Francois Hollande

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Raisin Cain: the US supreme court must adjudicate on the government’s cartel

There is a complex and contentious case now being heard before the US Supreme Court, and there’s a lot riding on the decision of the nine judge(...)

A self-inflicted wound

It turns out that the gamekeeper was a poacher, or braconnier , as they say in France, all a(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron: made clear in a key speech on British EU policy in January that the review would include all aspects of EU decision-making. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will not be taking part in a special British review of EU powers and legislation. The so-called “balance(...)

French prosecutors have opened a formal tax fraud investigation  into allegations that former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac held a secret bank account in Switzerland. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France's former budget minister, forced to resign after revelations he held a secret Swiss bank account, has allowed Swiss authorities to pass acco(...)

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:  his office is to publish a list of regulations to be abrogated by the end of April. These include rules on portions of boiled eggs for pupils at schools.

The French government yesterday initiated the choc de simplification promised by President (...)

French president François Hollande during his prime time interview with journalist David Pujadas on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/France 2

French president François Hollande made a valiant effort to convince the eight million French men a(...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

French president Francois Hollande’s government has  acknowledged it will overshoot this year’s target deficit of 3 per cent previously agreed with the European Commission. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Reuters

France missed its budget deficit target in 2012, as it will again this year, underlining the severe challenge facing President François Holland(...)

French-Italian singer Carla Bruni performs during the Echo music awards ceremony in Berlin last week. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

Nearly 11 months have passed since François Hollande trounced Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election. Yet if one is judged by medi(...)

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  delivers a speech next to labour minister Michel Sapin in Pantin, a Paris suburb, on Monday.   Photograph: Fred Dufour/Reuters

A draft law on employment that reached the social affairs commission of the National Assembly yesterday represents a small cultural revolution in F(...)

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