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      Labour reform is a red flag to France’s bullish unions

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      16 hours ago

      Outdoor ad mogul Jean-Claude Decaux dies at 78

      Jean-Claude Decaux, founder of what is today the world’s largest company specialising in outdoor advertising space,...

    2. May 27, 2016

      The new French royalty

      If King Louis XVI could be reunited with the head that he lost during the French Revolution, and he returned to Paris...

    3. Brussels Blog

      May 27, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Purdah and Plan B

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    4. May 26, 2016

      French union leader takes aim at Hollande

      A year ago, Philippe Martinez took the helm of an unpopular trade union haemorrhaging members and weakened by internal...

    5. May 26, 2016

      Paris and Berlin ready ‘Plan B’ for life after Brexit

      European leaders have stepped-up secret discussions about a future union without Britain, drawing-up a “plan-B” focused...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      May 26, 2016

      Protestors clash

      Security forces clash with demonstrators during a protest called by seven labour unions and students against the labour...

    7. May 26, 2016

      François Hollande faces biggest challenge to flagging authority

      François Hollande has spent much of his four years in the Elysée Palace dodging the big street protests that France has...

    8. May 25, 2016

      France taps fuel reserves as refinery strikes continue

      France has released its strategic fuel reserves for the first time in six years following strikes at refineries that...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      May 25, 2016

      Blockade protest at Douchy-Les-Mines

      Francis Lo Presti/AFP/GettyA protester holds up his fist as riot police prepare to intervene to disperse refinery...

    10. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Savchenko rumoured to be on verge of release

      Nadia Savchenko, the female Ukrainian army pilot whose detention by Russia since 2014 was condemned by the west, could...

    11. May 24, 2016

      Google’s Paris offices raided by French authorities in tax probe

      French prosecutors have turned up the heat in the spreading European tax war against US tech giants, with an...

    12. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      EU regulators approve AB InBev-SABMiller deal

      Bottoms up! The European Commission has cleared the way for the creation of the world’s largest brewer after approving...

    13. May 24, 2016

      Union blockades disrupt French fuel supply

      Motorists faced long queues for petrol across France on Tuesday as protesters stepped up blockades of the country's oil...

    14. May 24, 2016

      France still ‘fully behind’ new Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      The French economy minister has written to British MPs to reassure them that France remains “fully behind”...

    15. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Kingfisher sales lifted by British tradesmen

      Tradesmen in the UK and strong demand in Poland have helped DIY retailer Kingfisher to post a “solid” 3.6 per cent...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      May 23, 2016

      Greenpeace protest at Petit Navire

      An activist of the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace repaints with red paint a tuna logo on the...

    17. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Austria's right turn?

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    18. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2016

      The coming fight over the digital single market

      Although the Commission has yet to propose the bulk of its digital single market reforms, in the Council the teams are...

    19. Nick Butler

      May 23, 2016

      Has gas demand in Europe peaked?

      Can anything reverse the decline of natural gas as a source of primary energy in Europe? Gas demand in 2015, despite a...

    20. May 22, 2016

      Russia’s Gazprom left wounded by gas price plunge

      Novy Urengoy is the town that gas built. Just 35 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, there was little more than ice and...

    21. The Exchange

      May 21, 2016

      Can the G7 rekindle the flame of co-operation?

      For those of a nostalgic disposition, able to remember how the world was before the rise of China and the end of the...

    22. May 20, 2016

      Nato divided over renewing dialogue with Russia

      Divisions are growing within Nato over the need to renew dialogue with Russia, as fears grow that the stand-off between...

    23. May 20, 2016

      Greece warns of difficult search for EgyptAir flight recorders

      The search for the two flight recorders of the EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      The Legion D'Honneur

      World War II veterans Denys Hunter, 92 (L) and Joe Cattini, 93, (R) laugh as they are photographed after being award...

    25. May 20, 2016

      The Art Market: New York sales down but not out

      Last week I wrote that the New York sale totals were likely to be a third of 2015’s astonishing tally of $2.7bn. Final...

    26. May 20, 2016

      Wreckage found in hunt for EgyptAir flight MS804

      Wreckage from the EgyptAir passenger jet that disappeared with 66 people on board on Thursday morning including luggage...

    27. May 20, 2016

      French free ‘school of the future’ heads for Silicon Valley

      Thibaut Noah sits at an oversized computer screen, eyes staring through yellow tinted glasses, his tattooed fingers...

    28. May 19, 2016

      Oil services groups agree $13bn merger

      Two of the world's leading providers of services to the offshore oil industry are merging and selecting the UK as the...

    29. May 19, 2016

      Technip and FMC combine to survive oil industry slump

      In the oil industry slump, the most vulnerable sector of all is probably offshore development. Activity onshore in...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2016

      A colourful protest

      French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2016

      Cannes we take your picture

      Cast member Lea Seydoux poses during a photocall for the film “Juste la fin du monde” (It’s Only the End of the World)...

    32. May 19, 2016

      Why Brittany in France attracts buyers seeking coastal cachet

      A dramatic coastline washed by fierce seas, a language enjoying a revival, and a black-and-white-striped flag make...

    33. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Technip and FMC Technologies to merge

      Two major international oil services companies have agreed to merge in a deal that will create a new company worth...

    34. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      National Grid profits powered by French connection

      Currency movements and an electricity connection with France helped National Grid increase its profits last year, it...

    35. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      French unemployment rate dipped slightly in Q1

      Unemployment in France edged down in the first quarter, although stubbornly remained above 10 per cent. The country’s...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2016

      Police car alight

      A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence...

    37. May 18, 2016

      Emmanuel Macron pressed to declare candidacy for French presidency

      Allies of, and potential donors to, Emmanuel Macron, France’s economy minister, are pressing him to declare his...

    38. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      BNP to move nearly 200 UK bank jobs to Poland

      BNP Paribas has told staff that it plans to cut 233 jobs in its UK corporate and investment banking unit and shift many...

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