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François Hollande resists union pressure to abandon labour reforms

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
The French president François Hollande has promised to stand firm over controversial labour reforms as the hardline CGT union urged workers to step up fuel and energy strikes to force him to abandon his proposed law.
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Hollande Vows to Press New French Labor Law as Unions Resist

Bloomberg - ‎18 hours ago‎
This week, though, Hollande has stood firm. His government ordered police to break through barricades to allow tanker trucks to access fuel depots and ensure that supplies are brought to service stations.
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Hollande defiant in face of French industrial unrest

Yahoo News - ‎22 hours ago‎
Ise-Shima (Japan) (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande pledged Friday he would press on with his unpopular labour reforms, despite strikes that have paralysed the nation.

Jet fuel shortage piles pressure on Hollande

The Times (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Foreign airlines were asked to avoid refuelling at Paris airports today to save reserves of jet fuel that are shrinking under pressure from strikes and union blockades that have emptied a third of the country's petrol stations.
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Justin Trudeau to meet with Merkel, Hollande at G7 summit in Japan - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new take on what Canada thinks must be done to revive the stagnant global economy.

France's Hollande named 'Statesman of the Year' by NY-based group

FRANCE 24 - ‎May 26, 2016‎
French President François Hollande is to be honoured as the International Statesman of the Year by a New York-based interfaith foundation, The Appeal of Conscience.

Falling Currency Volatility Defies Hollande's Complaints: Chart

Bloomberg - ‎20 hours ago‎
Francois Hollande picked a bad day to complain about foreign-exchange volatility. Speaking at a press conference after Group-of-Seven leaders met in Japan, the French president said that price swings in the currency markets are a concern.

Hollande to raise climate change, TTIP at G7 in Japan

RFI - ‎May 26, 2016‎
French President François Hollande arrived in Japan Thursday to attend the G7 summit of rich nations. He planned to follow up on last year's Cop21 climate talks in Paris, push for fiscal transparency, oppose the TTIP trade agreement as it stands and ...

Torched Patrol Car Symbol of Hollande Losing Grip on France

Bloomberg - ‎May 24, 2016‎
With months of protests against Hollande's government become increasingly aggressive, armored police forced open an oil refinery near Marseille in the early hours of Tuesday as illegal blockades of fuel supplies triggered lines at gas stations across ...

'Nobody cares' about Europe, Hollande told former minister - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Hollande's unwillingness to talk about Europe, the dire state of France's public finances, or even his policy choices, is part of a broad critique leveled at the Socialist leader by former members of his own government who left or resigned during ...

Hollande to push for European unity on major WWI battle centenary

Expatica France - ‎1 hour ago‎
French President Francois Hollande will underline the need for European unity at a ceremony Sunday in Verdun to honour those killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War I 100 years ago.

As fuel shortages spread, Hollande faces showdown over labor bill - ‎May 24, 2016‎
PARIS - French President François Hollande faced renewed pressure Tuesday to withdraw a controversial labor reform bill, as hardline unions vowed to intensify protests and blockades at fuel refineries caused shortages at gas stations around the country.
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France braced for wave of strikes over labour reform as Hollande insists: 'I won't give in.' - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Lorry drivers have blocked motorways in France as the country braces for a wave of strikes and protests this week over a controversial labour law, which President François Hollande insists will be enacted regardless. After two months of protests, some ...

Trudeau to meet Merkel, Hollande on sidelines of G7 summit in Japan - ‎May 25, 2016‎
SHIMA, Japan - Justin Trudeau will hold bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande at the Group of Seven summit in Japan. Canada's prime minister will promote his plan at the two-day G7 meeting to ...

IMF Backs Hollande's Labor Market Reform as 'Big Step Forward'

Bloomberg - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The remarks offer some cover to Hollande, whose popularity has sunk to record lows as he battles with his own supporters to retool the French economy.
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Hollande tells Rudaw France has backed Peshmerga against ISIS since day one

Rudaw - ‎May 23, 2016‎
PARIS, France - French President Francois Hollande told Rudaw on Sunday that his country has stood by the Peshmerga forces in their fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) from the first day, adding it's the coalition forces' duty to stand by the ...
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French President François Hollande Confirms EgyptAir Flight 804 Has Crashed

Gawker - ‎May 19, 2016‎
An EgyptAir passenger jet carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo disappeared over the Aeagen Sea, in Egyptian airspace, early Thursday morning.

Jokowi, Hollande discuss three issues during bilateral talks

ANTARA - ‎19 hours ago‎
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande held a bilateral meeting to discuss three issues, including the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EU ...
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'Hollande desperate to pass French labor reforms by any means'

RT - ‎May 20, 2016‎
French President Francois Hollande needs to find a way to implement new labor reforms in France by any means in order to be reelected for another term, political analyst Pierre Schweitzer told RT.
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Hollande welcomes Van der Bellen victory in Austrian presidential election

RFI - ‎May 23, 2016‎
French President François Hollande has congratulated ecologist Alexander Van der Bellen on his narrow victory over far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in Austria's presidential election.