French President Francois Hollande calls camp conditions "unacceptable", sets out plan to move 9,000 refugees in weeks.
President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France. Show More Summary
“Besides appealing for sites to be protected, Francois Hollande also called for a strengthened commitment to cultural preservation that might include “intervention”, for which he gave no details. Restoration of damaged sites would also be part of his new mission, he said. So would “asylum” for some endangered works of art, a curious term, given […]
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that thousands of migrants living in the shanty town near Calais known as the "Jungle" would be dispersed across the country, in an attempt to quell criticism of his handling of Europe's migrant crisis.
Francois Hollande would fail to reach the second round of voting in the 2017 French presidential election, according to a poll. The survey, reported by Les Echos, found that Hollande would secure between 12 and 16 percent of votes in...Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday appealed for an end to the carnage in Syria, telling the United Nations: "Enough is enough". "The Syrian tragedy will be seen by history as a disgrace for the international community if we do not end it quickly," Hollande told the General Assembly.
The annual ceremony, which was led by President Francois Hollande, was organized by victims’ support groups.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday more resources were needed to combat terrorism in a country where more than 230 people have been killed in militant attacks since the start of 2015.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pledged at an EU summit in Bratislava Friday to work together to make a "success" of the bloc after Brexit. "Germany and France will very intensively play their part...Show More Summary
The French press is enjoying the ping-pong between President Francois Hollande and arch-rival Nicolas Sarkozy as the primaries' race tightens.
France can take the lead in European defence cooperation, but cannot do it all on its own, French President Francois Hollande said Friday as EU leaders held crunch post-Brexit talks.
France can take the lead in European defence cooperation but cannot do it all on its own, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. "France is making the main effort on European defence but it cannot be alone and does not want to be alone," Hollande said as he went into post-Brexit talks with his peers where security is top of the agenda.
Bloomberg: Hollande Sees EU in Danger Amid Talks With Merkel to Plot Future. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged fellow European Union leaders to agree on a post-Brexit road map as economists warn that a weak response risks holding back growth and plunging the EU into extended malaise. Show More Summary
On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that left almost 3,000 people dead in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, French President Francois Hollande wrote a message that spoke of his grief for the victims. "Yes, that day, we were all Americans," Hollande wrote on Facebook of September 11, 2001 – echoing a front-page headline in the Le Monde […]
FRANCOIS HOLLANDE: French Republic must make room for Islam. In a speech on terrorism and democracy in Paris he defended the country’s Muslim minority following a vitriolic debate on the banning of the Islamic burkini swimsuit. “Nothing in the idea of secularism opposes the practice of Islam in France, provided it respects the law,” Hollande […]
To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here. Francois Hollande’s rentrée speech yesterday was first and foremost a feel-good exercise. For an hour, the French socialist president, whom nearly 90 per cent...Show More Summary
French President François Hollande spoke defiantly against the controversial idea of a nationwide burkini ban during a powerful hourlong speech about his country’s democracy and security. “As long as I’m president, there will be no legislation...Show More Summary
Submitted by Andrei Akulov via Strategic-Culture.org, France wants to halt thorny EU-US trade talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as President Francois Hollande underlined there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. Show More Summary
New Normandy Format talks on Ukrainian reconciliation will be held in the near future, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he planned to discuss his country’s relations with France at the upcoming meeting with President Francois Hollande in Hangzhou, China.