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France boosts defence spending over terror threat

The sight of soldiers on foot patrol is to become a long-term feature in France after the government announced it is to boost defence spending in the

The sight of soldiers on foot patrol is to become a long-term feature in France after the government announced it is to boost defence spending in the

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EC gives tentative green light to French and Italian budgets

The European Commission has tentatively approved the state budgets of France and Italy. The EU executive gained new powers to police eurozone

The European Commission has tentatively approved the state budgets of France and Italy. The EU executive gained new powers to police eurozone

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More budget flexibility within the EU?

In this edition of Real Economy we ask do some EU member states need more budget flexibility? Italy and France have both announced budgets that

In this edition of Real Economy we ask do some EU member states need more budget flexibility? Italy and France have both announced budgets that

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French budget to bring Brussels backlash

France is likely to be penalised when its budget is scrutinised this Wednesday by the European Commission. Paris has not been complying with the

France is likely to be penalised when its budget is scrutinised this Wednesday by the European Commission. Paris has not been complying with the

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France and EU head for a fallout over 2015 budget

A clash between Paris and Brussels is on the cards with the EU’s Commission widely expected to reject France’s budget plans for 2015. France has

A clash between Paris and Brussels is on the cards with the EU’s Commission widely expected to reject France’s budget plans for 2015. France has

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EU expected to reject French budget plans

The European Commission is expected to reject France’s 2015 budget in the coming days on the grounds that it does not fulfil deficit reduction

The European Commission is expected to reject France’s 2015 budget in the coming days on the grounds that it does not fulfil deficit reduction

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EU set to reject French 2015 budget, demand changes - sources

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Commission is likely to reject France’s 2015 budget draft at the end of October and ask for a new one that would

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Commission is likely to reject France’s 2015 budget draft at the end of October and ask for a new one that would

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French government bucks austerity and EU budget rules

European austerity or the French social welfare model? Where is France going with its contradictory desires and a record national debt above two

European austerity or the French social welfare model? Where is France going with its contradictory desires and a record national debt above two

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France says "non" to austerity despite fragile economy

France has broken its promise to bring its borrowing back to within EU limits and ruled out further austerity measures. Presenting next year’s

France has broken its promise to bring its borrowing back to within EU limits and ruled out further austerity measures. Presenting next year’s

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France plans further cuts to keep EU sweet and rebalance budget

France plans to slash 18 billion euros off its deficit next year and says its 2014 budget will meet its EU commitments. Pierre Moscovici took that

France plans to slash 18 billion euros off its deficit next year and says its 2014 budget will meet its EU commitments. Pierre Moscovici took that

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Tax hikes and spending cuts star in French budget

France has unveiled its budget plans for 2014, which, according to the French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici: “has two objectives: stimulate

France has unveiled its budget plans for 2014, which, according to the French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici: “has two objectives: stimulate

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France to have toughest budget in 30 years

It is France’s turn to feel the cold wind of austerity following the publication of the Socialists’ first budget. It aims to raise 30 billion euros

It is France’s turn to feel the cold wind of austerity following the publication of the Socialists’ first budget. It aims to raise 30 billion euros

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French to get dose of bitter fiscal medicine

France’s Socialist government unveils its first budget today, and it is expected to be the toughest for 30 years. France has managed to stave off

France’s Socialist government unveils its first budget today, and it is expected to be the toughest for 30 years. France has managed to stave off

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Who's finding France too taxing?

At the centre of a political row over his decision to seek Belgian nationality, France’s richest man insists he is not doing that to avoid paying

At the centre of a political row over his decision to seek Belgian nationality, France’s richest man insists he is not doing that to avoid paying

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Hollande visits submarine to show support for France nuclear arms

France’s President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to nuclear arms. Boldly going where no French head of state has gone for almost

France’s President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to nuclear arms. Boldly going where no French head of state has gone for almost

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French budget to hit the rich

The rich and big companies are the targets of France’s new Socialist government as it announced tax rises of 7.2 billion euros. A one-off levy on

The rich and big companies are the targets of France’s new Socialist government as it announced tax rises of 7.2 billion euros. A one-off levy on

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Dire deficit warning for France

A strong warning has been issued by France’s national audit office on the state of the economy. It said the new Socialist government of Francois

A strong warning has been issued by France’s national audit office on the state of the economy. It said the new Socialist government of Francois

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Sarkozy takes election gamble with economy plans

Are they daring or disastrous? Opinion is divided in France after President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled tough measures that he hopes will get his

Are they daring or disastrous? Opinion is divided in France after President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled tough measures that he hopes will get his

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Sarkozy announces economic plans for re-election

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has set out his plans to deal with the country’s faltering economy, portraying himself as the man tough enough to

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has set out his plans to deal with the country’s faltering economy, portraying himself as the man tough enough to

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France hit by rising borrowing costs

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

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France to face 'toughest austerity measures since 1945'

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

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France tries to avoid recession with austerity budget

France’s finance minister has insisted that his country is not at risk of sliding back into recession as he presented an austerity budget seen as

France’s finance minister has insisted that his country is not at risk of sliding back into recession as he presented an austerity budget seen as