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#Francois Hollande

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris Michael D This post contains images

In pictures: Michael D Higgins meets President Hollande in Paris

Lovely weather they’re having in France….

# francois-hollande - Monday 18 February, 2013

Hello Mr President, I'm the President: Michael D begins French visit

Michael D Higgins met with French president Francois Hollande, and launched an exhibition of the work of Eileen Gray.

President Higgins begins three-day Paris trip

The President will meet with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, later today.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 7 February, 2013

'It might be a late night': EU leaders bunker down for budget talks

European Council president Herman van Rompuy hasn’t yet found common ground on a seven-year EU Budget.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 2 February, 2013

French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu

Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’

# francois-hollande - Friday 1 February, 2013

Google and French news websites reach agreement over the news

Google will set up a €60 million fund to help French newspapers develop online projects – but won’t stop indexing content from French news sites.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

French teachers strike over plans to work 5-day week

In other news, we think we want to become teachers and move to France.

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties

The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Orange makes Google pay for using its mobile network

The Orange CEO said they had been able to reach a “balance of forces” with the search giant.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Depardieu granted Russian citizenship after fleeing French tax hike

Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to the French actor, who has criticised a 75pc tax rate.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The42 Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax Net Gains

Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax

Footballers earning over €1m, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would have lost a heft chunk of their weekly wage.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 29 December, 2012

French court rejects 75 per cent tax rate for millionaires

The move is a blow for French president Francois Hollande who had made the planned 75 per cent tax rate his centrepiece tax measure.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 20 December, 2012

French president recognises France's 'brutal' rule of Algeria

Franois Hollande said Algeria was subjected to “a profoundly unjust and brutal system” for over a century.

# francois-hollande - Friday 14 December, 2012

Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny

The Taoiseach says discussions on the help Ireland can receive from the ESM can continue before a new banking supervisor is set up.

EU leaders repeat aim of splitting bank and sovereign debts

Ahead of Day 2 of a two-day summit, EU leaders say a deal on a new banking regulator is “a major qualitative step”.

# francois-hollande - Monday 10 December, 2012

Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 3 November, 2012

French minister with Irish links says Hollande supports bank debt deal

Hélène Conway-Mouret, who lived in Ireland for 30 years, says that the actions of French president Francois Hollande have helped softened Germany’s view on Ireland’s legacy bank debt.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel

“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

# francois-hollande - Monday 22 October, 2012

French president Hollande: Ireland's bailout is 'a special case'

Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.

Enda in Europe: next up, Paris.

The Taoiseach is to meet French President Francois Hollande and attend a large food fair to promote Irish produce.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Bonjour Monsieur le Président: Bono (and Bill Gates) meet Francois Hollande

The three discussed poverty and development at a meeting at the Élysée Palace today.

# francois-hollande - Friday 28 September, 2012

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires

France unveiled the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts ever seen in the country during an economic downturn.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

# francois-hollande - Monday 10 September, 2012

France's richest man to sue paper which told him to 'get lost'

Bernard Arnault has created controversy with news that he is to become a Belgian citizen but he says he will continue to comply with French taxes which are set to rise for millionaires.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 8 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Paul McCartney receives France's highest honour Macca

Paul McCartney receives France's highest honour

He even live-tweeted the whole thing…

# francois-hollande - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

French president vows to find killers of British family

The Franch president Francois Hollande today vowed to ‘do everything’ to find the killers.

# francois-hollande - Monday 27 August, 2012

John Galliano stripped of France's highest honour over racism conviction

Francois Hollande has stripped Galliano of the Légion d’Honneur after he was filmed directing racist abuse towards two strangers last year.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 25 August, 2012

France and Germany will wait for Troika report before decision on Greece

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras wants an extension to Greece’s bailout but he’s going to have to wait for any decision.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout

The German and French leaders will discuss the possibility of extending the time limit on the Greek bailout before meetings with Greece’s prime minister tomorrow and Saturday.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# francois-hollande - Monday 20 August, 2012

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future

The week began today with a meeting of Greece and Germany’s foreign ministers, which ended with stern words from Germany.

Greek exit from eurozone would be 'manageable' says top ECB official

The comments from Joerg Asmussen come at the beginning of another crucial week for the single currency and troubled Greece.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 14 July, 2012

From The42 Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers Conjecture

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

# francois-hollande - Monday 9 July, 2012

Anger over desecration of 40 German soldiers' graves at WW1 cemetery Ww1

Anger over desecration of 40 German soldiers' graves at WW1 cemetery

Wooden crosses were broken and burned at the French graveyard.

# francois-hollande - Monday 25 June, 2012

No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin

Brendan Howlin is asked to follow Francois Hollande’s lead – buy says the French president actually copied Ireland.

# francois-hollande - Friday 22 June, 2012

Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus

France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Explainer: Have Spain and Italy been 'bailed out'?

Germany has reportedly relented and will allow the ESM to buy bonds directly, which could save Spain and Italy.