Marine Le Pen,  leader of far-right Front National. She denounces dire forecasts as fear-mongering by her opponents. Photograph: Mathieu Cugnot/EPA

There will be no jubilant crowds waving blue-and-gold European flags and singing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in French streets on Saturday to mark the 60th(...)

President François Hollande’s government is to update its main economic and deficit forecasts on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

France’s central bank governor warned presidential candidates on Tuesday that French credibility in Europe hinged on the country respecting the curren(...)