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Romance and Reform: Does Hollande Mean Business This Time?

Romance and Reform: Does Hollande Mean Business This Time?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2014

German politicians are letting out a sigh of relief over French President François Hollande's apparent about face on economic reforms. With his private life under scrutiny, is he strong enough to push through needed changes? By Sven Böll, Ralf Neukirch and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Central African Republic: French Intervention Risky for Hollande

Central African Republic: French Intervention Risky for Hollande

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

The Central African Republic is on the verge of collapse, as religious warfare threatens to devolve into genocide. Now French President François Hollande is sending 1,200 troops to end the violence -- but France runs the risk of becoming embroiled in complicated power struggles. By Stefan Simons more... Comment ]

Job Crisis: Unequal Allies Tackle Youth Unemployment

Job Crisis: Unequal Allies Tackle Youth Unemployment

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2013

A deeply unpopular French President François Hollande and a triumphant Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris with other EU members to discuss Europe's unemployment crisis. More money seems forthcoming -- but it's unclear whether it will suffice. By Stefan Simons more... Comment ]

France's 'Leftist Sarko': Popular Minister Rankles Ailing Socialists

France's 'Leftist Sarko': Popular Minister Rankles Ailing Socialists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

While President Hollande's authority crumbles, his interior minister, Manuel Valls, has become France's most popular politician -- much to the chagrin of his own party. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

Controversy surrounding the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma girl and her family continues to undermine the government of French President François Hollande. The scandal is the latest flare-up in the country's deeply divisive immigration debate. more... Comment ]

Going Nowhere: France Opts for Meek Reforms and Hope

Going Nowhere: France Opts for Meek Reforms and Hope

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2013

French President François Hollande's announced reforms have either been delayed or watered down so much that they will do little to address his country's pressing problems. Fearing unrest, he prefers hope over hardship. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Painful Past: German President Visits Nazi Massacre Site

Painful Past: German President Visits Nazi Massacre Site

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2013

President Joachim Gauck on Wednesday became the first German head of state to visit the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the site of a gruesome massacre by the Waffen SS in 1944. It was an emotional visit with heavy significance for French-German relations. By Florian Gathmann in Oradour-sur-Glane, France more... Comment ]

A Difficult Guest: Reforms Top German President's France Visit

A Difficult Guest: Reforms Top German President's France Visit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2013

On Wednesday, President Joachim Gauck will be the first German head of state to visit the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the site of a massacre perpetrated by German troops in WWII. But he also has a message for the French: He'd like to see more economic reform. By Florian Gathmann in Paris more... Comment ]

Indecision: Debate Slows Western Reaction on Syria

Indecision: Debate Slows Western Reaction on Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2013

Uncertainty over how to respond to presumed poison gas attacks in Syria has gripped several Western capitals. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed away from his bellicose rhetoric from earlier this week and Chancellor Merkel is attempting to play intermediary. more... Comment ]

Steinbrück's 100-Day Plan Has French Accent

Steinbrück's 100-Day Plan Has French Accent

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2013

Somewhere, millions of French voters are smiling wryly. Having given unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy the boot last year in favor of François Hollande, France was expecting big things. Instead, the newcomer's tactics of trying to spend his way out of trouble have backfired, with unemployment soaring, factories shutting down and some of the people who were supposed to pay for Hollande's policies -- the rich -- deciding they have had enough and fleeing the country to escape the sky-high taxes. And now Germany, it seems, has its own Hollande in the form of Peer Steinbrück. By David Knight more...