs committee has rejected a resolution calling on France to block the ratification of CETA, just days before Prime Minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Canada. EURACTIV France reports.
France's European Commissioner believes the EU should continue its trade negotiations with the United States and stand up for its demands, rather than follow the French government's example and give up on the project. EURACTIV France reports.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday (1 September) demanded a "clear halt" to negotiations towards an ambitious US-EU trade agreement as Germany's leader stressed her continued support for the contentious pact.
After two years in office, France’s controversial Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned. Macron made himself popular with his EU counterparts by placing Europe at the heart of his political message. EURACTIV France reports.
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, the French right has called for a hardening of the country’s anti-terror laws, including authorising detention without trial, a measure the government argues is anti-constitutional. EURACTIV France reports.
Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement is gaining momentum, but he has yet to officially launch his 2017 presidential campaign. The minister is the only potential presidential candidate to put Europe at the heart of his message. EURACTIV France reports.
The French government is bending over backwards with promises of tax cuts, in order to present Paris and the eurozone as a safe haven from the uncertainty of Brexit, and the risk of economic depression in the United Kingdom. EURACTIV France reports.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned on Wednesday (6 July) of an EU-wide tax war, with states cutting their corporate tax rates, in the wake of Brexit and the UK’s announcement it will cut rates to 15%.
The European Union should swiftly modify the regulation allowing pay differentials between
seconded and local workers or France will stop applying it, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said yesterday (3 July).
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU has catapulted the question of EU membership to the forefront of France’s 2017 presidential election campaign, with the right and extreme right leading calls for a referendum. EURACTIV France reports.
France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over "direct links to terrorism", Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published later today (13 May), exactly six months after the Paris attacks.
After a series of delays and setbacks, MEPs today (14 April) adopted the controversial European air passenger data directive, though even its supporters accept it is no silver bullet for the EU’s fight against terrorism.
EU member states still refuse to share information on air passengers, fearing the data could fall into the wrong hands. France is pushing for the proposal’s adoption with one hand, while watering it down with the other. EURACTIV France reports.
France's prime minister on Wednesday said there was an "urgent" need to tighten controls on the European Union's borders after bombings in Brussels that left around 30 dead and were claimed by the Islamic State group.
The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
It seems increasingly unlikely that François Hollande will have another shot at the French presidency; faced with dissent in his own ranks over proposed employment reforms and struggling in the polls, the incumbent has few options open. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
The EU's agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Thursday (25 February) he was ready to work with France to take further steps to help struggling livestock farmers after weeks of protests by farmers over low prices in the European Union's biggest agricultural economy.
French President François Hollande has spoken about the possibility of member states being expelled from the European Union if right-wing governments come to power. Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten reports.
French President François Hollande reshuffled his cabinet yesterday (11 February), naming Jean-Marc Ayrault foreign minister and adding several ecologists to government as he seeks to widen his political base ahead of a presidential poll in 2017.