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“Wakey, wakey!” Hollande strikes back

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 ruling Socialist party says Hinkley Point doubts must be cleared up

PARIS (Reuters) - The ruling Socialist Party of French President Francois Hollande said on Monday the Hinkley Point nuclear project in Britain is a risk to the survival of state-owned utility EDF and that all doubts about the project must be cleared up before it continues.

French President Francois Hollande criticized for spending $11,000 a month on his hair

French President Francois Hollande doesn't look like a man who spends 10,000 euros ($11,000) a month on his hair. Yet the deeply unpopular Socialist leader, who was elected on a populist mandate of taxing the super-wealthy, is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal over the exorbitant price of his hair care...

France's Socialist President Pays Nearly $11,000 A Month For Haircuts

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

French President Francois Hollande's coif hasn't really been a subject of conversation, until now. He's facing a scandal after it emerged that he pays a hairdresser nearly $11,000 every month.

Looking for a $11,000 haircut? Ask French President Francois Hollande

The deeply unpopular Socialist leader, who was elected on a populist mandate of taxing the super-wealthy, is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal over the exorbitant price of his hair care that detractors have dubbed #Coiffeurgate. Continue reading ? The post Looking for a $11,000 haircut? Ask French President Francois Hollande appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

#Coiffeurgate: France Revolts Over Presidential Barber's Staggering Income

The internet went into a frenzy on Wednesday after it was revealed that the barber who styles socialist French president Francois Hollande’s thinning locks is paid a whopping 9895 euros, nearly $11,000, each month.

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French Socialist Prime Minister Michel Rocard died on Saturday, the office of President Francois Hollande said in a statement.

Poll shows France's Hollande winning primaries, but not presidential election

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande is seen winning primaries run by his Socialist Party and other left-wing groups, but is unlikely to win the 2017 presidential election, a poll showed on Monday.

Grim ratings greet France's Hollande before prime-time TV grilling

PARIS (Reuters) - A poll showing two thirds of left-leaning voters believe he should not seek a second term next year greeted Socialist President Francois Hollande on Thursday, as he prepared for a TV interview billed as crucial to his re-election chances.

Popular French Lawmaker Launches New Political Party, Snubs Hollande

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron - who enjoys popular support within Francois Hollande's socialist party - has snubbed the president by announcing the launch of a new political party designed to appeal to both left and right supporters.

French President Hollande 'Finished' as Socialists Continue Infighting

The President of France, Francois Hollande, is facing the worst crisis in his political career as his party descends into chaos, his popularity rating plummets to an appalling 19 percent and he mulls over whether or not even to stand again for the presidency in 2017.

Hollande could face Socialist primary challenger: party head

PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Hollande could face a challenger from his Socialist Party camp in a primary ahead of next year's election, the party head said on Sunday, as a new poll showed the French president falling further in public opinion.

Hollande Not Ruling Out Possible First Round Defeat in Next Elections

French President Francois Hollande does not rule out a first round defeat in the 2017 presidential elections for a Socialist Party candidate, whether him or someone else.

Sarkozy's woes boost Juppe's election chances, harm Hollande's

PARIS (Reuters) - Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy's latest legal woes could be fatal to his already faltering comeback chances but the paradox is it's not good news for Socialist President Francois Hollande either.

French PM Valls says new government to keep up reforms

PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that France's new government, after a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, would keep up working for reforms until the end of Socialist President Francois Hollande's term in 2...

French left-winger Melenchon to run for presidency in upset for Hollande

PARIS (Reuters) - French leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon said he will run for the presidency again next year, a move which could dent Socialist President Francois Hollande's chances of re-election.

Left-Wing French Justice Minister Resigns in Counter-Terrorism Row

8 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

One of France’s most progressive government ministers has resigned amid a row over new counter-terrorism legislation. Christiane Taubira, the justice minister in Francois Hollande’s socialist party, stepped down on Wednesday over government...Show More Summary

Francois Hollande Admits Socialist Policies Failed, Declares "Economic State Of Emergency"

Remember when showing 'progress' in Europe was as simple as pointing to your high stock market or low bond yields to "prove" everything is awesome. Since 2012, when Mr Hollande came to power, more than 600,000 people have joined the ranks of the unemployed at a time when joblessness has decreased in most of the other large European economies. Show More Summary

France’s triumphant far-right and the echoes of Donald Trump

10 months agoNews : BlogPost

France's far-right National Front made remarkable gains in regional elections on Sunday, winning close to 30 percent of the national vote and consigning the ruling Socialists of President Francois Hollande to a dispiriting third place in the polls. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, hailed the result as a rejection of "the old political world." […]

France's Sarkozy: no deal with Socialists against far right

10 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

PARIS (Reuters) - France's conservative party leader, Nicolas Sarkozy, on Wednesday ruled out making any alliance with Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists to stop the increasingly popular far right from winning regional councils in elections this month.

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