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    1. November 19, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy gay marriage vow highlights shift to right

      When Nicolas Sarkozy took to the stage to tell members of France’s conservative Common Sense group that a law passed last...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Notebook: Hollande really needs to press his reset button

      François Hollande’s policies have attracted plenty of criticism. But the French president’s biggest slips so far have had...

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    1. November 10, 2014

      Alleged Sarkozy plot rocks French political establishment

      Leading figures from France’s two traditional parties have been enmeshed in a fresh political scandal involving former...

    2. November 4, 2014

      Notebook: French parties by any other name will smell no sweeter

      When you start life with a bad name, it makes sense to change it. You may not love “Google”. But it is better than BackRub,...

    3. The World

      October 29, 2014

      The French culture minister who doesn't read books

      Since a cabinet reshuffle in August instigated by President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls, France has...

    4. October 21, 2014

      Epitaph for France does a lively trade

      If you want an indication of the collective mood in France at the moment, try this for a best-selling book title: Le Suicide...

    5. October 15, 2014

      French government ousts Proglio at EDF

      France’s socialist government is to oust Henri Proglio as chief executive of EDF, replacing him with Jean-Bernard Lévy, the...

    6. October 7, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s ‘nuclear shockwave’ prompts Elysée delight

      If there is a glimmer of light in the pall of gloom hanging over President François Hollande, it is surely the Feydeau-esque...

    7. September 28, 2014

      Centre-right to control French senate in latest blow to Hollande

      France’s far right National Front won its first ever seats in the country’s upper house of parliament on Sunday as French...

    8. September 26, 2014

      Crowds rejoice at Nicolas Sarkozy’s return even as doubts linger

      It was as if he had never been away. “Sarko, president!” chanted the crowd as France’s former centre-right president pushed...

    9. September 23, 2014

      Sarkozy, President Bling-Bling of France, heeds a nation’s call

      It took 865 days for the inevitable to happen in France. And when it came, the furore was such that it even swept away the...

    10. September 22, 2014

      The return of Sarkozy is no solution for France

      Nicolas Sarkozy is again standing for the leadership of France’s centre right, paving the way for another attempt to become...

    11. September 22, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy picks tough path for comeback

      Nicolas Sarkozy is back. More than two years after losing the Elysée Palace after just one term to François Hollande, his...

    12. September 21, 2014

      No laughs in Sarkozy’s Groundhog Day return

      Nicolas Sarkozy has recently shown a fresh interest in literature and cinema. Maybe he has watched the 1993 US comedy...

    13. September 19, 2014

      Q&A: the return of Nicolas Sarkozy

      Who is Nicolas Sarkozy? Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa was France’s 23rd president, from May 2007 until his...

    14. September 19, 2014

      Sarkozy’s letter to the French people

      Dear friends, On May 6, 2012, the night of the presidential election, I thanked the French people for the honour of allowing...

    15. September 19, 2014

      Sarkozy announces a return to politics

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the man who led France for five years and then vowed to retire from public life after he was beaten in the...

    16. August 29, 2014

      France: Rock bottom

      A desolate image broadcast live this week to a French public that has all but despaired of his presidency summed up the...

    17. August 27, 2014

      Q&A: The Bernard Tapie affair

      A three-member commission of France’s Cour de Justice de la République, a special court that exists to investigate,...

    18. August 27, 2014

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde placed under formal investigation

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation by a French court on...

    19. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

    20. August 20, 2014

      Alain Juppé lays down French presidential gauntlet to Nicolas Sarkozy

      Alain Juppé, one of France’s most seasoned politicians, has laid down the gauntlet to former president Nicolas Sarkozy by...

    21. August 15, 2014

      The fuse under the Fifth Republic

      France’s national crisis expresses itself in multiple ways. It is about poor economic growth, rising public debt and high...

    22. July 31, 2014

      Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next French presidential election

      The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National...

    23. July 9, 2014

      France’s UMP opposition hit by €80m debt

      A week after its former leader Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal suspicion of corruption, France’s scandal-hit UMP...

    24. July 7, 2014

      French fury and dollar dominance

      Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

    25. July 4, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s noisy return will drown out voices of progress

      Late at night in Paris this week, at the terrace of a buzzing café, I overheard a group of a dozen youngsters passionately...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2014

      Sarkozy leaves his residence

      Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris. Mr Sarkozy was placed under...

    27. July 2, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy hits back at formal corruption investigation

      Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has hit back angrily at court accusations against him of corruption, denying...

    28. July 1, 2014

      The waning appeal of Nicolas Sarkozy

      Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s former president, always provokes wildly contrasting reactions among his nation’s citizens,...

    29. July 1, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy probe clouds former president’s comeback decision

      The detention of Nicolas Sarkozy for questioning by an anti-corruption court has added fresh uncertainty to one of the big...

    30. July 1, 2014

      Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning by French court

      Nicolas Sarkozy was held by police for questioning on Tuesday, in a corruption investigation that threatens the former...

    31. June 25, 2014

      France’s voice barely heard in debate on top EU job

      As Britain’s David Cameron and Germany’s Angela Merkel have wrangled publicly over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should head...

    32. June 11, 2014

      France’s opposition infighting opens way for far right

      Plagued by chronic infighting, wracked by financial scandal and transfixed by the prospect of a comeback by its former...

    33. May 22, 2014

      Sarkozy calls for EU shake-up to fend off populist threat

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has made a last minute entry into the campaign for Sunday’s European...

    34. May 15, 2014

      ‘If the euro falls, Europe falls’

      As soon as Angela Merkel was handed the piece of paper Barack Obama had just passed around the table, her guard went up....

    35. May 14, 2014

      Inside Europe’s Plan Z

      Every working day since the crisis struck, George Provopoulos, the silver-haired governor of Greece’s central bank, summoned...

    36. May 11, 2014

      How the euro was saved - FT series

      To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

    37. Brussels Blog

      May 9, 2014

      French veteran of euro crisis bids au revoir

      After months of speculation, official confirmation finally came on Friday that Ramon Fernandez, one of the central players...

    38. May 6, 2014

      François Hollande will not seek re-election unless economy mends

      French president François Hollande, suffering record low approval ratings, has declared he will not stand for re-election if...

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