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Former French PM Michel Rocard dead at 85

Rocard, noted for his pro-Europeanism, died in a Paris hospital, his son said.

Jul 03, 2016, 06:43 AM IST

French PM tells London financial firms "Welcome to Paris"

France is working on ways to make Paris a more attractive financial centre to rival the City of London after Britain`s vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Saturday.

Jul 02, 2016, 19:29 PM IST

French PM rejects permanent quota system for refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rejected on Saturday the idea of a permanent quota system for distributing refugees across Europe, putting Paris at odds with Germany ahead of a summit to discuss the EU crisis over migration.

Feb 14, 2016, 04:11 AM IST

French PM says state of emergency to be prolonged

Valls, speaking in Davos, Switzerland, added it should remain in place "until we can get rid of Daesh.

Jan 22, 2016, 18:48 PM IST

French PM says danger of far-right remains despite poll defeat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that the danger of the far-right remained despite the National Front (FN) failing to win a single contest in regional elections.

Dec 14, 2015, 01:42 AM IST
France faces risk of chemical, biological attack, warns PM Valls

France faces risk of chemical, biological attack, warns PM Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday issued a stark warning saying his country could face the risk of chemical or bacterial warfare as a result of its fight against the Islamic State.

Nov 19, 2015, 14:59 PM IST
UEFA's Michel Platini wades into French political row

UEFA's Michel Platini wades into French political row

Europe`s soccer chief said on Wednesday he had officially invited French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to watch last Saturday`s Champions League final in Berlin, after a row exploded about Valls` use of a government jet to get there.

Jun 10, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

`Terrorists` targeting France to `divide us`, PM warns

 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Wednesday that extremists were trying to divide the country after police foiled an alleged church attack just over three months after Paris was hit by a jihadist killing spree.

Apr 22, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

French PM launches action plan against `unbearable` racism

France`s prime minister announced Friday the government would pour 100 million euros into a major anti-racism and anti-Semitism action plan devised in the aftermath of the deadly Paris jihadist attacks.

Apr 17, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Seven French have staged suicide attacks in Syria, Iraq: PM

France`s prime minister revealed Monday that seven French nationals or residents, including six converts to Islam, had committed suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq.

Apr 13, 2015, 22:33 PM IST

France will stay on high alert after Copenhagen attacks: PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday the threat of militant attacks in the country remained "particularly high" and that exceptional security measures would remain in place as long as needed after attacks in Copenhagen.

Feb 16, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

French PM raises eyebrows again with `settlement policy`

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls created a stir on Thursday when he called for a "settlement policy" to fight against the "ghettoisation" of neighbourhoods with strong immigrant populations.

Jan 23, 2015, 01:58 AM IST

Ayrault’s new French govt wins vote of confidence

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s new left-wing government in France on Tuesday won a vote of confidence in the National Assembly.

Jul 04, 2012, 09:42 AM IST

French PM seeking a law banning full Islamic veil

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has asked France`s top court to help the government draft a law banning the full Islamic veil, his office said.

Jan 30, 2010, 11:51 AM IST