Although François Hollande was forced to back off his campaign promise of a 75 percent tax rate on the wealthiest French earners, a one-time levy passed by the French Socialist president’s government resulted in more than 8,000 French households owing more than 100 percent of their yearly income in taxes last year. Show More Summary
We have been discussing the tax policies of President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government — a record that I have criticized as ruinous from an economic standpoint. A recent report indicates that for some high-earning families — more than 8,000 — the Hollande policies impose a 100% tax. It is the ultimate “eat the rich” policy. […]
Same-sex marriage and adoptions are now legal in France.
Taxes on the rich imposed by Socialist president Francois Hollande meant more than 8,000 French households had tax bills that exceeded their income last year.It is thought the exceptionally high level of taxation was due to a one-off...Show More Summary
Just one day after France's Constitutional Council approved the country's gay-marriage and adoption bill, French President François Hollande signed the bill into law. Although it was adopted by both the Senate and the National Assembly...Show More Summary
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Se passer la corde au cou pour tous! Aujourd'hui, French president Francois Hollande signed the gay marriage bill into law. Read more...
(PARIS) — French President Francois Hollande has signed a law authorizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, after months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. His signature means the first gay marriages may be celebrated in France within about 10 days. Show More Summary
As he had promised, French President Francois Hollande signed the marriage equality bill into law this morning. Hollande acted a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition, which had been the last obstacle to passing the bill into law. Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande fulfilled a major campaign promise today by signing into law a measure legalizing gay marriage, reports Reuters. The first same-sex weddings can be held in 10 days, notes the BBC. Opponents in the heavily Catholic country aren't done protesting the move, however, and plan another demonstration...
French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings.
As expected, French President Francois Hollande signed a bill into law today making France the 14th country with marriage equality. Just yesterday, France's Constitutional Council approved the bill. The very first same-sex marriages in that country could come as soon...
Parliament had passed the legislation in April, but the main opposition party challenged its constitutionality. A ruling by the Constitutional Council Friday paved the way for President Francois Hollande's official blessing.
French President Francois Hollande to sign bill into law, after constitutional court dismisses challenges.
Mali at first glance seems a most unlikely place for the NATO powers, led by a neo-colonialist French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande (and quietly backed to the hilt by the Obama Administration), to launch what is...Show More Summary
French president Francois has had enough of austerity but claims he "cannot do it alone". The Financial Times reports François Hollande goes on ‘offensive’ over stalled EU economy. François Hollande promised an “offensive” to bring “more...Show More Summary
The socialist French President Francois Hollande recently called for a joint European economic government which would include a president, budget, and tax system for the countries in the eurozone. Today, it was reported that the Italians...Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande argued that the 17-nation eurozone should integrate more, calling for greater pooling in the long run of political and financial resources.
The grand gesture lives! French President Francois Hollande marked the start of his second year in power with a news conference at the Elysee Palace. In the face of disastrous poll ratings and an economy in recession he came with a big idea for the future. Show More Summary
The French media called it François Hollande's "grand oral exam". The French President has just held a big press conference at the Elysée palace marking his first year in office. And he said a couple of very interesting things aboutShow More Summary