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  1. September 16, 2014

    Moscovici will monitor EU budgets while facing his own scrutiny

    If Pierre Moscovici harbours any resentment for the intense campaign waged by the German government against his candidacy...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

    Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

  1. Brussels Blog

    September 11, 2014

    The Juncker off-site: Moscovici vs Katainen

    Juncker's "key political challenges" session will feature Ukraine, EU-US trade and budget rules Fresh with their...

  2. September 10, 2014

    France’s Moscovici wins coveted EU economics job but looks isolated

    When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, gathers his newly minted 27-person team for an...

  3. September 10, 2014

    Top EU economic jobs go to centre-right Juncker allies

    Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, has put centre-right allies in key economic posts in the...

  4. 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...

  5. April 2, 2014

    François Hollande boosts left in cabinet reshuffle

    President François Hollande has promoted prominent leftists in his revamped Socialist government days after appointing...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Hollande fires prime minister in bid to relaunch presidency

    French President François Hollande has sacked his prime minister in a bid to revive his flagging administration after a...

  7. January 29, 2014

    France’s PR campaign is missing its target

    Flicking through the television channels recently, I chanced on Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, speaking at a...

  8. January 29, 2014

    EU bank reforms set out to reduce complexity and curb speculation

    Big European banks face curbs on betting with their own funds and might be forced to hive off some risky trading under...

  9. The World

    January 28, 2014

    German labour market reforms à la Française

    (Getty) News that François Hollande had a meeting recently with Peter Hartz, architect of Germany’s labour market reforms of...

  10. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    Davos wrap: beware the EM middle class

    What will the EMs next “black swan” be? With the crash of the Argentinian peso, the difficult Syrian peace talks in...

  11. January 24, 2014

    Moody’s holds French debt rating

    France’s socialist government has escaped a feared new sanction by a leading rating agency, 10 days after President François...

  12. January 22, 2014

    You can be both French and fiscally responsible

    The doom-mongers are wrong: France is modernising and reforming. But it is doing so in its own way. The country regularly...

  13. January 5, 2014

    Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

  14. Brussels Blog

    December 19, 2013

    EU summit: Will anyone be signing contracts?

    Merkel mentioned the "contractual arrangements" in maiden Bundestag speech of her third term Although the two-day EU summit...

  15. December 10, 2013

    Pierre Moscovici rejects gloomy view of French economy

    Pierre Moscovici, France’s finance minister, unwittingly sparked a national clamour when he acknowledged in August that the...

  16. December 9, 2013

    Germany and France close on banking union deal

    Europe is on the brink of a banking union deal that will bring a “real revolution” to its financial system, France’s finance...

  17. November 14, 2013

    French economic contraction piles pressure on François Hollande

    Figures showing that a nascent recovery in France had stalled in the third quarter was hardly welcome news for President...

  18. Brussels Blog

    September 26, 2013

    Are budgeteers ready for the Rehn treatment?

    Moscovici, left, and Rehn at press conference where Rehn held the new French budget aloft After an hour-long meeting this...

  19. September 18, 2013

    François Hollande admits French taxes are ‘too much’

    When François Hollande came to power last year, his most famous election promise was to impose a 75 per cent tax rate on...

  20. September 11, 2013

    France pledges cuts and curbs on tax rises as deficit overshoots

    France’s government, battling to get a shaky economy back on its feet, has acknowledged it will overshoot its budget deficit...

  21. August 14, 2013

    Hollande has a heavy workload to provide a sustainable recovery

    France’s socialist government on Wednesday doubtless felt more relief than satisfaction after the country’s statistics...

  22. July 23, 2013

    François Hollande’s optimism on growth not shared by supporters

    An outbreak of rioting over France’s controversial burka law banning the full Muslim veil was not the news President...

  23. July 7, 2013

    French far-right marches on as big parties falter

    Tensions between the socialist government of President François Hollande and the French business community boiled over in...

  24. June 30, 2013

    France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

    France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state industrial...

  25. May 28, 2013

    France seeks overhaul of planned EU ‘Robin Hood’ tax

    France is agitating for a full overhaul of Europe’s planned financial transaction tax to scale back its reach over...

  26. May 7, 2013

    Differences put aside as Berlin and Paris seek common ground

    Sniping between France and Germany has been almost constant in recent months. In Paris, politicians have accused Berlin of...

  27. April 29, 2013

    French socialists red-faced over anti-German attacks

    François Hollande’s government has sought to distance itself from damaging attacks on Germany from within the ruling...

  28. April 26, 2013

    France moves quickly to cut stake in EADS

    France has moved more quickly than expected to reduce its shareholding in EADS to 12 per cent, cutting political...

  29. April 15, 2013

    French ministers reveal their wealth

    France’s socialist government ministers revealed a catalogue of possessions including Paris apartments, provincial houses,...

  30. April 14, 2013

    French ministers fear ‘caviar left’ tag

    Arnaud Montebourg, France’s leftwing industry minister, has declared a Charles Eames chair he bought for €4,300; the culture...

  31. April 14, 2013

    Germany and France back European tax deal

    Germany and France have thrown their weight behind the adoption of a framework that would facilitate the automatic exchange...

  32. April 13, 2013

    French push evasion to top of EU agenda

    With Paris still reeling from revelations the budget minister charged with tackling tax evasion held €600,000 in a secret...

  33. April 8, 2013

    French president struggles in tax crisis

    All members of France’s socialist government have been given a week to publish full details of their wealth as President...

  34. April 4, 2013

    Hollande approval rating hits new low

    François Hollande’s approval rating has sunk to a new low, underlining the uphill battle France’s socialist president faces...

  35. March 19, 2013

    OECD presses France for deeper reforms

    France’s socialist government must step up its efforts to cut its big public spending bill and become more competitive to...

  36. February 26, 2013

    Italian vote sparks unease in eurozone

    The stalemate in the Italian elections was greeted with a mixture of shock and grim determination in European capitals on...

  37. February 15, 2013

    We are determined that multinationals will not avoid tax

    From Mr George Osborne, Mr Pierre Moscovici and Mr Wolfgang Schäuble. Sir, The international corporate tax system is...

  38. February 13, 2013

    Low growth forces Hollande retreat

    France’s socialist government has signalled that it will not hit its targets for cutting the deficit as the economy falters,...

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